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Wilderness Skills/Classical Japanese Sword

Monday, June 27, 2016 - Friday, July 1, 2016
Ages 8-15 · Co-Ed
Lower School Gym Building G Duke School 3716 Erwin Rd. DurhamNC  27705
Monday, June 27, 2016 - Friday, July 1, 2016
Ages 8-15 · Co-Ed
Lower School Gym Building G Duke School 3716 Erwin Rd. DurhamNC  27705

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Wilderness Skills/Classical Japanese Sword

Jun 27 - Jul 01 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Ages 8-15

Lower School Gym Building G

Starting at

$310.00

Meeting Dates

From Jun 27, 2016 to Jul 01, 2016

About This Activity

Campers will spend mornings learning the key basics for common survival situations. Both modern and primitive techniques will be covered so that campers are prepared for a variety of hypothetical situations, from getting lost on a hike for a day to true survival situations with limited equipment. Camp sessions will cover a wide variety of both hands-on experience and theory, such as the “survival priorities” of shelter, water, fire, and food. In addition to tangible survival knowledge, this camp offers an incredible experience in thinking outside the box, improvising and adapting according to situational factors, leadership experience, and a chance to simply be outside and play in the woods! In the afternoons, campers will learn the ancient art of samurai sword fighting. Kenjutsu, or sword fighting skills, provide students with an exciting opportunity to train in a traditional form while gaining discipline, physical stamina, and knowledge of ancient, historical sword fighting techniques. All techniques will be taught utilizing ActionFlex foam swords and protective headgear, which allow students to train in a SAFE, energetic and high-intensity environment. In addition to the traditional forms and techniques, students will learn about the historical and cultural influences of the Samurai and Ninja in ancient Japan, and will also learn about sword theory and safety. Camp sessions are led by Hardee Merritt, who is a lead instructor of the North Carolina branch of the Earth Connection School of Wilderness Survival as well as the senior instructor and owner of the Chapel Hill Quest Center. Director: Hardee Merritt and staff from Chapel Hill Quest Center

Organizer Info

  • Duke School Camps

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Lower School Gym Building G Duke School 3716 Erwin Rd. DurhamNC  27705
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