The Oregon Survival School is held on the Central Coast and in the foothills of the Cascade mountains east of Eugene. We offer world-class survival training for men and women. We teach weekend classes in outdoor survival skills in useful wild plants, bushcraft, animal tracking, and nature awareness.
Oregon Survival School
2024 Oregon Survival School courses are now open for registration.
Survival Skills Weekend
Useful Coastal Plants
Essential Core Weekend Courses
Core survival skills are each a weekend of dedicated instruction. See the class page for specific information, date, and location.
Custom Survival Training and Team Building
Custom training includes parts or all of the following courses with adjustments to duration, location, and price.
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 is by far one of the most important skills to add to bushcraft and survival skills. ~tracking courses
“My girlfriend and I took Mark's 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 is no other alternative. Survival Trapping is a great starter course in basic primitive trapping. ~intro-survival trapping
Additional Multiday Courses
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 about one hour's drive west of Eugene, 3 1/2 hours north of Medford, and 3 1/2 hours south of Portland. From Bend and Central Oregon to Cascade Camp is under 2 hours driving time.
Immersion Camps and Custom Training
Multiday and Overnight Survival Training
The Oregon Survival School offers both multiday and overnight wilderness survival training. All courses are designed to dramatically increase your knowledge and skill level in bushcraft, 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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Teens Wilderness Adventure Camp
This exciting Oregon summer co-ed adventure is open to children ages 14-17. Campers learn basic-to-advanced survival skills, wilderness navigation, leave no trace camping, hiking, fishing, and life in the outdoors. ~Survival Camp for Teenagers
Father Son Camp
Adventure awaits! Learn wilderness skills, track animals, build shelters, and meet the day as a team! ~ Father Son Survival Camp
- Driving directions, gear list, start time, forms, specific to your class are provided upon registration
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets allowed on camp premises or in vehicles
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
Location and accommodations
The Oregon Survival School operates out of two primary privately owned locations.
Check under DETAILS at the top of the page for class locations.
- Coast Camp: is near Florence in an old-growth Sitka Spruce forest with wetland and lake habitat.
- Cascade Camp: near Oakridge is a mixed conifer Douglas Fir forest with streamside, wetland, and meadow habitats.
Welcome to Coast Camp! Approximately one hour's drive west of Eugene. No accommodations 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.
Welcome to Cascade Camp! Tent and car camping are available onsite at Cascade Camp. Approximately one hour's drive east of Eugene, near the community of Oakridge, OR. 97463