Camp Independence 2023

05/20/2023 — 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tippecanoe River State Park
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Americas Original Survival and Preparedness Education Event

North of Winamac Indiana on US Highway 35.

$20.00 per person, $30.00 per family

Classes and Programs Include:

  • Home Emergency Preparedness
  • Personal Security
  • Survival Thinking
  • Self Defense
  • Outdoor Survival
  • Survival Packs and Gear
  • Edible and Medicinal Plants
  • Disaster Survival
  • First Aid
  • …and more!

All classes taught by experiences, and certified instructors.

Lodging and Camp Sites

We recommend participants arrive Friday evening and/or depart Sunday morning to maximize learning and networking time. There is a limited number of cabins near the hall available through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Website. Camp and RV sites in the park can also be reserved through the their website or at the park.

Guest Speakers and Raffle Prize Contributions Welcome

Camp Independance — Single Registration
Camp Independance — Family Registration


Time * (EST) from/till




8:00 – 9:00 AM


Volunteer Staff

Main Hall

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Introduction and welcome

Live Free Officers

Main Hall

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Survival Food Preparedness

Heather Swartz

Main Hall

11:00 – 12:00 AM

Riving Blue water purifier


Main Hall

Noon till 1:30

Lunch, Survival Stuff Raffle


Main Hall

1:30 – 2:30 PM

The First 72 Hours of an Emergency

James C. Jones

Main Hall

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Situational Awareness and Personal Security

Tom Koll

Main Hall

3:30 – 4:30 PM

What to do if Lost in the Woods

Nick Carlson


4:30 – 5:30

Survival Packs



Ric Hubbard


Mark Smith

Main Hall

5:30 >>>

Dinner, networking

Main Hall

7:00 >>>

Evening Activities TBA


Note: times may vary depending on participation and questions.

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