Mountain Man



Click HERE for a Mountain Man Leader's Guide

  • Location:  C/O Camp Ottari 2881 Simpkinstown Road Hiwassee, VA 24347
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  • FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)- click HERE
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  • Questions? Contact Shirley Neiderhiser at 540.777.7963 or or fax to 540.265.0659
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Travel back in time to 18th Century Appalachian Virginia where a single shot muzzle loader, an axe, and a hunting knife were the only tools a man needed to survive. At Mountain Man, Scouts will dress, eat, and live like the Long Hunters who explored, trapped, and eventually settled Virginia's western frontier.

  • Located near Camp Ottari
  • Cook over open fire
  • Muzzle-loading Riflery
  • Make your own Green River Hunting Knife and sheath
  • Blacksmithing
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Living History


  • Age: 13+ by camp year, ability to backpack gear 1.5 miles.
  • Medical Form: Click HERE
  • Leadership: Provisional program,  Need adult fir 5 or more youth.