Upcoming Events


Essential Widerness Survival CourseEssential Wilderness Survival

Course Closed

September 19th thru 20th, 2020
9 am to 4 pm each day

*Call for private lesson

Our next upcoming event is the 2-day Essential Wilderness Survival Course teaches students the basics of survival. This class is chiefly designed to develop the skills needed to survive during a 72-hour emergency situation. There are two days of instruction with an optional third day to enjoy yourself around camp. Set up your tent and spend the night, fish from our lake after each class, hike our beautiful trails, and finally relax at our central camp fire in the evening. Course Content


Edible and Medicinal Plants Class

Price: $59.99
Date: September 26, 2020

9:30am - 2:30pm

Trail Blazer Survival School is hosting a fall edible and medicinal plants class at our campground in Union, SC. This workshop is taught by Dan Whitten, Master Naturalist and former president of the Upstate Native Plant Society. Join Dan for a guided plant walk and learn to find, identify, and prepare edible and medicinal plants.

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November 5th - 8th
8 am to 5 pm each day

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The 4-day Applied Wilderness Survival Course is specifically designed to teach you the skills necessary to survive any situation with confidence. For example training includes; shelter building, water procurement, fire making, food procurement, primitive tools, cordage, and much more. Applied Course Content

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Advanced Wilderness Survival

December 9th - 13th
8 am to 5 pm each day

*Call for private lesson 

The 5-day Advanced Wilderness Survival Course takes students beyond survival, and into a state of self-reliance, fully capable of living long-term in the wild with nothing but your skills. This upcoming event is specifically designed to prepare individuals with the best bushcraft skills and above all live in the wild for extended periods of time. Advanced Course Content

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Wilderness Survival Weekend

1 Day: $100

  • 2 Day: $229

  • *Call to schedule

Trail Blazer's Wilderness Survival Weekends are the ultimate form of adventure. Work with a Trail Blazer instructor to design your personal 1 or 2 day adventure. For single day adventures learn to forage wild plants, primitive fishing, tracking and set traps to harvest food from the environment. Practice multiple methods of obtaining clean water and eat a meal over a fire you both built and started from a single spark. Conclude the day building a warm dry shelter you could stay the night in. On overnight adventures you can delve into a simulated survival situation. Trail Blazer instructors will provide a minimal survive pack to use throughout the weekend. This small kit will provide your food, water, and shelter for the weekend. Over the weekend you will use each item in your pack to not just survive the weekend but actually thrive and have an exceptional time. Over the weekend learn from experience the necessary skills to survive an emergency situation in a fun and safe environment. More information.

Camp Cooking

Coming Soon! (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

*Private classes are available upon request with a minimum requirement of 4 participants.

Learn to cook several different meals perfect for a variety of camping situations. Participants will work their way through a series of meals and cooking styles from bare bones primitive survival cooking to "glamping" at the park. While your meals cook do activities that teach the basics of building a proper cooking fire from a single spark and create cooking utensils from scratch. Learn to make amazing meals whether you are hiking the Appalachian Trail, spending the night with your family at a state park, or surviving alone in the wilderness. This course is informative, exciting, and fun perfect for anyone wanting to hon their survival skills, have a fun evening with friends, or become a better chef. You are guaranteed to impress your friends and family on your next trip into the wild. Course Page

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Bow Drill Workshop

Coming Soon!
10:00am - 12:00pm

In this 2 hour workshop learn the techniques needed to properly operate a bow drill. At the end of this course take home your working bow drill along with a bird's nest of flash tender so you are ready to make a fire from scratch. Learning the proper techniques for operating a bow drill is a difficult task. Often just watching videos or reading online wont provide enough insight into the proper form and technique needed to get an ember ignited with a bow drill. It is much easier to learn in a class setting where instructors can help guide you in the right direction and give you feed back on your form. Nothing beats real time instruction when learning a task like the bow drill

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Knife, Cordage, and Trap Class

Coming Soon! (10:00am - 3:00pm)

There are a variety of tools that can help you survive in the wilderness, but the right knife is the most important one. Knowing how to select the proper knife, sharpen it and maintain it so it doesn't corrode is critical to your success. Your knife is used for cutting notches (to make other tools and traps), prepare food, provide protection, and make cordage.
Likewise, cordage has many uses in a survival situation. If you find yourself without cordage, you must be able to create your own if you are going to survive. Cordage is essential as lashings used to create shelter and tools. It is also needed to gather food when used in a trap or as fishing line. After learning various knife skills, notches, and how to create cordage you will create your own personal trap with 100% natural materials. This class offers fundamental survival skills that any outdoor enthusiast or self sufficient minded person should know. Course Content



Kids at Summer Day Camp working as group to build campfire2020 Summer Camps

Week long camps from 06/05/2020 to 08/10/2020

Trail Blazer Survival School is the ultimate summer camp destination in the Greenville, South Carolina area. Drop your kid(s) off at our office in Simpsonville (Five Forks) where they will be transported to exciting places to learn new skills, and then be returned for you to pick up. Due to the nature of our training students must be 10 to 14 years of age. Course Content

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