Map, Compass, & Survival course offerings

Instruction on wilderness survival, how to use a compass, and how to read a topographical map. Includes an afternoon in the woods!

The Map, Compass, and Survival course is free of charge and it is traditionally held once a month, on a Saturday, from April through September/October. 

At this time, we offer the Map, Compass, and Survival course in the towns of Westminster and Pittsfield.

This course is not recommended for students under the age of 12. 

Map, Compass and Survival course schedule

To enroll in a course, call (508) 389-7830
8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday

 

When calling, please be prepared to provide the student's:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address (if they have one)

 

2018 Map, Compass, & Survival course offerings:

Location Details Status

Westminster Public
Safety Building

7 South Street
Westminster, MA 01473
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Handicapped accessible

May 5th
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

 

 

CLOSED
Course is full

 

 

DCR West Region HQ
MassParks-West
740 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Get directions

May 12th
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

OPEN
To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

 

Westminster Public
Safety Building

7 South Street
Westminster, MA 01473
Get directions
Handicapped accessible

June 16th
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

 

 

WAITLIST
For details call
(508) 389-7830

 

Westminster Public
Safety Building

7 South Street
Westminster, MA 01473
Get directions
Handicapped accessible

July 7th
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

 

 

OPEN
To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

 

Westminster Public
Safety Building

7 South Street
Westminster, MA 01473
Get directions
Handicapped accessible

August 18th
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

 

 

OPEN
To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

 

Westminster Public
Safety Building

7 South Street
Westminster, MA 01473
Get directions
Handicapped accessible

September 8th
8am–6pm

 

 

OPEN
To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

 

     

This completes our 2018 offerings for the Map, Compass, & Survival course.

What do students need to bring to class?

Students must come prepared! You will be outdoors for part of the day (rain or shine). Students must be dressed for outdoor activities (i.e. sunglasses, long pants, hiking shoes/boots, insect/tick repellent, rain gear, and bright-colored outer clothing). 

Students should also bring the following to class:

  • Lunch & snacks
  • Water or a reusable water bottle
  • A whistle 
  • Students under the age of 18, who are attending class without a parent or guardian, must bring a signed permission form to class in order to participate. 

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