Meet the rest of us as we offer you a professional approach to wilderness survival training.
Jayson Thoming-Gale ~Instructor and Camp Chef Extraordinaire
You will meet Jayson at our California, Oregon, and Texas camps. One of our recent First Circle graduates has this to say about Jayson’s ability as camp chef and instructor:
Thank you to Jayson, for helping make the most amazing meals. Teaching our group the many things we could eat (and did) right there on the mountain. It was exciting to pick wild purple onion and see it in one of our meals or drink nettle and pine needle tea. Mark, you are blessed to have someone so gifted helping to create magic.
Our Volunteer Instructors
Our volunteers come with a sense of humor, enthusiasm, vitality, and the spirit of adventure. Our volunteers make the extra effort to support our students. We appreciate them all and their dedication.
Roberta Kellis ~ Instructor
Roberta is our lead Oregon Survival School instructor.
A long time student with us, Roberta’s attention to detail, hands-on experience, and excellent communication skills provides professional instruction for our students.
In 2008, I decided to venture out with my husband, Gary, to experience his annual elk-hunting trip. With no confidence in my abilities and completely fearful of the woods, I felt almost paralyzed to leave the camp without my husband.
I decided to transform that fear. I began training with my husband and Lifesong Wilderness Adventures – tracking, edible plants, fire craft, and trapping. Armed with skills learned and building confidence, the world has opened up for me, I’m no longer afraid, ready to take on whatever life presents. It’s time to share that with others and help them to experience what they, too, might be missing. ~Roberta Kellis
L.O.S.T. – Texas Survival Training
Texas Volunteer Staff
Every organization’s success depends on competent and a professional staff. Chris Watters is one of these extraordinary people. Chris works tirelessly and with a great sense of humor to make sure Texas Camp runs as smooth as possible.
Walter ‘Chief’ Morse ~Instructor
Walter is a retired Navy Chief and SERE instructor. Walter brings his professional leadership and SERE ability to Texas Camp. He is an excellent instructor with a great sense of humor. Walt is also an avid and experienced hunter with many great adventures to share at camp.
Teen Camp – California
Kahlil Edson ~Instructor
Kahlil like all of our staff first came to us as a student. Kahlil first camp was the 28-Day Teen Apprenticeship Camp. Since then Kahlil has volunteered as assistant staff and lead Teen Camp staff instructor. Kahlil is also a graduate of our First Circle and THE EDGE adult camps.
Jeff H. had this to say about Kahlil during his First Circle Camp.
Thank you to Khalil your 19-year-old Padawan who set the example of what we could learn and become. You have helped him become the man I met that weekend, fearless and courageous but always there with encouragement and a smile. I was thinking how amazing he is and wished more kids could benefit from your mentorship.
Adult Camp Volunteer Staff
Enough cannot be said about the outstanding qualities exhibited by Lifesong volunteer staff. Chosen for their dedication, encouragement, support and leadership abilities, we are proud to present them to you. More staff photo’s coming soon.