Outdoor Skill Series

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Fire Building, Water Purifying, Knots & Shelters

This challenge is designed to teach you essential skills needed to survive in the great outdoors. Our experienced instructors will guide you through Fire Building, Water Purification, Knot Tying, and Shelter Building while fostering a fun, competitive atmosphere.

The Great Gorge premises provides the perfect environment for participants to experience the beauty and challenges of nature while learning valuable skills.

Our courses are designed for individuals eager to learn new skills and push themselves to new limits. Everyone has the potential to become a true survival expert, and our program is designed to help you realize that potential! We emphasize practical skills that can be used in real-life situations, making this program an excellent investment for anyone who loves outdoor adventure.

“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.” Shannon L. Alder

Urban and Outdoor Survival


Join us for the ultimate adventure!

9 am – 5 pm
$250 $199 per person

The price includes expert instruction and necessary materials. Also, a complimentary lunch for all participants.

Learn more about our Outdoor Skill Series by watching the Pix 11 Segment with Ben Aaron! Click the image to watch!



  • Weather-appropriate, loose-fitting clothing
  • Durable outdoor pants
  • Comfortable shoes with good support and traction
  • Water bottle or hydration
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat and sunglasses for sun protection
  • Snacks for energy
  • Backpack to carry essentials

Need to purchase a few items for this event?
Campmor will provide our customers with a

15% promo code: “TREESCAPES”

*Exclusions on sale items
Campmor is your one-stop shop for all your Outdoor Survival needs!

Campmor is a recreational equipment retailer established in Bogota, New Jersey, in 1978. The retail store is in Paramus, New Jersey.


MEET MARLONMarlon Smith - Urban and Outdoor Survival

Marlon Smith is the owner, organizer, and company president of Urban and Outdoor Survival and the instructor for the Survival Challenge program at TreEscape.

Marlon has been in the survival world since his teenage years, camping in the forest and running the beaches of Trinidad.

With his move to the US, a welcomed change and challenge came, a new kind of bush crafting, the kind only the northern US can offer—the winter kind! After sharpening his skills, he shares his knowledge through his Urban and Outdoor Survival MeetUp group.

He became a prepper before he knew what the word meant; however, the idea of being “prepared” at all times was always there, and now it continues with planning and purpose. He believes it in all facets of life, even more so in today’s world.



When you arrive, please follow the instructions below:

  • Follow signage for TreEscape, located off CR 517 adjacent to the Great Gorge Golf Club
  • Follow signage for “TreEscape Parking”
  • Proceed to the TreEscape check-in booth for registration
  • Follow the yellow Treescape logo along the road and cart path into the Quarry
  • Be aware that golfers are teeing off—Part of the walk to the Park is along a golf course
  • Bathrooms are located in the TreEscape parking lot

Questions About The Event?

Call or email us!