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Putting together an outdoor education program takes a good amount of organization, planning, and… paperwork!
Every video you might need to show to your students, parents, teachers, staff, children, and anyone else that might want to catch a glimpse into the inner workings of outdoor education.
If one of your students will need some special attention while they are up at High Trails, please start by reading through all of the information on this page.
We're racing on into our 16th year. Still not sitting still, refining and improving (we think...), adapting to new trends in education, and teaching the children of tomorrow to love the dirt of today. Come join us! ENROLLMENT FORM
High Trails provides overnight outdoor education experiences for Southern California school students from September - May of each year.
Learn the many details of the residential outdoor education experience that is High Trails. Welcome to the Parents page.
You might not be able to attend High Trails as a parent, but you still need to SEE that your child will be safe, learn a lot, and have fun. Come catch a glimpse of High Trails. Videos
If your student or child will need some special attention while they are up at High Trails, please start by reading through all of the information on this page.
A whirlwind of details, facts, information, descriptions and other assorted stuff. All about living and working at High Trails. Dig in here.
There are more than 50 people that make us tick. Come see who lives, works, and teaches at High Trails. Staff Bios
Several videos that paint a good picture of us as we make a last stand in the woods, trying to teach children about how we can all fit in on plant Earth.
One you've read everything and are sure you want in, you can find the formal online application right here.
Interviewing now for the 2015/16 school year.
Many years ago we had a "Camp" in front of our name. We've grown, and while we still do fun and playful activities, we also mix everything with a hard focus on curriculum. See it all here!
Our sometimes clever adaptation of the word curriculum, this page is all about our class content. We work hard at teaching our teachers; from inservices and field trips to blog posts and lesson plans. Come learn with us!
Started in 2000, High Trails is a Big Bear based small business that focuses on residential outdoor education for California elementary and middle schools and their students. Each year we host more than 100 schools and 8,000 students as they visit us in the mountains for 3, 4 and 5 weekday programs. To date we’ve helped more than 100,000 students learn to love nature.
This single minded approach of focusing on only outdoor education has let us refine our program into what is now, we believe, the best natural outdoor science camp experience for your students. If you’re looking for a friendly, innovative and fresh approach to the world of outdoor education, come join us at High Trails Outdoor Science School; your very own dirty classroom.
We're at 6,700 feet of elevation in the middle of the San Bernardino National Forest. Come see our our sites!
Use your favorite weather source, and we're a combination of zip codes 92314 and 92305. Or you can see more weather details here.
Nawakwa Site: 4650 Jenks Lake Road East, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
Edwards Site: 42842 Jenks Lake Road East, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
Main Office: PO Box 2640, Big Bear City, CA 92314 *DO NOT SEND student mail to this address.
Note to Parents and Guardians: if you have a question pertaining to your child’s visit to High Trails, please start by searching through this website. If your child has an issue you think we should know about, please read this page: Special Concerns Form. Please bear in mind that due to privacy and security issues, we do not disclose school site information to individuals. Telephone / Fax: 1 800 428-1851