Survival Homesteading Skills For The Modern World
Join folks from 19 states at the largest prepper 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 will take place May 12-14, 2023 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.
125 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 40+ experts from around the country.
Classes run from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Register for classes in advance online.
Old School Survival Boot Camp is a hands-on learning experience for the entire family. There are more than one dozen classes offered each day just for the kiddos!
Live entertainment, make and take classes, add-on immersion courses by our event partners at Raccoon Creek Outfitters and On Guard Defense.
Camping and RV spots can be reserved on-site, or camping and cabin rentals at two nearby state parks and private operators - or you can commute.
Military/First Responder Family and Group Discounts Available
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Folks come for the classes and skill building but fall in love with the immediate sense of belonging and community that develops at Old School Survival Boot Camp.
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 censorship-free forums designed by preppers for preppers, video self-reliance courses, the Old School Survival Radio Show, homeschool theme units created for prepping families, and ebooks.
Classes For Kids At Old School Survival Boot Camp
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.
Spend the weekend leaning and having a great time with like-minded folks! More than 75 classes daily. Tantalizing food at reasonable prices. Live music by talented regional musicians on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Old School Survival Boot Camp shirts, hats, hoodies, sweatshirts, patches, and ladies V-neck cut shirts will be available in the Old School Survival Network shop. These items will be available for pre-order only and can be picked up at the Old School Survival Ticket/Information booth at the event.
Discounts on Old School Survival Boot Camp shirts and hats for Old School Survival Network Members.
Contact the Old School Survival Boot Camp team with event, lodging, presenter, demonstrator, or vendor questions via email - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.