An Extreme Survival Experience!

Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Frost Valley YMCA is the only U.S. site to host Bear Grylls Survival Academy courses, and the program has been a hit with adults and children since 2014. The world’s most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure, Bear Grylls, brings the ultimate in self-rescue skills, delivered by his handpicked team of highly trained experts. Many of the Frost Valley instructors, including the program’s director, Jeff Williams, have worked directly with Bear to ensure participants receive an authentic, Bear-Grylls survival experience. 

This is a rare chance for adventurous outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe to learn and experience firsthand Bear’s survival techniques.  For more information please contact

Wilderness Survival Family Adventure (parent and child) Dates:

  • May 25 – 26, 2019
  • June 15 – 16, 2019



Wilderness Survival Course (ages 18+) Dates:

  • May 4 – 5, 2019
  • October 5 – 6, 2019