Can I change course dates if I already purchased?
When you purchase a SIGMA 3 course, you’re buying a training credit for that particular course. Your credit is redeemable for any class date of that type for up to 3 years!
What type of physical condition do I need to be in to participate in one of your classes?
People of any fitness level are invited to attend our courses. We won’t push you beyond your limits, but if you intend to become certified then you will have to be able to complete all required tasks for graduation. SERE, scout survival, and the instructor program are very physically demanding courses though, all others are pretty laid back and almost anyone can handle them.
Are there toilet/shower facilities at the Sigma 3 camp?
Local shower facilities are available within a 5 minute drive of camp. We have a porta potty on site and we have water available.
Will I need to provide my own food and water for the duration of the course?
You will have to provide your own food for all the courses that SIGMA 3 offers. Water is provided.
Should I bring a tent, sleeping bag, hammock, etc.?
Unless specified in the course outline, you may bring anything that will make your training experience with Sigma 3 more comfortable. Some may prefer to test themselves and rough it a bit which is also encouraged. Instructor course candidates will be living in primitive shelters the entirety of the course and will only need a tarp and poncho.
How hard is the training, really?
Most of our courses are very laid back and easy going. The training is as intense or as easy as you want it to be! The Scout Survival, Instructor courses, and SERE courses have very intense phases of them, so be prepared!
What age must my child be in order to attend and will I need to attend with them?
We allow kids from the ages of 10 and up are allowed to attend with a parent/guardian. No minors allowed in our courses without parental supervision.
What types of environments will your school prepare me for?
Our curriculum covers a wide range of ecosystems and will generally prepare you for almost any difficult climate worldwide. We also have international courses in varying types of environments as well.
Is there danger from wild animals/bugs at your camp?
We have water moccasins, copperheads, rattlesnakes, black widows, brown recluse spiders, and plenty of chiggers/ticks. The ticks are the biggest issue, so be prepared for bugs. The snakes and spider are far less of an issue but they are around our area. We recommend getting some permethrine spray for the bugs. Sawyer’s permethrine can be purchased at any walmart or online.
What knife do you guys carry/like?
We have several different models of knives within varying price ranges we recommend. Here is a link to the knives SIGMA 3 Instructors carry.
What time do classes start and end?
All classes start at 8 am and end at 5 pm.
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