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18 Hour Adult Survival Wild Camp, North Wales UK

An overnight adventure, designed to put participants to the ultimate test.

“Whenever you do something beyond your ‘comfort zone’ and realize you are still standing, the more you will believe that the impossible is actually possible.” — Bear Grylls

Have you got what it takes to survive in the wild? At the Bear Grylls Survival Wild Camp, you’ll spend the night in the untamed forest of Cabin Woods, sleeping out under the stars in a shelter you’ll build yourself. This epic overnight course teaches Bear’s own survival techniques, such as making a fire, building an emergency survival shelter, and water purification. You’ll learn to catch what you eat by identifying animal runs and laying traps, handling and preparing wild game such as fish and rabbits, and foraging for edible food. By night, using astro navigation techniques and employing night vision goggles, you’ll make your way through the unforgiving woodland terrain, developing your skills in the art of wilderness stalking while learning how to protect yourself from attack.

About the course:

  • Each course runs from 15:00 pm to 10:00 am the following day.
  • On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Bear Grylls Survival Academy badge and certificate.
  • All meals and accommodation are included and a large amount of equipment is on loan for the duration of the course, including: knife, mug, sleeping bag and liner, sleeping mat, rucksack and liner, head torch, water bottle, and all technical safety equipment.
  • The course is limited to 14 adults.
  • The cost is £155 per person

Please note: all activities are weather dependent.

NOTE: There will be participants aged 13 and over attending the 19 August 2017 course. Further teenage participants are welcome for this date only.


Course Dates

Each course runs from 15:30 pm to 10:00 the following day, and is limited to 14 participants per course.

2018 Course Dates Coming Soon
Only 14 spaces left - HURRY!

June 9th 2018

Only 14 spaces left - HURRY!

May 19th 2018

If you have a group of 6 or more, we are also able to run courses on dates which suit you! Please contact the BGSA team if this is of interest to you.



The Wild Camp

Survive Cabin Wood

Learn how to survive in the wilds of Cabin Wood, a rugged and unforgiving dense forest terrain – sleeping out under the stars in your own survival shelter.

In 18 Hours

Can you survive?

Make a fire and learn how to forage for wild edible foods, identify animal runs and lay traps.



Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring MUST be appropriate to the environment and the time of year; the items listed below are mandatory.

1 Pair of Robust Boots

Walking boots or similar with good ankle support

1 Pair of Trousers

Outdoor/ active (lightweight)

Waterproof Jacket
Casual Clothes

Spare clothes and footwear to wear after the course

Personal Medication

In a waterproof bag

…and a bag full of positive attitude!

The following kit will be issued to participants by the Academy for use for the duration of the course:
  • Bear Grylls Survival Knife



Based in remote and rugged Snowdonia, our Criccieth location is an ideal location for unforgettable adventures. The award-winning centre is set in 30 acres of prime forest, and boasts skilled instructors and first class facilities.



As you would expect, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy is challenging both mentally and physically. So, in order to get the most out of the course, applicants should be fit and healthy.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I Active?

  • Can I Hike/Trek for an Hour, Carrying a 20lb Daypack?

  • Am I a Competent Swimmer?

  • Am I Determined?

If you have any questions regarding the fitness and health requirements, please feel free to contact the BGSA team

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