and welcome to this 2005 winter survival session.
on this image and you will be directed
to Aconcagua 2002 expedition images. Enjoy!
child has been accepted in the 2005 edition of the Winter
Survival Program. This program will give your child the
opportunity to acquire and develop new skills related to
our great Canadian winter, while enjoying snowshoeing. The
school will provide snowshoes.
you will see on the course outline, we will discuss proper
clothing and equipment. It is of prime importance that your
child comes well prepared for all kinds of weather, as we
will be outside most of the time after we have done the
teaching/building/making component of the course. Children
without proper gear, will have to stay in the school and
miss out on the outing.
is a brief overview of the program. At the end of the six-week
sessions, your child will be given a handbook summarising
all that has been taught.
-"How to keep warm-part 1" -Equipment overview
(clothing, footwear and snowshoes)
-"How to keep warm-part 2" -Fires and fire starters
-"How not to get lost" -Orienteering
-"The kitchen" -The survival stove
-"How not to get hurt" -Wilderness 911
-"Full-day Fun" -More details to follow.
with the minimal cost attached to this course, your child
is also expected to bring the following materials:
-All the proper clothing, headgear, "handwear"
and footwear (regular "Sorel" type boots will
work in the snowshoe bindings…running shoes and fancy heel
boots are a definite NO-NO!)
-A full extra snack
-A bottle of water
-Extra pair of mitts
-An extra sweater
for week 2 are:
-An emptycardboard box of a dozen eggs
-Any leftover wax
-A ziploc bag full of dryer lint
for week 3 are:
- To be in a good mood, and have a positive attitude.
If you have a challenge to suggest, now is the time!
for week 4 are:
-1 - 4" nail
-1 clean empty 14-fl. Oz 398ml can
-1 clean empty 19-fl. Oz 540ml can + lid
-3 tealight candles
-A good clean joke or riddle to share J
for week 5 are:
- 10 Band aids and gauze pad in a small ziploc bag
- Initiative and common sense
for week 6 are:
- ALL of the above, extra warm clothing and being ready
for a full day program, regardless of the weather conditions.
- Your nature-objects-homemade gift and quality of your
secret buddy for the gifting ceremony.
can check on my website for weekly updates:
are looking forward to a fun filled six week program. If
you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate
to contact me at school.
Cuvillier - Cycle II teacher and Winter Survival Coordinator