Empowering our youth to explore, achieve, & expand horizons through hands-on discovery in the outdoor classroom

What We Do

We immerse students in multi-day overnight science camps and day field studies in spectacular natural settings on the shore of Lake Tahoe and other local sites. 

Students hike, snowshoe, learn local ecology, and more with hands-on, standards-based activities, and volunteer on conservation projects. 

Lessons build healthy habits, social and academic skills, and a connection to the community and the natural world.  Teachers receive STEM training and professional development credit.

Great Basin Outdoor School operates exclusively in Nevada and has served thousands of children and adults as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 1998.

Children in need are included thanks to generous community support.

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Education for all seasons

Teachers bring classes in winter, spring, and fall, & parents bring children to summer & winter day camps. Teachers learn too!




Help low-income children in our area

All children need outdoor experiences regardless of their income.  Share your values for children, education, and the earth.  There are so many ways to help


Youth Development

Your child will learn, achieve, and make new friends in safe, fun, well-supervised programs. See more, go walking with our local field guide & get fun at-home activities.

Find out how you can help Great Basin Outdoor School by donating or volunteering!

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Going outside? 

Identify local plants and animals with our field guide!

© 2020 by Great Basin Outdoor School

1000 Bible Way #53, Reno, NV 89502

Contact: 775.324.0936