Survival Skills Camp Boulder South - 2nd to 7th Grade - Day Camps

Our Survival Skills summer camp teaches campers the power and amazing value of the natural world as they learn to survive and thrive outdoors. Taught by our expert instructors, campers spend a full week exploring and learning essential survival skills—navigation, animal tracking, tool making, fire safety—to keep them self-reliant and safe in the wilderness.

Campers take on challenges suited to their age and skill level, advancing as their proficiency increases. We also group them by grade — 2nd – 4th graders or 5th – 7th graders — giving them the customized instruction they need to hone their survival skills and build confidence outdoors.

Survival Skills Day Camp campers don’t need any previous survival or outdoor experience.


Camp Length One Week
Price $619
Total Camp Hours 30

Add-Ons Price
Early Drop Off $30
After Care $95

Camp Details


Entering 2nd - 7th


1-Week Session
M - F from 9am-3pm
Extended Care: 8am - 5:30pm


2022 Drop-off and Pick-up Location Coming Soon!

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Location Grades Dates
Survival Skills 5th-7th #B061322-1WDC South Boulder, CO 5th - 7th 06/13/22 - 06/17/22 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th #B062022-1WDC South Boulder, CO 2nd - 4th 06/20/22 - 06/24/22 Join Waitlist
Survival Skills 2nd-4th #B071122-1WDC South Boulder, CO 2nd - 4th 07/11/22 - 07/15/22 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th #B071822-1WDC South Boulder, CO 2nd - 4th 07/18/22 - 07/22/22 Register Now
Survival Skills 5th-7th #B080822-1WDC South Boulder, CO 5th - 7th 08/08/22 - 08/12/22 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th #B081522-1WDC South Boulder, CO 2nd - 4th 08/15/22 - 08/19/22 Register Now
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Survival Skills


On their hikes, campers learn basic navigation skills, explore the principles of Leave No Trace and learn to observe and identify useful plants as they build awareness, appreciation and respect for the world around them.

We teach campers how to track animals, identify scat, find food and medicine in the wild and fashion utensils and shelter from gathered materials. We also cover the basics of flintknapping, tool making and fire safety, giving campers hands-on practice with hand-drill and bow-drill fire tools.

Campers learn the basics of paddling a canoe, getting familiar with water safety and canoeing equipment as they hone their technique. They’ll also learn how to read terrain to lead them to water and purify the water they find.

Why Sign Up For Multiple Sessions?

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple sessions of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others and make new friends.


While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.