Prevention Program - Hug-a-Tree

Inspired by the search for nine year old Jimmy Beveridge in 1981 in southern California, and initiated by the caring heart of Ab Taylor, the Hug-a-Tree and Survive program teaches children how to survive in the woods should they become lost. The program was developed to educate children in a select few of the most basic and vital survival principles. It was specifically designed for children between the ages of 7 and 11 but can be effective with slightly younger and older children. 

The program consists of a trained presenter—usually a search and rescue volunteer, police officer, park ranger, or similar uniformed individual.

Many children are alive today because of their experience with the Hug-a-Tree and Survive program.