Outdoor Education


An outdoor education retreat is the perfect way to educate, empower, and engage your students in a dynamic and enriching outdoor classroom. Programs are available for grades 5th through 12th, between August and May.

The Camp Stevens Outdoor Education program centers around interactive lessons and time outdoors, truly engaging with nature and ecological concepts.

Classes are divided into small Exploration Groups, and guided by Camp Stevens staff members. Daytime activities include hikes, nature awareness activities, environmental science lessons, garden and compost workshops, personal reflection, and group discussions. In the evening, activities range from fire building and outdoor cooking to sunset hikes and astronomy. Each evening ends with a Community Gathering where student have a chance to wrap up the day together with songs and stories.

These programs can be as short as one night, and up to one week long, and are open to all educational institutions – public or private, Waldorf or charter, home school or boarding. In advance of your retreat, our staff works with your school to develop a program that meets your specific academic requirements, classroom personalities, and student interests. Pricing varies based on number of students, days, and meals.  For every 15 students, one teacher or chaperone may attend for free.

For more details about our programs or to inquire about availability, please contact Program Director Joe Kiefer at (760) 765.0028 or joe@campstevens.org.

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