Campcraft Course (L1)

Entry-level expedition camp course for groups, teams and individuals as part of a structured training programme.

Course Content

The Campcraft (L1) Course from Original Outdoors is an entry-level basecamp and expedition camp living course based in the UK.

Subjects covered in classroom and exercise sessions:

  • Choosing and using various shelter types
  • Sleep systems and choosing the right equipment for the environment
  • Building and organising a short-term camp
  • Personal admin and organisation
  • Digging and using latrines, sanitation management and camp health
  • Fire management and preparation
  • Cooking over open fires and portable stoves
  • Using cutting tools
  • Simple knots and ropework for various uses
  • Emergency strategies

This campcraft training course is delivered by experienced and qualified instructors with military, emergency services or expedition backgrounds.

Course Cost

Please contact us for an immediate quote for delivery of this course anywhere in the UK.

This course can also be delivered in Europe and beyond.

Course Delivery

The Campcraft (L1) Course is delivered as a two-day course for standalone training, or can be combined with other training as a bespoke course.
The course is delivered entirely in the field and can be delivered on-site if required (assuming a suitable location can be offered by the client).
The course can be delivered at a maximum 1:10 ratio.

Course Dates and Bookings

This course is most often run directly for a client, either on site (with a suitable location) or at our location in North Wales. As a standalone course it takes two days to complete.
Please contact us for more information.

EST Course Classification

Training Level: Level One
Terrain Level: T5 Mountainous and moorland terrain above 600m ASL, forested and densely vegetated areas above 300m ASL OR T3-T4 terrain more than 1.5 km from point of normal vehicle access
Training Streams: Campcraft

Previous Clients

SAR teams, media professionals, expedition members, individuals, clubs and construction companies.

A version of the L1 Campcraft course can be delivered for bushcraft instructor and development training, focused on working with groups in a fixed UK camp. This has been delivered to outdoor centres and other instructor groups and can be tailored to meet client requirements. Please get in touch for more information and a bespoke quote.

Course Prerequisites

This is a Level 1 EST Framework course where no previous subject experience is required.

A good level of general fitness is preferred due to the moderately active nature of parts of the course (walking with rucksack, sleeping on the ground etc)

Equipment Required

The course price includes some equipment for the client to use and keep following the course. The aim of this course is to focus more on learning, not suffering so you will need to bring some equipment with you.

General outdoor clothing is required for the duration of the course – we can send a course-specific equipment list on request, and full information will be sent out once a booking has been confirmed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course certificated?

Yes, all successful course participants will receive printed and PDF certificates from their attendance of the course.

Can the course be tailored for a specific application?

We can tailor the course content to suit a specific application or client requirement. Please contact us with what you need.

Do you run open courses for the public?

We do periodically run open courses for individuals to attend. Please contact us for information on cost and dates.

This course is part of the Environmental Survival Training (EST) Framework from Original Outdoors. We are part of the Wilderness Skills Association.