Discover the world around you, discover yourself…
The Wilder Teens program is a group of youth 12-16 on a journey in search of adventure, self-discovery, and connection to their inner “wild”. Skilled program instructors will guide participants on grand adventures that lead them down the road to discovering themselves and the gifts that they bring to their communities.
Wilder Teens will --
*Discover more independence and self-reliance though building things with their hands and learning how to take care of themselves in the woods by sourcing needs from the land that surrounds them
*Connect to their ancestors and our human journey by learning to create, build and maintain fire: humankind’s oldest companion and tool
*Learn vital leadership, communication, and peacemaking skills
*How to understand and interpret one of the Earth’s oldest languages, the language of the birds
*Explore the local bounty of Edible and Medicinal Plants
*Establish greater awareness and empathy of the world through the core routines of nature awareness
*And most importantly, establish themselves in a community where they feel safe to express themselves, grow, and contribute
Our Educational Philosophy-
Earth Native uses a style of teaching called Coyote Mentoring that is a “passion-based learning” model. We strive to create unique and wonderful outdoor experiences that awaken and enliven the heart and mind. Our mentors strive to help our students find their own answers through carefully crafted interactions with nature, teacher, community, and self. This mentoring style helps our students to develop greater capacity for creative thinking and problem solving allowing for increased self-sufficiency, and greater contribution to their community.
This program meets on Wednesdays or Fridays from September - May from 9:30am-3:30pm. Regular program days will take place at McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin. In addition to the regular class days, one class each month (1st class of the month) will be held at our campus in Bastrop, TX. The program also includes 3 overnights (in Bastrop) and several day long field trips.
Ages: 12-16 *Youth MUST be 12 years old by 9/30/16 to join this program.
2016/17 Program Cost: $1595
(Or pay monthly at $162 a month, after $300 non-refundable deposit)
2016/17 Program Dates:
Meets each Friday from September 16, 2016 through May 26, 2017
*This program breaks 1 week for Thanksgiving (1125), 2 weeks for Winter Break (12/23,12/30) and 1 week for Spring Break (3/17)
2017/18 Program Dates:
Meets each Wednesday or Friday from September 13, 2017 through May 25, 2018
*This program breaks 1 week for Thanksgiving (11/22-24), 2 weeks for Winter Break (12/20-12/29) and 1 week for Spring Break (3/14-16)
($300 non-refundable deposit per student is due at the time of enrollment. View cancelation policy.)
*ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR IS CLOSED*
We hope to see you next school year!
Enrollment for our 2017/18 Wilder Teen Program will open to new students on April 30, 2017
If you are interested in the 2017/18 school year and would like to check out our program before enrolling we will be offering a Visit Day on Saturday, April 29th at our Bastrop Campus from 10am-2pm. Many of our year-round Youth Program Instructors will be facilitating as well as our Founder and Executive Director, Dave Scott. It will be a great opportunity for you and your child to get a feel for the program and our school as well as ask any questions of our Director that might be lingering.
You must sign up to attend this Visit Day and there will be limited space.
For more information please e-mail us at info@EarthNativeSchool.com or give us a call at 512-299-8870.