Kids Wilderness Skills Program


“Playing outside isn’t just something that we all did as kids – the reality is being outside enhances our awareness, makes us healthier and happier” – Unknown
Ready for fun adventures?
You’re out for a wonderful wintery walk when suddenly the snow gets so thick you can’t find your way home! Do you know what your top four needs are to weather the storm? Shelter, Water, Fire, Food. Through scavenging, hands-on building and exciting real-life scenario games, students learn how to create and prioritize for self-reliance. Native American practices will be incorporated.
Outside the box Activities:
There will be different sensory activities will engage the use of sound, touch, or smell. We will provide a safe environment where limiting the students vision, they will be asked to ‘find their way’ to the ‘end’ either via listening, smelling, or touching.
Activities will take place inside and outside (weather dependent). Students must come with appropriate gear for outdoors.
Saturday, 1/16, 9:30am-11:30am
Lake Superior Classroom
Grades 1-5
Register your child ASAP as space is limited!
Chad O’Kulich, aka Coyote, has been exploring Mother Earth his entire life. He has been a Wilderness First Responder certified guide of wilderness educational expeditions for over 20 years including; Cranbrook Wilderness Expedition, Brookside Wilderness, and is the director of Detroit’s Horizons Upward Bound Wilderness. He is a Spanish teacher, Student Leadership Coordinator and varsity boys/girls soccer coach at Cranbrook Schools. He has taken numerous herbal/medicinal plant studies with herbalist Jim McDonald, and a graduate of the Standard, Ultimate, & Dirt Time courses from Tom Brown’s Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School. With an intense passion for Native American Philosophies, Chad believes in living in the here and now, stepping out of your comfort zone, gratitude, community, and enhancing his awareness.