FOR AGES 7 – 12
Fire and Frost will be held every Tuesday from March 6th to April 10th (6 total), and run from 10am-2pm.
Each morning will take youth through a winter survival activity based around a specific skill and each afternoon will feature a different fire starting techniques to prepare a fire for our story. After making a fire, a real-life survival story will be told and youth will be encouraged to use the information and skills they learned from that morning to predict what actions the people in the story should take to survive.
*Morning Activity, Afternoon Story/Fire Technique*
Building a Survival Kit and Basic Fire Starting
Winter Hiking and Bow-Drill Fire Method
Wilderness First-Aid and Char-Cloth Fire Method
Shelter Construction and Steel Wool Fire Method
Water Collection and Purification and Bamboo Fire Method
*Reading Constellations and Cotton Ashes Fire Method
*Note this class will run from 4-8pm so we can see the stars!
Price includes a take-home survival pack and 24 hours of hands-on winter survival experiences, games and instruction.
Led by Chris Ousse and Taylor Roman
Taylor Roman, grew up around Lake Linganore, exploring the surrounding woods and fields. His formative experiences there fostered in him a lifelong passion for plants and ecology. He has worked throughout Maryland as a farmer, environmental educator, and landscaper. Currently Taylor works as a teacher and beekeeper for Fox Haven, a horticulturist for Stream-Link Education, and as the assistant naturalist at Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center. When he is not working he can be found analyzing the plant species composition of the meadow by his house, or staring at bees going in and out of hives.
Chris Ousse, 2001 Eagle Scout and active Boy Scout leader for 17 years, teaches wilderness survival merit badge, and is an expert fire keeper, experienced hiker and camper, and lover of knots. Co-creator of the Fox Walkers forest learning community. Forager and herb gardener who voraciously studies Maryland tree and plant identification. A man on a simple mission, to plant seeds and sing songs.