Enrollment for 2017 Summer Camps is open!
Nature Quest Camp!
Join us for an awesome week of fun and learning in the woods. Nature Quest Camp has been one of our most popular summer camps for over 4 years and your child will LOVE it!
Have you ever stopped to notice the beauty of a flower, munched on some wild Wood Sorrel, found a neat wildlife track on the ground and wondered what creature put it there, or played a sneaky hiding game in the woods?
We do awesome things like this every day in Nature Quest Camp! Our skilled naturalist instructors will lead your children on daily explorations of the natural world. At Earth Native we see incredible value in time spent in nature and want to share some adventures with your kids.
From vivid stories by our instructors to expertly crafted nature and awareness games to grand hikes and adventures along Onion Creek, there is never a dull moment.
Ages 6-12 Cost $285 per week Hours 9:00am-3:00pm Location McKinney Falls State Park
Dates June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4
Bushcraft Survival Camp!
Join us for a week full of outdoor and survival skill fun and adventure! Who doesn’t want to know how to rub sticks together to make fire, how to make rope from plant fibers, navigate wild landscapes without fear of getting lost, what plants you can eat and which ones make good medicine, and how to build fun and effective shelters in the woods?
Your child will learn all of this and so much more in our super popular Bushcraft Survival Skills day camp! Our unique teaching style and curriculum utilizes grand nature games, riveting storytelling, and adventure to increase your child’s physical awareness and aid them in building strong connections to the outdoors. Your kids will leave this camp more confident exploring the outdoors and with awesome and unique skills and knowledge that will give them added confidence while exploring outside.
Ages 8-12 Cost $285 per week Hours 9:00am-3:00pm Location McKinney Falls State Park
Dates June 5-9, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4
Nature Explorers - Preschool Day Camp!
Does your preschooler love playing outside? Come track animals, munch on wild edibles, and call out at circling hawks this summer! We won't miss a teachable moment as we explore the natural world together and wonder at the magic all around. Each day will include a sharing circle, story, and time to hike and explore. We'll use developmentally appropriate games and activities to enrich our learning about the day's theme. From frog eggs to fox tails, we'll be having fun and making new connections with every step!
Let's create, touch, watch, get quiet, be loud, move, build, climb, smell, and most importantly, DISCOVER. Who knows where a shimmery spider web or incredible egret sighting could lead us for the day? Your child will walk away with knowledge about local flora and fauna, new friendships, and an inspired sense of connection to nature!
Ages 3.5-5 Cost $245 per week Hours 9:00am-1:00pm Location McKinney Falls State Park
Dates June 12-16, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 31-Aug 4
Wilderness Skills Overnight Camp!
Give your child the ultimate adventure this summer with our Wilderness Skills overnight camp! Guided by our expert outdoor instructors, your child will learn some awe-inspiring outdoor survival skills and gain a new way to connect to the natural world. Wilderness skills are a great way to help your child build confidence in the outdoors all while increasing their overall self-confidence. Your child will leave this course with some unique skills that they can be proud of.
The kids will learn to build their own shelters, to source materials from the landscape to aid in their quest for greater self-reliance, and how to use problem solving to create and use tools gathered from the landscape, all while increasing their connection to the world around them.
Ages 9-12 Cost $595 per week
Begins Monday at 9:00am - Ends Friday at 12:00pm
Location ENWS Bastrop Campus Dates June 19-23, July 10-14
Teen Wilderness Survival Overnight Camp!
Give your teen the ultimate adventure this summer with our teen survival overnight! Guided by our expert survival instructors, your teen will learn some awe-inspiring survival skills and gain a new way to connect to the natural world. Outdoor survival skills are a great way to help your teen build confidence in the outdoors all while increasing their self-confidence and maturity. Your teen will leave this course with unique skills that they can be proud of.
Your teen will learn to build their own shelter, to source materials from the landscape to aid in their quest for greater self-reliance, and how to use problem solving to create and use tools, all while increasing their connection to the world around them.
Ages 13-16 Cost $595 per week
Begins Monday at 9:00am - Ends Friday at 12:00pm
Location ENWS Bastrop Campus Dates July 24-28
*A limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available for camps. Please use this link for a scholarship form.
My son (7 yrs) loved this camp so much that we enrolled him in the monthly camp during the school year. We've recruited a few friends he's enjoyed the camp so much. He has taught us a ton about the park as well as the plants and animals. The camp is creating lifelong park stewards.
We loved Earth Native summer camp! My son learned so much and asked to go for another week. We are looking forward to Earth Native camp next summer!
- Hillary H.
Hands down, Earth Native is the BEST program my kids have joined in the past year. The curriculum is so important and totally missing in the rest of their lives. The instructors are great. Every child should be so lucky as to have an opportunity to participate in an Earth Native program! Outstanding!