An Extreme Survival Experience!

Bear Grylls Survival Academy 

Frost Valley YMCA is the first 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. And as Bear says, “It may hurt a little!”

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



24-Hour Family Course (parent and child) Dates:

  • May 25 – 26, 2019
  • June 15 – 16, 2019
  • September 7 – 8, 2019
  • September 21– 22, 2019
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24-Hour Adult Survival Course (ages 18+) Dates:

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

EXTREME! 5-Day Adult Course (ages 18+)