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2024 Instructor Certification Program

Certified Wilderness Survival Instructor Program

Background of the Program:

The Campcraft Outdoors Instructor Certification Program, with a proven ten-year track record, has consistently produced some of the top wilderness survival and bushcraft instructors in the outdoor industry today. Other schools and organizations have adopted this program in the “survival space” of the outdoor industry, and the program has received endorsements from the National Home School Association, Men’s Journal, and National Bible College Association. As a faith-based educational program, we specialize in teaching the Biblical why and how of the outdoor skills we share.

Program Purpose:

The initial Certification Program covers the five primary areas of wilderness skills and leadership: Wilderness Survival, Bushcraft and Wilderness First Aid, Urban Survival and Preparedness, Winter Survival Skills, and Teaching and Business Management. Upon leaving this program, graduates will be well-equipped to offer Basic Modern Survival skills and Basic Wilderness First Aid classes to churches, groups, corporations, and individuals. The qualifications included in this program include: 

  • Wilderness First Aid (16hr)

  • Stop the Bleed

  • Basic Modern Survival Skills Instructor Certification with Blue Patch

  • Diploma in Wilderness Skills & Leadership from Bethlehem Bible Institute*

*The training credits issued within this program are accredited for bible college credit to schools within the National Bible College Association and National Association of Private Theological Institutions respective networks. These credits may be applied toward completing an Associate's degree in Practical Outdoor Ministry.

Photos represent only a selected handful of those we have trained to Instructor Level with this program

Program Schedule:

Limited to 12 Attendees!

There are four required onsite courses. There are no make-up options for the scheduled courses; attendance is mandatory for each course within this program. There are no rain checks, refunds, or make-up days possible.

  • September 20-22, 2024 (Gospel of Survival, Fire & Water)

  • October 18-20, 2024 (Shelters, Camp Life, & Hygiene)

  • November 15-17, 2024 (WFA and Urban Survival)

  • December 20-22, 2024 (Winter Skills, Navigation, & Business)


Tuition Options:

Tuition is nonrefundable and covers insurance, online classes, books, camping, meals, and training. This is a strict training schedule with no make-up days for the on-site classes. If you miss an on-site class, you must pay for that class again during the next training rotation. A 95% average is required to achieve the Blue Instructor Patch; however, an 80% passing score will permit you to graduate with all necessary credentials. 


All you need to bring is your survival kit/gear, shower kit, towel, change of clothes, and camp chair.

$1500 Limited to 6: Secures a bed with fresh linens and a stocked cooler in a shared glamping wall tent with a fan in Summer and a Stove in Winter. It also includes access to online classes, a hard copy book mailed to you, meals for on-site classes, and all four on-site training classes.


$1350: Bring your own Tent & Camping gear. This includes access to online classes, a hard copy book mailed to you, meals for on-site classes, and all four on-site training classes.


$1250: You already have the online classes and book! So, bring your own tent and camping gear; this level will cover meals and training.


All students will have access to hot water showers, filtered water, and plumbed toilets. The indoor classroom will be used in extreme weather. 

Tuition may be broken into payments through Zettle in our online store or via Paypal Credit as needed. We do not offer financing beyond these options. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Will this Certification enable me to hold Campcraft Outdoors classes?

A: No, this Certification recognizes that you have completed a requisite course of study and met the minimum standard to be qualified as an instructor. As an independent instructor, you are responsible for holding your own insurance and operating under your own business identity (which we show you how to create). You will not be a representative or affiliated with Campcraft Outdoors, LLC.

Q: Will this Certification guarantee me a job in the survival industry?

A: No. Like any other certificate or degree, it is simply proof of qualification. Holding this credential will open doors of opportunity because you are certified and endorsed by a reputable training provider, but landing the job falls on you. We are happy to provide a reference.

Q: Will Campcraft Outdoors hire me to run classes in my area once I am certified?

A: No. While we generally work exclusively with our certified instructors at our events, this is not always the case when another organization hosts Dr. Hunt. While you will undoubtedly become our go-to person in a particular region where we will direct students, we do not hire others to run classes.

Q: I am an instructor at another school. Can I get credit for my past training?

A: No. While we appreciate the knowledge and value your experience would bring to us, we train based on our proven and tested curriculum standard. Once you learn and adopt our standard, you can and should expand upon it based on your experience or the region in which you live.

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