Outdoor School

Cultivating Connection

Multi-Day Field Trips

Our comfortably rustic forest campsite serves as the home base for our Outdoor School (ODS) programs. Between classes that make full use of the ecologically diverse property, students sleep in platform tents, shower in nearby bathhouses, and cook in our open-air kitchen.

Fifth and sixth grade classes that spend two nights and three days with us are eligible for ODS funding, but we offer these extended learning opportunities for students of all ages.

Our place-based, NGSS-aligned curriculum engages students directly with the ecological diversity, land stewardship and management practices, and sustainable lifestyle choices that are at the heart of the Ranch’s daily work. Students experience firsthand the direct connections between land, water, food, and life as they work with crops and livestock, assess forest health, and examine the effects of wetland restoration. They also strengthen team membership skills as they live, cook, learn, and play together under the guidance of our expert team.

Curriculum is currently under development; check back soon for more information about specific classes that will be offered in our ODS programs.

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The Crest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

The Crest nonprofit organization relies on donations to support youth programs and give community groups the chance to experience the wonders of nature to learn about and feel a connection to the natural world. Please consider contributing to this natural legacy by making a tax-deductible donation.


658 Shale City Road
Ashland OR 97520

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