Who We Are
The Outdoor School has been the central coast’s premier outdoor education center since 1952. The Outdoor School offers a residential 4-day, 3-night program (or) 2-day, 1-night program for 5th and 6th grade students, field trips for students from kindergarten to university, teacher in-services, and more. We educate over 4,000 fifth and sixth graders each year.
Where is The Outdoor School
The Outdoor School has temporarily moved next door to Camp Whittier while we rebuild Rancho Alegre. Camp Whittier is located across from Cachuma Lake on Highway 154 (about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, CA).
The mission of the Outdoor School is to facilitate the development of community and environmental stewardship through a direct, hands-on experience with nature. The Outdoor School strives to teach participants the values of respect for nature, other people, and themselves.