Location: HVWS South Campus, 1 Jacklin Rd., Newtown
*$300/week when you register before May 2
Circus Arts (Due to the nature of this program, child must be entering
third grade to participate.)
Advanced Archery (Must have completed Archery course at
HVWS prior to this week,)
||Primitive Skills/Shelter Week: surviving the storm
||Primitive Skills/Water Week: tapping into nature's life force
Primitive Skills: out of the ashes--reflecting on where we come from
Shelter Week: surviving the storm
In this week, campers will learn the basics of primitive/emergency shelter building, weather reading, and geography as it relates to surviving the elements. Campers will have the opportunity to work together to build real shelters and experience what life is like living off the land. Through activities such as testing the shelters, campers will be able to work together to solve problems that arise in a simulated survival scenario. This week takes the fort building fun that we all loved as kids and kicks it up a notch!
Water Week: tapping into nature’s life force
In this week, campers will learn the importance of water in all aspects of life. They will learn where to find it, how to clean it, and how to transport it, when modern methods are not available. Respect for water and the other creatures that use it will be discussed and campers will have an opportunity to play in and explore some local streams and ponds. Bathing suits or quick drying clothes are recommended.
Out of the Ashes: looking back on where we've come from
In this week, campers will learn the more advanced skills that allowed our ancestors to not only survive off the land, but to thrive and live in harmony with nature. Campers will learn skills such as fire making, animal tracking, plant identification, and primitive cooking. They will be challenged to work together to create fire without matches and to sustain a fire in any weather. Campers will have fun tracking not only animals but also each other through various “hide and seek” type games. Because of the nature of the activities, natural camouflage is often encouraged and campers will get dirty! So please send camper with a change of clothes each day.