2021 Dates: July 12-16, July 26-30
Time: Begins at 10:00am on Monday and ends at 12:00pm on Friday
Cost: $645 ($200 deposit due at enrollment. Balance due on 6/5)
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
This is an overnight camp. Food is provided starting Monday evening through breakfast/morning snack on Friday.
Campers must provide their own tent and sleeping gear. We do have a limited amount of tents, sleeping mats, and knives for use for a small additional fee. Please choose your rentals during registration.
TEEN WILDERNESS SURVIVAL
Give your teen the ultimate adventure this summer with our Teen Wilderness Survival Overnight Camp. Guided by our expert survival instructors, your teen will learn some awe-inspiring survival skills and gain a new way to connect to the natural world. Outdoor survival skills are a great way to help your teen build confidence in the outdoors all while increasing their self-confidence and maturity. Your teen will leave this course with unique skills that they can be proud of.
Your teen will learn to build their own shelter, to source materials from the landscape to aid in their quest for greater self-reliance, and how to use problem solving to create and use tools, all while increasing their connection to the world around them.
Camp Skills and Activities include:
Fire by friction and match
Sleeping in self constructed effective natural shelters
Coal burning wooden bowls
Making baskets and rope with plants
Interpreting wildlife tracks and animal behavior
Finding, collecting and purifying water
Natural navigation – Utilizing the sun, wind and stars
Identifying and harvesting common wild edible plants
Night bullfrog hunt
Knife and tool safety
Awareness and avoidance of natural hazards
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