Lifesong Wilderness Adventures is a nature based adventure company specializing in wilderness survival, nature awareness, and bushcraft skills.
Since 1994 we have trained men, women, and teens interested in learning wilderness self-reliance and outdoor skills.
Camps are held seasonally in California, Oregon and Texas.
Note: Lifesong Wilderness Adventures is not a boot camp, a religious organization, or a therapy camp. It's also not suitable for small children.
First Time Camping?
If you have never slept in a tent or under the stars in the great outdoors, then you're in for a treat. Lifesong is the best choice to build your confidence. We are your first-time camping professionals, we will teach you how.
Looking to attend camp with us during a specific month or week?See our Camp Calendar.
Before you register for a camp, please read the following information about admission, tuition and fees, cancellations, refunds, transfers and other policies.
Visit the More Services page to schedule a shuttle if you plan on arriving by airplane or train. You can also rent a tent and sleeping pad and buy a high-quality survival knife.
About Mark Wienert
Mark Wienert is a professional survival instructor, consultant, volunteer search and rescue member, and an expert in outdoor survival and nature awareness training. Mark has taught professionally for over 22 years with an emphasis on the art of wilderness survival, bushcraft, nature awareness, and wildlife tracking.
What students are saying
Wienert has proven to be one of the best! The only survival expert I’ve worked with that could deliver! ~Wayne Derrick Director – Man Vs Wild
Thank you, Mark, for another amazing summer for my son! Khalil's smile still has not faded. You are such an inspiration to our young men. best always.
Thank you so much for the amazing experience - expectations exploded :)
Thanks again, Mark, for a great time. Beautiful setting, excellent instruction, and practical application. An all-around amazing experience. See you again!
I highly recommend branching out and take a course or two from Lifesong Wilderness Adventures. Mark is an outstanding instructor!!
I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful week, it was very enlightening, humbling and so interesting to get a small glimpse of your wealth of knowledge. I really walked away with more than I thought I would and it has really put a new perspective on things. I look forward to my next adventure with Lifesong!
One of the best experiences of my life was that week I spent in camp with you guys. I talk about it all the time! .......and tell Mark I miss the taste of those delicious California grasshoppers! (actually.....I REALLY miss those buffalo burgers you make!
I attended the Texas survival camp last year and had a wonderful time. When people asked me about my best time in America, I always mentioned my experience during the camp. That was probably my most exciting and memorable adventure I have ever done