Old School Survival Boot Camp and American Homesteading Gathering May 17-19 2024!
The learning and spending time with other like-minded folks does not need to end when Boot Camp is over for the year. Join the Old School Survival Network to enjoy survival books and homesteading books, planners, logs, journals, cookbooks, a homeschool curriculum created for prepping families, and Level A online classes. Old School Survival Network members also receive discounted tickets to all Old School Survival events as well as first access to class registration and on-site camping. Click here to join the Old School Survival Network today!
Survival Homesteading Skills For The Modern World
Join thousands of folks from 26 states and Canada at the largest homesteading and survival event in the Midwest - hosted by the Old School Survival Network.
Old School Survival Boot Camp is a 3-day hands-on self-reliance event that takes place annually in May in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio. This is not a "sit, listen, and take notes" kind of event. You will be an active participant in the classes and receive skill building hands-on training.
Nearly 170 hands-on survival, blacksmithing, homesteading, bushcraft, butchering, off grid living, prepping, herbalism, emergency medical , wilderness survival, homeschooling, foraging, and martial arts classes will be offered by 70+ experts from around the country.
Old School Survival Boot Camp is a hands-on learning experience for the entire family. There are over 30 classes and activities offered each day just for the kiddos!
Classes run from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Register for classes in advance online. Live music at lunch. Special activities on Friday and Saturday evening, including contests and skill challenges hosted by Dave Canterbury and the Pathfinders School.
On Thursday before the Old School Survival Boot Camp and Homesteading Gathering 2024 starts, the Ohio Homeschool Science and Youth Makers Market will be held, event partner On Guard Defense will be offering firearms training and freeze drying food classes off-site at their gun range, and vent partner Raccoon Creek Outfitters will be offering canoe and kayak paddles off-site at their Raccoon Creek livery.
If you have a coupon code to use, type it in the coupon code box at checkout. Military/First Responder Families Discount Code: heroes for $15 off an adult 3-day pass. Use code: heroes2 for $10 off adult 2-day passes. Contact us for group discount and Network members discounts at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Follow the Old School Survival Blog for detailed updates about the event, including class schedule and class registration. The Welcome Packet will be sent out no later than 1 week prior to the event via the Old School Survival Newsletter which will come from the firstname.lastname@example.org address and will be posted on the Old School Survival Blog.
Join the Old School Survival Facebook group for Boot Camp and general survival and homesteading information.
Follow the Old School Survival Boot Camp page for updates as well as during event notices.
Tickets to Old School Survival Boot Camp are transferable but are not refundable. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to our terms of service. If you do not agree with our terms of service, do not purchase a ticket.
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Martial Arts Classes At Old Survival Boot Camp
As a part of the fiber arts series of classes, students got to learn how to shear sheep, process wool, dye wool, and needle felt.
Chuck Dailey taught both beginner and advanced emergency medical preps classes at Old School Survival Boot Cammp.
Contact the Old School Survival Boot Camp team with event, lodging, presenter, demonstrator, or vendor questions via email - email@example.com or by contacting Bob and Tara Dodrill at 740-596-4037
This is an outdoor event where uneven terrain and off pavement conditions should be expected to be encountered. Rain before or during the event may make some areas difficult or impossible to traverse by wheelchair.
The road through the main event venue is a combination of gravel and dirt that is usually passable by a wheelchair, but weather conditions could alter passability. All barns, buildings, and permanent restrooms are handicap accessible.
There are roughly 20 handicap parking spots in the heart of the main event venue. These will be used daily on a first come first serve basis. If an attendee alerts event staff at the front gate that all handicap accessible parking spaces are taken, a drop off to the main event building or as near as possible to an event area will be permitted. Please contact us via email with any specific questions or concerns about handicap accessibility prior to purchasing a non-refundable ticket or during the event in the case of inclement weather that may alter accessibility conditions at the outdoor event.