December Vacation Youth Outdoor Survival Days

Sponsored by Ipswich River


3 classes (show schedule)
Tue, Dec 28, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, Dec 29, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu, Dec 30, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA


Cori Brauer - Education Coordinator; Bruce Menin - Ipswich River Field Teacher


9 - 14 years




Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

This new three-day drop-off program is for youths who want to learn what it takes to survive in the wild. Each day will have a different theme around an outdoor skill. We will explore the sanctuary, look to our local wildlife for inspiration, and complete an outdoor skill challenge each day. Our last day will end with a carefully made campfire and toasted marshmallows!

December 28: Making Stable Shelters

December 29: Winter Wildlife Tracking

December 30: Fire Building and Fire Safety

Instructions and Directions:

Please come dressed for the weather as we will be outside for the entire program. All participants must wear a mask when going inside to use our bathrooms. The price is for all three classes and you must sign up for all three.

This is a drop-off program. You will be asked to fill out a short health and emergency contact form for your child before the program.

Looking for a program for younger children and families? Check out our afternoon family vacation programs.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.