Stay alive in harsh outdoor conditions, using skills survivalists employ when faced with the most extreme conditions in the world.
Learn to outwit the wilderness, and see where your skills take you. Test your team’s survival skills as you build shelters to stay dry, construct tools for hunting, start a roaring fire from mere sparks, and navigate the wild terrain with self-made maps. Each locale will come with its own unique challenges and unforeseen dangers — a blizzard one day, a poisonous snake the next. Take on nature’s obstacles and see how long you last.
Communicate with people far away using flashlights, mirrors, or found objects to transmit your message. Apply the basics of Morse Code, start a fire to show your location, or employ other signaling methods to get help when you need it.
Wilderness Survival Simulations
Practice survival techniques in a variety of scenarios as you simulate conditions ranging from the sweltering Sahara to a deserted island in the South Pacific. Take the lessons you’ve learned and work with a team to develop a simulation for others.
Orienteering and Navigation
Experience getting lost in the woods with only a compass, a map, and your survival team. Measure your pace length and hone your map-reading skills so you can navigate back home through the wilderness without a GPS.
Constructing a Shelter
Create a sturdy shelter to weather a storm and survive even the most formidable conditions. Use materials like tarp, rope, and sticks to build a shelter that will keep you protected and well-insulated.
Courses are just one part of your day at EXPLO. Workshops, activities, trips into town with your friends… We pack a ton into a single day — imagine what you can do in three weeks.
Choose from 30+ trip options each weekend. Culture. Entertainment. Adventure.
Live, learn, and become lifelong friends with students from six continents.
Independence takes practice, and there are bumps along the way. (Don’t worry, mom. We’ve got this.)