Private & Public School Programs

Outdoor Education Programs

School Program Offerings

Private & Public Schools

Lutherhaven Ministries’ school programs are dedicated to supporting your goals for education, leadership-building and teamwork skills in the beauty and wonder of the outdoors.

Our professional staff joins you on your students’ journey of leadership growth, helping students develop as civic, mannered, non-bullying, healthy, critically-thinking, service-minded, environmentally-aware young adults.

With engaging, hands-on sessions, high-energy activities, fun, safe challenge initiatives and knowledgeable instructors, we know students walk away from Lutherhaven’s Outdoor Education school programs with a better understanding of our natural world and appreciation for others.

Through high quality education, students are equipped with skills in communication, group dynamics, problem-solving, math, science, leadership and goal-setting. Two magnificent north Idaho sites and caring, skilled instructors connect with students where they are, challenging each one to reach their potential.

Contact us to book your Outdoor Education session with custom-designed sessions and group-building. Join us in pursuing our goal: No Child Left Inside!

Have Questions?

For more information about Outdoor Education at Camp Lutherhaven or Shoshone Mountain Retreat, contact:

Kate Preudhomme
Outdoor Education Coordinator
(208) 667-3459 x117

About Our Offerings

Program Seasons

Fall Season

Jump start your new classroom of students with group-building—a great way to kick off the school year! Join us for all the usual Outdoor Education activities, plus sessions tailor-made for “get-to-know-you” group-building!  Watch the leaves turn from green to gold, adopt a tree and learn its age and character, laugh and roast s’mores around the campfire, and more in our amazing fall season.

Winter Season

Tube down frosty hills, look at crystals under magnifying glasses, strap on a pair of snowshoes for the first time, track animals in the snow, drink cocoa by the fire and laugh over a silly skit—all this and our usual programming occurs during the Winter Outdoor Education.

Spring Season

Wrap up your school year with a trip your students will never forget! Digging fingers into a thick coyote pelt, learning to build a fire and survive in the woods, following GPS to find hidden caches, jumping into a group building challenge, laughing and roasting s’mores around the campfire—all this and more occurs during the Spring.

Program Options

Students participate in different activities/classes called field studies. Field studies are tailored to fit your specific learning goals and objectives. Looking for a group building experience where students learn to work together and problem solve? Sign up for challenge course, rock wall, and voyageur canoeing. Want a more environmental education focus? Tree study, Rockin Rivers, Wildlife, and Nature Hike are the field studies for you!

One Day Programs

Get outside for an awesome day of experiential learning! Head to camp, explore and learn through community building games, focus on teamwork on the challenge course, go canoeing, and be back to school in time for pick up! See our field study options for a complete list of activities.

Overnight Programs

Maximize the community building impact of your outdoor experience by participating in a two, three or four day program! During the day, students participate in engaging hands on field studies such as wildlife, group building, canoeing, archery and more! The fun doesn’t end there—campfire skits, mega-sized all-group outdoor games, and night hikes fill the evenings! See our field study options above.

Program Objectives

  • Students develop science, math, geography and critical thinking skills in ways that add value to their learning in the classroom.
  • Empower children to be responsible citizens in their knowledge and handling of natural resources.
  • Develop interpersonal relationships by encouraging communication, group cohesion, positive peer interactions, teamwork, goal setting, trust and FUN!

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