*inspired by the Wilderness Awareness School
Join us once a month for our teen wilderness adventure program. Over the course of a year participants will spend 8 weekends immersing themselves in the wild lands of Southwestern BC. We will explore new places, new skills and dive deep into new adventures.
What: Wild Within is for teens who wish to fully explore their local bio-region and learn what it means to survive and even thrive in the wilderness. As a group we will learn survival skills that connect us to the natural world and gain invaluable experience living in the wild.
When: The program is divided into two semesters, Fall and Spring, for a total of eight weekends. The Fall semester is September-Dec and Spring is from Feb-May.
2017/2018: Schedule will be posted when available
Fall 2016: Sept 23-25, Oct 14-16, Nov 4-6, Dec 9-11
Spring 2017: Feb 10-12, Mar 10-12, Mar 31-Apr 2, Apr 28-30, June 9-11
Each weekend starts Friday at around 5pm and ends Sunday around 3pm. Two breakfasts and Saturday dinner are provided, participants provide their own lunch.
Where: We will travel to several different locations within Southwestern BC, experiencing a variety of landscapes, including mountains, rivers, lakes and forests.
Cost: $785/semester OR $1570 for all eight weekends
Over the course of the year, you will learn:
- Survival skills such as fire by friction, shelter building, navigation, knife use and bow making;
- Naturalist skills such as Bird and Mammal ID, Reptile and Amphibian ID, as well as many other species in our bio-region;
- Edible and Medicinal plants;
- Animal Tracking and Trailing;
- Bird language; and
- Leadership skills.
Each weekend will have a different focus and will bring a different set of skills based on the season and location.