Bushcraft & Survival School Basecamp (8/14-8/18)

Sale price Price $ 499.00 Regular price

This trip is a partnership among Destination Backcountry, Upstate Adventure Guides, Freestone Expeditions, and Catskill Mountain Wild, combining the expertise of leading guides across the Catskills to offer five days of hands-on, intensive, comprehensive, backcountry survival skill and bushcraft training. Building from basics to more advanced topics over the course, we'll cover:


  • Psychology of survival
  • Building a fire without matches
  • Building an emergency debris shelter
  • Self-rescue, including signaling for help
  • Construction of primitive tools, including bow and arrow and cutting tools
  • Wild edible foraging, identification, harvesting, and preparation
  • Safe harvesting of invertebrates and amphibians


Destination Backcountry Difference

Unique Adventure: The most comprehensive, hands-on survival course you'll find in New York State, and possibly on the east coast

All adventures include:

  • Transportation from/to New York City with convenient pickup locations near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Grand Central in Manhattan
  • All required paddling gear
  • Group gear and shelter: we’ll handle cooking, safety gear, water treatment and shelter on our adventure so you may pack and travel light
  • Breakfast of fresh fruit and donuts and a selection of coffees and teas
  • Lunch, dinner, and snacks on our adventure
  • Note: we offer vegetarian and vegan options and we’re happy to accommodate any dietary and allergy needs