Nature Survival: Food and Water
Foraging for food sources in nature, finding and purifying water.
In this introductory class to survival in nature, participants will learn the 5 priorities of survival, and touch on each of these with interactive activities. Throughout the weekend, each participant will have the chance to work on finding water, finding food and leaving nature the way you found it. You just never know when you will need those skills and be pleased that you took the time to learn them.
8-88 years old. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Nominee for the most creative teacher award! Geli Alvarez worked with children with disabilities, impoverished communities and homeless children in Venezuela and Brazil. He is a Visual Arts teacher with 10+ years of experience in art therapy. Husband and father of three, he is the epitome of resourcefulness.
He survived 5 days and 5 nights across the Florida Straight at the young age of 16 years old, when he left his homeland of Cuba to come to the United States.
Since then, he has had to survive quite a few experiences, including a jaguar sniffing him up and down in the Brazilian Amazon, close enough to raise all the hairs on your body. He brings an enthusiasm to basic nature survival to the students of The Academy at the PARC as he attempts to convey all that he has learned through training and personal life experience.
Marshall A., father to a 6 yo daughter
Melissa C. , mother of a teenager
The PARC has provided a local place, where I can learn to live a better, healthier lifestyle.
May C. , mother of 5
My daughter doesn’t need her IEP anymore since coming to the Academy.
Rosalie B. , mother of 8yo and 10yo
We are so glad we found you. It’s been a blessing for our family.
My daughter has been taking workshops in blacksmithing, Cobb earth building, cooking and leather crafting. She has so much fun with the kids there in the natural environment. Highly recommend any event at the PARC! We love going there! Blessings.
An amazing place with welcoming and patient staff, extremely kind and explained all the activities they had planned in depth for all the kids of various ages to understand. I would highly recommend this place to anyone considering homeschooling their child or just to come out and take the tour.
Jerica A. , mother of 9 & 7 year old children
My son struggled educationally and mentally in the general public school system for years. We tried several schools and the outcome was always the same. The Academy has not only changed my son’s life, but has changed our family’s atmosphere completely. His creativity, personality, and love of learning have truly blossomed.
This place is a dream come true for a child. The only thing missing is Peter Pan!