Youth Classes

Get your kids outside this year!

Summer Camps

2017 Summer Camps - Ages 3-16 

Weekly Programs 

Weekly Nature School -  Ages 5-12

Wilder Teens - Weekly Program - Ages 12-16

Monthly Programs  

Youth Monthly Program - Ages 6-12

Advanced Youth Monthly Program - Ages 8-12

Teen Wilderness Adventure Program - Ages 13-16

One or Two Day Weekend Classes (listed alpha)

Acorn Harvesting - Ages 6-12

Birds, Birds, Birds - Ages 7-11

Bow Building for Kids - Ages 8-13

Camping 101- All Ages 

Egg Hunt and Nature Fun Day - All Ages

Fire! - Ages 8-13

Forts and Fairy Houses - Ages 5-8

Knife Carving & Safety - Ages 8-13

Mindfulness and Movement Retreat - Ages 7-11

More than S'mores - Ages 6-12

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers (Bastrop) - Ages 3-5

Ninja Coyotes - Ages 7-11

Outdoor First Aid for Kids - Ages 10-16

The folks at Earth Native are wonderful, and seem to find real joy in educating and nurturing the students. This has been an incredible experience for my 11 year old son - he comes home bursting with knowledge and excited about his experiences. As a home-schooler, I couldn't imagine a better nature/science learning experience for my kiddo. He goes weekly, loves it, and can't wait for the "special" programs like camping or Ninja Coyotes. Unlike some of the alternative education programs in town, these folks have their mission and administration in order - can't recommend them highly ENOUGH! -La Negrita L.

Owl Eyes and Deer Ears - Ages 6-10

Primitive Projectiles - Ages 7-12

Plant Potions - Local Plant Medicine - Ages 6-12

Sticks and Stones - Ages 8-13

Survival Skills -  Ages 7-11

Tracking Dectectives - Ages 7-11

Trap Making for Kids - Ages 8-13

Wilderness Survival Overnight Class - 8-12

Earth Native Wilderness School has been an amazing blessing for my son. He is crazy about the outdoors and unfortunately, his sisters are not able to take as much outdoors due to allergies and sensitivities. He has thoroughly enjoyed every minute with his instructors learning and doing so many great things. Some of his favorites have included starting fires and cooking over the open fire, building forts, and having mud fights in the creek. He has also learned knife skills and has started carving his own walking stick. I cannot say enough positive things about the organization. If you have kids who love the outdoors, this is the perfect outlet for them! - Christi R.





Want happier, healthier, smarter kids?

Recent studies have directly linked time spent in nature to increased happiness, smarts, emotional health, reduced stress, and even better test scores. The latest statistics on declining childhood “nature” time are startling. Kids just aren’t getting outside and exploring like they used to a generation ago.

Earth Native wants to help. A major part of our school’s mission is to help children develop strong connections to nature. We do this though a unique method of environmental education called Coyote Mentoring which utilizes child’s passions -- old school stuff like playing in the mud, building forts, catching critters, hiding and sneaking, and skipping stones as a foundation for adventure and learning. We use these child’s passions as the spark that drives a curriculum that is centered around natural learning cycles that will help your children not just build strong connections but learn a ton about the natural world around them.

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