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.
Your child also will learn to safely and effectively use a fixed blade knife for carving and other outdoor tasks.
2021 Dates: June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-13
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday*
Extended Hours: We offer extended camp hours 8am - 4pm (drop-off 1 hour early and pick up 1 hour late) for an additional $20 per camp day.
Location: McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744 (Located in Southeast Austin, near the airport)
Camp Weeks June 7-11 & June 14-18 have been moved to Southeast Metro Park at
4511 TX- 71, Del Valle, TX due the a temporary park closure at McKinney Falls State Park for these two weeks. All registered families have been notified and confirmed back about this location change.
OPEN CAMPS: None
FULL CAMPS: Week 1: June 7-11, Week 2: June 14-18, Week 3: June 21-25, Week 4: June 26-July 2, Week 5: July 5-9, Week 6: July 12-16, Week 7: July 19-23, Week 8: July 26-30, Week 9: August 2-6, Week 10: August 9-13
When your child is with us, we understand their safety is our responsibility and this is an honor that we take very seriously.
One of the first skills that we focus on in every camp is hazard awareness. Our instructors follow strict safety protocol regarding the use of carving knives and saws. This is also true for other activities that involve risks such building and working with fire as well as making and using tools. Each student must pass a strict safety test (safety class and practice proceeds test) for saws and knives before use.
All of our summer camp instructors are First Aid and CPR Certified. We take pride in creating a safe environment for your children to experience the growth and self-discovery that comes from learning new skills.
Your child will need to have a Mora Fixed Blade Knife (Stainless Steel blade) for this camp. These are readily available to buy online or you can purchase one from us during registration.
Buy an Earth Native Kleen Kanteen
Stainless Steel Water Bottle (27 oz.)
Pick up on the first day of camp!
A link to your Camp Details is included in your confirmation email received right after enrollment.
If you do not see this email, please first check your spam folder. If the email is not found, contact us to have it resent.
Cancellation policy and info about switching camps weeks included in FAQ.
Licensing Information: Earth Native Wilderness School is a nature based education program. Earth Native Wilderness School is not a state licensed child care facility and is not required to be state licensed as such due to the type, scope, and duration of programming that we offer. Earth Native Wilderness School overnight summer camps are licensed through the Texas Department of State Health Services license # 250557