Winter Survival

Outdoor Recreation Skills
| 4th Grade - Adult
| Half Day 3 hrs
| Moderate


Students will use the winter woods as a classroom as they participate in a small group survival situation. During the first 45 minutes indoors, students will participate in a simulated bus crash, make a list of the seven body needs for survival, and learn about hypothermia. Two hours will be spent on a survival activity in the Sawmill Creek Valley. Using limited resources, each group will construct a shelter, make a fire, boil water and make a cup of cocoa.


Upon completion of the Winter Basic Survival class, students will be able to:

  • Describe the seven basic needs for survival.
  • Describe the effects of hypothermia.
  • Work cooperatively to prioritize tasks and make a plan of action.
  • Give examples of the power of a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking and resourcefulness.
  • Evaluate their performance as a team and relate it to everyday life.
  • Justify the need for citizens who can work together for a quality environment.