Outdoor Science

Outdoor experiential education adventures for all ages

Immerse yourself in the Outdoors at
Mount Hermon

Mount Hermon Outdoor Science School, located at Ponderosa Lodge, is an exciting, academic, and experiential program offering many types of adventures for grade levels 1-12 and adults.

Our dynamic and unique Outdoor Science program supports educators, parents, and students by providing highly impactful experiences which complement and expand on classroom content and support the development needs of elementary or middle school aged youth. 

In addition to our regular over-night Outdoor Science Program we have E=mc2 (Experiential MathCamp), day use fieltrips, E.C.O.Tours for tree climbing and guided hikes, and our Life Long Learning Guild for adult learning.

Outdoor Science Canopy Tour

Redwood Canopy Tours Special Rates
for Outdoor Science School

The Redwood Canopy Tours at Mount Hermon offers visitors an exciting eco-adventure into the redwood canopy of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Enjoy the coastal redwood forest from the unique perspective only a zipline canopy tour can offer. The two hour guided tour includes six ziplines and two sky bridges at heights of up to 150 feet. Each tour of up to eight is led by two certified guides who share their ecological knowledge and bring the history of the Santa Cruz redwood forest to life.

Register your student in 3 steps:
1 Click on the "Book Now" Button.
2 Select the appropriate date, of the week your student will be at Outdoor Science School.
3 Complete the reservation process using a Visa or Master Card.
  When registering, please input parent/guardian information as the primary contact.
Then input the child's name, age, and friend request in the appropriate boxes.
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Reduced Outdoor Science School rate:  $50