Walden West Outdoor School is operated by the Santa Clara County Office of Education. We provide environmental science education for 5th/ 6th graders in a residential camp setting. Visiting schools come for a 4-5 day program where the students explore an outdoor classroom with experienced naturalists and stay in cabins overnight. We focus on teaching state science standards through hands-on learning while exposing students to new social settings, getting them outside, and providing them with new experiences. Students leave the program with a new sense of personal responsibility, independence and understanding of the natural world around them.
To serve more students in our community, Walden West Outdoor School runs school-year programs from two locations – Saratoga and Cupertino.