Oak Wilderness Survival Challenges

Compassionate Leadership * Wilderness Skills * Community


Oak Survival Challenges for Ages 12-17

Surrounded by the beauty of the natural world, teens will be challenged to go beyond their comfort zones as they dive into the elements of what it takes to survive and thrive in the wilderness.  They will strengthen self-awareness, deepen their wilderness skills and gain experience in teamwork, collaborative problem solving and leadership. Through The Trees Guides will provide a set of parameters for the experience and then will gently facilitate and guide participants to encourage individual transformational moments. These challenges will foster resilience and offer an opportunity for a deep connection to nature. The challenges will be outdoors, rain/snow or shine (unless weather is extreme).

Possible skills to be covered are fire building, shelter construction, knife and tool use, wild edible food, and orienteering.

The Survival Challenges are open to all levels and are independent of each other.  However, for a teen looking to do all three, their skills will certainly build with each challenge they complete.

Through The Trees will provide a detailed gear list and all food during the challenges.

24-Hour Challenge Dates & Times: 

June 24th at 4:00pm to June 25th at 4:00pm

July 29th at 4:00pm to July 30th at 4:00pm

48-Hour Challenge Dates & Times: 

August 26th at 4:00pm to August 28th at 4:00pm


24-Hour Challenge $150

48-Hour Challenge $300

Enroll in July Oak 24-Hour Survival Challenge

Enroll in August Oak 48-Hour Survival Challenge


"Keep your children wild- don't make them grow up too fast. Let them spend their days in the sunshine using their imagination.
They are the change!
These wild children daydreaming in the sunshine will grow into grounded adults with minds and spirits capable of creating a better future."
-Brooke Hampton