What if your family was suddenly stranded in the wild? Would you have what it takes to survive? You and your family can learn skills to make sure you could survive at one of many family-friendly survival schools. Survival school activities include learning about building a shelter, finding and purifying water to drink, making fire, and becoming adept at wilderness survival.
The Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School in Catawba, Virginia, is a great place where parents can learn with their children what they need to know about surviving in the wilderness. At Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School curriculum focuses on seven survival priorities:
Having a positive attitude
First aid in the wilderness
Finding and preparing water
Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School offers a “Wild Comforts” course in which children ages ten to seventeen and a parent learn how to be safe in the woods, cope with wilderness emergencies, develop camping skills (including cooking in the wilderness), and have fun as a family in the outdoors.
Before families complete the Wilderness College, the parent and child students also learn about knots and lashings, how to read a map, and how to use a compass. The Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School offers beginning courses that teach life-saving wilderness skills. But even more importantly, the courses inspire confidence and help students of all ages overcome fears and learn about nature. Go to