Enhancing the Impact of Your Camp Experience
What is Camp Beyond Camp?
Camp Beyond Camp’s online design eliminates the need for teachers to design lessons that link the outdoor education camp experience to the classroom.
We work with each camp and school to develop lessons that connect camp experiences to classroom learning. Personalized lessons are designed for each school based on the activities the students participated in at camp.
Our partnership with each camp ensures our courses do not overlap but enhance the camp’s lessons. Students are able to access the camp experience throughout the year as opposed to just a few days.
Accessible from anywhere
Camp Beyond Camp’s mission is to eliminate a drain on school and camp resources. Our online classes allow students to access our courses on computers, tablets and smart phones. This means parents can also see the cool things their child experienced at camp.
What We Do
Designed for 21st century learning
Camp Beyond Camp provides an extension of experiential learning to the classroom. Our curriculum is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Environmental Principles & Concepts (EP&Cs) and optimized for online learning modalities.
Throughout the online program, student progress is monitored by Camp Beyond Camp professionals and reported to the school.
“…students explore their curiosity…”
Extend your impact after students return home! Camp Beyond Camp works with your staff to develop lessons based on your program. Pre-camp activities help prepare campers and parents for the best experience. Post-camp activities let students explore their curiosity by building on camp experiences and helping connect ideas back home once students return to their schools and communities.
Students should have the ability to continue their outdoor education lessons after they return home. We are dedicated to extending camp experiences beyond camp, mountains, trees and streams to the classroom. Camp Beyond Camp partners with camp staff to ensure our lessons are a seamless extension of your camp experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can this replace my science class?
No, Camp Beyond Camp’s Program is not intended to replace state regulated classes. Our goal is to enrich the camp experience while minimizing the impact for teachers and camps.
How do students access the program?
Camp Beyond Camp is an online program students may access from tablet, computer or smartphone. Absolutely no software is required.
What about my students who cannot come to camp?
While we believe students benefit the most by attending the camp we do understand certain circumstances arise where this is not possible. Camp Beyond Camp provides scholarships for all students who attend camp. A student who is unable to attend may access the program but at a higher rate.
How do I know if my school or camp is a partner of Camp Beyond Camp?
All students age 13 and under require parent or guardian permission. You may ask your camp or school directly or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the cost for my child to participate?
The cost to the parent depends on each school and camp. Please contact your child’s teacher.
My camp would like to partner with Camp Beyond Camp, who do I contact and what is this cost?
Meet the Team
Tess has over 20 years of experience in public education. Her experiences vary from classroom teacher to school leader to college professor. One of her professional cornerstones is to meet and teach all students where they are. She has successfully used distance learning in the traditional school setting is now combining her creativity with her second passion – the love for outdoor education and the environment.
Briana recently joined our team and is an outstanding educator with her Master of Education in Language and Literacy from Harvard University. Briana has a strong commitment to life-long learning and experience as an elementary school teacher.
Sarah “Willow” Foglesong
Sarah has a long history of attending and working in camps as a counselor, naturalist, administrator as well as in marketing & fundraising. Sarah has her Masters in Education and is currently a Professor at Prescott College.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people across the country every year.
“Pathfinder Ranch is an independent non-profit Retreat & Conference Center as well as Summer Camp and Science and Outdoor Education School. Since 1964, we have remained committed to providing youth from diverse backgrounds with affordable camping programs. We believe every kid should have the opportunity to be a camper.”
Murrieta Elementary School
Become a Camp, School or Business Partner
We would love to partner with you!
Contact us to see how you can help your campers and students receive more value after their camp experience.