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Outdoor Education

Foothill Horizons Outdoor School inspires connections to nature and one another. We provide an interactive outdoor science experience, a collaborative learning environment and personal growth opportunities through individual challenges. Foothill Horizons Outdoor School develops respectful global citizens dedicated to stewardship in their communities and beyond.

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21925 Lyons Bald Mountain
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-6673
foothillhorizons@stancoe.org

 

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WHY SHOULD YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO FOOTHILL? 

Skills for life! - Your child will be engaging in conversation, learning how to ask questions and make observations, working with others, sharing thoughts about the day over a meal, and overcome challenges.

Social and Emotional Growth! - Your child will make new friends, find a bit of independence by managing their time and decisions, and will get to try new things. 

Science knowledge! - Your child will get hands-on experience being a scientist by making observations, developing an argument based on evidence, and will begin to see the ways all things are connected.

Self Confidence! - Your child will discover that they are a strong and capable learner.

Memories that last a lifetime! - Climbing through the boulder caves, visiting the creek, hiking to the top of the Sky Tower to see the stars, singing together at Campfire... just to name a few.

Experienced staff! - Many of our Naturalists have been part of the Foothill Family for decades, so we know how to make your child's week the best ever. 

... and of course... Over 60 years of tradition!  

 

"Being a Counselor is worth it because you get to make the kids feel like they are worth it!"

~High school student

 
 

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Key Contacts

Administration Team

Jessica Hewitt

Titles: Director III, Outdoor Education
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  • Schedule a class for Outdoor Ed
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Busing & Transportation
  • Hiring

Clare Olson

Titles: Senior Administrative Assistant
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  • Foothill Merchandise
  • Billing & Contracts
  • Outdoor Ed Paperwork
  • Site Rentals

Diann Rastetter

Titles: Assistant Director, Outdoor Education
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  • The Counselor Program
  • Naturalist Internship
  • Website & Social Media

Alexander Frierson

Titles: Naturalist Coordinator
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Work: 209-238-1328
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  • Weekly schedules
  • Evening Program
  • Technology Support

Lucas Smith

Titles: Health Clerk
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  • Medication Administration
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Shannon Perez

Titles: Food Services Supervisor
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  • Menus
  • Food Allergies
  • Special Diets

David Josephson

Titles: Lead Custodian
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