This summer, let the kids explore the outdoors, connect with nature, and have a blast at camp! Earth Native Wilderness School offers both day and overnight camps that tap into children’s enthusiasm for play and adventure in the great outdoors, while building long-term connections to nature.

Day Camps are hosted at McKinney Falls State Park, and Overnight Camps are held at the Earth Native Campus in Bastrop. These summer camps are offered from June 5 through August 4. Day Camps run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for preschoolers and until 3 p.m. for school-aged kids (with extended care available). Weekly Overnight Camps begin Mondays at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. on Fridays. Day Camps range in price from $245 for preschoolers to $285 for older children. Overnight Camps cost $595 per week. You can click here to enroll.

Check out the fun camp options:

Nature Quest Camp! (ages 6-12)
Cost: $285 per week; McKinney Falls State Park
Dates: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4

Nature Quest Camp has been one of the most popular summer camps for over 4 years. 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 by instructors to expertly crafted nature and awareness games to grand hikes and adventures along Onion Creek, there is never a dull moment.

–> Bushcraft Survival Camp! (ages 8-12)
Cost: $285 per week; McKinney Falls State Park
Dates: June 5-9, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4

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 Bushcraft Survival Skills day camp! 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.

–> Nature Explorers – Preschool Day Camp! (ages 3.5 – 5)
Cost $245 per week, McKinney Falls State Park
Hours: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dates:  June 12-16, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 31-Aug 4

Does your preschooler love playing outside? They can track animals, munch on wild edibles, and call out at circling hawks this summer. Each day will include a sharing circle, story, and time to hike and explore. They’ll use developmentally appropriate games and activities to enrich learning about the day’s theme. From frog eggs to fox tails, they’ll be having fun and making new connections with every step. Your child will walk away with knowledge about local flora and fauna, new friendships, and an inspired sense of connection to nature!

–> Wilderness Skills Overnight Camp (ages 9-11 OR for teens 13-16)
Cost: $595; Location: Bastrop Campus
Dates for ages 9-11: June 19-23, July 10-14
Dates for ages 13-16: July 24-28

Give your child the ultimate adventure this summer with Wilderness Skills overnight camp. Guided by expert outdoor instructors, your child will learn some awe-inspiring outdoor survival skills and gain a new way to connect to the natural world. 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.

You can visit the Earth Native Wilderness School website to learn much more about each camp and to enroll online.