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Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.
This is the spot for us to share stories, fun ideas or general musings. When you aren't in here, we hope to see you out there!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Getting Kids Outside During the Summer

Beginning in June, Nevada Outdoor School began our summer season by kicking off with Girl’s Camp. This camp was held at Lake Tahoe and included activities such as hiking, swimming, and team building games. One of the main highlights of camp was a trip to Treetop Adventures, where campers participated in high ropes courses and zip lines. 

Our next camp, Adventure Camp I, took place at the end of June. This is one of our most popular camps, which consists of nearly 25 elementary-age students participating in a variety of games, activities, and hikes. 

Over the next few weeks of summer, youth are given the opportunities to participate in a variety of different themed camps. One of our new camps we are offering this summer is a five day trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Kids will be participating in a wide variety of activities that are led by park rangers and include topics that range from astronomy to orienteering. 
We are also offering a Boy’s Camp this summer that will be taking place in the Pine Forest Range near Denio, NV. At this camp, boys will have the opportunity to learn about survival skills, archery, and fishing.

One of the advantages that we have is the fact that we are close to areas that offer great learning and camping opportunities such as Lake Tahoe, the Ruby Mountains, or even Water Canyon. We are excited to provide youth with opportunities to get outside during the summer and learn about responsible outdoor recreation and stewardship. This includes fun games and activities such as swimming, hiking, and teaching youth responsible outdoor stewardship through the Leave no Trace principles. 

While it’s easy for youth to spend most of their summer indoors, we want to provide them with the chance to get out and explore the world around them, while having fun and making new friends. It’s not only fun for campers, but for adults as well.

We hope to see you this summer!

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