The Outside Classroom

The Outside Classroom is an opportunity for students to get outdoors and experience hands-on science in a small group of 8-10 students. Join our experienced outdoor education staff and get your hands dirty while learning about local ecosystems.

Hands on Learning Outdoors

Outside Classroom

School is going to look very different this year. Children have options for alternating days between home and school, all online, or have chosen to home-school. During the summer of 2020 Catamount Institute operated summer camps with strict health protocols and  not one camper or staff member became ill. We want to use what we learned to provide outdoor science classes to enhance your child’s learning this winter/spring!

Open the door to the outdoors

The Outside Classroom schedule is designed to enrich at-home learning for children
with small group instruction and exploration.

Mondays and Wednesdays
Starting February 22


Cost: $195

Don’t see a time or day of the week that works for you?
Have a pod of kids and want to make your own private group?
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Covid-19 & the Outside Classroom

Here are some of the ways we are working to create a safer environment:

  • No more than 8-10 students per group
  • Activities that encourage social distancing
  • Contactless drop off and pick up
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Staff and students wearing masks (when in close contact and not being active.)
  • Hand sanitation stations
  • Daily disinfecting of high contact surfaces and materials
  • No more than 8-10 students indoors at one time (except in an emergency)

Please do not send your child to the Outside Classroom if they have been in contact with someone who has experienced symptoms or they themselves have experienced symptoms. Check out this symptom tracker from the Colorado Department of Public Health.

What is the Outside Classroom?

The Outside Classroom offers an outdoor science centered class that your child will attend once a week for 6 weeks. During this time they will explore local ecosystems with Catamount Institute’s trained staff members. All lessons will align with the Colorado 2020 Science Standards. Not only will children get a break from screens they will get an opportunity to socialize with new friends in the great outdoors.

What makes outdoor learning so special?

Register today!

Groups are small and spots are limited. Sign up today!

Apply for Finacial Assitance

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Fill out the registration form then come back to apply for a scholarship here.

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