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Come and camp with Midwest Woodcraft!

Have you ever wanted to camp in the WINTER? No, that doesn't make you crazy; at least not any crazier than us. Put on your long Johns, Dust off that heavy sleeping bag, and join Kevin from River Valley Survival and his friends for some cold-weather fun at WINTERCAMP 2024! During this fun-packed winter weekend camping adventure, we plan to showcase a few techniques that may help you out should you ever land in a severe weather emergency. Grab your gear and meet us at the Forest City Public Park, It's gonna be a blast!

Feb. 9-12 2024 - Forest City Illinois


Registration fee $50 includes camping on Friday and Saturday night all classes, demonstrations, and activities. 


Demonstrations & Classes

Gear Raffle & Giveaway

Skills Challenge for a prize

Potluck Meal Saturday Evening.

Trade Blanket.










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Confirmed presentations/Workshops

Bucksaw Building Workshop

Paul Mapping

Bow Drill Workshop

More coming soon!

The event site has access to outdoor restrooms and drinking water.

This event will not be canceled due to the weather.

We will be preparing 2 pots of beef/chicken and noodles for the potluck on Saturday night. participation is voluntary, but we do appreciate you sharing whatever you can manage


There will be experienced cold-weather campers in attendance, we are happy to help you get your setup dialed in if you aren't sure how to proceed.


We will have an emergency warming area on standby for any unforeseen incidents.


Fires will be allowed at your camps, we only ask that you be safe and responsible.

You may process any dead wood on the premises to utilize at your fire' you may also responsibly source materials for any projects you'd like to work on. Firewood bundles will be available for purchase.

I will be there on Thursday, If you wish to camp on Thursday night shoot me an e-mail so I can know whom to expect. We will start things off at 10 am on Friday and be ready to strike camp by 10 am on Sunday. The schedule will be loose and relaxed.

You can submit all questions or suggestions to

407-301 County Rd 2800 E, Forest City, IL 61532

Register Here


No alcohol at group camp, please.


Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance

Conibear Traps

In the Field Tool Maintenance

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