Enrollment for 2017 Summer Camps is open!

Our Day Camps are held at McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin near the airport (not McKinney Roughs Nature Park).

Day Camps

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

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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

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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

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*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.

-Debora R.

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!

-Lara D.

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. 



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