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the details: survival skills

A week of exciting outdoor adventure? What's not to love. In case you need more convincing, check out the additional details below or reach out to with specific questions!


Drop off and pick up will always take place at Sloan's Lake Boat Ramp, (Sloans Lake North-West parking lot 5040 W Byron Pl). From there, we will be taking the New Treks bus out to a variety of exciting, scenic locations. Check out the schedule below!

Adventure Day
The Academy, L.A
Bamboo, Santa Barbara
Cheers, Santa Cruz
The Roxy, San Francisco

Wednesday, June 29

Thursday, June 30

Friday, July 1

Shelter Building, Cooking

Building Fires, Whittling, Carving

Land Navigation, First Aid

Image by Eilis Garvey

What the adventurers learn and do

Over the course of the week, our adventurers will learn exciting skills required to survive in the backcountry. They will also get to know their fellow adventurers, gain an appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors, build confidence and experience a week of excitement like no other. Below are some of the skills and activities included throughout the week.

Land Navigation, Compass and Map Usage, Orientation

Emergency Situations & First Aid

Exciting Team & Individual Challenges to Test Knowledge


Beautiful Locations

Whittling and Carving

Hydration and Nutrition

Fun Introduction Games & Icebreakers

Building Fires

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