Coalcracker Kid is a fun, relaxed class that introduces youth to the exciting world of bushcraft and survival. The outdoors is a place that will always provide excitement and relaxation for young and old alike. In this course, youth and parents will learn different outdoor skills - everything from planning a trip to staying safe if lost. The class will be a mix of both survival and bushcraft topics. Youth of all ages and backgrounds will find something exciting over these two days.
The youth in this class will receive a pocket survival kit, make a survival bracelet, and receive a knife they will learn to customize. And best of all, a signed copy of Dan’s new book, Bushcraft Kid!
FIELD AND CLASSWORK
- Outdoor safety and trip planning
- What to do if you are lost
- Tarp shelter
- Sleeping in the wilderness
- Knife safety
- Campfire cooking
- Fire making
- Knots and rope
- Making camp snacks
- Learning the Survival Priorities
- Survival fishing
- Woods walk
REQUIRED KIT (per team)
- 100’ paracord
- Fixed blade knife
- 1 - 100% cotton terry cloth washcloth
- Tin container to make char (Altoids tin)
- UCO Storm Proof Matches
- Notepad and pencil/pen
Required Kit (each person)
- Sleeping bag or wool blankets for sleeping
- Poly tarp - 11x15 recommend for 1 youth and 1 parent in same shelter, 7x9 recommended for individual sleeping
- Cup and spoon for eating
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- Backpack to fit above items
- Extra clothing and hygiene supplies
- LEVEL OF PHYSICALITY: 1 out of 10
The youth will move around the school property throughout the day at a leisurely pace.
- Purchase of this class includes admission for 1 youth and 1 adult.
- ALL YOUTH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
- Age Range for this class is 7 - 12 years of age.
- Location of Training: Ringtown, Pennsylvania
- Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
- The primary focus of this course is for parents and youth to learn fun outdoor skills.
- Students will stay on school grounds during the course and sleep in the woods.
- A PortaJohn is available on-site .
- Students will have access to their vehicles during class.
- We suggest packing nonperishable foods/snacks for the day. It makes it easier during break times.
- Dinner and snacks will be provided on Day 1.
- Freshwater is available on-site. It is recommended to bring 1-2 gallons of additional water.
Class will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. and go until approximately 4:00 p.m. each day.
An email detailing class specifics will be sent approximately two weeks before the class begins.