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Children 9 to 15 years old are welcome to enroll as long as they are accompanied by an adult chaperone at a minimum 1/1 ratio.

Participants are required to bring their own basic primitive camping gear (more details will come upon registration)

Dinner on Day 2 and breakfast and lunch on Day 3 will be provided plus snacks.

Class size limited to 4-5 canoes. Each canoe can hold 2 adults and 1-2 children. If you sign up by yourself you will be paired with another participant in a canoe for the weekend.

Transportation will be provided back to South Austin from Bastrop on the evening of Day 2.


Embark on a grand adventure this spring and float the Colorado River with Earth Native School. The class will depart on the morning of Day 1 from Austin and take out in Bastrop, TX on Day 2 in the late afternoon. Guiding the trip will be skilled naturalist guides that will unlock some of the natural wonders of Central Texas’ most iconic rivers. Learn about mammals along the way by deciphering the stories that their tracks and sign leave on riverbanks and sandbars, learn about local river ecology and plants, and witness the beauty of countless raptors, ducks, and songbirds. All this within the context of a relaxing river float.

The class will camp out on a sandbar on Saturday night and share a meal and stories before launching the boats again Sunday morning for another great day on the river.

Dates: TBA

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $65

Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX

Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 9+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult participant with a 1:1 ratio. An enrollment form and payment must be received for each person attending class, regardless of age.

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