Fun learning for students. Hassle-free planning for teachers.

We’ll take care of the logistics, lodging, curriculum, gear, and meals so that you can focus on spending quality time with your students and fellow teachers. Choose from one or more of our remarkable core programs below or we can customize one for you.

California Outdoor Education Programs

Field Day Excursions

Santa Barbara Coastal Ecology Excursion

The Gaviota Coast is the healthiest coastal ecosystem in Southern California. Just north of Santa Barbara, this undeveloped area has a diverse marine ecosystem and has been considered for National Sea Shore Status. Activities may include coastal kayaking and hiking.

High & Low Ropes Course

Our high and low ropes course activities are fun and challenging ways to build leadership and social skills. Through various individual and group challenges, students will build confidence in themselves and others and develop lifelong skillsets.

Channel Islands National Park Day Trip

Channel Islands National Park offers an incredible, undeveloped, natural environment for your students to learn and explore. Kayak into beautiful sea caves and snorkel in a marine protected area (MPA) known for its diverse marine life. Students will learn about the flora/fauna and natural history of the Channel Islands. Activities include kayaking, whale watching, hiking, camping, and tide pooling.

Santa Barbara Marine Biology Excursion

Explore the Santa Barbara Harbor focusing on mammals and other marine life in the area. Students will kayak through kelp beds and learn why they are central to the SB Channel’s biodiversity. Look for dolphins, seals, sea stars, and more along the way! This trip can also include a visit to Santa Barbara’s Ty Warner Sea Center.

Multi-Day Programs

Channel Islands National Park Exploration

This incredible two- to five-day excursion is based at Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park (CINP) and focuses on the tremendous natural and cultural history, amazing geology, endemic species of animal and plant life, endangered species, and marine ecology of the Islands. Students will experience firsthand and document the diverse ecosystems of CINP through a variety of activities.

Lesson plans and activities to be considered include: marine ecology of the intertidal zone and kelp forest, natural history hikes and species documentation, the geology of the Channel Islands, endemic species, snorkeling with marine ecology focus, guided sea kayaking, and camping.

Students will have fun in a unique and ecologically precious outdoor setting while fulfilling educational curriculum requirements and developing life-long skills.

California Coastline Discovery: Gaviota Coast

This multi-day learning adventure takes place at the rustic and secluded Ocean Mesa Campground or the beautiful and iconic El Capitan Canyon. Students will participate in fully-guided natural history hikes, a high ropes challenge course, leadership building activities, and kayaking along the pristine coastal bluffs. The focus is on developing social skills, working together as a team, and getting comfortable in the outdoors!


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  • Leave No Trace - Keeping Santa Barbara Oceans and Campsites Clean
  • Canoe association Santa Barbara CA
  • American Outdoors Association - Santa Barbara Adventure Company
  • Readers Choice 2020 - Santa Barbara Adventure Company
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company - NPS Authorized Concessioner