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Experiential Learning

We design courses to allow you to learn through doing, at your own pace and practice what you've learned. You will enhance your connection to nature through activities such as hiking, camping, backpacking, bushcraft, wilderness survival, wilderness safety and self-rescue.

The Curriculum

Check-In begins at Noon on Fridays
Courses conclude on Sundays at Noon

Can't take Friday afternoon off? That's ok. Get here when you can and leave when you need to. If you miss something on Friday due to a late arrival, we'll be happy to cover it with you after classes conclude on Sunday.





On-site camping is available for students of NCSS during class (Friday at noon through Sunday at noon). NCSS camping areas are a moderate walk from the parking area.


Please be prepared to transport your camping gear by foot to the camping area. The trail from the parking area to the campsites are roughly 100 to 200 yards over wilderness terrain. You will be responsible for your own camping gear, food and drinks during the class. Fire pits are available at the campsites. There is no alcohol or drug use permitted at NCSS. If you have any questions or concerns about camping at NCSS, please contact us with your questions.

View & Download Items to Bring

Need Camping Gear?

No problem! NCSS has you covered.

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Rental gear is available upon request.

  • Tents

  • Cots

  • Sleeping Bags and Pillows

  • Camp Chairs

  • Cookware

  • Lanterns

Ask us about our deluxe package - everything you'll need including set-up!

To inquire about rental gear, contact us at:
Phone: 314-440-9095

What You Will Learn


Our Course Dates

Course Pricing

Adults Tuition: $248.00

Minor (Under 18): $124.00

For group discounts please contact us at:


Phone: 314-440-9095

Camp with us at NCSS!

On-site primitive camping is available for students of NCSS to allow participants a chance to practice and test their new wilderness skills in nature. 

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