Cuyamaca Outdoor School, also known as 6th grade camp, has connected more than one million students with science and nature since 1946. Generations of school children have participated in hands-on lessons in an overnight camp setting. The activities aim to nourish an appreciation of nature, create a deeper understanding of science concepts, and provide an opportunity for students to explore their independence in a safe, educational and fun environment.
Cuyamaca Outdoor School, operated by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), is the only outdoor education program in San Diego County featuring credentialed teachers and a curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards.
Nearly 12,000 students each year attend Outdoor Science School during four- or five-day excursions in the mountains of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
Click on the link at the right and fill out the application to sign up.
For more information or to see if your school is scheduled, call 858-292-3695.