Community Partnership

Echo Hill Outdoor School

Our Vision

To bring children back to nature through exciting outdoor experiences. For the last 40 years, Echo Hill Outdoor School has been teaching students about the magic of the environment with no classrooms, no textbooks, and no assignments. Exploring natural landscapes from marshes to local waterways, students observe and appreciate the environment surrounding them.

Our Philosophy

Echo Hill's outdoor classes and residential programs are grounded in our desire to have students live and learn closely with nature. From sensory exploration classes, to canvas platform tents, from the outdoor dining hall, to the dorms surrounded by forest, the philosophy of immersion is present. Our small, hands-on classes provide opportunities for all students to become engaged and participate. Interactions between staff and students in the tent areas, during meals, and in class groups focus on fun, creativity, respect, awareness, understanding, and learning. As teachers and naturalists, we believe that students learn best when they are curious and interested.

RiverArts Collaborations:

Taking Care: Celebrating the Earth Poetry Exhibit 


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