Parent(s) are required to attend with their children but are free to attend.
Family discounts available to immediate family only.
Part 1 of the TSU kids program is all about preparing for our adventures and learning skills that add fun to all of our outdoor trips. We learned basic track identification, built miniature shelters, put together fire kits and used them to start our cook fires, and so much more. In the our TSU KIDS 201 program, it’s time to take those basic skills to the next level. We will continue to teach real world techniques in our fun game-forward manner, but now it is time to take those skills to the next level and add some new skills to our skill set.
The TSU kids classes are set up to be totally independent of one another, you do not have to take TSU KIDS 1 to enjoy TSU KIDS 2, but there is an advantage to having the foundation set in part one of the program. If have any questions about which program is best for you please contact me at email@example.com
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:
As always it is our goal to pass on skills and games that not only make the outdoors safer, but escalate the fun to a level that every car ride home is filled with talk and planning for your next adventure. We intend to teach high level skills in a fun and approachable manner so that your adventurers will be eager to use them whether walking the dog, hiking, camping, or teaching their friends.
This class is set up for anyone who wants to get more out of their time outdoors with kids and help them relearn the skills that kids their age used to be masters at. This class is set up to be ideal for young kids and their older partners as well as older kids who are starting to seek independence in learning. If you missed Part one, we always readdress knife safety, fire safety, and basic techniques. Each technique builds on those from part one, but they are unique unto themselves and can be learned without attending part one.
As parents, we have wanted for a while to develop a kid’s program to lay the foundation of safety, learning, and skill for future adventures.The Survival University has teamed up with local teachers, youth leaders, search and rescue teams, and childhood development experts to put together a program that is not only safe and fun, but truly plants the love for outdoors and adventure in the hearts of younger children.The entire TSU KIDS program is based around skills taught through games and stories that your little adventurers are sure to enjoy, remember, and, more importantly, apply when you go out on your own adventures.The curriculum is designed around building confidence and skill should you ever be separated from your little people, but it is delivered in such a way as to let fun trump fear. The emphasis is on getting more out of their time outdoors and enjoying every hike, fishing trip, camp out or even just a stroll through the park. All through history children were using skills we now expect only from the highest trained experts, not because they were in an emergency situation, but simply because they wanted pancakes for breakfast or to play in the woods.It is our most sincere desire to help you return your little adventurer to the skill level of their ancestors and help them take steps towards becoming their own heroes.
A large 21 person military tent with winter liner is provided for a community tent during class hours and may be used for sleeping at night. Tent is complete with a wood burning stove and cots. This is a shared tent for all students that wish to use it.
Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as freeze dried meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Grocery Stores and several local eateries are within a reasonable driving distance.
2 days/1 overnight
Bring warm weather clothing, a good sleeping bag and an all season tent. Sunscreen and UV protective sunglasses.
We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared. Fixed blade knife preferable a mora style knife, folding saw, paracord, overnight camping gear, sleeping bag and a small backpack. Check Recommended Items List for more details!
You may sleep in a tent you bring, in your vehicle, in a primitive shelter or share one of our military tents which have wood burning stoves inside.
Warm outdoor clothing, warm gloves and hat, comfortable boots or shoes and wool socks. Layers are important in Colorado. You will want a water whicking base layer, an insulating mid layer, and a waterproof breathable outer shell. Check out our Clothes Layering Basics if you are unsure of what to wear.
Aaron Hutchings, Jason Marsteiner
2 days / 1 night
July 17-18 2021, June 26-27 2021
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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