Into the wild: traditional bushcraft skills, North Karelia/Joensuu
This course will take you back to the days of trappers and lumberjacks. You will learn some of the basic traditional bushcraft skills, that are still commonly used in wilderness. You will learn how to build a campfire, basics of building a shelter, navigating and of course open fire cooking. In safety of our skillful instructors you will take the first steps in to the wild.
Photos © Johanna Kokkola - Visuaalinen Viestintätoimisto Salama
Bushcraft instructors are professionals with roots deep in the soil of eastern Finland. Instructors specialise in survival training and the arctic region. Instructors have 16 years of experience as a ranger and recon instructor in the Finnish Defence Forces, and in training leadership and small group dynamics. Some of them specialise in survival training and extreme arctic conditions. They believe that people are always part of nature. In nature, it is easier for us to understand what our place in the world is. Without nature, we cannot understand our roots, or our history. Bushcraft instructors want to bring nature and the outdoors closer to people.
This activity helps participants experience nature at its best, following the principles of sustainable development, and without damaging the environment.
01.06 – 31.8 upon request
Please note, starting time might be subject to change, we will confirm the time to you by e-mail
55 €/child (10 - 13 years old)
Minimum of 2 persons paying a full price (max. 8 pax)
1. ABC Kontiolahti, Uurolantie 4 (if you arrive by your own car)
2. Botania, Joensuu city, Heinäpurontie 70, 80110 Joensuu
3. Hotel in Joensuu city centre (to be confirmed upon reservation)
(meeting time will be confirmed)
Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start.