Fun, hands-on lessons lead to life changing experiences for children! Experience it for yourself on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Fifth and sixth grade classes build healthy habits, academic and social skills, and a connection to community and the natural world. Children and young adults hike or snowshoe in the area learning local ecology during the multi-day overnight camps. The activities meet curriculum standards while also providing a sense of stewardship towards the surroundings, including reducing fire danger and keeping Lake Tahoe blue. Great Basin Outdoor School operates exclusively in Nevada and has served thousands of children as a 501(c)(3) non-profit since 1998.
New Experiences Lead to New Successes:
In the outdoor educational setting, students' capabilities expand. Students challenged by textbooks and classroom learning often discover new potential for personal growth and success. "Team challenge" activities help students develop interpersonal skills, respect, responsibility, and self-esteem.
Outdoor School Integrates:
math...music...language arts...creativity...sciences...art...observation...social studies...physical education...communication and problem-solving..."real world" application of regular curriculum...active citizenship.
A Proven Record:
Students learn best from first-hand experiences involving a number of the senses. Studies confirm the positive, lasting impact outdoor school experience has on students' interest in the natural sciences, their appreciation of the environment, and their positive attitudes toward one another. The healthy, productive, satisfying lives we envision for our children are dependent upon maintaining environmental quality and resources and the skills, attitudes and knowledge they can develop at outdoor school.