Based in Santa Barbara, California, Genesis Account American Outdoor School offers outdoor education to 5th through 8th graders. In conjunction with outdoor skills, they also create an environment of hospitality. study the bible. and identify creation as a testimony of God.
GENESIS ACCOUNT AMERICAN OUTDOOR SCHOOL’S VISION
Studying to be stewards of creation.
BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW GENESIS ACCOUNT AMERICAN OUTDOOR SCHOOL GOT STARTED AND WHY IT EXISTS
Genesis Account American Outdoor Schools was founded in 1977 by Bob Frembly. Through his time as a professor at Biola University he saw the need for science educational programming specifically designed for Christian schools so founded GAAOS.
WHAT GENESIS ACCOUNT AMERICAN OUTDOOR SCHOOL DOES
Genesis Account (GA) operates from the first of September to the middle of June. We offer three, four, and five day programs starting with dinner on the first day through lunch on the last day. All classes, evening programs, games and activities are led by GA staff.
Natural science and Environmental Education topics are taught from a stewardship perspective. Subjects included are from the disciplines of biology, geology, astronomy, zoology, botany, ecology, conservation, nature study, and outdoor recreation skills. Students are provided with a working manual, which is their tool for learning, to apply the concepts that they have been taught by collecting specimens, conducting experiments and recording observations. The curriculum is designed for grades five through eight, utilizing observation, classification, investigation and analytical skills.
WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL WILDERNESS TRIP?
Our motto is, “studying to be stewards of creation.” We want our participants to leave with a new understanding of their responsibility as stewards.