Teen Wilderness Survival Skills Summer Camp

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In partnership with: portland_parksrec


Best of City Nature Camp

Travel to 5 of Portland’s wildest places with our partner ReWild Portland! You won’t feel like you’re in the city at all! Expand your awareness as you listen to what the animals have to say. Get lost and find your way in North America’s biggest city park. Track animals on a beach where otters play. Climb an extinct volcano. Craft a basket out of invasive ivy plants. Make a healing salve with medicinal plants. It’s all part of this exciting camp which is a great introduction to our “Wilderness Skills Overnight Camp”.

Monday July 28 through Friday Aug 1, 2014
9:00am – 3:00pm.
Ages 11 – 17 Yrs
Resident: $223.00 – Non-resident: $311
We meet every morning at Carnegie Annex.
2909 SW 2
Portland OR, 97201Register through Portland Parks & Rec:


Wilderness Skills Overnight Camp

Have the skills to make it out of the woods alive? Develop the ability to rely on intuition as you deepen personal awareness. These skills will build confidence & enhance an appreciation of our natural world. Make fire by rubbing two sticks together. Experience constructing a shelter from forest material & spending the night in it. How can we create a simple survival knife from rocks or hone bow & arrow techniques? Or navigate by the stars? Listen carefully & eavesdrop on what the animals are saying to each other. It’s time to walk on the wild side!

Monday Aug 11 through Friday Aug 15, 2014
Ages 11 – 17
Resident: $343.00 – Non-resident: $479.00
This overnight camp (5 days and 4 nights) will take place at Oxbow Regional Park. Transportation will be provided from Carnegie Annex (2909 SW 2nd Ave. in Lair Hill Park). Fees also include food and equipment.Register through Portland Parks & Rec: