Catamount institute:

Connecting kids to the outdoors

Where education meets adventure

Catamount Institute is dedicated to connecting kids to the outdoors.
To do this we use a mix of education and adventure through meaningful outdoor experiences. 

Our programs

Through our programs, children learn that they have the powerful ability to protect and nurture the natural world. During the school day, after-school and during the summer time! There are opportunities to get outdoors all year long. Explore our programs to find your fit!

 
School programs
From advanced to 101 programs, we can tailor our curriculum for you. K-12 students experience everything from the five senses to water chemistry and fire ecology.
Cubs
A new way to explore nature with your favorite toddler aged 2-4! Each 1.5 hour Cubs session allows you and your early learner to have authentic, age-appropriate, nature-based fun.
YES Club
A semester long after school club at your school! This semester students will study Wildland Fire Ecology. How do wildfires effect our local environment?
outdoor education

It's kind of a big deal

Research shows that outdoor education enriches children’s lives in fundamental ways. Children who learn and play outdoors have:

  • Longer attention spans
  • More creativity
  • Higher levels of self-confidence
  • Higher standardized test scores
  • Happier healthier lives
  • Greater academic success
  • Significant improvements in cognitive development, self-discipline, imaginative and creative expression, language skills, and social interactions

How can we help you reach your educational goals? Contact us today to plan your adventure.

Donate today

Make a difference in a child’s life today by sharing the magic of the outdoors! A donation to Catamount Institute opens the door of possibilities for families and schools who would not otherwise be able to provide an outdoor experience.

Volunteer with us

Do you love the outdoors and want to share that love with a future generation? We work with over 8,000 youth each year and we need your help!  Volunteer one day or all year long. No previous experience required.