Teaching wilderness survival to adults and teenagers
Founded in 1994
Mark Wienert founded Lifesong Wilderness Adventures in 1994. Mark is a full-time professional survival instructor, consultant, volunteer search and rescue member, and an expert in outdoor survival and nature awareness training.
A professional instructor
Mark has taught professionally for 24 years with an emphasis on the art and science of wilderness survival, bushcraft, nature awareness, and wildlife tracking.
Wienert’s approach to wilderness survival education is extremely effective. Mark developed the curriculum to make it one of the most empowering available.
Wienert has consulted for several reality TV productions including Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor with Bear Grylls. See Media & Press.
Wienert increases your outdoor skills dramatically
Specifically, he uses the perfect blend of hands-on teaching to raise each client’s skill level dramatically. When you attend camp with us you enter an exciting world of exploration, adventure, and learning.
The skills imparted, empower and deepen your connection and awareness to the natural world. Join us today!
“Train to live, train to survive.” ~Mark Wienert
- registered Oregon Outfitter and Guide with the State Marine Board of Oregon
- certified in Red Cross First Aid CPR
- registered US Government Contractor NAIC Code 611699;
- volunteer member of OSSA – SAR Oregon State Sheriffs Association – Search & Rescue, Coos County Oregon;
Mark Wienert offers adult and teen survival training adventure camps seasonally: in California, Oregon, and Texas.
In today’s modern world we can find ourselves disconnected from the natural world. At Lifesong Wilderness Adventures, we bridge this disconnect through teaching the ancient and powerful skills of wilderness survival and nature awareness.
I invite you to join me and your fellow students as we explore and discover how to live fully and stay alive in this wondrous world we call nature. ~Mark Wienert
Testimonials and Reviews
“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 – Sierra Nevada season 1 episode 6
Our clients say it best:
I would like to take a moment of your time and email you this letter of reference about Lifesong Wilderness Adventures and the founder Mark Wienert. The program is very comprehensive from its preparation to exacting the activities and its curriculum. With the aid of a well-trained support staff, L.W. A. exceeded my expectations.
The program teaches a profound appreciation and respect for nature and all its inhabitants. The program is designed to test one metal physically and mentally. Upon completion of the program, the life lessons learned are invaluable. It is my pleasure to draft this recommendation on behalf of Mark as well as L.W. A. as they provided an exceptional controlled experience that will continue to challenge its students.” ~Sincerely, Dr. Dean Glasser. Professor Columbia University. THE EDGE
“Mark and all of those involved with Lifesong Wilderness Adventures this is me saying THANK YOU. In the short period of time I was in your company I feel like I have been connected to the wilderness my whole life and have gained a clearer view of the commonality of today’s people who have their heads deep in cell phones, TVs, iPods, and speak so loud they can’t even hear themselves think rather than hear or see the beauty that surrounds them. From the bottom of my heart thank you!” ~Chris M. First Circle Camp
“I have attended Mark Wienert’s Lifesong Camp and found it to be an excellent course in teaching, not only wilderness survival skills but the traits of self-confidence and awareness of one’s inner strengths. As a Senior Vice President of a major Wall Street firm, the self-reliance I learned at Lifesong and the skills of survival, have aided me tremendously in my career. I think that this course is an excellent way for a young man or woman to examine what they can do if trusting their judgment and relying on their inner strength, and I recommend it unequivocally.” ~ Skip Morton (RBC wealth management). THE EDGE
“I learned more through Mark’s careful guidance and rich knowledge of the natural world than I have ever learned in any classroom, and I had much more fun doing it.” ~ Eli Lewis. 28-Day Teen Apprentice
“The summer I spent with Mark in his Northern California location was a pivotal experience in my life. I spent 28 days gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to thrive in the wilderness. Not only is it a learning experience, but a chance to reconnect with yourself and nature while exploring beautiful alpine lakes, meadows, and mountains. The location is spectacular and filled with healthy ecosystems. Anyone who wants to get in shape, learn how to live naturally, and experience nature and the raw elements should schedule a course with Lifesong Wilderness Adventures.” ~Nolan Beck. 28-Day Teen Apprentice
Mark, and LWA staff, I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful week; 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! ~ Chris Watters. Wilderness Survival Training in Texas
Thank you, Mark, for a wonderful experience. I learned more about tracking in 2 days than I have in 40 plus years of hunting. ~ John Hampton. Intro/Advanced animal Tracking. Oregon Survival School
Lifesong Wilderness Adventures
For California Adult Training – Adult Camps – CA
Weekend Survival School California & Oregon
For Teens – Teen Wilderness Adventure Camps California
For Texas – Wilderness Survival Training in Texas