Outdoor Skills Club

Learn Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Expedition - The Vanguard School

The Vanguard Schools Outdoor Skills Club gives students the unique opportunity to learn survival skills.  Club participants learn important skills such as first aid and land navigation, and activities involve hiking, setting up/constructing shelter, and learning basic survival skills for being out in the wilderness.  Participants provide their own gear for some events (camping, etc) and the club provides materials in other cases (compasses and maps for land navigation training, for example).  The Outdoor Skills Club meets weekly.  Club events often take place on weekends since they are longer duration activities, such as our annual overnight lightweight backpacking trip, fishing trips, etc.

Club Objective

Students will get the opportunity for hands-on learning in:
  • Leave No Trace
  • Team Collaboration
  • Building a Proper Campfire
  • Make Fire without Matches 
  • Read a Map & Compass (Triangulation)
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Campfire Cooking
  • Survival Shelter 


Learn to read a map and compass

Grade Levels Eligible:

All high school grade levels.

Learn How to Build a Proper Campfire

Learn to build a campfire

Learn Land Navigation

Learn to read a map and compass

Learn how to cook in the wilderness

Learn Campfire Cooking

Learn to build a wilderness shelter

Learn How to Build a Survival Shelter