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

Teacher Information for Outdoor School

Outdoor School is an amazing opportunity for students, and we hope to make it as stress free as possible for visiting teachers.  Remember most of the work is done before you arrive!  Below is helpful information to make sure we are all organized and ready for your class. 

Coordinating Teacher or Staff Member

This teacher is going to be the main contact person for organizing their school's week at Walden West Outdoor School. Before requesting a week, they should review the program information with their school administration. They can request more information by calling our main office Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Once their school is confirmed, the Coordinating Teacher should follow the Coordinating Teacher checklist and communicate all information to other attending teachers. Here is some additional information:

  • Coordinating Teacher Checklist – coming soon!
  • Back 2 Camp Nights – online information sessions with the Walden West staff (RSVP links coming soon!)
  • Walden West Pre-Camp Slideshow – coming soon!

Recruiting Cabin Leaders

Recruitment should begin once your school has a scheduled date. Volunteer cabin leaders (15 and older) are needed to join your group for their week at camp.  This is a great opportunity for your school to link to alumni and connect with past students and other teenagers in your local community.

Cabin Leaders:

  • Spend the week with your 5th/6th grade students at Walden West.
  • Assist and participate in all camp activities.
  • Stay overnight in cabins with students.
  • Hike on-trail with trail groups.
  • Earn leadership skills, service-learning hours, a certificate of achievement and an evaluation.
  • Receive training and support throughout the week.

More information coming soon!

Tony "Nighthawk" Lien – Volunteer Liaison
(408) 573-3056 or email