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Welcome to
Primitive Instincts
Youth Nature Program!

School year programs enrollment begins soon! 

Contact Ms. Cat today to see how you can join us for an outdoor learning adventure!

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Conveniently located in Wimberley, Texas, is Primitive Instincts Youth Nature Program. We are an immersive outdoor nature program for youth, teens, families, and adults. While following our passions of the outdoors, we create magical experiences in many ways surrounded by the beautiful Hill Country scenery.

Primitive Instincts YNP  is incredibly unique, caring of our community, is inspired by children's passions, and fundamentally enriching. By combining ancestral knowledge of primitive, survival, and outdoor skills, along with modern resources, philosophies, and environmental sciences, we provide an exciting curriculum that we hope will allow for your child's passions to grow and most importantly, for the whole family to gain a strong relationship with nature. 

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Click on "More About Us" to find out more about the owner and Executive Director, Ms. Cat, as well as information about the land and why you should choose us.

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Summer Camp 2024!

Registration is OPEN and LIVE! 

Join us for our weekly summer camp programs, for ages 5-13! 
In this drop-off program, we'll explore nature, science, art, and so much more, from 9:30AM - 3:30PM, Monday-Friday! We'll have a blast making great memories while being immersed in the outdoors! Splash with us in the saltwater pool every day! The more weeks you register for, the more there is to discover. Don't miss out!  

Dates of Summer Camps in 2024:

​Connected to the Outdoors -- May 28-31​

Survival 101 -- June 17-21

Adventure Survivalists -- July 1-5

Texas and its Wildlife -- July 22-26 

Fun in the Sun -- August 5-9

Cost = $385

Ask about:

  • Sibling discounts 

  • Carpool discounts 

  • Returnee discounts

  • Payment plans! Set one up today!

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Contact Ms. Cat at (512) 653.3559 or PrimitiveInstinctsYNP@gmail.com with any questions! 

*Note: Connected to the Outdoors is at lower cost due to being off for Memorial Day ($315).

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Join the community today!

During the 2024-25 school year:

  • Fortnightly Homeschool Tribe Courses​:

    • Open Ages - youth & teens, ages 5-14 (Fridays)

    • Private Group (>6 students; Thursdays)
      *Contact Ms. Cat to reserve!

  • Monthly Nature Quest Clan Program 

    • Youth, ages 5-12 (Sat)

**Enrollment for the school year of 2024-2025 opens in May!!**

In addition to, events such as time for community, community campouts, courses like how to make ink out of oak galls, and walks discussing native and edible plants, will be offered. These events will be available for the whole family and any adults interested. Event information will provided and updated continually!

Make sure to keep an eye on us by giving us a 'Like' and follow us on Instagram and Facebook!  

Check out the information below!

Contact Ms. Cat at anytime with any questions you may have. We are here to always help you!

Thank you and we hope to see you soon for an outdoor learning adventure! 

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Orientation Day
and
Meet & Greets

Orientation Day 2024-2025: August 10, 2024

Need a different date and time?
Contact Ms. Cat for a private Meet & Greet!

Orientation Day is a day to orient ourselves with the land, the expectations, the fun, and the learning that the kids will be able to experience at Primitive Instincts YNP.

Meet and greets are very similar. Meet and greets are more private and can be scheduled based on availability. 

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Make sure to be prepared for the weather!
If it is over 80 degrees, we'll go swimming in the refreshing saltwater pool.If it is rainy, we'll still meet and have an awesome time! 

Ms. Cat can't wait to meet with you and your family! 

Contact information can be found on the "Contact" page. 

Fortnightly Homeschool Tribe

Bi-Weekly

(ages 5-14) on Fridays
*Private Group (ages 5-12) on Thursdays*

Every other week during the school year, kids and teens will get to experience and learn from the outdoors! We will emerge ourselves in primitive, survival, and awareness skills. In addition, there are numerous natural sciences we’ll study, which will include botany, ecology, conservation, hydrology, entomology, ornithology, land stewardship, and more! We will be inspired by the seasons, play games, know how to be a land steward, think like scientists, and become more comfortable outside by learning outdoor survival skills. 

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Tuition is per year.
Monthly payment plans are offered; terms & policies apply.
Courses are rain or shine.
The specific dates of when we meet and costs are provided under the exact course's Event page, under "Enroll & RSVP". 

*Private Group programs are available for 2024-25; must be >6 students and on Thursdays.*

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Monthly Nature Quest Clan

Youth (ages 5-12) on Saturday

Kids will be able to go with the flow of nature and spend the day exploring what the outdoors has to offer. We will discuss our passions and discover how nature can fuel them. This program is great for everyone, from children who are just beginning to get acquainted with the outdoors to independent wilderness pros. From archery and fire building to studying details of our environment, kids will connect to nature and make wonderful life-long memories. 

Tuition is per year. 
Courses are rain or shine.
The specific dates of when we meet and the costs are provided under the exact course's Event page, under "Enroll & RSVP". 

Events

Follow our Facebook and Instagram for the most updated list of events!

All events are open to the whole family or any adults interested in the subjects. Additionally, we will be offering community camp outs, connecting to nature courses, night hikes, as well as courses where we create using natural resources. These courses will involve outdoor, primitive, survival, and awareness skills, as well as fire building, knife carving and safety, and native and edible plant walks.

Birthdays

Any nature-related birthday could be scheduled, ages 4-adult!
Contact Ms. Cat to see how we can celebrate a birthday outdoors together!

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Make sure to 'Like' and follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and check on our website to get our updates on all our upcoming courses and events!

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Special Groups

Private Group Sessions

Contact us if your group, such as a church group or Boy/Girl Scouts troop, would like for us to come visit them or for your group to visit the land. Activities offered vary; including nature activities, knife carving, and fire building. By appointment only.

There is an option to have a PRIVATE weekly homeschool co-op group registered for the Fall/Spring 2024-25 school year.
Please contact Ms. Cat today for information. 

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Here For You!

Please contact Ms. Cat at any time, with any questions. 

Primitive Instincts YNP Campus is located in Wimberley, Texas, in between Ranch Road 12 and Old Kyle Road.

We are tucked away in a peaceful area where the stars shine bright and wildlife roam free.

Nearby locations include:

- 15 mins from Wimberley Square

- 20 mins from Dripping Springs

- 20 mins from Kyle

- 30 mins from San Marcos

- 40 mins from South Austin

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