Survival camp for teenagers is a 14-Day nature immersion adventure for youth ages, 14-17. Camping, hiking, bush craft, primitive skills, shelter building, nature-based mentoring in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades. 14-Days of wilderness adventure and backcountry skills. Make new friends, explore, discover, create, respect, and appreciate.
Survival Camp for Teenagers - 14 Days
Survival Camp for Teenagers
Date: July 10-23, 2022
Location: near Eugene Oregon
Coed, ages 14-17.
All campers must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to attend.
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Survival Camp for Teenagers
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14-Days of primitive camping will inspire your teen with confidence, self-reliance, awareness, and increase leadership qualities.
Concrete survival and living skills through a process of doing
- nature based mentoring
- leave no trace
- bush craft
- survival shelters – modern and primitive
- water – locate, treatment and filtering techniques
- fire – modern and primitive friction fire
- wild food – plant, insect, and animal
- wild plant – medicinal and utilitarian
- navigation – map & compass
- animal tracking and nature observation
- conservation – practices and application
Experiential firsthand wilderness training and adventure
Through Mark's firsthand experiential training. Your child will develop unique and valuable living skills. Skills that will help and support them as they embark on that complex trail to adulthood.
Survival Camp for Teenagers
Our Parents and Teens say it best:
“We can’t say enough about Lifesong Adventures, Mark, and his mission to introduce the beauty and challenges of nature to young men and women. Through the Lifesong camp, we saw our son become more patient, loving, and engaging. And, most of all, he walked away with countless positive memories that will last a lifetime.” ~Gerry & Angela Hays
I believe the most profound takeaways I have been given come from the people I was with, Khalil, Chris, Raphael, and Mark. They got me through this camp. Without them, I couldn't have put so much use to the lessons I learned, and I feel my experience here was no short of magical.
I have learned to relax my body and mind. With the power of cold water to put stress and tension on the body, I realized that my own power of will can keep me relaxed and even comfortable. Now I can easily slow down, put my weight back, and relax, allowing me to receive messages and especially awareness and gratitude from the earth." ~Carter H.
I thank you deeply for the many unforgettable memories that were made in those mountains
I just want you to know that I had a fantastic time up in those mountains. That sweat lodge was something else, man. The dousing at the end felt amazing, as it was the first time I felt the dousing as not stressful, it was actually relaxing the whole way through.
Of course, the sweat lodge wasn't the only enjoyable experience there. When I got a coal from a bow drill on my own, the natural tinder fire, catching my first fish, deadfalls, these were all things that either taught me something or were pretty significant achievements for me. I thank you deeply for the many unforgettable memories that were made in those mountains. Thanks."
The longer I stayed up there, the more I appreciated the nature around me.
"I found the experience of spending a month in the wilderness very internally cleansing. Being away from the city and my daily routine, and instead spending time in such a beautiful environment with caring people, allowed me to slow down and completely let go of all stresses. I lived in the present. Every morning I woke up full of curiosity at what the day would hold, and every evening I fell asleep content.
The longer I stayed up there, the more I appreciated the nature around me, and the more I grew to like the simple lifestyle. As I was leaving I found that all my material desires - whether for technology, a warm shower, or certain foods - had disappeared. They were unnecessary, even a burden. I would have been content sleeping on the ground and living off of polenta for the rest of my life. I would definitely recommend this experience to other teenagers with a love for nature and a sense of adventure." ~Masha F.
“ Those few short weeks seem so idyllic now that I can scarcely believe they happened
“ Those few short weeks seem so idyllic now that I can scarcely believe they happened; every morning, I swam in a pristine mountain lake, and during the day I hiked and learned with Mark in the forested hills within sight of Mount Shasta. Every night, we cooked fantastic meals in old-style Dutch ovens and sat by the coals as we watched the stars come out. I recommend this camp to anyone with a sense of adventure and curiosity about the world around them. I have never had a happier summer than the one I spent as Mark’s wilderness apprentice." ~ Gabe Lewis.
More student and parent testimonials
“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.”
The relationships he developed with the other youth and with nature itself are relationships that will last a lifetime.
"Mark, I want to thank you for the wonderful experience my son had during his one month outdoor survival course this summer. The relationships he developed with the other youth and with nature itself are relationships that will last a lifetime. The confidence and focus I immediately saw in him, and the increase in his maturity level, was definitely noticeable. Without a doubt he will be doing your courses in the future. I would recommend it for any child (Teen)." ~Dr. Patrick V. San Ysidro, CA
It was a life changing experience and now I know for sure that this is what I want to do as my career.
"Dear Mark, thank you again for having me at the camp.
It was a life changing experience and now I know for sure that this is what I want to do as my career. Before I went to the camp, I was talking to a Air Force recruiter and I had taken the ASVAB and the PAST test. I was thinking of becoming a SERE specialist. That is the survival instructors in the air force if you didn't know. Now I have retaken the ASVAB and got a really good score and I qualify for the job. I'm training for the PAST test now and I am working to get this career. The 28 days I was at the camp prepared me for anything the job has to offer. I will have a basic understanding of anything they throw at me now. Once again, sorry the email is late and thank you for having me. It was an unforgettable experience." ~Zackary
Our teen adventure is an investment in your child's health and well being. An opportunity for your child to reap the rich dividends of life lived with new friends and great experiences!
An experience that is best described as “awesome!”
- Eligible Students: ages 14-17 co-ed, fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
- Requirements: health practitioner’s release
- Duration: 14-days
- Schedule: begins Sunday at 4:00 pm – ends Saturday 12:00 pm (noon)
- Accommodations: primitive camping
- Food: yes
- Location: east of Eugene Oregon
- Transport: round-trip shuttle service from Eugene , Oregon airport, $100.
- Instructors and Staff: Mark Wienert, owner-founder and head instructor; Lifesong Wilderness Adventures Staff – student volunteers chosen for their leadership qualities