Where Eagles Fly & Students Soar!

Over 25,000 Students Positively Impacted & Counting …

Where Eagles Fly & Students Soar!

Over 25,000 Students Positively Impacted & Counting …

A Note from Our Founders

We had dreamed of starting an outdoor science school when we began taking our students to the Orange County program over 35 years ago. The dream became a reality after the Orange County Department of Education closed their program in the Spring of 2014.

Because of the closure of the Orange County OSS Program, it was clear that the underserved students of So. CA would have few options to attend such a program due to the costs of the private programs. Therefore San Gorgonio OSS was established as a non- profit and welcomed their first students in the fall of 2014, just months after the Orange County closure.

San G’s goal is to provide all students with the opportunity to provide a connection to science through nature and to have a once in a life time experience that would always be remembered. We are eager to welcome students back to San Gorgonio, whenever that may be safe.

Yours Sincerely,

Laura Gore & Susan Brown

 

P.S.San Gorgonio OSS is now taking reservations for the 2021-22 school year. We hope you can join us. Please contact us by clicking HERE!

 

A Note from Our Founders

We had dreamed of starting an outdoor science school when we began taking our students to the Orange County program over 35 years ago. The dream became a reality after the Orange County Department of Education closed their program in the Spring of 2014.

Because of the closure of the Orange County OSS Program, it was clear that the underserved students of So. CA would have few options to attend such a program due to the costs of the private programs. Therefore San Gorgonio OSS was established as a non- profit and welcomed their first students in the fall of 2014, just months after the Orange County closure.
 
San G’s goal is to provide all students with the opportunity to provide a connection to science through nature and to have a once in a life time experience that would always be remembered. We are eager to welcome students back to San Gorgonio, whenever that may be safe.
 
Yours Sincerely,
 
Laura Gore & Susan Brown
 

 

P.S.San Gorgonio OSS is now taking reservations for the 2021-22 school year. We hope you can join us. Please contact us by clicking HERE!

 

The Vision for Our Science School

Our Mission is to Provide a Life Enriching Residential Outdoor Science Program that Prepares Students to be Responsible Citizens of the Earth.

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The Vision for Science School

Our Mission is to Provide a Life Enriching Residential Outdoor Science Program that Prepares Students to be Responsible Citizens of the Earth.

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Where Are They Going?

OUR BEAUTIFUL SITE

Within the mountains of the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest lies our fully developed YMCA camp.

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Where Are They Going?

THE CAMP LOCATION

Within the mountains of the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest lies our fully developed YMCA camp.

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Connecting Science to Nature

TEACHING CURRICULUM

The students will learn the core outdoor sciences with plenty of interactive and engaging activities on the trails.

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Connecting Science to Nature

TEACHING CURRICULUM

The students will learn the core outdoor sciences with plenty of interactive and engaging activities on the trails.

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Important Information for Parents

HOW TO PREPARE FOR CAMP

Important questions, seasonal weather changes and the Packing List can be found in this section for parents.

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Important Information for Parents

HOW TO PREPARE FOR CAMP

Important questions, seasonal weather changes and the Packing List can be found in this section for parents.

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Information for Schools

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This section covers the important preparation materials for our attending teachers to ensure the safest and best time for the students.

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Information for Schools

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This section covers the important preparation materials for our attending teachers to ensure the safest and best time for the students.

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Who we are

Our Leadership Team

Our mission to begin San Gorgonio Outdoor Science School has turned into a wonderful adventure.
 
Since beginning in the fall of 2014 we have had the privilege to welcome over 25,000 underserved students and provide them with the opportunity to connect with nature, explore scientific concepts and improve their leadership skills and social relationships.
 
We could have never done this on our own. We owe many people a great deal of thanks and gratitude, including Suman Rana, the Manager of Camp Arbolado who provides us with a well maintained, safe, camp and delicious nutritional meals.

Susan Brown & Laura Gore – Proud Founders of San Gorgonio Outdoor Science School

We would also like to thank Charitable Ventures of Orange County. They stood by us for five and one half years, providing us with information that allowed two former educators the experience and knowledge needed to run a non-profit business including human resources, accounting and budget management, grant writing and marketing. For all their time and expertise, we cannot thank them enough.

And finally but not in bit least, we would like to thank all of our many contributors, and volunteers to San Gorgonio OSS. Your assistance has helped us through many challenging times and provided many students the opportunity to participate in a four-day outdoor science school at San Gorgonio OSS. We could never have continued this journey without your support.

We would like to introduce you to our Board of Directors. Please click the “Read More” button to learn about our wonderful leadership team.

Who We Are

Our Wonderful Staff

The San Gorgonio Instructors come from all different backgrounds and bring a wonderful array of life experiences. Their formal educations range from high school graduates to Master Degrees.

They do have several things in common. They are passionate about inspiring students to learn, love and respect the earth, as well as each other. They are all excellent role models.

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Who we are

Our Leadership Team

Our mission to begin San Gorgonio Outdoor Science School has turned into a wonderful adventure. Since beginning in the fall of 2014 we have had the privilege to welcome over 25,000 underserved students and provide them with the opportunity to connect with nature, explore scientific concepts and improve their leadership skills and social relationships.

We could have never done this on our own. We owe many people a great deal of thanks and gratitude, including Suman Rana, the Manager of Camp Arbolado who provides us with a well maintained, safe, camp and delicious nutritional meals.

We would also like to thank Charitable Ventures of Orange County. They stood by us for five and one half years, providing us with information that allowed two former educators the experience and knowledge needed to run a non-profit business including human resources, accounting and budget management, grant writing and marketing. For all their time and expertise, we cannot thank them enough.

And finally but not in bit least, we would like to thank all of our many contributors, and volunteers to San Gorgonio OSS. Your assistance has helped us through many challenging times and provided many students the opportunity to participate in a four-day outdoor science school at San Gorgonio OSS. We could never have continued this journey without your support.

We would like to introduce you to our Board of Directors. Please click the “Read More” button to learn about our wonderful leadership team.

Read more
Who We Are

Our Wonderful Staff

The San Gorgonio Instructors come from all different backgrounds and bring a wonderful array of life experiences. Their formal educations range from high school graduates to Master Degrees.

They do have several things in common. They are passionate about inspiring students to learn, love and respect the earth, as well as each other. They are all excellent role models.

read more

Wonderfully planned, run and executed throughout the trip.  You’d think getting better wouldn’t be possible considering your standards of excellence, but this year was even better than last year.

Thank you for the welcome treats, all the additional trail activities and accommodations for a vegetarian diet(tell the kitchen all was delicious and they were so fun each morning).  Love you Lisa, Kelley, Josh, George and the entire staff!

~ Teacher, Sunkist Elementary in Anaheim

 

Wonderfully planned, run and executed throughout the trip.  You’d think getting better wouldn’t be possible considering your standards of excellence, but this year was even better than last year.

Thank you for the welcome treats, all the additional trail activities and accommodations for a vegetarian diet(tell the kitchen all was delicious and they were so fun each morning).  Love you Lisa, Kelley, Josh, George and the entire staff!

~ Teacher, Sunkist Elementary in Anaheim