OUTDOOR EDUCATION 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 are able to learn from a wide variety of diverse local landscapes. With rich local history of the Chumash Native Americans, the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Santa Barbara Mission and more! Please give us a call for more information.
OUTDOOR SCIENCE SCHOOL INFORMATION
Founded in 1977, Genesis Account (GA) provides quality outdoor education programs for Christian Schools. Using God’s creation as the classroom, GA is committed to growing students and adults towards a deeper relationship with God by helping them understand His creation and how it reflects the nature and attributes of a personal God (Romans 1:20). 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.
American Outdoor Schools (AOS) operates from the beginning of September to the end of May. We offer three, four, or five day programs at various camps from Southern California to Central Oregon. Our program is offered between Monday and Friday each week, and all classes and activities are led by our trained outdoor education staff. 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.