Our 6th grade teachers Ms. West and Ms. Ciurro chaperoned their classes November 6th through Thursday the 9th at the Cuyamaca Outdoor School operated by San Diego County of Office of Education. The outdoor school has been teaching students about science and nature through interactive hands on experiences since 1946. In addition to their curriculum being STEM focused they also include biology, botany, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Taking development needs into account, activities that highlight cultural appreciation, social emotional skills, and team building are empathized . The students get to experience the “camp life” by staying in gender specific cabins that include a community den and bunkbeds. Students need to bring their own sleeping bag, duffel bag/suitcase, as well as a backpack on the bus. The price of camp included lodging, meals, lessons from experienced teachers, hiking excursions, talent show, nature study, rock climbing, archery, crafts and singing. With such a wide array of activities, students were able to explore their own talents and abilities while challenging themselves to try new things.