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

Residential Outdoor School 2021-2022

Information Packet

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 -

  • Pricing:
    • 5-day program: $350 per student, teacher, aide, nurse
    • 4-day program: $280 per student, teacher, aide, nurse
  • 4- and 5-day programs
    • Day 1 will be a 1-hr live online virtual session with our field instructors.
    • Remaining days will be residential on site at Walden West.
    • 4-day programs will be offered only for these weeks in 2022: Jan. 4-7 (T-F), Jan 18-21 (T-F), and Feb. 14-17 (M-Th)
  • Each classroom cohort will be its own field class cohort at Walden West. Classrooms will not mix at any time.
  • Cabins will consist of students from only one classroom. Each classroom will have a boy's cabin and a girl's cabin.
  • High school and college-age volunteer Cabin Leaders.

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Walden West at Saratoga
15555 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

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