The Oregon Survival School operates along the central coast near Florence. And in the foothills of the Cascade mountains east of Eugene. We offer world class survival training for men and women. Teaching outdoor survival skills including wilderness survival, useful wild plants, bush craft, animal tracking, and nature awareness experiences.
Oregon Survival School
2023 Oregon Survival School courses are now open for registration. Visit our event CALENDAR for all current course offerings. We are a Covid-19 Safe business. Supporting health care professionals and elder health.
Multi-day and Overnight Survival Training
The Oregon Survival School offers both multi-day and overnight wilderness survival training. All courses are designed to dramatically increase your knowledge and skill level in bush craft, survival, wild plants, tracking, and nature awareness.
Starting with First Circle and Advanced Survival Training. Our adult camps offer an extraordinary training opportunity for you.
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Survival Weekend Experience
Our goal during the survival weekend experience. Is to provide you with a solid foundation in solid outdoor camping and survival skills.
2023 Scheduled Weekend Classes
The following core survival skills are each a weekend, two full days, of dedicated instruction. See each class page for specific information.
Wetter months along the Oregon coast is a perfect time to practice fire-making. Learn what it takes to be a pro in emergency fire making. ~fire-craft-OPEN
Wild and Useful Plants of the Oregon Coast
April showers bring May flowers. Ferns, fungi, all types of wild plant species sprout forth from winters sleep. Join us for our spring and fall wild plants weekend. ~wild useful plants - OPEN
"I'm really excited to have so much time dedicated to just a single essential skill like fire craft" ~John Butler
For 2023, these core skills below are also included in our adult camps and are not offered as a regularly scheduled class.
However, please contact us for one-on-one or group custom training opportunities.
Emergency Shelter Instruction
Bringing your shelter skills up to an advanced level is an advantage in an emergency. This advanced course will get you started in practical survival shelters. ~emergency shelter
The Bow Drill - Fire by Friction
The Bow Drill fire by friction adds tremendous insight to your Fire-Craft knowledge. ~bow drill
Animal & Man Tracking Courses
Increase your awareness and enjoyment of the outdoors and discover the Art of Tracking. Tracking by far is one of the most important bush craft and survival skill you can learn. ~tracking courses
“My girlfriend and I took Marks tracking class and we both enjoyed it very much. Mark is a wonderful teacher and full of knowledge and if you are considering one of his classes just pull the trigger and take it. You won’t be disappointed. We look forward to learning more from Mark in his other classes. “~Shane Jorgensen
Have you ever wanted to learn how to feed yourself in an outdoor emergency? For meat eaters and those that don't. Trapping can provide you with needed nutrition when there are no other alternative. Survival Trapping is a great starter course in basic primitive trapping. ~intro-survival trapping
Additional Multiday Courses
Winter Survival Training
Winter survival is demanding and requires effort, skill, and knowledge. Cold wet weather training prepares you for outdoor winter living. Join us on the Oregon coast for this multiday overnight event. ~winter skills training
Emergency Snowshoe Class
Craft your own pair of functional emergency snowshoes during this 2-Day class. ~emergency snowshoes
Wilderness Survival Training in the Pacific Northwest
Our courses are held south of Florence and east of Eugene. (See course location.) Florence is an hour's drive west of Eugene and three and a half - hours north of Medford. And a three and a half-hour drive south of Portland. For Bend and Central Oregon, however, expect 3 to 4 hours.
Immersion Camps and Custom Training
Oregon Survival School
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend. Copy of vaccination card required
- Driving directions, gear list, course forms, specific to your class are provided upon registration
- Camping and meals are not provided
- First day start time 8:40 AM - end time 4:PM
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets of any kind allowed on camp premises or in vehicles
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
Camp site included. See course description.
Camping not available on site. See area accommodations for Camping, Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lagoon Campground, Darlings Marina & RV Resort are the closest. Motel accommodations in and around Florence OR. 97439, and Dune City.
Have a question about the Oregon Survival School?
- Intro-Emergency Survival Shelter
- Intro Animal Man Tracking
- Intro Survival Trapping
- Useful Wild Costal Plants
- The Bow Drill
- Winter Outdoor Survival Training
- Emergency Snowshoes