Hartland Christian Camp and Genesis Account have partnered to provide high quality outdoor science programs for Christian Schools. Using God’s creation as the school room, we are committed to helping students and adults have a deeper relationship with God by helping them understand His creation and how it reflects the nature and attributes of a personal God (Romans 1:20).
Our program is designed to increase the students' awareness of God's love through a better understanding of His Creation. It also allows the students to deepen their relationships with peers and their classroom teacher.
Curriculum for fifth (5th) through eighth (8th) grades is taught by our instructors, who also provide the spiritual emphasis that undergirds our academic program.
"Genesis Account Outdoor Schools is probably the broadest and most highly developed outdoor education program designed specifically for Christian Schools and camps. The Genesis Account curriculum reflects thorough study by persons trained ..both in the Bible ..and outdoor education".
Lloyd Mattson, Author,
God’s Good Earth & Christian Values in Outdoor Education
Hartland is the perfect place to explore the great outdoors. Located in the beautiful Sequoia National Monument, Hartland contains a vast array of diverse botanical and geological characteristics where students love to explore, learn, and grow.
Natural science and Environmental Education topics are taught from a stewardship perspective. Students are provided with a working manual, which is their tool for learning, to apply the concepts that they have been taught by collecting specimens, conducting experiments and recording observations. The curriculum is designed for grades five through eight, utilizing observation, classification, investigation and analytical skills, as seen in the overview below.
Curriculum is designed to reinforce science concepts learned at school through experiential education, since studying the natural environment cannot always occur within the classroom setting. Students can increase their knowledge of the outdoor world through direct observation and exploration. The Explorers curriculum concentrates on exploring nature in order to understand and appreciate the concept of interdependence within the ecosystem.