Golden Trout Wilderness school
Golden Trout Wilderness School is a non-profit educational center located at Golden Trout Camp in the Southern Sierra Nevada. Operated by The Thacher School, under a Forest Service Special Use Permit, Golden Trout Wilderness School offers educational programs from June through September. Here's a look at what Golden Trout is offering this coming summer...
GOLDEN TROUT WILDERNESS SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS
MUIR WISE SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Muir wise summer leadership program
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." John Muir
The Muir Wise Summer Leadership program offers a three-week intensive wilderness learning experience. The course begins at Golden Trout Wilderness School with a five day primer in which students are certified in Wilderness First Aid and wherein they learn the fundamentals of backcountry travel and safety. Students then depart into the neighboring wilderness for a two-week odyssey focused on leadership, natural history education, and outdoor skills. The course includes a two-day solo, student-led teaching, mindfulness training, and the profound lessons of a prolonged wilderness experience.
WILDERNESS AND WELLNESS INITIATIVES
Wilderness and wellness initiatives
Experiences in the wilderness that establish a deep connection to nature are an essential part of promoting individual and community wellness. In our increasingly technology-centered world, opportunities to check in with our bodies, quiet our minds, and fashion a link to the fundamental components of the world are both valuable and rare. The Wilderness and Wellness Initiatives attend to this need by offering free and low-cost programs to high-school students, creating meaningful experiences that emphasize curiosity, nature observation, self-discovery, and sustainability.
Other programs and opportunities
HOUSE OF STOKED
The House of Stoked
The House of Stoked is committed to taking kids who otherwise would not have the chance into the wilderness, and give them the tools to emerge as healthier versions of themselves, while they learn to carry the torch for environmental stewardship.
Vulnerable kids. Wilderness. Health. STOKED!
GREATEST GOOD LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
GTWS is partnering with Nordhoff High School to bring students to the high country for a two week-long workshop as part of a year-long course in leadership. Students will learn about the area's natural history while adventuring in the Cottonwood Lakes basin and beyond.
OUTWARD BOUND ADVENTURES
We partner with OBA to bring underserved youth to Golden Trout Wilderness School, connecting young people to nature while strengthening character.
diverse outdoor leadership institute
THACHER'S FRESHPEOPLE PROGRAM
Thacher's first-year students meet for the first time under the stars...
THACHER NATURAL HISTORY WORKSHOP
Alumni and family convene to celebrate the camp's history, learn about alpine ecology, and reminisce...
DIVERSE OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TRAINING
DOLI trains its leaders before they bring the youth of OBA to Golden Trout...
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."