Hello and Welcome parents, friends, and families of prospective and current Outdoor School students!
We are thrilled and excited to host your student for a week at camp,
and hope this section can answer many of the questions you may have
about your child’s week at science camp and how to prepare for it. We
encourage you to peruse our website, check in with your child's
classroom teacher or school, and please feel free to contact our office
with any further questions or concerns. We look forward to meeting and
working with your student!
a participant in our program, your student will have a fantastic
opportunity to learn and play in ways that aren't possible in the
traditional classroom setting. At Outdoor School, students have the
chance to explore the coastal Redwood habitat and the seashore
environment, learning through experience while hiking, playing
educational games and exploring. Through their experience, students
should develop a broader awareness of the world around them, begin to
understand the role of human beings in the natural world, and become
interested in taking some personal responsibility for their environment
and its conservation. The residential aspect of the program challenges
students personally and pushes them to expand their social skills by
interacting and living with new people, working cooperatively and taking
on a variety of leadership roles. Because our program is offered for
fifth and sixth graders only, the week your child attends camp will be
truly unique and is often a life-changing experience.
School is sooooo fun. The food is awesome, you make tons of new
friends. My favorite part was the tide pools. It is like a whole new
world in the tide pools. I also loved the night hike. You also get to
have a cabin leader who will be awesome. You will have a naturalist who
will teach you tons of stuff and play games."
- Sarah, grade 6th, St. Anthony's School.
School is a great way to meet new people and learn new things. Kids
should come to Science Camp because it is a great, fun way to interact
with other people and other animals. They would also learn to conserve
water and take shorter showers. I really liked the beach, especially
the tide pools. I also loved the night hike."
-Megan, St. Luke's School.
"Kids should come to Outdoor School because you get to learn about nature and how to take care of our planet."
- Julie, St. Luke's School.