Reconnecting with Nature Through the Art of Survival


Cliff Hodges

June 23-25, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Are you longing for adventure? What would it be like to completely unplug and thrive off the grid? This weekend, join Cliff Hodges, cohost of Remote Survival on the National Geographic Channel, for an experience of the art of survival in the wilderness.

As modern humans, we live in a world so insulated and removed from the natural environment that we often forget we are animals, just like any other. Research shows this widening disconnection from nature has negative physical, psychological, and emotional consequences. Living closer to the earth reverses this trend.

In this exciting, hands-on, experiential program, you will face challenges, build new skills, and learn how to:

  • Construct earthen shelters
  • Start fire by friction
  • Collect and use wild, edible plants
  • Slow down and experience your connection to the natural world.

In addition to rejuvenating time immersed in nature, you will participate in wilderness meditation and awareness exercises. Among the positive impacts you can expect are increased fitness and vitality, decreased stress levels, greater capacity for critical thought, and enhanced happiness.

Your time spent in the forests of the 1440 Multiversity, engaged in the art of survival, will send you home reenergized, reskilled, and reconnected to the natural environment.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Satisfy your desire for adventure by doing something outside of your comfort zone.

  • Boost your confidence in facing challenges and relying on untapped aspects of yourself.

  • Discover new levels of physical and mental fitness.

  • Enjoy slowing down to experience the natural world and your own natural rhythms.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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