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Outdoor Education & Overnight Camps

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Roosevelt students have the unique opportunity to participate in premier environmental education overnight camps.

Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) program at Toyon Bay

CIMI Camp focuses on hands-on science using state of the art labs and equipment, expert instructors and the incredible natural land and sea environment of Catalina Island. During the 3-5 day overnight camp, students snorkel, kayak, take a night astronomy hike, learn about island ecology, marine mammals and invertebrates, in a fun camp environment complete with evening campfires. Learn more about camp at www.guideddiscoveries.org and see below for information for parents of current fourth and fifth grade students.

>> Video from CIMI Camp 2014

CIMI Camp Forms for Parents

Learn more about CIMI Camp at www.guideddiscoveries.org

Outdoor School at Rancho Alegre

Sixth-graders attend the Outdoor School which is located near Lake Cachuma on 213 acres of forest. During the 4 day/3 night camp, students learn about botany, geology, wildlife biology, astronomy, and Chumash  history through experiential learning. Students also build teamwork skills and a sense of community living and eating together as a family. 

Environmentally Focused Field Trips

Other traditional outdoor day trips have included visiting a California Mission such as the one in La Purisma, a day trip to Lake Cachuma, visiting the Santa Barbara  Natural History Museum, the environmental center at Hendry’s Beach, the Ty Warner Sea Center and the UCSB touch tanks.