Mark has been teaching wilderness survival to adults and teens since 1994. Wienert specializes in the mountain and pacific northwest coastal regions of California and Oregon. Incorporating the Bushcraft and Survival skills needed to survive and thrive in these diverse systems. As a survivalist Wienert's core knowledge of flora and fauna is diverse. Which includes areas of the South and Southwest including central Texas.
Wienert increases your outdoor skills dramatically
Mark's training is holistic hands-on personalized instruction. Raising your knowledge and skill level in the outdoors dramatically. Attending camp with LWA, you enter an exciting world of learning and exploration. The skills imparted at LWA, empower and heighten your awareness to the natural world. Join us today!
"Train to live, train to survive." ~Mark Wienert
- 25 Years’ Teaching Experience & Operating Wilderness Survival and Nature Awareness Camps & Courses
- Certified in Red Cross First Aid CPR
- Guide Outfitter Recognized Professional
- 14 Years Search and Rescue Volunteer and Trainer
Mark Wienert offers adult and teen survival training adventures.
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 of student experiences at LWA
Our clients say it best. California Survival Skills Training
"Dear J, 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
Teen Outdoor Adventures
"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
Wilderness Survival Training - Texas
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
Oregon Survival School
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
More student reviews - A Case Study
Wienert has consulted for television productions including Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor with Bear Grylls. See Media & Press. "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