Are you dreaming of working in the police force or the military? Do you want to learn how to survive in nature? Or do you maybe want to push yourself a little more and master new challenges? Then Bootcamp survive is the right class for you!
Get physically and mentally strong
With the bootcamp survive class we focus on getting in shape, both physically and mentally. We also train on how to survive in the wild without too much equipment. It is important for us to work together and develop both your team and leading skills. You will get to know yourself better, your strengths and weaknesses and how you perform under stress. On this class we focus on cultivating our characters!
Self-sufficiency in nature
How do you endure long trips with little food and do you take it when things go downhill? Together with your class you will learn how to supply yourself in nature, how to hunt and slaughter – basically you will learn how to become self-sufficient in the wild. You will learn survival strategies and how to face challenges, alone and together with others. We focus on having a good atmosphere in this class!
You will get to experience:
- Endurance and strength training
- Camping in the wild
- Spending nights outside, with or without tents
- Practical outdoor life skills
- Mental training and coaching
- Teambuilding and training camp at Fuerteventura
You will also learn more about:
- Making food in the outdoors
- First aid
- Mountain ski trips
- Leadership training
- Planning workouts
- Weapons and shooting
...and much more. There is a lot to look forward to!
Your main class at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole will be taught three days of the week. In addition you can choose electives for the remaining two days.
We will have a survival week in the course of the year where we will spend a week full of challenges outside. We focus on survival strategies and make use of the skills we learned. After this week you will have learned a lot about yourself, how you react to challenges such as cold, hunger and having to concentrate hard all the time. You will be surprised about how strong you actually are and together with the class you will master survival week!
Bootcamp and obstacle course
In the course of the year we train endurance and strength with obstacle courses that challenge your abilities. We use the nature around us to create obstacle courses and work in exercises known from crossfit workouts. The goal is to get in shape, both physically and mentally, without too much traditional training.
An advantage for studying
It can be hard to get into studies related to the military or police since those studies have high requirements for applicants. With the bootcamp survive class you will get purposeful training, also towards possible admission tests. By choosing this class you can get a good preparation for such studies and the certificate you will get after your year at Høgtun can be of advantage.
Skiing week in Oppdal
In February the whole school will travel to the Oppdal ski resort. We are going to live in cabins at IMI-Stølen which has a lot of good facilities and cosy rooms!
Here we will have a good time skiing and relaxing in the cabins afterwards. A lot of proficient instructors will accompany us and you will receive lessons to suit your skiing level. We offer classes in alpine and telemark skiing as well as snowboarding and cross country skiing.
- Workout clothing for training inside and outside
- Good running shoes for running outside
- Indoor training shoes
- Trail running shoes are an advantage, but not necessary
- Hiking boots
- Winter sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat (that can be used in winter)
- Trekking backpack (75-120 litres)
- Wind- and waterproof clothing
- Woollen underwear (preferably 3 sets) and woollen socks (at least 3 pairs)
- Hat, scarf and mittens
- A daypack (25-40 litres)
- Down jacket/ fleece jacket / woollen jumper
- Dry Bags in different sizes
- First aid kit
- Map folder and compass
- Camping kitchen
- Thermos flask
- Fire striker
The teacher: Morten Brorson Johansen
Morten is a typical North-Norwegian with his heart in the right spot. He is a qualified teacher and hunting licence instructor and has worked as a folk high school teacher for more than ten years. He likes to work out, hunt, carpenter and prepare elect meals from homemade ingredients. Morten loves to be outside in nature, float over still waters in a canoe, play guitar by the campfire and enjoy a cup of black campfire coffee.
Friluftsliv at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole
There are a lot of folk high schools that offer friluftsliv classes all around Norway, so why should you choose one at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole?
In addition to our fantastic teachers and staff, we might have the best location for friluftsliv in the country. Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole is on the northwest side of Norway with amazing nature for sports and friluftsliv. A lot of the mountains around our school are at 1500 -1900 meters above sea level and are perfect for hikes with or without skis. On skiing trips you can easily get to ski down 1600 meters.
Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole is located by the sea and there are great water sports and windsurfing opportunities right by the school. Boats and kayaks are free to rent for our students at all times. Hoddevika and Stad are also very close by, these places are great for surfing as well. Additionally, it is not far to drive to ski resorts such as Oppdal with Norway's biggest ski area, Bjorli with Norway's longest skiing season, Tusten ski resort in Molde and Stranda ski resort with amazing off-piste skiing.
If you find it hard to choose an outdoor sports class, you can read our article about which outdoor sports class fits you best here