California's Premier Outdoor Survival School!
With decades of experience in both primitive and modern wilderness survival techniques, California Survival School’s expert instructors are ready to help you escape to the great outdoors for unforgettable adventures mastering lifesaving survival skills.
California Survival School operates on a year-round, all-weather basis and is proud to be the largest outdoor survival school in the Golden State. Our activity sites span across California and beyond and each offers a wide range of survival training opportunities, from single-day survival skills clinics to extended multi-day survival trips for those looking for more in-depth survival training.
California Survival School’s wide range of wilderness survival training options include:
Primitive wilderness tactics to handle shelter, water, fire, & food in a wilderness survival situation.
Learn the art of creating stone blades, natural rope, coal-burned tools, and primitive glues used to produce everything from friction fire to hunting traps.
Explore primitive desert living techniques in the ancient heart of the Grand Canyon.
Learn to master traditional island living skills on our exclusive Hawaiian primitive adventure.
Innovative wilderness team-building adventures
Primitive survival & nature awareness summer camp for kids ages 10-17.
Completely customized survival training & trips.
Who says survival skills aren't for girls? I was the first one to make fire in my whole class!
Step back in time with us and spend a day outdoors learning the ancient skills and wilderness wisdom that our ancestors used to meet their basic living needs of shelter, water, fire & food on a daily basis.
Take your survival skills to the next level! Our Ancient Artisans clinic will give you a working knowledge of the ancient techniques that transform mere survival into a sustainable outdoor existence.
Looking for a personalized survival course, guided outdoor adventure, or unique corporate event? Look no further! Our custom courses, trips, and teambuilding events can be taylored specifically to meet your exact needs.