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Since 1968, the Boulder Outdoor Survival School —- known to most simply as BOSS — has delivered life-changing, wilderness-based experiences to adventurous people all over the world. "Know more, carry less" is one of our core philosophies and at BOSS, students are taught how indigenous cultures around the world could often survive and even thrive without all the modern equipment people today feel is necessary. As a result of their time on the trail with us, people gain competency in the wilderness and confidence in themselves.


Program Founded: 1968

The BOSS Mission: The Boulder Outdoor Survival School is dedicated to the instruction and preservation of primitive skills and the development of people through experiences within the natural world.

Office Location: Boulder, Utah (South-central Utah)

Course lengths: 3 - 28 days, plus custom trips
Course types: Field, Skills, Explorer, Training and Custom courses

Minimum age to participate: 18 on most courses
Average age: 34
Oldest age: 73 (so far)

Toll-free number: (800) 335-7404
International number: 1 (435) 335-7404