FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where will students sleep?
Students will sleep in heated cabins that have electricity. The cabins are separated by gender and each cabin will have at least one adult to supervise.
What will they eat?
Our chef's work hard to create tasty, healthy, kid-friendly meals from scratch. Students' dietary needs are accommodated for, but if there is ever a question about food, we are happy to talk to you about it. Each meal also has multiple options, so even the pickiest of eaters can find something they like. Some examples of meals are scrambled eggs, potatoes, and bacon with the option of cereal and bagels; beef tacos, beans, and rice with salad, chips, and salsa as a side; roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans.
What if students don't have outdoor gear or experience?
Cal-Wood has a fully stocked gear room that contains anything and everything that a student or adult might need to be safe and comfortable in the outdoors no matter the weather. This includes winter coats, snow pants, gloves, sunglasses, hats, backpacks, sleeping bags, boots, and more! Our team of professional Field Instructors are trained on how to plan and prepare for groups from the mountain-ready to the beginner hiker. Each program is customized not just for the school's academic requests, but also their abilities and experience levels. Part of our mission is to have every person who comes to Cal-Wood feel more confident and comfortable in the outdoors when they leave, no matter where they started from.
Is there internet or phone access at Cal-Wood?
Yes! Our lodge has landline phones and Wifi. However, most of the day is spent in the field where there is no internet or cell phone service.
What about wildlife?
We are very fortunate to share our 1,200 acre campus with a variety of wildlife species - although we rarely see them! We have never had a negative wildlife encounter. Our Instructors are trained in how to prevent negative wildlife encounters, as well as what to do if they happen to see wildlife.