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Camping Old School Survival Boot Camp 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023 - Sunday, May 14, 2023

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Vinton County Fairgrounds

31471 State Route 93, McArthur, OH, USA

Hook-Up Camping Sold Out. Book Primitive Camping at

The purchase of a campsite is NOT admission to the Old School Survival Boot Camp. You will have to purchase an admission ticket and register for classes to gain access to the event area.

Old School Survival Boot Camp is a 3-Day Survival Homesteading Hands-On Learning Weekend In The Hocking Hills Region Of Southern Ohio

Old School Survival Boot Camp is 3-day interactive weekend camp filled with more nearly 125 hands-on homesteading, bushcraft, blacksmithing, butchering, off grid living, survival, herbalism, homeschooling, self-defense, and martial arts classes presented by over 45 experts from around the country.

The Old School Survival Boot Camp weekend will take place at the main event venue - Vinton County Fairgrounds, as well as offering immersion experiences and trainings offered by our event partners at the On Guard Defense Gun Range and Training Center and Raccoon Creek Outfitters. Tickets for activities offered by our event partners are booked directly through them by visiting their website or calling their respective offices.

 The 3-day Old School Survival Boot Camp event passes will not be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event date.

You do not have to purchase the 3-day passes for adults or children at the same time as purchasing add-on experiences tickets, camping, or official boot camp gear through our Ticketbud event page. You may return at a later date to purchase any add-ons to the general admission tickets - while spaces are available and while gear lasts.

Class Registration

You must register for all classes at Old School Survival Boot Camp 2023. Once you purchase your general admission ticket by clicking on the Tickets tab on the menu bar of the website, you will receive a private link for class registration with your receipt. You do not need to register immediately after purchasing tickets, BUT classes registration is on a first come-first served basis. Class registration ends when all of the classes are booked full or on May 1 - whichever comes first. Old School Survival Boot Camp will not be creating a wait list for classes when they become full. The only way to attempt to get into a booked class will be to go to the class tent/area prior to its start and ask the instructor if they have more materials or space.


Group Discount Tickets Available - email for more details.

Military and First Responder Discounts are also available. Use the email address above to request a discount code.

Old School Survival Network members receive 25 percent off all adult tickets. Monthly membership fee is $4. Members receive full viewing and download access to our entire growing library of ebooks, radio shows, online classes as well as exclusive access to the Homestead Heritage Explorers self-reliance based homeschool curriculum. Members also receive discounts on event shirts and hats. Go to for more information about membership and benefits.

Discount codes CANNOT be use in conjunction with either the Early Bird Ticket Sale, Black Friday Ticket Sale, or Valentine's Day Ticket Sale.

To use a discount coupon code, type the code in FIRST, hit apply, and then add a ticket(s) to your cart.

Camping - Lodging

On-site primitive and hook-up camping reservations can be made by clicking on the Camping tab on the menu bar of the website.

Our nearby recommended campgrounds, cabin rentals and other lodging is posted on the Area Attractions/Lodging page of

Welcome Packet

An Old School Survival Boot Camp Welcome Packet that will be published on the Schedule page of the event website - and sent out via the Old School Survival newsletter two weeks prior to the event.

Shirts, Hats, And Other Cool Gear

Old School Survival Boot Camp shirts, hoodies, hats, can koozies, and stadium cups will be available for order in the Shop on the Old School Survival Network beginning in January. There will be a limited number of these items for direct sale at Old School Survival Boot Camp 2023, but just like in 2022, they will sell out quickly and before the demand it met. Ordering online for event pick up at the Spring Street Sports booth is the only way to ensure you snag the cool souvenir gear.

Terms of Service

By purchasing any Old School Survival Boot Camp general admission, add-on experience ticket, or camping reservation you have completely read, understand, and agree to our terms of service. If you have not read, understood, or cannot agree to the terms of service, DO NOT purchase a ticket to the event, purchase gear, or reserve camping through our event ticket service.

The Old School Survival Boot Camp is primarily an outdoor event - dress and accessorize accordingly. The 3-day survival event will go on rain or shine - including all courses that take place indoors, under event tents, or in wooded and open areas on the grounds. Activities will only be halted for lightening or similar potentially deadly weather or natural disaster emergencies.

Tickets are NON REFUNDABLE, but you can gift or sell your tickets if you find yourself unable to attend the event. Should Ohio be on any type of Covid-19 restrictions during the Old School Survival Boot Camp weekend, the event will be structured to comply with any and all restrictions. Should large outdoor gatherings be prohibited during the Old School Survival Boot Camp weekend, the event will be rescheduled and raincheck tickets issued for the new date.

By reserving a campsite on the Vinton County Jr. Fairgrounds for Old School Survival Boot Camp 2023, you agree to the posted terms of service on the event description page and all state and federal laws. If you have not read these terms, do not understand these terms, or agree to these terms, do not complete the campsite reservation process.

Open container alcohol is not permitted on the property. Well behaved dogs on a leash and under their owner's control are permitted at the campground. Service animals are permitted in the campground and in the general event area, as well. We respect the legal right to carry firearms by those lawfully entitled to do so and who follow all local, state, and federal laws when carrying.

The purchase of a campsite, general admission tickets, or class registration is non-refundable. The reservation or purchase is transferrable and you personally may sell your reservation to another ticket holder. Old School Survival Boot Camp can verify the reservation is legitimate and able to be transferrable to a potential buyer you instruct to email us at but will not post or sale the camping reservation for you.

Your children are under your supervision when camping and attending the Old School Survival Boot Camp. Children who trespass in areas of the fairgrounds not being used as a part of the event or into the adjacent Vinton County Dog Catcher and Vinton County Engineer's property (big gravel and sand piles) will be supervised where they are found by OSS Boot Camp security or crew or local law enforcement officers, until you come and retrieve them. Children caught trespassing in the adjacent property noted above will be banned from the event for the rest of the event day - permitted only in the campground - if they are camping on-site. If the child's inability to attend a make and take class they had registered for is a result, there will be no refund issued for the class or classes. If a child is caught trespassing a second time, they will be banned from the rest of the event and permitted only in the campground, if they are camping on-site.

The reserving of a campsite does not grant you entry into the Old School Survival Boot Camp. You must purchase a general admission to enter and watch, view, or participate in the activities hosted by the Old School Survival Network and the Old School Survival Boot Camp. Everyone age 4 and up must have a ticket to enter the event from the campground of via the public entrance. The event will go forth rain or shine. Only a state or federally declared emergency will cause the event to cancel.

Old School Survival Boot Camp Handicap Accessibility

This is an outdoor event where uneven terrain and off pavement conditions should be expected to be encountered. Rain before or during the event may make some areas difficult or impossible to traverse by wheelchair. 

The road through the main event venue is a combination of gravel and dirt that is usually passable by a wheelchair, but weather conditions could alter passable conditions. All barns, buildings, and permanent restrooms are handicap accessible.

There are roughly 20 handicap parking spots in the heart of the main event venue. These will be used daily on a first come first serve basis. If an attendee alerts event staff at the front gate that all handicap accessible parking spaces are taken, a drop off to the main event building or as near as possible to an event area will be permitted. 

Please contact us via email with any specific questions or concerns about handicap accessibility prior to purchasing a non-refundable ticket or during the event in the case of inclement weather that may alter accessibility conditions at the outdoor event.

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