Wilderness Survival (overnight)

Are you ready to face the challenges you'll find outside? Come learn lifelong wilderness living skills like how to make friction fire, identify edible and medicinal plants, and acquire basic survival techniques of shelter, water, fire, and food! You’ll test your skills on numerous hikes and field trips during this week of adventuring, culminating with an overnight camping adventure of your own!

Overnight details:
Mon-Wed: 9:30am – 3:30pm at Hallam Lake
Thursday: meet at Hallam Lake parking lot at 10am ready for the overnight
Friday: back at Hallam Lake parking lot at 12pm
Kids will need their own sleeping bag and pad, essential clothes for the overnight. Some kids will bring their own tents to share. ACES provides healthy, kid-friendly dinner and breakfast. Overnight details and gear questions will be worked out at the beginning of the week.

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals!

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: In the summer, every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car you will earn a sticker to place on our Bike Board. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, ACES classes, reusable bags, and more. 

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community. 


Wildlife and Hiking



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  • Kids : 10, 11, 12, 13 and over
    • Class maximum: 13
    • Spots available: 0. There are currently no spots available, please add the class to your cart to join the waitlist.
    Registration closed on 06/21/2019