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July 2016
$30.00

Land Navigation Class

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church,
600 South Jefferson
Springfield, 65806 United States
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This class will cover the basic use of topographical maps and a compass.  The class will cover basic map nomenclature, proper use and reading of maps, orientating your map, taking a bearing from a map, identifying terrain from a map and transferring this over to real life situation. This class will consist of 2-3 hours of classroom instruction and various exercises utilizing a map and compass in the classroom.  Once each student has a basic understanding, we will conduct  2…

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August 2016
$50

Wilderness First-Aid

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church,
600 South Jefferson
Springfield, 65806 United States
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This is a condensed version of the two day wilderness first aid class that is centered around the most common injuries and medical issues that may arise while in the wilderness. Unlike many other wilderness first aid classes, we take this class a step further in providing practical exercises that not only cover the diagnosing and treating of patents, but also the evacuation if necessary. Students will need to bring their first aid kit, along with other items that they…

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October 2016
$250

American Hiking Guides Association (Hiking Guide Certification)

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church,
600 South Jefferson
Springfield, 65806 United States
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This is the Hiking Guide Certification Course through the American Hiking Guides Association (AHGA). This class is geared toward anyone that is looking to enter the world of outdoor guiding and recreation and people that may be involved as a leader in their local hiking group, Boy Scout Leader, State Park interpreter, outdoor volunteer, outdoor retailer, or anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and skills in the outdoors.   The class is 2 days with the first day consisting of classroom instruction,…

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$40

7th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous & Yoga Retreat (Jasper, Arkansas)

October 21 @ 9:00 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch,
70 HC
Jasper, AR 72641 United States
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This is our signature event of the year and the only one of its kind in the Ozarks.  We will be hosting and organizing the 7th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, October 21-23, 2016 at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, located near the Buffalo National River, in Jasper, Arkansas. This event will bring together outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Midwest for networking, camping, education and enjoying the outdoors. We will be offering various educational classes, which will include basic rock…

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November 2016
Free

Richland Creek Wilderness

November 5 @ 7:00 am - November 6 @ 4:00 pm
Ozark National Forest,
Hagarville, AR 72839 United States
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This is our traditional trip to kick off the backpacking season.  This trip will consist of a 2 day backpacking trip into the Richand Creek Wilderness Area.  We will start from the Richland Creek Campground and hike the non-maintained trail up to Richland Falls and enjoy the views of the creek and the waterfall itself.  This is where most people stop and head back, but we will begin a bushwhack further into the Richland Creek Wilderness Area and explore some…

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Thanksgiving Hike

November 25 @ 7:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm
Ozark National Forest,
Hagarville, AR 72839 United States
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This is our annual Thanksgiving Hike which is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors after all the Thanksgiving celebrations.  The trip will start on Friday after Thanksgiving and end on Sunday afternoon.  This year we will be starting in the Rock Creek area and backpacking into Greasy Creek and exploring several bluff lines, canyons and waterfalls along the way.  We will end by making our way through the Hurricane Creek Wilderness and climbing a steep mountain…

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December 2016
Free

Ozark National Forest I

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This is going to by one of our exploration trips which will be in a mostly unexplored and untouched area of the Ozarks.  From my past experience and from looking at maps, I am going to guess that the hike will be strenuous and somewhat difficult and compare to several of the other trips we have done in the past.  If you are looking for something new to explore and see, a place that you may not be able to find, this may…

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January 2017

Ozark National Forest II

January 14, 2017 @ 7:00 am - January 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Ozark National Forest,
Hagarville, AR 72839 United States
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This is going to by one of our exploration trips which will be in a mostly unexplored and untouched area of the Ozarks.  From my past experience and from looking at maps, I am going to guess that the hike will be strenuous and somewhat difficult and compare to several of the other trips we have done in the past.  If you are looking for something new to explore and see, a place that you may not be able to find, this may…

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February 2017

Ozark National Forest III

February 12, 2017 @ 7:00 am - February 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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This is going to by one of our exploration trips which will be in a mostly unexplored and untouched area of the Ozarks.  From my past experience and from looking at maps, I am going to guess that the hike will be strenuous and somewhat difficult and compare to several of the other trips we have done in the past.  If you are looking for something new to explore and see, a place that you may not be able to find, this may…

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$30

Basic and Intermediate Survival (Springfield, Missouri)

February 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church,
600 South Jefferson
Springfield, 65806 United States
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This is a chance to pick up both Phase I and Phase II of our wilderness survival classes on the same day. The morning session, which will be 4 hours is phase I of our survival training and will cover the basics of outdoor survival, which includes instruction on preparing a survival kit, the psychology of survival, shelter, water, fire, and preparation for rescue. The class will consist of both classroom and field exercises with practical examinations in fire starting,…

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