Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy​​​​

Survival Skills 101 Fall 2023

  • Location: Homeschool Nexus - 1870 Union Ave, Benton Harbor 
  • Instructor: Jon Bunnell 
  • Contact Information: phone: 269-308-2518 email:  
  • Format: In-person 
  • Classes must begin in September.
  • Registration Information: Waiver must be filled out prior to first class.

​Survival Skills 101         
Ages 12 and up 
Wednesdays 1-3 pm 

This is an introductory course in the art of survival skills. Instruction will be given in the 5 major survival skills (shelter building, building/maintaining a fire, food/water procurement, fundamental first aid, and signaling), and adequate time to practice. Students will be encouraged and expected to practice the specific skills taught throughout the week. 

Survival Skills 101 Syllabus

*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.

Teacher of Record: Tom Hurst