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Fri, Dec 04 | Camp Ara

Survival Retreat

Ever wondered how to start a fire without matches or a lighter? How to build a shelter in the woods? This retreat is for you! Bring your kids (12 or over), a friend, your spouse, or brave the woods alone with others like yourself. Classroom and real life lessons included.
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Time & Location

Dec 04, 2020, 4:00 PM – Dec 06, 2020, 12:00 PM
Camp Ara, 235 Glady Creek Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554, USA

About the Event

 This retreat is designed to help prepare you for an emergency situation where you find yourself in the wilderness lost or unprepared for what nature could throw at you. Through classroom and hands on learning, these three days will be jam packed with first aid, shelter, fire building, and other survivial skills taught by Camp Ara's very own Eagle Scout and 20 year Navy Veteran. This is not your normal "glamping" weekend, early rise, and long days will result in an undoubtedly memorable experience coupled with skills we hope you never have to use. 

How to prepare: The scenerio of the weekend is you have been day hiiking in an unfamiliar area. You realize that the guide book was wrong, you have lost your bearings, and the reality of not making it out of the woods before nightfall sets in. So think of the supplies you would have packed in your day hike bag. Camp Ara welcomes you to bring any and all of those that you can fit into that back pack. However, our twist on minimal supplies and making the most of the weekend will add a degree of difficulty. You will be reducing those items based on your choices after classroom and peer discussion before hiking into the woods. 

We hope to see people with varying levels of survival experience so that we can all learn from one another and all walk away with gained experience, new relationships, and memories that will last a lifetime. We can't wait to see you there! 

Cost per person is $145.00 for the weekend. This includes all of your meals, accomodations, and activities.

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