Join us for a weekend focused on learning to survive overnight in the woods with just the basics. We will be staying in the Ortonville Recreation Area using a group cabin for a base to start from. Friday night in the cabin we will go over important personal survival information based on what we discussed during the Pre-Trip Meeting on Wednesday November 19.
Saturday we will hike through the woods with only our survival packs using traditional map and compass techniques to Pinnacle Point and then return. Saturdaynight we will improvise shelters following Leave No Trace techniques and spend the night.
Sunday morning we will return to the cabin for a well-deserved breakfast and debriefing of our experience before returning back to Outdoor Adventures in Ann Arbor.
This a University of Michigan Outdoor Adventures Trip and registration must be made at (734) 764-3967. Cost for this trip is $150.00.
Online viewing of this trip is available at http://recsports.umich.edu/content/jays-survival-camp-ortonville-state-recreation
We also teach fire making techniques on Sunday!
During this event we practice a “Challenge By Choice” ethic by which no person is required to do anything they are not willing to do.
Dates: Friday, December 5, 2014 – 4:00pm to Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 6:00pm Price: $150 by Tuesday, November 19, 2014
What’s Included: Included: -Transportation -Some survival items -Meals Not Included: -Meals on the road -Personal Gear: Weather appropriate clothing, shoes, toiletries -Some survival items to be provided by participant
Good To Know:
Trip Start Time and Location: 4:00pm at Outdoor Adventures Rental Center on Friday, December 5, 2014
Trip End Time and Location: 6:00pm at Outdoor Adventures Rental Center on Sunday, December 7, 2014
Trip Duration (Days): 3
Pre-trip Meeting Date and Time: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Outdoor Adventures Rental Center Registration
Deadline: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Price: $150 by Tuesday, November 19, 2014 Min/Max Participants: Min: 6 Max: 16
Itinerary: (Day 1) Hike into “The Pines Cabin” in the Ortonville Recreation Area for orientation and preparation for Saturday night’s survival challenge. (Day 2) Saturday we hike orienteering-style using map and compass to Pinnacle Point with only our survival packs. We will head back to the cabin but once we are near it we will bivouac for the night with what we have been carrying and what we can improvise on site following LNT guidelines. Personal safety plan is for individuals to fall back to the cabin in the event of a problem. (Day 3) Sunday morning we will meet in the cabin for a great breakfast and debrief before returning back to Ann Arbor.