Walden West Outdoor School is operated by the Santa Clara County Office of Education. We provide environmental science education for 5th and 6th graders in a residential camp setting. Visiting schools come for a 4-5 day program where the students explore an outdoor classroom with experienced naturalists and stay in cabins overnight. We focus on teaching state science standards through hands-on learning while exposing students to new social settings, getting them outside, and providing them with new experiences. Students leave the program with a new sense of personal responsibility, independence and understanding of the natural world around them.
To serve more students in our community, Walden West Outdoor School runs school-year programs from two locations – Saratoga and Cupertino. Please note which site your student is attending since there are minor differences based on location and you'll want to send camper mail to the right address.
Saratoga Directions/Mailing Address/Contact
Cupertino Directions/Mailing Address/Contact