Introduction to Wilderness Survival Clinic in Santa Cruz


Adventure Out is Northern California's oldest/longest-running survival school. Operating in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 2002, our expert instructors will teach you the basics of survival in this hands on course. Fire-by-friction, Shelter Construction, Water collection and purification, and primitive hunting and trapping techniques.

Tour info

5 hours
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Why take this tour?

Learn indigenous skills of survival in the woods, including how to build a shelter, gather water, make a fire, and forage edible plants or set up traps for food. Both novice campers and seasoned backpackers will benefit from hands-on activities during this 5-hour class with a naturalist instructor. The session takes place in a redwood forest in Boulder Creek, located just north of Santa Cruz.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Instructor Gratuity

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Adventure Out is California's premiere outdoor school specializing in surf camps, rock climbing classes, backpacking trips, mountain biking, and wilderness survival skills instruction.

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