Hartland Christian Camp and American Outdoor Schools have partnered to provide high-quality, standards-based outdoor science programs.
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.
Goals & Curriculum
To study science concepts in the outdoor classroom.
To develop awareness and appreciation for the natural environment.
To develop a sense of responsibility and cooperation through group living and learning.
American Outdoor Schools 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 Discoverers curriculum focuses on using the senses to observe and understand the natural community and its various components. Natural science and environmental education topics included are from the disciplines of biology, geology, astronomy, zoology, botany, ecology, conservation, nature study, and outdoor recreation skills.
Curriculum details for grades 5-7
Rates & Availability
Programs are available from September through the middle of May. We offer 3, 4 and 5-day programs. It is our desire to tailor a program specifically to meet the needs of each school individually and to serve you in a way that accomplishes your unique goals.
Hartland would like to work in partnership with schools to provide a combination of very affordable rates combined with an exceptionally high quality program and outstanding facilities.
Please contact us to find out how we can save you money while meeting or exceeding your expectations.
Phone: (559) 337-2349