As a result of their time on the trail with us, people gain competency in the wilderness and confidence in themselves.
The BOSS MissionThe Boulder Outdoor Survival School is dedicated to the instruction and preservation of traditional living skills and the development of people through experiences within the natural world.
Keeping Traditions AliveFor more than 50 years, BOSS has preserved and taught traditional living skills – the skills that humans around the world have used for millennia to thrive in the wild environments where we lived for the majority of our history. We focus on these skills because we believe that connecting with an ancient way of living and thriving can offer a totally new experience and a great deal of perspective to people in the modern world. In living by the rhythms and patterns of the natural world, it is possible to sink more deeply into an understanding of our place in the landscape and in the wilderness. By living in a new (old) way, we are also able to offer students a unique perspective on modern life, and what it means to be human.
Teaching primitive skills does not mean we want to live in the past. Nor does teaching survival skills mean we live in fear of catastrophe. We believe that by practicing these skills and living for a time in this way, we can become more connected to our world and better understand our place in it.