Survival Skills Workshops and Primitive Skills Weekend Slated for Killens Pond State Park in Felton, Delaware.

Primitive and Survival Skills at Killens Pond

Are you hooked on shows such as Survivor Man?  Have you ever been in the position to “rough it” by choice or by accident?  Have you ever asked yourself how you would make out if all of a sudden you awoke in the wilderness with nothing more than the clothing on your body?

Killens Pond State Park is out to help.

This fall, the staff at Killens Pond State Park will teach “Survival Series for Adults,” as well as host “Primitive Skills Weekend.”
Survival Series for Adults will be held on the third Sunday of the Month September through December, 3-5 p.m.  If you want to see whether you have what it takes to survive, if you want to test your skills and learn new ones, as well as delve into the world of ancestral survival techniques, here’s your chance. 

The program is designed for those 16 and older.  Each class is $10.  To register, call 302-284-4299.  The following are the dates and topics:

  • September 15 – Medicine Plants of the Forest
  • October 20 – Autumn Wild Edible Plants
  • November 17 – Coal-Burned Wooden Bowls (take home the bowl you make)
  • December 15 – Gourd Canteens (town homehe canteen you make)


Primitive Skills Weekend starts Friday, November 8 at 6 p.m. through Monday, November 11 at 12 noon.  Come for three days and five sessions of primitive skills experiences including ancestral survival techniques such as fire-making, flint-knapping, wild wdible plants, basket-making and cordage-making.

Children will have a separate program of environmental activities.  The program will only take place if a minimum of 30 register, with a maximum of 60.  Register by October 15, and once registered, Killens Pond will send detailed information and a choice of classes.  For more information about visiting Kent County, click here.

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