In this 12-week course we will learn:
How to Kayak including strokes, safety, apparel and how to choose the right kayak for you. We will learn Rock Climbing techniques as well as harnessing, knots, safety and belaying. That will lead into Rappelling off the tower at The Jungle Gym and outdoor rappelling pending ages and experience levels. We will learn Parkour basics, including landing safely and how to move efficiently through your environment indoors and out! We will incorporate Survival skills including appropriate clothing, Every Day Carry items, Fire building and starting using lighter, ferro rod, and solar fire starts. We will learn where to find Water in the wild and how to purify it for safe drinking. We will learn the importance of Shelter and how to find or build it with everything from plastic tarps to natural materials and debris in the wild.
We will study Ohio Trees and learn to ID them from leaves AND bark, as well as learn their common uses.
Incorporated in all of this will be an ongoing study of the weather and how to observe, track, and forecast the weather by identifying clouds and conditions.
Since our instructor is a world champion, we will learn how to make and throw boomerangs :-)
And finally, we will study local raptors including the Bald Eagle, learning it’s annual cycle and observing them in the wild!
The class is $75 a month, paid monthly, per student. 10% discount for 2nd and 3rd in a family. Parents who want to participate fully may do so for the normal class fee of $75 monthly. Those who want to audit the course are more than welcome for reduced fee of $50 a month.
Each 12-week unit will stand alone, but will also lead into the following 12 week session for those who wish to continue. Ongoing sessions will cover friction fire, wild edibles, animal tracking, hammock camping, wildlife observation and stalking, Stand Up Paddleboarding (warm weather), Osprey and other seasonal raptors, and more!
To register, CLICK HERE
or call Chet at (740) 363-7552.