Bushcraft Kid™ Days are now open to families in the valley. 

Our Bushcraft Kid™ outdoor education program focuses on a skill-based learning curriculum for tweens and teens. Check out the programs we will be offering this fall below.  Earn your next badge!

If you are interested in starting a Bushcraft Kid™ program in your area, please reach out.  

At MHA we believe that animal husbandry, primitive survival skills, and outdoor knowledge are important pieces of education. Connecting with nature benefits teens' and tweens' mental health, anxiety, confidence levels, and personal relationships. Bushcraft Kid™'s days are incorporated into our Middle School and High School curriculum.

Montana Bushcraft Kid™ Campus

Outdoor Survival Badge

Age 10-14

Get outside and earn your Survival Badge.

 

In this badge, students will learn knots, tarp shelters, introductory fire skills, knife safety, and more. Sample Day

Dates: Fridays for 5 weeks.

 

Sept. 9th, Sept. 16th, Sept. 23rd, Sept 30th, Oct. 7th

Cost: $500

Time: 9:30 - 3:00pm

Location:  22 Wagner Lane, Kalispell, MT

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We need to unplug, step away, and reconnect with nature. Far too many educational institutions have cut outdoor education from their budgets. We are here to bring it back. 

Giving tweens and teens the skills, confidence, connection, and exposure to the outdoors provides mental benefits and life self-sufficiency skills. 

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Outdoor Survival Badge

Age 14 - 17

Girls Only

Get outside and earn your Survival Badge.

 

In this badge, students will learn knots, tarp shelters, introductory fire skills, knife safety, and more. Sample Day

Dates: Mondays for 5 weeks.

 

Sept. 12th, Sept. 19th, Sept. 26th, Oct 3rd, Oct. 10th

Cost: $500

Time: 9:30 - 3:00pm

Location:  22 Wagner Lane, Kalispell, MT

Fire Unit Badge

Age 10 -14

Get outside and earn your Survival Badge.

 

Students will learn the fundamentals of starting a fire with limited resources in this badge. We will cover tinder bundles, five-minute fires, starting a fire in the rain, flint & steel, and the ultimate one-match challenge.

 

Students will be introduced to using a bow drill and more.  Sample Day

Dates: Fridays for 5 weeks.

 

Oct. 28th, Nov. 4th, Nov. 11th, Nov. 18th (no class 11/25), December 2nd

Cost: $500

Time: 9:30 - 3:00pm

Location:  655 Wagner Lane, Kalispell, MT

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"Exposure to nature can reduce children's stress levels by as much as 28 percent and a 20-minute walk in nature can help kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD concentrate better."

 

~ American Psychological Association

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Avalanche & Snowshoe Badge

Age 10-14

In our Avalanche & Snowshoe Badge students will learn the fundamentals of avalanche awareness and safety. We will discuss different snowpacks, backcountry equipment, and rescue techniques.

To add in an extra layer of adventure we will explore some amazing trails via snowshoe. MHA will provide snowshoes for your student. 

Let's get outside! Sample Day

Dates: Fridays for 5 weeks.

 

Jan. 13th, Jan. 20th, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10th

Cost: $500

Time: 9:30 - 3:00pm

Location:  Whitefish Mountain

Bushcraft Kid™ Sample Day

9:30 - 9:35 Drop off 

9:35 - 9:45 Circle up and set our intentions for the day. 

9:45 - 10:00 Team building activity

10:00 - 11:00 Skill building (this is our focus time and where we deep dive into our topic.)

11:00 - 11:30 Reflect as a group​

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch and high-energy game

12:30 - 1:30 Skill building (this is our focus time and where we deep dive into our topic.)

1:30 - 1:45 Team building activity

1:45 - 2:15 Still time (this is free time for students to journal, sit or even take a nap. Whatever they feel they need. 

 2:15-2:45 Clean-up

2:45 - 3:00 Circle up and discuss what we learned, what we liked, and what we would like to see more of. Self-Directed learning skills.