Burning Bush Wilderness Academy is an outdoor and wilderness school, providing instruction in Survival, Bushcrafting, Off-Roading, Wilderness living and more.
We provide the best wilderness education for individuals, families, youth groups, scout troops, Young Marines, corporate outings, churches, and pretty much anyone else who likes living.
Most courses are taught in the Cookeville and surrounding area, however we can certainly come to you.
BBWA was started by Martin & Larra Bush in the summer of 2014 to help keep the skills of wilderness adventure alive. With so much technology in the world, our generation is beginning to forget the fundamental aspects of living. Or perhaps have never been taught in the first place. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience more than just sitting behind a television or smartphone, but actually get out and explore this wonderful planet.
Training for Life is not just a slogan, we want to help you LIVE!
Martin grew up all over the world traveling every three years to a new place due to being brought up in a military home. His father, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, began sharing the joy of outdoor living with Martin at an early age. At the age of three he was sleeping in his own tent in the woods and learning about nature and basic camping skills. Throughout his childhood he developed a passion for the outdoors and became a proficient rock climber, a competitive mountain biker, and cross country runner. As Martin got older his passion grew into getting back to the simpler ways of the woodsman. So he set out on a quest to receive more knowledge in bushcrafting and survival.
Today he is certified in bushcrafting, a student of nature and will never stop growing.
Larra Bush: Photographer and Co-Founder
Being married to an energetic personality like Martin isn’t easy, but Larra can do anything. She is the brains behind the operation. With a bachelors in Finance, a Masters in Agency Counseling, and an EDS in School Counseling, Larra keeps everyone straight. Just like Martin, she has a passion for children and is currently a school counselor at a local middle school. Oh, and she is hilarious too.