What is Survival Camp First Circle?
First Circle Survival Camp is a personally empowering 4-day skill-based, outdoor survival training emphasizing indigenous survival skills and nature awareness.
Along with other adult students, you will engage in exercises that will expand your senses, movement, and awareness of nature.
But most of all, you will practice valuable techniques in outdoor survival to build your confidence, resilience, knowledge, and skills.
I'm Ready for the Challenge
Develop These Valuable Skills at the First Circle Survival Camp
Practice tarp knots, shelter location/safety and shelter construction.
Fire by Friction
Water and Hydration
Human Animal Relationship
Learn valuable human-animal relationships, myths, legends, and helpful tools & techniques.
Gain powerful skills in interpreting tracks. Is the predator a resident, or just passing through?
Create and use primitive hunting weapons such as the throwing stick, Atlatl, and sling.
Primitive Survival Traps
Get the knowledge you need to survive by trapping small mammals and fish.
Psychology of Survival
Explore ancient navigation techniques using sticks, the sun, and stars.
Leave No Trace
First Circle Survival Camp (Limited Spaces)
The Standard in Survival Skills Training
First Circle Camp
Dates 2024: June 02-06, August 04-08, September 08-12,
Tuition: $600.00 per person.
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" Build Your Confidence, Knowledge, Awareness, and Skills.."An example of a day at First Circle Camp:
- Breakfast 7-8 am
- Take a Walk to limber our bodies, learn how to move through the forest, and to get to know the area.
- Best Practices
- Bow drill construction-use
- Carve with your knife
- Create Your Bow Drill
- Wood selection
- Fire Craft
- Emergency Fire Craft Application and Safety
- Tree & plant tinder
- One-match fire
- Construct a fire lay
- Plants and trees
- Wildlife interactions
- Animal Tracking
You are a Valuable Part of the Circle
First Circle Survival Camps. Here is what we experience:
- This is a small group event, no more than ten people per First Circle Survival Training Camp
- Survival is based on helping and supporting one another
- All students start with a common goal of learning survival
- It takes a special and unique person who attend these events, which makes this event all the more interesting
- There is often a good easy-going group of both men and women who attend
- Everyone is of different age groups and have different histories. All ages 16+ are welcome
- There are no stupid questions
- No macho stuff, bullying, or rudeness
- Everyone has an opportunity to get to know each other, and often times develop close bond
Our Students come from various countries: Mexico, Scotland, Canada, Denmark, Ukraine, India, Tibet
and from the US. Most come from California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Illinois, and New York.
Live Closer to the Earth and in Harmony with Nature
There is a sense of romance in nature, but if you've never been out in the wilderness, it is common to be apprehensive. We have helped many people through the beginning discovery of wilderness exposure.
We cover animal behavior, including the large predators, and how to keep yourself safe. Soon you will experience the peace and simplicity of the forest. Learning self-sufficiency in a survival situation will ease your fears and give you confidence.
Our training and experience will help you:
- Lose the fear
- Get strong
- Be capable
Here are some Favorite Lessons from the Survival Camp Experience
- How to make a fire without even matches.
- All the different kinds of wild plants you can use for food or medicine.
- How to make fire, rope, and even my own shelter from what’s available.
- If I was alone in the wilderness, I know could I feed and shelter myself.
- I learned that everything I need to survive is already out there.
Mark J. Wienert Instructor
Mark J. Wienert is a professional survival instructor. Mark has been instructing adults and teenagers since 1994. He specializes in wilderness living, survival, nature awareness, bushcraft, and wildlife tracking. His mission? ‘To help you gain a deeper awareness and enjoyment of the natural world and to dramatically increase your wilderness survival skills.’
- Students: adult and Teens 16 an older with parental consent - enrollment maximum ten
- Camp duration: Sunday-Thursday
- Schedule: begins on a Sunday 4:pm – ends on a Thursday at 12:00 noon
- Location: east of Eugene, OR
- Accommodations: camping included
- Meals not provided. A recommended food list will be provided upon registration.
- Equipment: a registration packet will be supplied after enrollment
- Parking: included
- Transport: see additional services for airport & bus shuttle
- Registration policies
We reserve the right to add to or omit any of the course topics listed.