outdoor ed

Outdoor Education Fitness

Spring Term (February – May)

Exploring the wilderness of Southern California,  this spring fitness option combines backpacking, rock-climbing, and wilderness survival skills in order to prepare students for a multi-day trip in the backcountry.  Students will increase cardiovascular fitness while also developing greater strength and agility. Wilderness survival skills and trip planning experience will increase student confidence as they prepare to embark on each outdoor adventure.


  • Successful completion of a baseline fitness test (TBD by instructor)

  • One pair of rock climbing shoes (trip to REI for shoe purchase at the beginning of the course is provided)

Outdoor Ed News

California vernal pool video

California Rain Fills School Vernal Pool

Director of Sustainability Tod Cossairt along with our student media team introduce the vernal pool.

Photos from Fall Trips

Camping together, going on hikes, getting in the ocean, the ropes course, and more! Our annual Fall Trips were so fun and brought our community closer. Always a great way to start the year!
Bicycle Trip - Ojai To Ventura

Bicycle Trip: Ojai to Ventura

Last Sunday, twenty four students pedaled down the seven-mile stretch of bike path from Ojai to the Ventura Pier. The cool breeze and rolling hills of Ojai gave way to sunshine and ocean air as the group approached C-Street Beach and bee-lined towards the pier.