Bear Grylls Survival Academy 5-Day Extreme Course

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Bear Grylls Survival Academy 5-Day Extreme Course

August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Addicted to Adventure? Try a Survival Experience in the Catskills!

It may be the quirky towns and farm-to-table dining that usually lure urbanites to the Catskills nowadays, but in this intense five-day survival course, you’ll experience this beautiful mountain landscape in a completely different – and much more extreme – way. From your wilderness base camp, in the heart of bear country, you’ll learn Bear Grylls’ own survival techniques, delivered by an elite company of instructors selected by Bear and his crew. They’ll guide your team in the Priorities of Survival, knife skills, fire lighting and rope work, showing you how to build an emergency shelter, forage and trap for food, field dress your catch, find and purify water. You’ll learn to navigate by day and by night, and how to dynamically and safely ascend mountainous terrain in a natural training theatre of rocky gorges, rugged cliffs, craggy outcrops and fast moving white waters.

For your final 36-hour adventure, you’ll be dropped off in a remote mountainous area, with just a few basics and an empty water canteen. Nothing you have done before will test you like this experience, as you put everything you have learned into practice to navigate the dense Catskill forest and make your way back to civilization – via a cascading waterfall! After the ceremony that follows, your now well-used survival tools – and the memories – are yours to keep.

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August 27, 2018
August 31, 2018



Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY 12725 United States
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