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When enrolling for the class, you only need to sign up and pay for your teen. Parents attend for free, so there’s no need to include yourself in the payment process. We encourage parents to actively participate in the learning experience, fostering a collaborative and supportive atmosphere in which you will learn skills too.

Attendance of a parent alongside their teen is mandatory for participation in this class. Please note that this class is specifically for teens. Individuals under the age of 13 are encouraged to explore our other family-oriented classes. A maximum of two parents per teen is allowed.


July 27-28, 2024

Select the number of children that will be attending in the drop down below.


Calling all adventurous teens and parents: Get ready for an action-packed 2-Day Survival Class like no other! Say goodbye to those ordinary high school survival classes – this is the real deal, tailor-made for teenagers who crave excitement and want to learn the skills that matter.

At The Survival University, we’re thrilled to introduce our Teen Survival Adventure! This isn’t your average program; it’s a dynamic journey where teenagers and parents are invited to join forces, bond, and embark on an unforgettable learning experience together.

Picture this: Teens and their parents side by side, engaging in thrilling outdoor activities that go beyond the classroom. Our Teen Survival Adventure is a masterclass in practical survival skills that will leave you amazed by your newfound abilities. This isn’t just about theory – it’s about hands-on training that will put your skills to the test.

We know you’re not just looking for any program; you’re seeking an experience that will shape your teen’s love for the outdoors and equip them with valuable life skills. That’s why our Teen Survival Adventure is designed with input from local teachers, youth leaders, search and rescue teams, and childhood development experts. It’s an immersive blend of fun, education, and adventure that will ignite your teen’s passion for exploration.

Now, let’s get to the details. If your teen already has a solid foundation in survival skills or is yearning for a more mature crowd, our Teen Survival Adventure is perfect. It’s not just about survival – it’s about pushing boundaries, building confidence, and bonding with like-minded individuals.

While we have our TSU Kids 101 and TSU Kids 201 classes for younger adventurers, the Teen Survival Adventure is the next level. Imagine learning survival skills through exciting challenges, team activities, and interactive learning sessions. From fire safety to navigation, animal encounters, camp setup, and more, your teen will emerge with a toolkit of skills that will last a lifetime.

As outdoor educators, we understand that nature has its surprises. That’s why each class is an adventure of its own, with a core curriculum that covers essential skills while leaving room for unexpected learning moments. So, whether you’re a teen ready to spread your wings or a parent looking to share an extraordinary experience, our Teen Survival Adventure is your chance to bond, learn, and create memories that will last forever.

Join us for an exhilarating journey that promises to awaken the adventurer within and empower your teen to become their own hero. The excitement awaits – discover more about our Teen Survival Adventure below and get ready to embark on an unforgettable experience!


  • Parent(s) are required to attend with their children but are free to attend.
  • Family discounts available to immediate family only.


As outdoor instructors, we are always adjusting the schedule to the environment and opportunities that the mountain gives us, but at a minimum this time around we will:

Teen Survival Adventure Class Objectives:

  • Develop Practical Survival Skills: Learn and master essential survival skills, such as shelter construction, fire making, water purification, and basic navigation, to confidently handle real-world outdoor challenges.
  • Enhance Problem-Solving Abilities: Engage in challenging scenarios that require critical thinking and decision-making under pressure, fostering the ability to adapt and overcome unexpected situations.
  • Build Teamwork and Leadership: Collaborate with fellow teens and parents to conquer tasks that emphasize teamwork, communication, and leadership, nurturing effective collaboration and shared accomplishments.
  • Navigate with Precision: Acquire advanced navigation skills through map reading, compass use, and wayfinding techniques, enhancing the ability to confidently traverse unfamiliar terrains.
  • Master Advanced Firecraft: Delve deeper into firecraft by learning various fire-building methods and techniques, including fire-by-friction, and gain a comprehensive understanding of fire safety protocols.
  • Refine Wildlife Awareness: Develop a heightened awareness of animal behavior and learn strategies for coexisting safely with wildlife, gaining a deeper appreciation for nature’s inhabitants.
  • Experience Nighttime Survival: Acquire skills for surviving the night, including nighttime navigation, shelter building, and nocturnal adaptations, boosting confidence in handling extended outdoor experiences.
  • Participate in Realistic Scenarios: Engage in immersive scenarios that simulate survival challenges, allowing teens to apply their skills under controlled stress, reinforcing their abilities and decision-making skills.
  • Practice Advanced Knot Tying: Learn an array of advanced knots and lashings to enhance campsite setup, gear management, and shelter construction, promoting self-reliance and craftsmanship.
  • Promote Leadership Growth: Encourage leadership development by taking the initiative to guide peers through survival tasks, fostering self-confidence and the ability to lead in dynamic situations.
  • Strengthen Resilience and Self-Sufficiency: Cultivate mental fortitude and self-sufficiency by experiencing solo tasks, problem-solving, and personal survival challenges, igniting independence.
  • Embrace Outdoor Ethic and Responsibility: Instill a sense of environmental stewardship and outdoor ethics by learning Leave No Trace principles, fostering a deep respect for nature and responsible wilderness practices.
  • Celebrate Achievement: Conclude the course with a symbolic final challenge that synthesizes acquired skills, teamwork, and problem-solving, highlighting personal growth and accomplishment.
  • Cultivate a Lifelong Connection to the Outdoors: Forge a lasting bond with the natural world through thrilling outdoor adventures, instilling a love for exploration and a desire for continued learning.
Join us on this remarkable journey as we equip teens and parents with the tools, skills, and mindset to thrive in the great outdoors. The Teen Survival Adventure is your gateway to exciting challenges, unforgettable memories, and valuable life skills.

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