On arrival day, students enjoy a campus tour and welcoming ceremony. For the rest of their week, two cabins combine to form a trail group led by one Naturalist. Teachers assign these groups before arrival day. Trail groups form a special bond, as they explore the outdoors together, eat together, and share night program activities.
As an outdoor education program, our chief goal is that students receive quality science education, strengthen bonds with their peers, and increase their environmental awareness. We want students to leave with the confidence that they are the much-needed stewards of the land.
To us, equity and inclusion means forming a program that reflects and celebrates the communities we serve. We find strength in diversity, and welcome all people to explore the excitement of discovery in nature. We believe that accessing the outdoors is a basic right for all, and that we have the open space to provide it.