TSU Kids Class - June 13-14 2020
1 Day or 2 Day Overnight Option Available
Difficulty: Beginner Kids
Recommended Age: 5-11
Parent(s) are required to attend with their children but are free to attend.
Family discounts available to immediate family only.
As parents, we have wanted for a while to develop a kid’s program to lay the foundation of safety, learning, and skill for future adventures.The Survival University has teamed up with local teachers, youth leaders, search and rescue teams, and childhood development experts to put together a program that is not only safe and fun, but truly plants the love for outdoors and adventure in the hearts of younger children.The entire TSU KIDS program is based around skills taught through games and stories that your little adventurers are sure to enjoy, remember, and, more importantly, apply when you go out on your own adventures.The curriculum is designed around building confidence and skill should you ever be separated from your little people, but it is delivered in such a way as to let fun trump fear. The emphasis is on getting more out of their time outdoors and enjoying every hike, fishing trip, camp out or even just a stroll through the park. All through history children were using skills we now expect only from the highest trained experts, not because they were in an emergency situation, but simply because they wanted pancakes for breakfast or to play in the woods.It is our most sincere desire to help you return your little adventurer to the skill level of their ancestors and help them take steps towards becoming their own heroes.
Skills taught will include:
Proper gear/clothing selection for the outdoors
Staying Found (Lost Proofing)
Primitive and Modern Fire
Primitive and modern shelters
Water and Hydration
As outdoor educators we are subject to nature around us.Because of this, every class will have extra adventures and learning moments that pop up.Knowing this we design each class with a core of things we wish to bring to our students and have a host of back ups to deal with any opportunities that may arise.A small sampling of what our young adventurers should expect to learn about is staying found, basic kids survival skills, fire safety, what to do around animals to stay safe and have a great time, signaling, games to make hiking fun, camp set up, camping games, folklore, a host of starter woodcraft skills to peak ones interest in the outdoors, and of course how to keep the smoke from the fire out of your eyes and the bugs off of your body.
Accommodations: A large 21 person military tent with winter liner is provided for a community tent during class hours and may be used for sleeping at night. Tent is complete with a wood burning stove and cots. This is a shared tent for all students that wish to use it.
Food and Water:
Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as freeze dried meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Grocery Stores and several local eateries are within a reasonable driving distance.
Length: 1 day or 2 days/1 overnight
Minimum Recommended Equipment: Bring warm weather clothing, a good sleeping bag and an all season tent. Sunscreen and UV protective sunglasses.
We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared. Fixed blade knife preferable a mora style knife, folding saw, paracord, overnight camping gear, sleeping bag and a small backpack. Check Recommended Items List for more details!
Shelter: You may sleep in a tent you bring, in your vehicle, in a primitive shelter or share one of our military tents which have wood burning stoves inside.
Clothing Required: Warm outdoor clothing, warm gloves and hat, comfortable boots or shoes and wool socks. Layers are important in Colorado. You will want a water whicking base layer, an insulating mid layer, and a waterproof breathable outer shell. Check out our Clothes Layering Basics if you are unsure of what to wear.