outdoor school


Turn your classrooms "inside-outdoors" here in Yosemite National Park!

Camp Wawona Outdoor School is a program that strives to connect students with their Creator through our natural surroundings and hands on experience.

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Students attending Camp Wawona's Outdoor School will participate in experiential learning activities in the following fields:
Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Skills

Lesson Plans
Our lesson plans are creation based and designed to improve teamwork and help students gain a new understanding of their place and responsibility in our environment.

These hands-on activities allow for participants to leave behind the constraints of the outside world. Instead, students will experience a "live classroom" in which they will take samples from the South Fork of the Merced River and study them, walk to a waterfall, touch a salamander, taste manzanita berries and catch their breath at the enormity of stars and mountains as though experiencing them for the first time.
Note: Students are required to engage all their senses.

CW Outdoor School Offers...
The best part about Camp Wawona's Outdoor School is that it is located in Yosemite National Park. This gives students the opportunity to be inspired by nature like Ansel Adams, photographer and environmentalist, and many of our greatest literary artists; Robert Frost and John Muir, who was also a naturalist and conservationist.

Whether it is the freedom to think creatively, freedom to explore new ideas, or freedom to be who and what you wish, Camp Wawona has proven to offer a program that students thrive on.

Staff love to provide opportunities to combine fun and learning, therefore students will experience some of the following:
Wawona Point, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake, Taft Point, Sentinel Dome.

All activities are guided by trained professionals.

Camp Wawona's Outdoor School curriculum meets the California state education standards including the Environmental Education Initiative.

CW's Outdoor School

Click HERE for a sample schedule.

Outdoor Education Instructor - Damian Martin
Camp Wawona's team of Outdoor Educators are committed to young people and the outdoors. All teachers have relevant academic and technical qualifications and are experienced in outdoor education. All staff are First Aid and CPR certified.


Camp Wawona Outdoor School
Rates for 2020-2021 school year.

Seventh-day Adventist schools
$275 per student and $215 per teacher/chaperone

Other schools
$400 per student and $245 per teacher/chaperone

Price includes 4 days/4 nights
- Food               - Lodging 
- Instruction     - Programs

We ask for a 50% deposit of your total amount due. This is to be paid three months before your arrival to Camp Wawona Outdoor School. Credit card, cash and school checks are acceptable forms of payment. We do not accept personal checks.
The remaining balance can be paid upon your arrival.


For more information or to make a reservation, email ranger@campwawona.org

- Contract click HERE
- Chaperone Responsibilities click HERE
- Student Responsibilities click HERE
- Liability Waiver click HERE
- Picture/Video Release Form click HERE
- Student Health History click HERE
- Must Bring Items HERE
- Sample Schedule click HERE