15700 Old Oak Ranch Road Sonora, CA 95370  |  (209) 532–3691

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How to prepare your student

How to prepare your student for this life-changing experience. Make sure you check out the Packing List for a full list of what students will need. Bring a sack lunch on the first day with just enough food for lunch as no food or beverages are allowed in our dorms. If your student has special medical/dietary needs please discuss this with your program coordinator to make the appropriate arrangements prior to arrival.


In addition to the student’s classroom teachers, each school brings adult chaperones. We require a ratio of at least 1 adult for every 10 students. Adult chaperones stay in the lodges with the students. Chaperones have separate rooms for privacy, but can easily supervise students. Teachers have the option to stay with their students or sleep in a separate dorm.

Can I Contact My Child?

Please do not expect to talk to your child during their stay unless there is an emergency.  Most teachers do not allow students to bring cell phones or electronics (and they are not allowed in class) so please check with your student's teacher first. Beware, cell phone service is sporadic.

Your child does have the opportunity to receive mail from you. Make sure to send it in time to reach your child during their stay, and we will be sure it gets to them. Please include the name of your child, and their school. Direct your mail to our address.

First Aid

All of our staff members are certified with at least First Aid and CPR. Many of our Naturalists, your student's teachers while here, are Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Certified to guarantee the safety of your child. Two of our staff members are Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certified. Fear not, your student is in good hands!

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15700 Old Oak Ranch Road
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532–3691

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