Who is the Camp for?

The Camp is designed primarily for fathers and their sons and/or daughters. Together they spend 2-3 quality days in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, stress and the distractions of technology. The camp is tailored and organised according to the age group of the children: 6-8 years, 9-11 years and 12-15 years.


Why to choose the Camp?

In modern society, there is a trend towards fathers not devoting as much time to raising and teaching their children. A father who is usually too busy has no time for his son or daughter, and most often no knowledge of some basic and the most natural aspects of living and surviving in nature. He entrusts his children first and foremost to his wife/partner, who plays a dominant role in their upbringing, and then to nannies, teachers, coaches or even to the street.

As a result, the children no longer see their father as an authority and role model, but only as an “ATM machine” that finances them.

Purpose of the Camp

The aim of the Camp is to place the father and son/daughter in some forgotten, but to man’s most basic, natural situations, where they (especially the father) are first introduced, explained and shown some basic survival skills in nature, which are then passed on by the father to the son/daughter under the supervision of the instructor.

In the course of the programme, they face some difficulties and also some fears, which, with the guidance of the instructor, they eventually successfully overcome. These fears and difficulties further bond the child and the father, making the father a hero and role model in the eyes of his son or daughter.



The father and the son/daughter will learn very concrete and practical skills needed to face the four most important challenges of survival in the nature, directly from actual and former Slovenian Army soldiers, Emil Kopatin and his team.




protection against low temperatures


hydration through natural sources


eating from natural sources


The Outdoor Survival Camp: Father & Son/Daughter lasts for 2 or 3 days (depending on preferences and possibilities), usually on a weekends (Friday – Sunday) between May and September. It takes place in different forests around Slovenia: Hotedršica, Trebnje, Bela Krajina, Kočevje Forest.

The implementation, location and dates depend on the number of applicants and the type of group. The fixed dates below are for random groups of participants, while for closed, private groups of at least 10 participants the dates could also be specifically adjusted.



In nature, we first have to know how to orient ourselves (using the sun, a watch, a compass, etc.). After a theoretical introduction a short orienteering hike is followed to gain self confidence in orientation, while exploring the surroundings and learning about water sources, edible and useful plants.


Protection against low temperatures

In the wild, we succumb most quickly to temperatures, especially low ones. This can happen in just a few hours. That’s why the next priority is making a fire and a bivouac. We will learn how to get a fire (fuel, kindling, fireplace, etc.) and how to make a useful improvised bivouac.


Hydration through natural sources

Hydration is the next important factor for survival. We can survive for a few days at most without water, so obtaining water from natural sources, filtration, boiling and brewing herbal teas are very important skills which we will also learn.


Eating from natural sources

Once we have the previous priorities covered, we turn our attention to finding food. Knowing what edible plants and fruits are and foraging for animal food allows us to spend weeks or months in the wild.


05-07 May 2023


02-04 June 2023


21-23 July 2023


11-13 August 2023


03 Days
399.00 € / 2 participants

Min. 6 participants (3 fathers & 3 sons/daughters)

Arrival: Friday afternoon

Departure: Sunday afternoon

Food included (what is harvested and caught)

Accommodation in participants’ own tents

02 Days
266.00 € / 2 participants

Min. 6 participants (3 fathers & 3 sons/daughters)

Arrival: Saturday morning

Departure: Sunday afternoon

Food included (what is harvested and caught)

Accommodation in participants’ own tents