2022 Dates: May 30-June 3, June 13-17, August 1-5
Time: Begins at 10:00am on Monday and ends at 12:00pm on Friday
($200 deposit due at enrollment. Balance due the month prior to camp on the 5th.)
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
WILDERNESS SKILLS OVERNIGHT CAMP
Give your child the ultimate adventure this summer with our Wilderness Skills overnight camp! Guided by our expert outdoor instructors, your child will learn some awe-inspiring outdoor survival skills and gain a new way to connect to the natural world. Wilderness skills are a great way to help your child build confidence in the outdoors all while increasing their overall self-confidence. Your child will leave this course with some unique skills that they can be proud of.
The kids will learn to build their own shelters, 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 gathered from the landscape, all while increasing their connection to the world around them.
Camp Skills and Activities include:
Fire by friction and match
How to build effective natural shelters
Coal burning wooden spoons
Making rope with plants
Interpreting wildlife tracks and animal behavior
Finding, collecting and purifying water
Identifying and harvesting common wild edible plants
Knife and tool safety
Awareness and avoidance of natural hazards
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 tent and sleeping pad rentals available. We also sell water bottles, knives, headlamps and mess kits. See below for options. Please choose your rentals & purchases during registration.
Full Camps: June 13-17 *Use enroll button to join waitlists*
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.
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.
PURCHASES and RENTALS
Small Tent (2 person)
Large Tent (6 person)
Mora Craftline Basic Knife
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