This is a hands on experiential course suited for students who are intrigued by the outdoors and have a passion for it. It is aimed at providing basic exposure to outdoor living skills while enjoying the rigors of the outdoors.
The participants will be engaged in learning skills like backpack packing, campsite selection, tent pitching, staying warm & dry, cooking & stove use in the wilderness, basic first aid, Leave No Trace principles, leadership and appreciation of nature. They will be taught ‘how to live comfortably in the outdoors’. On the course, instructors closely follow participant’s progress and continually offer feedback. Participants will be evaluated on their performance & the manner in which they handle themselves individually and as team members.
Imperative to being an outstanding outdoor person is the confidence of being a team leader and this is an additional skill that students pick up. Nature is a great teacher and leveler and this course can be an eye opener and a life changing experience for the young and impressionable minds.
Introduction to Outdoor Living Skills
Tent Pitching, Backpack Packing, etc.
LNT Principles and gear plannig for hikes
Hiking with backpacks
Basic first aid
Basic ropes and knots
Basic first aid
Overnight hike into the forest
Vishal has been associated with Hanifl Centre, an outreach of Woodstock school for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study since 2019 and currently works as a freelance instructor on their Outdoor Leadership programs. When not backpacking, you can mostly find him pondering his next move over a chessboard.