Outdoor School

For Homeschooled Students

Grades 3 - 8

May 5 - 8, 2020

Calvin Crest Outdoor School for Homeschooled Students is an outdoor education program designed for students in grades 3rd-8th grades. Students will participate in outdoor classes on our trails taught by our Outdoor School staff to students in their age bracket. Curriculum for the classes may be found on our website. Below you will find more information about the differences between the overnight program and the day-only program. Parents serving as Cabin Leaders and parents attending without non-participant siblings are invited to accompany Calvin Crest Staff and students on classes.

As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, including the current Shelter-in-Place Order in the State of California, Calvin Crest Outdoor School has decided to cancel the Homeschool Program that was scheduled May 5-8, 2020. Refunds of deposits may require longer processing time than usual; you may also consider donating your deposit to help Calvin Crest weather this crisis. Calvin Crest is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We appreciate your support and hope to schedule an outdoor education program for homeschool students in the future. If you have questions, please contact the Calvin Crest office at 559.772.4040 or Christina Melahn directly at christina@calvincrest.com and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.

Overnight Program: Tuesday - Friday


  • Overnight Program Participant Rate: $210 (Meals, lodging, program).
  • Adult Rate: $90 (Meals and lodging)
  • Non-Participant Sibling Rate: $90 (Meals and lodging.) Children Under 3: Free

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to register for our overnight program May 5-8, 2020! The $210/student rate for the overnight program includes meals, lodging, classes, free time, and evening program. Students must stay in a cabin with an adult at a ratio of no more than 8:1. Cabin groups may be family groups or groups of students whose parents have made arrangements to have students share a cabin with one adult. Upon registration, students will be required to indicate the adult staying in his/her cabin. Students may not register as individuals.


The $90/person rate for adults in the cabins includes meals and lodging. Adults are welcome to attend classes, or may make other arrangements during class time. Siblings who are not participating may register at the same rate. Children under 3 may stay with their parent at no cost. Please see the note regarding siblings who are not participants.

Day Program: Wednesday - Thursday


  • Day Program Participant Rate: $80 (Lunch, classes, and free time.)
  • Adults and Non-Participant Sibling Rate: $30 (Lunch both days.)

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to register for our day-only program on Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7! Students will check in between 8:00 - 8:30am and check out between 4:30 - 5:00pm. The $80/student rate for day program students includes classes, free time, and lunch on both days. Adults wishing to attend the day program may do so at a rate of $30/adult, which includes lunch on both days. Siblings who are not participating may register at the same rate. Please see the note regarding siblings who are not participants.


Non-Participant Siblings


Parents and siblings are welcome to attend Calvin Crest as non-participant guests. Please understand that we cannot accommodate students younger than 3rd grade on our classes, and parents are responsible for supervision of non-participating children at all times. Indoor and outdoor space will be available for parents and children to spend their time hiking, working on schoolwork, or playing.