SCHOOL PROGRAMS DURING COVID-19
Flexibility + Adaptation
In the 2020/21 school year, we have pivoted our school programs to continue to engage with students through our School-Age Family Program. In spring 2021, we have been able to host some private schools - and it has been amazing!
As we plan for the 2021/22 school year, we are hopeful that some school districts will return to field trips and overnight trips in the fall or the spring. But since there is still so much unknown, we have created options and modifications for the 2021/22 school year.
We can't wait to be with the students again!
2021/22 SCHOOL PROGRAM OPTIONS
As we begin to plan for 2021/22 school year, we have created multiple options for schools to engage with Cal-Wood, including our traditional residential program, day trips, instructors coming to schools, and virtual lessons.
SCHOOL AGE FAMILY PROGRAMS
This program was designed as an alternative to school programs during the pandemic. School-age children come to Cal-Wood with their families with a focus is academic enrichment and outdoor exploration. This program is offered during the 2020/21 school year, and possibly will be offered in 2021/22 depending on school district policies.
Cal-Wood is working with Boulder County Public Health and school districts to adapt current COVID protocols for Cal-Wood. For now, we follow the new CDC guidelines for residential summer camps
Moving forward, we may possibly limit our capacity to 60 people (6 people per cabin and 10 in each Meckley room).
Hand washing / sanitation
Masks and social distancing
Cohorts, inside and outside
Limited shared materials
Prioritize outdoor activities
Staggered meal service
RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Our 1,200-acre mountain site in Boulder County serves as our outdoor classroom where students immerse in nature for 3-days/2 nights. During their Cal-Wood experience, each student receives a total of 31.5 hours of science and environmental education programming, compared to 1-4 hours in most programs.. All Cal-Wood programs are customized to meet the academic, social and linguistic needs of each school. As our expert staff leads students through hands-on, field-based exploration of local plants, animals, snow science, fire ecology, forestry, geology, and pond ecosystems, children connect to nature and each other.