Wilderness Survival Skills
Intensive Course Details:
Duration: 9:30am-3:30pm, Mon-Fri
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructors: Alderleaf staff
Spend five days immersed in studying outdoor survival skills! Wilderness skills not only provide valuable tools that can be life-saving in the outdoors, but also teach concepts needed in the event of a natural disaster. Survival skills enhance our relationship with the natural world and connect us with our ancestral roots.
This course includes detailed instruction and hands-on experience with:
Class days are full of activities and instruction. Students construct a variety of survival
tools to take home and have the opportunity to spend a night in a
survival shelter (optional). Includes free camping at the Alderleaf campus.
Special note: Parents can register their kids to attend the Wilderness Skills Camp for Youth which runs concurrently.
"The Wilderness survival course gave me tools to use in a
survival situation, but also provided a knowledge base to help me look
at the world around me in a new, more resourceful way. Thank you very
"The instructors are knowledgeable and experienced. Their
stories make the course much better than trying to learn from books or
"Alderleaf's instructors are a wonderful resource. We're so
fortunate to have them in our area. I was able to create the tools for
making fire, purifying water, even making a survival shelter. I came
here thinking I would see experts demonstrate advanced skills in wild
crafting. I never thought I personally would experience the kind of
success I did; making fire for the first time is awe inspiring. Thank
- Wilderness Survival Course Participant
"A wide-ranging sampler of survival and primitive living skills. Exposed me to lots of ideas to practice on my own and explore. Nothing like instant feedback of real instructors over read a book."
"This was a truly profound experience. I learned a ton about survival and myself in the process."
"The survival intensive was a life changing experience. I will never see, hear, or move through the wilderness the same way again!"