Ages 5-9

Instructor: Joshua Stuck

Outdoor Explorers Youth Course
(Ages 5-9)

Interested in a hands-on summer youth program that gets kids excited about some of the most popular outdoor-themed books like HatchetSign of the Beaver, and the I Survived series?

  • Time: 1 Hours
  • Limit: 20 Students
  • Program Fee: $150

Age range 5-9 years old. I bring everything needed for the 1-hour course. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have via email or my contact info below.

NOTE: My fees cover a 50 mile radius from Crivitz, Wisconsin where I live. If you would like me to travel further I am happy to do that, but I would add $25 for each additional 50 miles to cover the extra driving expenses.

What Students Will Learn:

Hands On Outdoor Skills

Students will build a primitive survival shelter,
learn how to signal for rescue, create trail
markers, and learn how to catch food! We will
also be looking at wild resources such as stone
tools and bones. Each student will receive a
small kit with survival items to use throughout
the program. They can take these home with

Recommended Reading:

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Nature Girl by Jane Kelley

A Week In The Woods by Andrew Clements

Sign Of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Spear

I Survived (Series) by Lauren Tarshis

The Little Pioneer by Adam Hancher

Course Highlights

Brian's Survival Shelter from Hatchet:

Learn how to build a warm and
waterproof shelter from the
natural materials around you!
Great opportunity for students
to take a photo inside of a
shelter they built!

Brian's Survival Rescue Signal:

When Brian’s plane crashed in the
wilderness he had to survive on his own. He spotted rescue planes but could not get
their attention. Students will learn
how to use the SUN to get the
attention of a rescue crew.

Hansel & GretelTrail Markers:

Hansel & Gretel’s bread crumb
trail markers were eaten by
birds! In this module, students
will learn the importance of trail
markers and how to make them
if lost in the woods!

survival snare

Students will each make a
survival snare trap from wire to take home with them. They will learn that one
person’s trash could be
another person’s treasure!

sign of the beaver Survival Tools

Left alone in the wilderness, Matt must use the skills he learns from the Indians who live nearby in order to survive. Students will learn about tools made from natural resources!

survival kit

Each student will receive a small starter kit with a number of different survival items to use throughout the program. They can take these home with them and use it to help jump start making their very own survival kit.