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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

2021/22 SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Cal-Wood has made the very difficult decision to not run overnight full capacity programs in the fall.  Many school districts are not permitting field trips in the coming months. With this news and the evolving landscape, our board of directors decided that there are too many uncertainties to hire instructors and staff for full capacity school programs. We still hope to run smaller private and charter school group programs and  weekend family programs in accordance with Boulder County Public Health guidelines. 

 
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2021/22 SCHOOL PROGRAM OPTIONS

Even thought we can't offer full capacity programs this 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.

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LAFAYETTE FAMILY PROGRAMS

This family program for school-age children is offered in partnership with Nature Kids Lafayette/JÓVENES de la NATURALEZA LAFAYETTE.

 

COVID PROTOCOLS

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).

Current Protocols: 

  • Daily screenings

  • Hand washing / sanitation

  • Masks and social distancing

  • Cohorts, inside and outside

  • Limited shared materials

  • Prioritize outdoor activities

  • Staggered meal service

 
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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.

 

GETTING READY FOR YOUR SCHOOL'S RESIDENTIAL TRIP TO CAL-WOOD!

TEACHERS + ADMINISTRATORS

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PARENTS + STUDENTS

 

SCHOOL PROGRAM VIDEO

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or need any more information, please contact:

schoolprograms@calwood.org

(303) 449-0603 ext. 1