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.
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.