Land Navigation Course
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
All students must read, agree, and sign our 2023 Liability Waiver prior to arriving on site.
5PM: Students are welcome to arrive as early as 5PM.
7PM: Day One Begins.
8AM: Class Begins. Instruction will continue at a moderate pace until noon. We will break for a 30-60min lunch break depending on class pace. This is a relaxed class environment. Restroom & snack breaks are taken at your leisure.
Class typically breaks for the day around 5-6PM. Unstructured instruction usually continues around the campfire throughout the evening. This allows for additional questions to be presented or more time to complete projects from earlier in the day.
8AM: Class Begins. We pick back up the next morning and continue until 11AM.
12PM: Class Recap This is additional time for questions or time to finish up weekend projects with instructors present.
2PM: Class is completed.
DUE TO INSURANCE PURPOSES, WE DO NOT ALLOW CAMPING ON-SITE AFTER THE CLASS IS COMPLETED.
Course Gear List
- Weather Appropriate Clothing
- Food & Water
- Head Light & Extra Batteries
HIGHLY SUGGESTED ITEMS:
- Notebook & Pencil
- Leather Work Gloves
- General Camping Essentials
- Tent / Hammock / Tarp
- Sleeping Bag
- Camp Chair
- Camera for photos (cell phones welcome)
- Bug spray and sunscreen
Download the Caltopo app (for iPhone or Android), no worries if you do not carry a cell phone, you will learn in this small portion of class as well.
Non-metallic clipboard will be most helpful to you. Clip can be made of metal just make sure board is plastic, fiberboard, or similar.
Gallon-sized re-sealable bag (ie Ziploc type bags) may be used if rainy weather during class
Additional Course Information
Be sure to check out to FAQ Section on our site HERE.
Primitive camping on-site is included with this class but not required. The class will be conducted at our Basecamp which is a short walk from the parking area. The Restroom (Porta potty) is located about 100 yards from the class area. Food and drinks are not included! We have additional Mountain House Meals available for sale in our Outpost. Potable water is available on the property.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
Our Address: 1150 Carruth Rd Watkinsville, GA 30677
Look for the signs directing you to the second driveway on your right next to the large barn and blue dumpster. Pull in past the Welcome Sign and park at the entrance of the trail straight ahead.
Grab your gear and follow the signs to Basecamp located about 200 yards down the main trail beyond the red gate. This is where the majority of class instruction will be throughout the weekend.
Set up camp anywhere to the right (west) side of the main trail surrounding Basecamp. We suggest setting up further away from the main fire pit if you prefer to not hear possible late night fireside conversations.