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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
CARE: 520-209-7549

Travis Kolter

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Outdoor Adventure Program



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Waivers for Outdoor Adventures:
Required for all Outdoor Programs

Patagonia Fishing
Wetland Discovery Tour EC
Wetland Discovery Tour OG
Picacho Peak
Madera Canyon

We offer a wide variety of outdoor adventure programming for students of all ages. Our trips vary, depending on the time of year, from day trips, overnight excursions or weeklong out of town adventures. We provide challenges that expand horizons and enhance the lives of youth through wilderness education and outdoor exploration. Our nature-based education can be geared towards meeting a wide variety of national or state academic standards.

The Outdoor Adventure Program promotes and instills a healthy self-awareness and self-confidence, pushing one’s limits and learning respect for others and the environment. Our Outdoor Adventure program is here for anyone who has ever wanted to venture outside and experience all that the outdoors has to offer!

-Wetlands Discover Tour 2:45-5:30pm Orange Grove 3/1 and 3/8, Esperero 3/2 & 3/9 $40 Join Mary Grodman on a field trip to a unique wildlife habitat and the most important environmental and educational components of the City of Tucson's reclaimed water system. ------Patagonia Lake Fun and Fishing! Tuesday March 15 11am-6pm $65 Pick up and drop off at OGMS and ECMS--

-Adventures in Red Rock Country April 2-4 Grades: 4-8 $195 go to: to register


Backpacking Aravaipa
May 29 - June 1 ---Grades: 6-10 ---Fee: $391.50 before May 18, $435 after 5/18.

4-10 miles, 1500-3000ft elevation change. High physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Hiking boots or shoes required. Suitable for those with moderate to advanced outdoor experiences. Must have prior camping experience.
Beginners and experienced backpackers can learn new skills or brush up on basics with our guides as we explore this awesome wilderness area. Learn to read maps, how to be a good team member and a great leader, safety and emergency procedures and Leave No Trace Principles.

Community Schools Outdoors Staff

  • Everyone on our Outdoor Staff is fun, friendly, helpful, and sincerely interested in making sure that your student has a great time on their trip!
  • Feel safe sending your student with Guides who have certifications in Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, Basic Water Rescue, Backpacking & Canyoneering and Food Sanitation.
  • Our staff is well versed about the geology, ecology and history of the areas in which we operate, and we enjoy answering questions and sharing our knowledge with your student. We pride ourselves in having good equipment and taking care of it. We also work continuously to implement new and innovative ideas that make our trips even better and more comfortable for everyone.
  • We keep our trip enrollment numbers small so we can put a personal touch on every adventure trip. We strive to make sure everyone receives individual attention!
  • Camp food will be abundant and delicious, nutritious meals are served throughout our 5-day trips and always with some help from the students. We provide a pack list & itinerary for each trip, so you and your student know what to expect.

  • Our motto is Fun, Adventure & Education; Community Schools Outdoors can meet all your child’s outdoor adventure needs!

    Check back often to see our current offerings! Email us with any questions.

    Program Director & Guide: Mary Grodman

    Community Schools Outdoor Guide: Polly Tanner


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