Desert Survival

Go to Camp
Skill Building
Price Range
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Level of Physical Activity
Moderate activity

Discover how living organisms (including humans) have survived in the desert for thousands of years. Make tools, shelter and fire using natural materials. Learn where to find drinkable water and how to identify edible plants. Track animals, tie knots, and navigate using a compass and the stars. We’ll swim in the John Day River during the day and spend a night practicing survival skills while camping in the wilderness.

Available Sessions

Dates Location Member/Non-member

Desert Survival

Start Date Jul 7, 2014
End Date Jul 11, 2014
Start and End Times 7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Duration 5 days
Location Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Member/Non-Member $515/$565
Check In Check-in on the first day of camp is at 7am in the south parking lot at OMSI.
Check Out Check-out on the final day of camp is at 5pm in the auxiliary parking lot near OMSI (Water Ave and SE Main St). Photo ID is required.
Catalog Number 964DS707