Education Programs

Education Programs

What We Do

Mt. Adams Institute’s education programs, formerly known as Cascade Mountain School, are placed-based outdoor science education opportunities for students. We are dedicated to inspiring curiosity about the natural world through outdoor exploration and adventure. Our camps promote individual responsibility and personal growth; fostering creation of community and understanding of the natural world; and excelling in inquiry, systems thinking, creativity, and sustainability studies.


Check Out Our Summer Camps & Family Programs =””


Video link=”″


Our Education Programs Are Many Things:

We offer a variety of day and overnight summer camps for ages 6-14. All of our camps incorporate outdoor exploration, fun, environmental stewardship and hands-on learning! Topics include, but are not limited to: food systems and ecological agriculture, watershed science, mindfulness and personal health, wilderness survival skills, natural arts and crafts, and tinkering.

Summer camps utilize the Mt. Adams Institute 5-acre forest campus located behind the Mt. Adams Ranger District Office in Trout Lake, Washington in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest as home-base. The beautiful rustic forest campus includes three bunkhouses with bathrooms and showers, an intern office, a mess hall, open fields, woods, and nature classroom spaces spread throughout. Lying at the unique intersection of a fertile farming valley community, the dramatic glaciated peaks of the Cascade Mountain Range and the Columbia River Gorge; our programs use this landscape to explore, contemplate, play and understand our connection to the natural world.

Summer Camps:

Learn more about Summer Camps.
View our amazing photo gallery from past camps
Interested in serving an AmeriCorps internship as a summer camp educator? Click here to apply.

Partners & Sponsors

We partner with a variety of businesses, schools, farms, scientists and natural resources professionals to deliver hands-on learning opportunities to students. If you are interested in learning more about partnership opportunities, click here to contact us.

List of Program Partners


Check Out Our Summer Camps and Family Programs” buttonlink=”/summer-camps”

Our Other Programs