60 Years of Science Camp

SJCOE Outdoor Education celebrates six decades of student exploration

This year marks 60 years of the SJCOE Outdoor Education program -- better known as Science Camp to generations of students taking a weeklong voyage of discovery to the Coastal Redwoods. 

The feature article and online video in the latest edition of the SJCOE's online Outlook magazine will take you along as students see their horizons expand as they experience Science Camp traditions for the first time and explore the wonders of the great outdoors.

At the weeklong camp, students take hikes through the redwood forest, dip their hands into ocean tide pools, and sing songs by the campire. There have been some changes over the decades.

"We move with the times, but the forest is really timeless," said Allison Collins, the principal at the outdoor school. Everyone calls her "Sorrel," a name she shares with one of the edible plants students sample during their stay. Staff and students, alike, adopt nature names. It's just one of the many traditions at Science Camp.

Read the January issue of Outlook.

Posted: 1/3/2018