Classroom Teachers

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 person 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 at 408.573.3050 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.

Recruiting Cabin Leaders

Recruitment should begin once your school has a scheduled date. Volunteer cabin leaders (high school sophomores 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:

Whom to recruit?

Recruitment Information for Teachers

Your district is contractually obligated to provide volunteer cabin leaders. Please begin recruiting in this order:

Contact information:  •  408.573.3056

Non-District/School Adults Who Need to Attend

Any adult who will be attending outdoor school who is NOT a district or school employee is REQUIRED to be fingerprinted and cleared through the Santa Clara County Office of Education. 

This includes: parent/adult cabin leaders and third-party aides and nurses. Schools will only be charged for medical and behavioral aides and nurses:


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