Sky Mountain Outdoor Education Center

Sky Mountain Outdoor Education Center is a multi-night, residential outdoor school owned and operated by the San Joaquin County Office of Education. Our beautiful 62 acre property is located in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains in Placer County, and sits right on the Lake Valley Reservoir at an elevation of 5840 feet. Each week, we welcome new groups of 5th and 6th grade students who visit us from San Joaquin county.

Our curriculum is aligned to the NGSS and focuses on learning about the ecology, geology, and unique climate of an alpine forest. Students learn how to respect nature, their classmates and themselves. The students achieve these goals through hands-on exploration activities, evening activities and opportunities to learn and apply the Leave No Trace Principles.

We hope that students will leave Sky Mountain with a love of nature and the skills to think and act like a scientist as they notice and wonder at the amazing ecosystem of Sky Mountain!


45700 Six Mile Valley Road
Emigrant Gap CA 95715

At Sky Mountain Outdoor Education Center, we create life changing experiences in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mount…

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