The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can't quite make out what's being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with this Groupon.
$117 for a One-Week Kids’ Nature Explorer's Camp ($195 Value)
Choose from the following dates:
- June 17–21
- July 22–26
- August 5–9
During the Nature Explorer's Camp, naturalist instructors connect children aged 6–12 with the world around them by teaching them skills such as how to interpret bird calls, observe and track wildlife, and explore water ecology. Instructors incorporate a variety of games and interactive techniques to keep kids engaged and excited throughout the day. Camps take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Earth Native Wilderness School
In a time when most people find out about survival skills through reality television, Dave Scott is the exception. The founder and president of Earth Native Wilderness School spent his formative years exploring the Texas wilderness. As a US Army veteran, he is 1 of only 20 people in North America qualified as a Track and Sign Specialist. He has devoted himself to helping society remember the skills that have kept us alive for thousands of years.
Earth Native Wilderness School's instructors come from all walks of life, but they each have a love of nature. With lessons in medicinal plants, basic wilderness survival, and wildlife tracking, the school's classes teach students skills such as fashioning tools for survival, arrow making, fire by friction, and finding an ATM in the desert. The staff also realizes humanity's spiritual connection to nature and can even guide students through a vision quest to strengthen their relationship with nature.