Outdoor Education

For over 30 years, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley has inspired, challenged, and taught students through its Outdoor Education Program (OEP).  We believe the lessons learned in nature build character, leadership skills and team management tactics for students to draw upon for their future lives.  Our program is designed to motivate students to continue to explore their outdoor passions beyond their time at Besant Hill School.

Outdoor Education

For over 30 years, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley has inspired, challenged, and taught students through its Outdoor Education Program (OEP).  We believe the lessons learned in nature build character, leadership skills and team management tactics for students to draw upon for their future lives.  Our program is designed to motivate students to continue to explore their outdoor passions beyond their time at Besant Hill School.

Outdoor Education

For over 30 years, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley has inspired, challenged, and taught students through its Outdoor Education Program (OEP).  We believe the lessons learned in nature build character, leadership skills and team management tactics for students to draw upon for their future lives.  Our program is designed to motivate students to continue to explore their outdoor passions beyond their time at Besant Hill School.

The mission of the Besant Hill Outdoor Education Program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual, social, and personal skills through challenge and adventure in a safe and supportive environment. It is from these experiences that students become positive, contributing members of their communities by understanding the connection between themselves and the world at large.

The mission of the Besant Hill Outdoor Education Program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual, social, and personal skills through challenge and adventure in a safe and supportive environment. It is from these experiences that students become positive, contributing members of their communities by understanding the connection between themselves and the world at large.

Weekend Trips

Outdoor education opportunities take place in various settings across California and are scheduled on weekends throughout the year. The frequency and intensity of these excursions are geared toward each student with specific itineraries crafted to help achieve the goals of the participating individuals.  Students develop leadership skills, logistical planning, group management, and risk assessment through rock climbing, backpacking, and whitewater rafting.

Weekend Trips

Outdoor education opportunities take place in various settings across California and are scheduled on weekends throughout the year. The frequency and intensity of these excursions are geared toward each student with specific itineraries crafted to help achieve the goals of the participating individuals.  Students develop leadership skills, logistical planning, group management, and risk assessment through rock climbing, backpacking, and whitewater rafting.

Leland Fulton

Outdoor Education Coach

“At Besant Hill School we use the classroom as a safe environment for students to build their own perspective on how to think critically.”

Anh-Dao Tran

Outdoor Education Coach

“The Besant School community truly embraces the diversity of learning and encourages students to immerse themselves into new adventures inside and outside of the classroom.”

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