Bushcraft is the art of thriving in the wilderness. It is understanding nature and ecology, weather, medicine and being aware of yourself and your surroundings.
We teach students core skills such as fire building, camp site selection, tool making and back country cooking. We also teach students how to stay warm outside, plant and animal identification, weather reading, wilderness navigation and wilderness medicine.
Our goal is to make our students to love being outside and to be knowledgeable about all things in the natural environment. A renaissance person of the natural world.
As with all of our courses, we integrate our activities into an academic curriculum that integrates with provincial standards. Students learn without realizing that they are learning and develop a sense of curiosity as they encounter complex problems. For instance we learn about distances and measurements through map work. We learn about tree identification while teaching fire building and shelter building. We learn about soil types through teaching tracking skills.
Students learn to work as a team to over come a variety of challenges, they spend their days outside, travelling through forests and over lakes, leaning about the natural world and themselves.
Bush Craft Level 3
Fridays 9:30 to 3:30
Group 1: Ages 7 to 10
Group 2: Ages 10 to 13