Wilderness Survival Weekend Escape
- 3 Days
This Wilderness Escape will provide you with an opportunity to explore 12 miles of wooded trails, camp on secluded bluffs and see rare wildlife up close!
5 – 7pm: Backpacking 101 Class: Learn what to pack for a primitive camping adventure, how to pitch your tent and use outdoor gear safely. Participants will come together to get to know their gear, trail map and itinerary for the weekend trek.
7pm Campfire Dinner: After setting up our first night’s camp, we will cook under the stars and enjoy the sounds of the forest.
9pm: Creatures of the Night: Seek out nature’s nocturnal wildlife on a guided night hike. (headlamps provided)
7:15am: Morning Breakfast & Stretch: Join us for coffee and stretching to welcome the day. Group breakfast before we hit the Lone Star Trail.
8:30am: Hike Begins & Wilderness Safety Class: Learn to ID harmful plants, native snakes and insects. Go over basic first aid and hiking safety. Let the hiking begin!
12pm: On the Trail – Lunch Break at a rare carnivorous plant bog – eat wild edible plants too!
2-4pm: Creek Time & Wilderness Skills Classes: Let your inner child loose under the cypress trees, on a secluded bend of Turkey Creek. Take part in hands-on trainings – water filtration, food gathering, survival shelter building, fire making.
6pm: Saturday Meal & Campfire Karaoke: Practice your fire making and backpack cooking skills as we cook over the fire. Followed by star party and karaoke led by our Texas guitarist, Stefanie Jewel!
7:15am: Sunrise Coffee & Yoga in the Woods: Led by Shamron of ShantiTree Yoga in Cypress, TX
8:30am: Final Camp Breakfast & Trail Hike Meeting: Plan our route for the final journey northward!
1pm: Hike Completed! Lunch Break and Leave No Trace: To assist our team, please leave all ETP gear inside your backpack, submitted with checklist before noon on Sunday. Assist in returning our campsite back to nature before we all head back to civilization.
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