Thank you for your interest in Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools at Sempervirens. Exploring New Horizons is a private non-profit [501 (c) (3)] California corporation that conducts residential outdoor education at three facilities. In all three programs, teaching is conducted outside and centers around exploration and appreciation of the natural world.
Exploring New Horizons at Sempervirens offers 4- and 5-day programs in which students hike in the old growth redwoods, discover what’s living in the tidepools, and explore the shores of Pescadero Creek.
Throughout their week, fifth and sixth grade students turn over logs in search of salamanders, study astronomy on a night hike, and learn how they are connected to a watershed while naturalists weave science, art, and music into their hikes and lessons..
Sempervirens utilizes both parent chaperones or high school counselors. Teachers recruit either parents or high school students as counselors who meet at the school and ride up to outdoor school with the school.
A Week at Sempervirens
Teachers are responsible for one hour of teacher time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They are also in charge of awarding the coveted golden dustpan Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings after breakfast. For the rest of the week, teachers may participate in all other aspects of the program as they please. All hikes are led by naturalists. Medicines are distributed by our medic and program director.
The cost of the program varies annually. Please call to find out the fee for this year’s program. Program fee is charged per student (counselors and teachers are free). The fee includes busing to and from the beach, housing, and all meals except for the first lunch, which students bring. Teachers are not charged for their week at the outdoor school.
These downloads prepare teachers, students and parents for a positive experience at Camp Sempervirens.
- 4-Day Schedule
- 5-Day Schedule
- Cabin List Template
- Medical & Medicine Procedures
- Outdoor School Song Sheet
- Pre- and Post-Outdoor School Ideas
- T-shirt Order Form for Parents
- T-shirt Tally Form for Teachers
Please call (831) 338-3013 for any questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org.