Our residential overnight programs provide an unforgettable learning experience for fifth grade through high school-aged public, private, charter, and homeschool students. Choose from one – four night programs. Arrival time for residential programing is 12:30 p.m. Last day departure time is 10:30 a.m.
OVERNIGHT PROGRAM FEES
A $500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your date is required within 14 days of receiving your confirmation email and estimated cost invoice. The package fee provides lodging, food, snacks, equipment and instruction. Teachers and chaperones stay free.
Overnight Residential Field Programs:
SFI offers field-based, educational residential programs that can be tailored to fit the needs of public, private, charter, and homeschool students in grades 5-12. Residential programs are typically one to four nights in length and include meals, lodging, instruction from qualified instructors, and evening campfire activities. All SFI curriculum aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards.
SFI’s Outdoor School: Spring and Fall, grades 5 & 6
Immerse students in Oregon’s natural landscape while learning about the Klamath Siskiyou region through deep nature connections and place-based inquiry. Students engage directly with nature to investigate, measure, and report discoveries while enhancing their social and emotional development through discussion and collaboration. As a result, students learn faster, understand better, and retain the information longer. This program qualifies for Measure 99 funding. Stay on-site at SFI for two, three, or four nights, while enjoying evening programs and nightly campfires. Schools can also qualify for Measure 99 funding by selecting three consecutive day programs.
Outdoor School Student Leader Program: Spring and Fall, grades 9-12
We are excited to offer this opportunity to high school-age students in the Illinois and Rogue Valleys! Student Leaders are high school students with an interest in environmental education and a commitment to community service. We offer opportunities for them to build their leadership skills by acting as a counselor, teacher, and role model for 5th and 6th grade students at Outdoor School. This program builds confidence and collaborative skills while providing students with a fun way to earn community service hours, add meaningful volunteer experience to their resumes, and find potential employment during summer camps at SFI. High school student leaders stay on-site for the duration of the Outdoor School session (3-5 days) while receiving training, mentorship, and progress reports from SFI staff members. Passing grades, completion of all homework, and a good attendance record are all prerequisites for students wishing to become student leaders.
Overnight School Programs:
Year-round, grades 5-12
Fit more fun and exploration into your students’ field studies by staying overnight at SFI with your class! Our residential overnight programs provide an unforgettable learning experience for fifth grade through high school-aged public, private, charter, and homeschool students. Choose from one, two, or three nights of programming, and choose from our learning modules to fit your curriculum needs. All of our programs emphasize social and emotional development, deep nature connections, collaborative skills, active inclusion, and mindfulness. Please contact the YEP coordinator to customize your program schedule.