Here's an opportunity for High school students in Tri-Cities to learn to be a survivor man like Bear Grylls... For FREE

The JROTC--Survival course is a synthesis of the basic survival information found in Air Force Regulation Survival Training and is open to students going into grades 9-12 who also have an interest in participating in the JROTC program. The survival instruction will provide training in skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to successfully perform fundamental tasks needed for survival. Survival also presents “good to know” information that would be useful in any situation. The information is just as useful to an individual lost hunting or stranded in a snowstorm. In addition, students will become CPR/First Aid certified, as well as learn water survival training.


This course also includes a four night Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape experience from June 20th to June 24th. Students will leave Kennewick High School on the morning of the 20th and spend that night at Rogers High School in Spokane.  On the morning of the 21st, students will depart for the Coleville National Forest where they will work with Air Force active duty Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructors from Fairchild Air Force, learning basic survival skills.  Students will take a bus to Rogers High School and then Kennewick High School on the 24th of June, arriving in Kennewick in the afternoon.  Students will work with students from Medical Lake, Rogers and Clarkston High Schools during this part of the course.​


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The JROTC—Survival course begins on June 14 at Kennewick High School. Students must be present on the first day of class and may not be absent more than one full day (see registration form for complete course attendance requirements). The course schedule will be:


June 14 to June 17 • Kennewick High School • 7:45 AM to 2:45 PM

June 20 to June 24 • Spokane/Colville National Forest • Times TBA

June 27 to July 1 • Kennewick High School • 7:45 AM to 2:45 PM

This course is free and enrollment is limited to 24 students, who will be selected via a lottery system.


For additional information about the JROTC—Survival course, you may also call Abby Mattson at 509-222-7306.