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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Science School
in Santa Barbara!

 San Marcos Camp in the Santa Barbara Mountains is a perfect spot for your next science outdoor education retreat. 


We are proud to partner with the Genesis Account Outdoor Science School as well as American Outdoor Schools as a host site for their immersive, hands-on programs. 


Less than 25 minutes from the Central California Coast and Pacific Ocean, students are able to learn from a wide variety of diverse local landscapes.


With a rich local history of the Chumash Native Americans, the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Santa Barbara Mission, and more!

School Trip in Forest
kids hiking

Founded in 1977, Genesis Account (GA) provides quality outdoor education programs for Christian Schools.


GA is interdenominational and subscribes to the Statement of Faith of the Association of Christian Schools International.

Our program is designed to offer hands-on learning opportunities and increase students' awareness of God's love through a better understanding of His Creation.

It also encourages students to deepen relationships with their peers and classroom teachers.

Genesis Account

Natural science and environmental education topics are taught from a stewardship perspective, and subjects covered include Botany, Ecology, Geology, Astronomy, Ornithology, Entomology, Sustainability, and outdoor recreation skills.

Our program offers your students an outdoor classroom where we promote an understanding of the natural world through hands-on experiences with nature, where direct experience and observation provide unique learning opportunities.

Kids sitting on rocks

American Outdoor Schools

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