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Survive and thrive. We teach primitive and traditional skills and offer a unique physical and mental challenge in southern Utah. Are you ready?

BOSS course area including desert waterfall
“A step beyond Outward Bound… we recommend BOSS.”
– Men’s Health Magazine
Making fire with a bow drill
“I look back and I think ‘how could a two week trip change things this much?’”
– B. Winkle, 14-day field course alum

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★★★★ (top rating) “…the place to go to gain primitive survival skills.”
– The Ultimate Adventure Sourcebook

“From now on, nothing… was unconquerable.”
– Vogue Magazine

After roughing it with the BOSS, you’ll be ready for just about anything.”
– Men’s Fitness Magazine

The Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) has been teaching primitive and survival skills in the sandy canyon bottoms of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the high mountain tops surrounding Boulder, UT since 1968.

BOSS is a school dedicated to the instruction and preservation of traditional living skills and the development of people through experiences within the natural world.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



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