Carroll County Public Schools Outdoor School


Our curriculum is aligned with the Environmental Literacy framework.

Our complete curriculum guide can be found at:

Outdoor School Curriculum

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Our Vision:

 We see our students as emerging adults, preparing for the future. They are environmentally aware and value natural systems. They possess the knowledge, skills and motivation to make responsible decisions and to take action. 

Our Mission:

  • To assist students in acquiring and accessing relevant environmental information.
  • To assist students in developing effective decision making strategies.
  • To empower students to apply their knowledge and skill by providing positive environmental models and opportunities for action.

      A sample schedule of a typical day at Outdoor School

 7:15 a.m.        Wake up and begin cabin cleanup
 8:00 a.m.         Breakfast
 8:30 a.m.         Flag raising
 8:45 a.m.         Finish cleanup
 9:15 a.m.         Instructional period  
 12:15 p.m.       Lunch
 1:40 p.m.         Instructional period***
 4:20 p.m.         Shower and recreational time
 5:15 p.m.         Dinner
 6:30 p.m.         Journal time
 7:15 p.m.         Evening Programs*** 
 10:00 p.m.       Snack and bedtime

 ***Instructional periods may consist of one of the following learning experiences:  

Watershed, Wildlife Habitats, Wetlands, Environmental History, Confidence Course, Stream Ecology, Environmental Action/Service Learning Projects, Wildlife Simulation Game

***Evening programs may consist of one of the following learning experiences: 

         Owl Prowl, Night Hikes, Astronomy, Campfires, Raptor Program