At the Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS), we have honed and developed our instruction for more than 50 years. We offer two main types of survival camp (or survival course): Field courses and Skills courses. For students in search of more advanced instruction or a bigger challenge, we also offer an advanced navigation course and our famous hunter gatherer course.We teach survival and primitive skills camps and expeditions and offer a unique physical and mental challenge in southern Utah. And we’ve been doing it since 1968.
Students come from around the world to join expert instructors for seven to 28-day survival camps in the wilderness of southern Utah. You will learn everything from how to sleep out in the woods without a tent or sleeping bag to how to make fire with friction, primitive traps, stone tools, cordage, navigation, and a lot more.
Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime?
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.
“A step beyond Outward Bound… we recommend BOSS.”
★★★★ (top rating) “…the place to go to gain primitive survival skills.”
“I look back and I think ‘how could a two week trip change things this much?’”
“From now on, nothing… was unconquerable.”
After roughing it with the BOSS, you’ll be ready for just about anything.”