We run program at several sites in the San Bernardino National Forest. Though the program, staffing and curriculum are all the exact same, each site offers a bit of unique character. All of our sites are leased from non-profit organizations believing as we do in the importance of teaching children about nature. Situated at 6,700 feet, we are lucky enough to see all of the seasons; from the falling leaves in the autumn months, to the blanket of snow covering us in the winter, and back again to the flowering trees and plants in the spring.


The campsites are located off Highway 38 about halfway between Redlands and Big Bear, CA. Deep in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest is our neck of the woods, known as Barton Flats. This area bustles in the summer with camps and vacationers, but as August draws to a close and everyone heads back to school, a peaceful quiet settles over the majestic Ponderosa Pines and high mountain streams. With this peace comes an opportunity to look past the paved roads and to explore, to see nature as it should be seen; uncrowded, untouched, and beautiful.



Directions to Camp


Camp Edwards

Directions to Camp Edwards

42842 Jenks Lake Road East, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305

Head east on Interstate 10, getting off at the Orange Street Exit in Redlands. After you exit the interstate, go straight through the stop sign until you actually hit Orange Street. Make a left, and then turn right on Lugonia Avenue, following this as it turns into Highway 38. Stay on Highway 38 for 25 miles, through the little town of Angelus Oaks and then into Barton Flats. Pass Jenks Lake Road West (DO NOT TURN HERE!) and keep going for several miles, passing several National Forest Campgrounds, finally turning right onto paved Jenks Lake Road East. Follow this for 1.5 miles of a mile and keep your eye out at the crest of a hill for a big sign saying Camp Edwards. Turn right onto the paved camp road and you are here!


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.






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