Outdoor School Information

The Orcutt Union School District is pleased to be able to continue an Outdoor School/Science Camp program for sixth graders. Alice Shaw, Joe Nightingale, Patterson Road, Pine Grove, and Ralph Dunlap schools attend Outdoor School at Camp Whittier, located near Lake Cachuma. Olga Reed and the Orcutt Academy K-8 schools attend Science Camp at the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI).

For the 2021-2022 school year, camp dates are as follows:

Camp DatesSchool
February 8-11Joe Nightingale
February 15-18Patterson Road
February 23-25Olga Reed/OAK-8
March 22-25Alice Shaw
April 5-8Ralph Dunlap
April 26-29Pine Grove

Health and Medication Forms

Parents/guardians need to complete health forms for their student for Camp Whittier and CIMI. They also need to have their physician/health provider complete the district medication form for any medications (prescription and non-prescription) that their student will take to camp.

These health forms are available below.

Camp Whittier

For Camp Whittier, we have created an informational video about Camp Whittier and the Outdoor School program. The video can be accessed here. Click here for the Spanish version of the Camp Whittier video.

Parents/guardians must do online registration for Camp Whittier here.

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