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Fri, Apr 24


Shannon Terrace Day Use Area, Fish Creek

Wilderness Survival Workshops

Robert Ross of Kaykima Wilderness Camp is back by popular demand to teach beginner & advanced workshops!

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Wilderness Survival Workshops
Wilderness Survival Workshops

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Shannon Terrace Day Use Area, Fish Creek, 33-45 Woodpath Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2W 5Z5, Canada

About the Event

Class #1:   Beginners Basic Survival Skills  10am-12 noon, Ages 5 and up

Join Kaykima Wilderness Skills  in Fish Creek park for a workshop in Survival Skills. Participants will get into nature and learn Wilderness Safety Skills such as: what to do if you get lost in the woods, safety around animals, and the importance of positive thinking. The class will move on to Survival Shelters where they will learn about different types of shelters based on environment before getting their hands dirty to construct one of their own. We will end with primitive fire making and discussion on the importance of fire within a wilderness survival context. The workshop is great for children, youth and their caregivers and is a unique opportunity to work together in a challenging and safe natural environment. 

Class #2:  Advanced Bushcraft Torch Making 1pm - 3pm, Ages 7 and up (students need to be able to handle a knife safely)

Join Kaykima Wilderness Skills  in Fish Creek park for a workshop in Buscraft Torch Making. Participants will get into nature, do a quick walkabout while discussing Spruce Trees, thier uses, how to use resin for torches, and how they trees are helpful in Wilderness Living. Students will create thier own torches while learning some carving skills before lighting the final product.  Students can bring their own fixed blade knife (non- folding) if they have one, otherwise knives will be provided for participants. 

Shannon Terrace Address Information


Location:  GPS: 50°55'39.0"N 114°07'47.6"W

We will meet at the end of Woodpath at the last parking lot. There are heated washrooms nearby and fire pits. 

Parents please remember to dress everyone appropriately for the weather and come prepared with sturdy footwear. This fieldtrip will take place, rain or shine.

Registration deadline: April 6th, 2020


Can I get a refund for my ticket? 

No, once a ticket is purcahsed there are no refunds. You can however find a replacement for your spot, but please let us know who is coming in your place at 

Can babies & toddlers come with me? 

No, due to the hands on format of this fieldtrip, we cannot have younger children participate.

Can I just drop my child off at this event?

No, parents are required to attend this fieldtrip with thier children.

Do parents get in for free?

No, parents need to purchase a ticket!

Can Non-Roots families attend this event?

We will open up this fieldtrip to non-Roots families on March 24th 

Can students younger than 7 attend the advanced torch making class?

No, due to safety reasons we cannot have younger students participate.

If I have further questions about this fieldtrip, who can I contact?

Tammy Eacott, Roots Executive Administrator at or 403-616-1381


  • Beginner Wilderness Ages 5-18

    Beginner Basic Survival Workshop from 10 am- 12 noon April 24, 2020

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  • Beginner Wilderness Adult

    Adult ticket for the Basic Wilderness Survival Workshop April 24th from 10am - 12 noon

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  • Torch Making Ages 7 and Up

    Student Advanced Torch Making Workshop April 24th from 1pm- 3pm

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  • Torch Making Adult Ticket

    Adult Advanced Torch Making Workshop April 24th from 1pm- 3pm

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