Your time at the Trail Blazer Survival School can be a rich and fulfilling experience. Please review this important information to help you get the most out of your time here.


If you need help arranging transportation to the school please contact us. Students may arrive the evening before a course begins.


TBSS does not allow pets on campus, with the exception of service animals, or prior approval.


TBSS does allow smoking, but ask that you are respectful of those around you.  Consider stepping away from groups when choosing to light up.  Please use the same considerations when vaping or chewing tobacco.


TBSS campus consists of twenty-two acres of beautiful forest with springs and a small lake. The property also connects to the Sumter National Forrest. There is a central camp with a fire pit, potable water station, outhouse, and other camp accommodations. Coming soon, we plan to have a trapping course, hide tanning station, throwing stick range, and sweat lodge. We encourage students to bring reusable water bottles.


Students are highly encouraged to camp and sleep outdoors when they are participating in multiple day courses.  Camping is free to registered students.  Other Inn and Hotel accommodations are available in Union.


As a School, we focus our efforts on sharing skills. This allows you to bring the foods you know you will like and it helps us focus on what we are good at (while keeping the price of tuition down). Mealtimes are an hour each for your planning purposes.


Outdoor Classroom

Please keep in mind you will be outdoors for the majority of class time and plan to dress accordingly. Our intent is to be outside as often as possible and, though comfort is a concern, when possible we will train in the elements.  Wet weather classrooms are available if needed.

Survival Shack

Our Survival Shack provides covered training and emergency shelters in the event of bad weather.

Water and Sanitation

We have a potable drinking water station, hand washing station, and a porta-potty on site.

Other Amenities

There are numerous restaurants and motels nearby in Union, SC for your convenience. – Days Inn, Quality Inn, Magnuson Hotel.