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 9/30/17 to join this program.
2016/17 Program Cost: $1595
(Or pay monthly at $162 a month, after $300 non-refundable deposit)
Enrollment for our 2017/18 WILDER TEENS is open!
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.)
For more information please e-mail us at info@EarthNativeSchool.com or give us a call at 512-299-8870.