Kids Bushcraft Weekends

Program Information

  • Youth program for ages 9 to 12
  • Monthly overnight program : September 2017 – April 2018
    • drop off on Saturday at 1:00 pm and pickup is Sunday at 12:00 pm
  • Located on 600 Privately Owned Acres just outside of Athens in Lexington, GA (20 minutes from downtown Athens)
  • Tuition : $950
    • Early bird pricing of $902.50 is available until September 1st
    • Payment plans are available if you need to spread your payment out over 6 months
    • See our payment policy online here
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Bushcraft is a popular term for wilderness survival skills. In this monthly overnight program we develop the skills essential for camping – useful knots, shelter building, woodcraft, safe and effective use of hand tools, camp fire cooking, plant identification and use, some basic herbal medicine, staying warm, and of course, having fun! We will learn by applying the skills in our day to day activities, playing lots of games, and exploring the curiosities of the natural world.  We provide delicious and nutritious food and source everything that we can – vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, etc. directly from local farms and the wild. The program ends with an overnight backpacking trip in the mountains!

Below are the dates and some of the focus activities and fun crafts for each weekend:

September 23 -24

Welcome! Camp basics – knives, fire, shelter

October 28-29

Making our own Halloween masks from gourds

December 16-17

Leather pouches, slingshots

January 20-21

Altoids can survival kit, lightweight backpacking essentials

February 24-25

Paracord bracelets

March 17-18

Trade blanket

April 28-29

Backpacking trip! Parents will need to arrange carpooling for kids to and from the trailhead.

For more information please contact Bernard@wildintelligence.org