Wilderness Survival Training



9am - 3pm

Course Description: This course is designed for people who enjoy the outdoors, as well as for those who wish to learn more about outdoor training. Class is designed for all physical levels. Upon completion of course students will have knowledge and practical skills training and should be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the psychology of survival
  • Have knowledge and skills training of basic survival equipment and foods
  • Understand actions to take when lost
  • Start a fire with basic materials
  • Have familiarization with area edible vegetation
  • Have knowledge of water purification and water filtration techniques
  • Have skills training in land mobility and light hiking
  • Have skills training in building natural shelters
  • Be able to identify basic map colors and symbols on a topographical map
  • Have an understanding on how to read a topographical map
  • Have knowledge of land navigation and compass use
  • Have an understanding of frostbite, hypothermia and other winter related concerns

REQUIRED GEAR: Students are responsible for providing  gear and food. Below is a minimum list. Feel free to bring any additional items.


  • Dress appropriately for weather:
  • Compass if you have one 
  • lunch, drinks, snacks
  • notebook, pen/pencil
  • pocket knife if you have one

Registration Options

  • Fee: $70 checks may be made payable to GOALS ARA
Survival Course reg.pdf
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OR Register on line through Active.com. Note, a small processing fee will be assessed by active.com. Click below for on line registration.

This course will take place either in Kempton, PA near Hawk Mountain or in Wagontown, PA - Hibernia County Park. Actual location will be assessed closer to date. Both locations are approximately one hour outside of Philadelphia.






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