Click to view our video about Overnight Outdoor Learning from KOLO 8 News Now in Reno, Nev.

Click to view our video about Overnight Outdoor Learning from KOLO 8 News Now in Reno, Nev.

Overnight Outdoor Learning

Sierra Nevada Journeys Outdoor school

Overnight Outdoor Learning Program is an outstanding outdoor school program. Taught by experiential educators, the 3-5 day programs are held at our Grizzly Creek Ranch Campus in Portola, CA. All lessons build critical thinking and collaboration skills and include pre- and post- assessments to ensure the highest level of effectiveness and impact.


Sierra Nevada Journeys works with each teacher to develop a customized set of lessons and activities from our standards correlated curriculum. Some of these lessons include engineering, pond ecology, ropes course, forest ecology, astronomy, geology, storytelling and night hikes.

I love seeing students that don’t do so well in the four walls of a classroom excel in an outdoor, hands-on setting. So many students gain confidence on non-academic skills that they are able to take back to the classroom and apply to academic skills.
— Nicole, Washoe County School District Teacher

Here are key features of Overnight Outdoor Learning:

  • Clean, modern facilities situated on 1,500 acres of pristine yellow pine forest

  • Deep alignment with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • Passionate educators with a variety of backgrounds who are First Aid and CPR certified

  • Sierra Nevada Journeys is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)

  • View Overnight Outdoor Learning photos of students, teachers and chaperones


Online Health Information and Permission Form. For parents and guardians to complete permission forms prior to your child attending Overnight Outdoor Learning at Grizzly Creek Ranch with their school.