Outdoor Skills

A 59 Hour Course, within our 920 Hour Program!


Scot Taylor
Phil Foster
Samuel Yates
Krista Gooderham

Course Description:

In this course, student will learn the fundamentals of running a group camp, such as camp set-up, setting up group tarps and site selection. Special focus will be on preparing food for large groups, taking dietary restrictions and preferences into account, whilst doing so in a food safe manner. Several overnight camps will give the students hands on experience with the running of a camp setting. This course gives students a solid foundation to the running of high end camps.


  • Cooking for large groups
  • Balancing nutritional needs and dietary requirements
  • Meal preparation
  • Cooking in the field
  • Group shelters

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Produce nutritional meals
  • Be able to prepare meals in a wilderness setting
  • Show good judgement selecting sites for group shelters


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