Old School Survival Boot Camp is a 3-Day Survival Homesteading Hands-On Learning Weekend In The Hocking Hills Region Of Southern Ohio
Old School Survival Boot Camp is 3-day interactive weekend camp filled with hands-on trainings, immersion courses, presentations by survival experts from around the country, homesteading skills demonstrations, and nightly entertainment.
Survival, bushcraft, and homesteading courses and experiences offered are designed not only for newbie preppers but for experienced self-reliance folks, too. Attendees will have more than 50 classes to choose from over the course of the weekend.
This is not an expo, it is a way of life.
The Old School Survival Boot Camp weekend will take place at the main event venue - Vinton County Fairgrounds, as well as offering immersion experiences and trainings at the On Guard Defense Gun Range and Training Center, Raccoon Creek Outfitters, and a Secrets of the Amish interactive farm tour.
Tickets for immersion classes can be purchased by clicking on each venue's respective link on the Presenters tab via the Old School Survival Boot Camp website and pay at the farm gate for the Secrets of the Amish Tour. Directions to each event partner's venue will be shared in the OSS Boot Camp Welcome Packet that will be published on our website's Lodging/Schedule page at least two weeks prior to the event.
Group Discount Tickets Available - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The 3-day Old School Survival Boot Camp event passes will not be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event date.
A general admission ticket is all that is required to spend 3 days at the Old School Survival Boot Camp event. Add-on experience tickets at the gun range or Raccoon Creek Outfitters are offered as an event extension option for attendees who are interested honing their firearms and watercraft skills. You can opt to reserve camping or RV sites at the fairgrounds, Raccoon Creek Outfitters, or at other local cabin and camping rentals or travel to the event daily if you live within driving distance.
You do not have to purchase the 3-day passes for adults or children at the same time as purchasing add-on experiences tickets or official boot camp gear through our ticket page. You may return at a later date to purchase any add-ons to the general admission tickets - while spaces are available and while gear lasts.terms of service. If you have not read, understood, or cannot agree to the terms of service, DO NOT purchase a ticket to the event or reserve camping through our event ticket service.
The Old School Survival Boot Camp is primarily an outdoor event - dress and accessorize accordingly. The 3-day survival event will go on rain or shine - including all courses that take place indoors, under event tents, or in wooded and open areas on the grounds. Activities will only be halted for lightening during periods of rain.
Campgrounds, RV Sites, and Cabins
- Both primitive campsites and RV site with hookups can be reserved on-site at the Vinton County Fairgrounds by booking a space on this site while purchasing tickets.
- Tent sites offered by Raccoon Creek Outfitters
- Lake Hope State Park,
- Lake Alma State Park
- Ravenwood Castle
- Hawk's Landing Retreat
- Hocking Hills Jellystone Park
- Cherry Ridge Retreat
- Oakwood Cabins
- Pleasant View Cabins
- Clear Creek Ridge Cabins
- Beverly Hills Cabins
- County Cabins Of Hocking Hills
- Bit Of Country Cabins
- The Cabins At PawPaw Hill
- Fiddlestix Village
- Frank's Country Cottage
- Le Petit Chevalier Winery Loft
- Lodge at Diamond B Ranch
- Rookery Hills
- Rupert's Airport House
- Whispering Oaks Cabin
- Majestic Vacation Homes of the Hocking Hills
Old School Survival Boot Camp Handicap Accessibility
This is an outdoor event where uneven terrain and off pavement conditions should be expected to be encountered. Rain before or during the event may make some areas difficult or impossible to traverse by wheelchair.
The road through the main event venue is a combination of gravel and dirt that is usually passable by a wheelchair, but weather conditions could alter passable conditions. All barns, buildings, and permanent restrooms are handicap accessible.
There are roughly 20 handicap parking spots in the heart of the main event venue. These will be used daily on a first come first serve basis. If an attendee alerts event staff at the front gate that all handicap accessible parking spaces are taken, a drop off to the main event building or as near as possible to an event area will be permitted.
Please contact us via email with any specific questions or concerns about handicap accessibility prior to purchasing a non-refundable ticket or during the event in the case of inclement weather that may alter accessibility conditions at the outdoor event.