It is kids versus the wild in this lesson on survival, navigation, orienteering and shelter-building. These back-to-nature skills are still important, even in the iPhone age. With activities such as making a flint-and-steel fire and shelter-building, we are turning our campers into, well, campers.

These exercises encourage kids to get their hands dirty and create something out in the wilderness, be it a fire or a passing shelter made of tarp and branches. It is a lesson in the satisfaction of self reliance.

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Under the supervision of instructors and camp counsellors, the children learn survival skills and the importance of teamwork. These campers come back from the experience with a stronger appreciation of nature….and a belly full of noodles that they hunted down and prepared themselves.