Weekend Teen Program – Survival Skills

Greenwell’s monthly, teen program gives high school teens the chance to: learn new skills that foster nature connection, gain a sense of empowerment and independence, and feel a sense of belonging by bonding during activities & fireside meals.

This program is inclusive to teens with disabilities.

Weekends start Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and run until Sunday at 11:00 a.m.


We are looking for teens who are interested in…

  • Survival and primitive skills
  • Games & activities that lead to more sensory awareness and stress reduction
  • Being inclusive
  • Outside adventures
  • Gaining confidence in the ability to feel at home in the woods and become more independent
  • Team-building
  • Being yourself and having conversations about things that matter
  • Leadership abilities
  • Noticing gifts and passions in yourself and others
  • Being challenged in ways that show how powerful you truly are
  • Sleeping under the stars or in a tent

If this list sparks your curiosity, you may be a great match for the Greenwell Foundation’s first ever monthly, weekend teen program!

Do you have what it takes to overcome the challenges of learning new skills and camping outside during the winter months?

We think you do!

See our FAQs to find out how.

The more weekends you attend, the more likely you will gain skills that we will look for in Camp Buddies and Counselors next summer. You will also learn a variety of new activities that can feel rewarding to offer to campers. It can be very rewarding to offer these unique skills to others.

Dates & Times

Returning this fall!


What happens at our teen weekend program?

Every week we will do team building activities, awareness games and challenges, cooking around a fire together, evening stories and chats, and outdoor sleeping. The monthly themes will give you an idea about what else we will do on each particular weekend.


Typical Teen Weekend Schedule

1:00 Arrive full from lunch, Place Gear on vehicle going to tent site, Opening Circle, Welcome, Names, Schedule, Orientation, & Team-Building
1:55 Tent Set-Up
2:25 Activities or Wild-crafting from Monthly Themes Schedule/Snack
5:25 1 minute of silence to do whatever it is that you may do before a meal,

Pre-Dinner Announcements

5:30 Dinner and Stories
7:30 Clean Up
8:00 Evening Activity/VARIES EACH MONTH
10:00 Bedtime
6:30 Instructors sing everyone awake, Breakfast Prep, and Breakfast
7:40 Clean Up and Pack
8:40 Activities or Wild-crafting from Monthly Themes Schedule/Snack
10:40 Closing Circle
11:00 Goodbye until next time


Meet your instructors

Meet Julia

Meet Andrew


Want more information?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page 


Please call Julia at the office if you have ANY questions! 301-373-9775

Register Now!