At Coloma Outdoor Discovery School we recognize the challenges and volume of work facing today's classroom teacher. We also understand that going to an outdoor education center can create additional stress! The following information is for your convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you accommodate special needs children?
Absolutely. For everyone's best interest, please let us know well in advance. In some cases an additional parent counselor or aide may be necessary.
Why are parents not in the same group as their children?
Outdoor education at Coloma Outdoor Discovery School is an opportunity for many children to gain self-confidence and enrich their risk taking and personal responability abilities. We've found that students perform better when independent from Mom or Dad. Remind parents that they will have times to reconnect: at meals, free time, during the evening program, and in the cabins or bunkhouse (if specifically requested).
How can we celebrate a student birthday?
Coloma style! We don't do cakes and candles, but we will acknowledge the lucky person during a town meeting or campfire. Be sure to let us know ahead of time.
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