The Wild Blue Elderberry I am a pushover for the wild blue elderberry. An amazing shrub that offers the knowledgeable forager a tremendous bounty of uses. Parts of the elderberry are used for making fire, musical instruments, hunting weapons, and traps. And in late summer and autumn prepare the ripe blue elderberries for a sweet and delicious […]
WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMPS WITH MARK WIENERT
Mark Wienert teaches hands-on instruction in basic and advanced wilderness survival, bushcraft, fire-craft, shelter, wild edible plants, nature awareness, hunting, and survival trapping. Our wilderness camps are perfect for the first time camper or advanced adult.
2018: Our 24th Year
We also offer wilderness survival camps for teens – which are brimming with adventure, challenge, and valuable outdoor skills at every turn. Besides fire-craft, shelter making, the sacred hunt, animal tracking, and hiking skills, teens also learn leadership and life skills.
Our camps are available in California, Oregon, and Texas.
Looking to attend camp with us during a specific month or week?
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 a high-quality survival knife.
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ABOUT MARK WIENERT
Mark Wienert is a professional wilderness survival instructor. Mark has been instructing adults and teenagers since 1994. Specializing in wilderness survival, nature awareness, bushcraft, and wildlife tracking.
“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! …I miss the taste of those delicious California grasshoppers! Actually…..I REALLY miss those buffalo burgers you make!”
“Thank You for the outstanding experience I had at THE EDGE. I was blown away at how well you’ve thought out and deliberately constructed the adventure. I went in with the expectation of expanding and testing my outdoor skill set and came out fully changed in my perspective on life.”
“…It was very enlightening, humbling and so interesting to get a small glimpse into 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!”