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Bushcraft 🪓Overnight Camp

Nov. 6 - Nov. 10th

Beattyville, Kentucky

Ages 9 - 17

$656

10 student minimum

Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and venture into the heart of nature? Gather your sense of wonder and join us for an unforgettable Bushcraft Overnight Camp experience! Spend the week under the stars, learn essential survival skills, and forge lasting connections with like-minded explorers.

We are thrilled to announce our incredible camp nestled at Firefly Hills, just a stone's throw away from the majestic 🪨 Red River Gorge in gorgeous Kentucky!  Prepare to be captivated by the beauty of the wilderness and embark on an adventure that will leave you with cherished memories for years to come.

Through our outcome-based outdoor education program, we believe that the best way for students to learn is through hands-on experiences that directly contribute to their personal and academic development.

Here are just some of the things your student will be learning through hands-on experience. 

  • Knife Skills

  • Burn Bowls

  • Bamboo Bows

  • Building Targets

  • Medicinal Plant Poltice

  • Climbing in the Red River Gorge

  • Debris Shelters

  • Fabric dyes

  • Yoga & intention in the outdoors

What will you experience?

Agenda

Day 1 - Monday,  Nov. 6th 
Drop Off: 12:00 pm @ Firefly Hills Beattyville, KY 

Intro, rules, set up camp

  • Knife skills and carving our tent stakes

Snack/Break

  • Fire building & Starting your Burn Bowls and Spoons

Dinner @ 7:00 pm

Evening Games @ 8:30

Lights out at 10:00 pm 

 

Day 2- Tuesday,  Nov. 7th 
Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30 am

  • Build Bamboo Bows & Targets

Lunch @ 1 pm

  • Hike & Build a Debris Shelter

Dinner @ 7:00 pm

Evening Event @ 8:30

Lights out at 10:00 pm 

Day 3- Wednesday,  Nov. 8th 
Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30 am

  • Rock Climbing & Red River Gorge Experience

Lunch @ 1 pm

  • Yoga in the Gorge!

Dinner @ 7:00 pm

Evening Event @ 8:30

Lights out at 10:00 pm 

Day 4 - Thursday,  Nov. 9th 
Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30 am

  • Medicinal Hike & making your own salve

Lunch @ 1 pm

  • Camo t-shirt activity with natural dyes

Dinner @ 7:00 pm

Evening Event @ 8:30

Lights out at 10:00 pm 

Day 5- Friday,  Nov. 10th 
Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30 am

  • Create memories activity

  • Clean up camp

Parent Demonstrations @ 12 pm (Please plan on staying to watch/participate)

Pick up @ 2 pm

Mountain Landscape

Testimonials

Chopped Tree Trunk

"Montana Hybrid Academy's bushcraft days are my son's favorite day every week. He has gained confidence in skills that we could never have taught him. Now he is teaching us, and it is incredible! "

-Ezekiel-

Tree Roots

"My daughter's week in the woods with Montana Hybrid Academy was not only an amazing learning experience for her, but it has been wonderful for her to make friendships with other kids that want to be outside and not on a device all day."

-Nicole-

Budding Tree

Our kids just had a fantastic week in the woods with MHA. I can't recommend this program enough. 

They learned how to navigate, make shelters, purify water, and much more. Our kids came home confident, happy, and dirty! 

-Robert-

F.A.Q.

Q. Is this an overnight camp?

A. Yes, please plan on your student spending the night in a tent at Firefly Hills. 

Q. What is included in the camp cost?

A. Included in the camp cost, your student will receive 3-4 instructors, all bushcraft project materials and supplies, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all major supplies needed for the camp. Not included in the camp cost,  airfare, transportation from the airport is an extra charge, and personal items that your student will need. i.e., sleeping bag, pillow, etc. These may be available to rent through MHA. We have a limited stock, so it will be on a first-come basis. 

Q. Where will my student sleep?

A. Sleeping arrangements will be arranged with staff prior to your arrival. All students will sleep in a tent with other campers unless otherwise discussed. 

Q. Does my student need a tent, sleeping bag, pillow, or other camping equipment? 

A. MHA will have some equipment for rent if you do not have any camping gear available. If your student is sharing a tent, then we will communicate the need for a tent. 

Q. How many students can share a tent together? 

A. We normally don't like more than 3-4 students to share a tent. 

Q. What airports are recommended if another adult or I would be flying in with my student and arranging all of our own transportation? 

A. Cinncinatti 2.5 hours away, Lexington 1.5 hours away, Louisville 2.5 hours away, and Knoxville is 2.15 minutes.

Q. What kind of food will you serve during the week?

A. MHA will serve healthy camp food options. If your student has any food allergies, please let us know. 

Q. What happens if my student misbehaves or creates an unsafe learning environment?

A. MHA has a zero-tolerance policy regarding safety. If a student creates an unsafe learning environment, their parents will be required to pick them up, and there will be no refunds given. 

Q. Can I send my student on an airplane to you if I don't live near Beattyville, KY?

A. Yes, we will offer airport pick-up and transportation at an additional cost for families who are not in the Beattyvill, KY, area. Please make sure you contact Paz at hello@montanahybridacademy.com to let us know you require this service. 

Q. I am staying at Firefly Hills that week, can my student visit us during the week? 

A. We ask that students stay at the camp and in designated areas during the camp. We want them to make the same connections that they would at any other of our camps. 

Q. Where can we stay while my student attends your camp?

A. Please reserve your lodging with Firefly Hills. Spaces will fill up fast, so please book your accommodations asap.  

Q. What does my student need to pack?

A. Packing lists will be sent out to those that register.

Q. What airport should my child fly into if they are flying in independently and require pick-up?

A. Cinncinatti 

Refunds

We will issue full refunds for those that cancel before September 15th, 2023. We will issue 50% refunds for those that cancel by October 1st, 2023.  After October 2nd, 2023, we will not issue any refunds for cancellations. 

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