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Walden West (at Saratoga)
15555 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

Residential Outdoor School 2021-2022

Information Packet will be coming soon!

For general information, please call our main office Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm - (408) 573-3050

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 students will explore an outdoor classroom with experienced naturalists and stay in cabins overnight. We teach Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools (CA NGSS) through hands-on learning while exposing students to new social settings, exploring different environments, and enrichment experiences. Students leave the program with a new sense of personal responsibility, independence and understanding of the natural world around them.

Basic Program Information -

  • Attending students will be placed in cabins with students from their school and possibly from other schools. These cabin cohorts are the stable cohorts for the week and will not mix with other cabin cohorts. Here is a visual.
  • High school/college students are volunteer cabin leaders.
  • All meals and lodging are provided.
  • Students will hike in the local natural communities of Walden West and Sanborn County Park.
  • Teachers stay overnight in their own cabin.
  • Pricing:
    • 5-day program = $370 per student/teacher/aide/nurse
    • 4-day program = $350 per student/teacher/aide/nurse
    • 3-day program = $280 per student/teacher/aide/nurse (only offered 11/8-11/10/21)

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Walden West at Saratoga
15555 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

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