Our Mission

To ignite children's passion for learning and foster cooperation, respect, and responsibility through hands-on discovery in the outdoor classroom.

Experiential education in the natural world will nurture children and young adults and empower them to make positive choices in their own lives, productive contributions to their communities, and sustainable decisions for the Earth.

Our Vision

At Great Basin Outdoor School...

... students are immersed in day trips and multi-day overnight ecology camps in spectacular natural settings on Nevada’s shoreline of Lake Tahoe and other local sites.  


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


Teachers get professional development courses and young adults get leadership training and experience.  


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.

© 2020 by Great Basin Outdoor School

1000 Bible Way #53, Reno, NV 89502

Contact: 775.324.0936