Our Lakefront Classroom
All overnight science camps are held right on the shore of Lake Tahoe at Camp Galilee with cozy heated cabins, great meals, and private beach. Single-day and multi-day science programs are offered every fall, winter, and spring, with varying curriculum and activities depending on the season and school goals. Each summer we partner with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to host a Project WET workshop for educators. Winter and summer break day camps are available for all kids age 6-12 who have a passion for exploring the outdoors!
Why Choose Great Basin Outdoor School?
Typical Overnight Programs include:
Healthy Chef-prepared Meals
Snow Science & Safety
Team Building Exercises
Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Watershed & Stream Ecology
Studies Aboard a Tahoe Research Vessel
In the outdoor educational setting, students' capabilities expand. Those challenged by textbooks or indoor classroom learning often discover new potential for personal growth and success. Team-building activities help students develop interpersonal skills, respect, responsibility, and self-esteem.
Students learn best from multi-sensory first-hand experiences. 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 will develop here at GBOS.
Natural and Physical Sciences, Math, Music, Art, Creative Writing, History, Physical Education, Communications and Stewardship Practices.
Our programs encourage overall active citizenship and real-world applications of NV state-approved curriculum.