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School programs

Some of the best learning happens outside of the classroom. Join Catamount Institute and get your students engaged and excited about the outdoors. 

Cutting class

Has never been this smart

Children greatly benefit developmentally from being outdoors. Outdoor education and play support emotional, behavioral and intellectual development. Studies have shown that students who learn outdoors develop: a sense of self, independence, confidence, creativity, decision-making and problem-solving skills, empathy towards others, motor skills, self-discipline and initiative.

 Outdoor experiences help students increase their understanding of their natural and human communities which leads to a sense of place. Through connection to place, students develop stronger environmental attitudes and civic behaviors. Outdoors learning experiences are the foundation of raising the next generation of active citizens who take care of their natural and human communities.

Benefits of learning outdoors
  • Greater pride, ownership and strengthened sense of empowerment to make a difference in their community
  • Better performance in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies
  • Greater sense of relevance and interest in what they learn in school
  • Increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning
  • Increased school attendance

Take a trip, join the club, get outside!

During the school day, after school, or all year long. There are so many ways for your school to enhance what you are already teaching. Let the outdoor experts take care of the hard work so you can be the students hero.

Field Trips
Dive into the wonders of nature and science on a field trip led by Catamount Institute All our outdoor field trips include a factor of adventure while aligning with Colorado Department of Education Standards.
Yes Club
YES (Young Environmental Stewards) Club combines kids’ boundless energy, creativity, and curiosity with caring, supportive teachers, and an award-winning, hands-on science curriculum.
Outdoor schoolS
A grade level or school wide program to enhance the learning already happening in your classroom. Hands on learning and engaging outdoor experiences at your school or park nearby.

Start packing for summer camp

Summer camp is the perfect combination of science and adventure. Explore the outdoors, learn about science, make new friends, and having an adventure. Scholarships are available! Let your students know.