WILDERNESS SKILLS & TEAMWORK
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GUIDED EXPEDITIONS COMBINED WITH OUTDOOR SKILLS & SERVICE

If you are in an outdoor program like the Boy Scouts or Girls Scouts and want to offer a kayaking, hiking or camping expedition, call us and we will work on an itinerary for your group.  Tailored for specific skill levels, ages and needs, it can be a wilderness skills workshop, multi-day camping expedition or a service-project like a beach sweep!  

Our guides are skilled naturalists with a deep knowledge base in techniques like knot-tying, making fire by friction (without matches), primitive shelters, natural navigation, kayaking and edible plants.  We can offer day-long workshops to learn specific skills or combine them on an overnight adventure.  

Coastal Expeditions guides understand the guidelines for achieving merit badges and can teach the skills needed in assessments of backpacking, bird study, canoeing, exploration, hiking, kayaking, nature, orienteering and wilderness skills.  

HAVE QUESTIONS?   Email Chesley at chesley@coastalexpeditions.com and we'll start planning your outing!

 

WORK TOWARDS MERIT BADGES

Coastal Expeditions guides can tailor a wilderness skills workshop for your troop in many areas.
Here are some workshops and outings that we currently offer:

FIRE MAKING USING FRICTION
Learn fire making using a bow drill, fire saw and/or flint and steel methods.  Scouts will learn the physics of fire making and learn how to make the tools they need to create fire without matches.  
Starting at $25/person (3-hour workshop)

KAYAKING
Learn the basics of kayaking, including hazards, first aid, kayak equipment and paddling techniques on an outing with skilled Coastal Expeditions guides.  Choose from a half-day adventure from one of our 3 on-water locations or set off into the wilderness on a longer excursion.  Starting at $45/person (3-hour expedition)

BIRDING ON BULLS ISLAND
Take the Bulls Island Ferry and explore this wild barrier island with a Coastal Expeditions guide.  Scouts will learn the basic of birding on this island hike and get a chance to see some of the 293 species that use this National Wildlife Refuge for habitat. Guides will also share information about useful native plants and the complex ecosystem alone the way.  Starting at $25/person (4-hour expedition)