​2019 SUMMER CAMPS AT MCKINNEY FALLS

Join Earth Native Wilderness School Summer Camps for a summer of nature and fun! Our unique outdoor nature camps get kids outside exploring, connecting, and learning old school style (aka before the TV had 400 channels...). Earth Native taps into innate child's passions to inspire learning and outdoor play that leads to adventure and deep longterm connections to the outdoors. Your kids will have a blast, we promise! 

Our Day Camps at McKinney Falls State Park


Earth Native offers three nature themed day camps for ages 3.5-12.

Most day camps run from 9am-3pm (with an option for extended care) at the amazing McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin. (Not to be confused with McKinney Roughs Nature Park.)

 

Choose from our popular Bushcraft Survival Camp, our super fun Nature Quest Camp or for your little ones our Nature Forest Explorers.

UPCOMING CAMPS

June 1-5

Bushcraft Survival Camp

Nature Quest Camp

Forest Explorers Camp

June 8-12

Bushcraft Survival Camp

Nature Quest Camp

Forest Explorers Camp

June 15-19

Bushcraft Survival Camp

Nature Quest Camp

Forest Explorers Camp

If you would like to be notified when our 

2020 Summer Camp Schedule is announced and enrollment is open please CLICK HERE.

See you next summer!

Ages

6-10 

Cost

$295 per week    

Hours

9:00am-3:00pm    

Location

McKinney Falls State Park

5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy 

Austin, TX 78744 

Nature Quest Camp

 

Join us for an awesome week of fun and learning in the woods. Nature Quest Camp has been one of our most popular summer camps for over 9 years and your child will LOVE it!

Have you ever stopped to notice the beauty of a flower, munched on some wild Wood Sorrel, found a neat wildlife track on the ground and wondered what creature put it there, or played a sneaky hiding game in the woods?

We do awesome things like this every day in Nature Quest Camp! Our skilled naturalist instructors will lead your children on daily explorations of the natural world. At Earth Native we see incredible value in time spent in nature and want to share some adventures with your kids.

 

From vivid stories told by our instructors to expertly crafted nature and awareness games to grand hikes and adventures along Onion Creek, there is never a dull moment.

Ages

8-12 

Cost

$295 per week    

Hours

9:00am-3:00pm    

Location

McKinney Falls State Park  

 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy 

Austin, TX 78744 

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.

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Forest Explorers Camp 

 

Does your little one love playing outside?  

Come track animals, munch on wild edibles, and call out at circling hawks this summer! We won't miss a teachable moment as we explore the natural world together and wonder at the magic all around. 

Each day will include a sharing circle, story, and time to hike and explore. We'll use developmentally appropriate games and activities to enrich our learning about the day's theme.  From frog eggs to fox tails, we'll be having fun and making new connections with every step!

Let's create, touch, watch, get quiet, be loud, move, build, climb, smell, and most importantly, DISCOVER. Who knows where a shimmery spider web or incredible egret sighting could lead us for the day? Your child will walk away with knowledge about local flora and fauna, new friendships, and an inspired sense of connection to nature!

Ages

3.5 - 5

Cost

$275 per week    

Hours

9:00am-2:00pm    

Location

McKinney Falls State Park

5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy 

Austin, TX 78744 

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512-299-8870

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Bastrop, TX 78602