Mount Hermon Outdoor Science School

Transformational Education

A life changing camp experience for your students

We know that life at school is busy and that planning a camp experience is a lot of work. A well-planned Mount Hermon Outdoor Science experience will support the hard work of teachers and families as well as develop and transform your students.

3 Program Options

Select a program below to learn more.

Check out our facility!

Our Outdoor Science program operates out of Mount Hermon's Redwood Camp campus, which is in the heart of the redwood forest. Watch this video to get an idea of our location, where we run our programs, where students will be staying, and more!

Watch the video tour

Field Guide Sample

Get a taste of how your students will learn!


In all of our classes, we engage in critical thinking, verbalizing evidence, and experiencing information through our relationship-based Naturalist-centered program. Our curriculum is designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards for 5th and 6th grades. Our outstanding field guide is given to every student and each teacher who participates in our program. View a sample below:

Did you know that science test scores can improve up to 26% after an Outdoor Science Camp experience?


For decades, our Outdoor Science School has reconnected students with the natural world while teaching solid science fundamentals. Our aim is to provide a loving environment where students can be themselves, and grow in the areas of Stewardship, Character, Wonder of Nature, and Science Literacy; all while exploring all that our unique setting has to offer— creek exploration, redwood groves, sand hills, pool play, and adventure activities.




Close to everything yet a world apart

Beginning in Fall 2023, all Outdoor Science programs will take place at Mount Hermon's Redwood Camp facility. Nestled among coastal redwoods, Redwood Camp is located 7 miles outside the city of Santa Cruz in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Get Directions Redwood Camp Grounds Map
California Map
Main Physical Address:
Outdoor Science
Redwood Camp
6496 East Zayante Road
Felton, CA 95018
Main Mailing Address:
Outdoor Science
PO Box 413
Mount Hermon, CA 95041

Program Rates

Top value for your dollar

We have a range of rates for our programs that depend on seasons and length of stay.

For all programs teachers and cabin leaders come free of charge up to a given ratio.

  • “Wonderful rapport with students!”

    “Very enthusiastic and encouraging with all students. Chris, a special needs student, had the best week! He loved his Naturalist. Chris went home happy and ready to come back everyday. Thank you!”
    —Kat, Mission Park Teacher

  • “Exceeded my expectations”

    “Overall, the weeks’ activities and classes exceeded my expectations. This is a really well run and well planned camp experience for the kids. The learning and hands on activities are really important for all learners. It inspires me to find better ways to present science in my classroom. Thank you for a fantastic week!”
    —Carol, Teacher

  • “Great combination of teambuilding and science content throughout the week. ”

    “My students love the freedom of outdoor learning. They loved getting their hands dirty and eating plants.”
    —Marc, Bay View Teacher

  • “Positive, approachable, and supportive staff”

    “The positive approachable and supportive staff made learning exciting and fun!”
    —Toby, Oscar Loya Teacher

  • “Watched my students bloom and transform”

    “All my goals were definitely met, as in years past, I watched my students bloom and transform.”
    —Mike, Cesar Chavez Teacher

Let's Start a Conversation

To reserve your spot:

Austin Fought

Director of Education

For other inquiries:

OSS Main Office


To reserve your spot:

Austin Fought

Director of Education

For other inquiries:

OSS Main Office


Meet Our Team

Once you've booked your week of camp, these are the amazing naturalists that will make your program unforgettable.