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Remembering 9/11

There are a few events that happen in a person’s life that are so significant that time seems to stop. Every detail of the moment is forever burned into our brains so that we can remember what outfit we had on, what the adrenaline rush felt…


How both students and staff grow socially at The Outdoor School

At the Outdoor School the “why” is a very important part of our curriculum and culture – this is where most organizations derive their values, philosophies, and especially their programing. Perhaps the most important “why” within any organization is why team members choose to put…


Meet The Staff: Sales and Marketing Director Rob Letendre

  How long have your worked for TOS?  I started as an instructor in the Spring of 2010. I enjoyed it so much I stayed for 4 more seasons. 2 more as an instructor, then 2 as a Program Coordinator. In 2013 I came back…


Using ESSER funds for your school’s field trip.

One of the biggest challenges facing schools each year is fundraising. With the challenges that COVID has brought, it has also added hurdles to the way many schools fundraise. The federal government has stepped in to provide funding for schools to use to cover a…


Meet The Staff: Champions Retreat and Ropes Course Director Ali Grello

How long have you worked for TOS? I started as an instructor in the Spring of 2015. I continued as an instructor for two more seasons and then became a Program Coordinator for two seasons. I came back as an instructor for Spring 2020. In…


Meet the Staff: Director Deborah Guinn

  Hello! Deb Guinn here – I’m the Executive Director of The Outdoor School (TOS) and Champions Retreat. I joined the team when TOS was first born in 1996 and it has been both exciting and a privilege to watch our program grow and change…