Bear Grylls Survival Academy

This item appears on page 77 of the April 2013 issue.

Outdoor adventurer Bear Grylls and Worldwide Experience have created the Bear Grylls Survival Academy (877/742-2925), offering survival-skills courses led by crew members of the “Man vs Wild” and “Born Survivor” TV shows featured on the Discovery Channel.

The 5-day fall courses, each of which ends with a 36-hour wilderness expedition, currently take place in the Scottish Highlands. For select courses, Bear will make an appearance (dependent on his schedule). Limited to 10 participants per course. £1,899 (near $2,856) includes all meals and accommodations but not flights or transfers.

A 24-hour Family Course (£199 per person) in Surrey, England, is limited to six pairs (one parent and one child 10 to 17 years old). Must be in good physical condition.