Making Tracks Summer Camp Provo

Start: 07/15/2024 - End: 07/19/2024
July 15th-19th, 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m..
1501 E Provo Canyon Rd, Provo, UT, USA
Everyone belongs in nature; take some time with us to enjoy your summer break and learn some cool skills.
Buy @ $190

Course Objectives

We want everyone to have fun by safely exploring and pushing their comfort zones! Campers will have the opportunity to make fire by experimenting with bow drill, ferro rods, flint and steel. They will also use other tools, primitive and modern, to make things like cordage, water filters, and stone tools.

Skills Taught

Skills Taught:

Sit Spot

  • Basic Outdoor Etiquette
  • Hazards
  • Knife Safety
  • How not to get lost


  • Shelter Basics
  • Fire by Friction - Bow Drill
  • Stone tools
  • Cordage
  • Water Filtration


  • Sensory Awareness Games
  • Aidless Navigation
  • Creek Play
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About the Course

Join us for a week of fun, games, wandering, and survival skills. Learn the fundamentals of shelter building, water purification, fire making, and primitive tool use. Campers will be encouraged to participate at their own comfort level but be prepared to get wet, dirty and have lots of fun.

For campers 7-12 (exceptions made for those close to that age range). The camp is Monday-Friday, 5 hours a day, from 9am -2 pm. Participants should come prepared with food, water, a knife, a swimsuit, and an extra change of clothes.

Our instructors will be waiting to greet you; be sure to check in with them at Drop Off and Pick Up.

Meet Your Instructor

Dakota Shaffer

Dakota has been teaching professionally since 2011 and has an insatiable love for nature. His passion for teaching brought him from Missouri to Utah to delve deeper into his career. He is a proud father and enjoys spending his time trekking in the old ways and practicing the skills of the Mountain Men. He believes these skills connect us to our ancestors and their hardships in a way that brings new meaning to our own lives.

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Additional Information

What to Bring

Good shoes, weather apropriate clothing, a hat, and a backpack with...

Water bottle

Lunch and snack




Change of clothes

Swimsuit (just in case)

Personal first aid kit


Mora Knife

Knives must be 3-7 inches long with a sheath, unless they are folding knives, in which case they need to lock when they are unfolded. We recommend this one.

Communications via Discord

Once registered, you will be emailed a link to our Discord server, where you will receive any updates about the camp.

Course Location

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