The seventh grade class took advantage of the warm spring weather by spending the day learning wilderness survival skills on our own wooded campus. Students split up into small groups and first practiced team building exercises on the athletic fields before heading into the woods for a simulated wilderness survival scenario. Students practiced setting up tents, building campsites, and constructing shelters solely from materials found in nature.  Finally, in one of the most challenging and fun tasks of the day, students attempted to build a small campfire using only flint and steel as the source of ignition. All of their activities were supervised by faculty members and experienced outdoor wilderness guides, which led to a fun, safe, and productive day for all that were involved.