School Overnight Program

SCHOOL OVERNIGHT PROGRAM

Engaging Curiosity. Building Community. Inspiring Stewardship.

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Discover how our multi-day School Overnight Program on Bainbridge Island extends learning beyond the classroom, engaging students in critical thinking, scientific investigations, and actions that build awareness of and concern for the wellbeing of people and our planet.

“This trip is always incredible and gives the kids so much that they can’t always explain with words but that you can see in their actions.”

– Evergreen Academy Teacher

VIDEOS

Here are some videos we’ve made about our School Overnight Program and its impact. Take a look!

TO KNOW THE DARK

The Washington School for the Blind (WSSB) recently attend our School Ov...

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Thank you to our supporters, both near and far, for your help in creatin...

GROWING IN THE GARDEN

Even after recent frigid temperatures, our garden is showing signs of sp...

OUR IMPACT

LEARNING THAT LASTS

Three out of four students continue to demonstrate SOP program outcomes–teamwork, engagement with science, pro-environmental behaviors, embracing safe adventure, and engagement with their community–three months after their stay at IslandWood.

SUPPORTING CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

Three months after participating in the School overnight Program, teachers report a 70%+ increase in teaching pro-environmental behaviors; teaching outdoors; facilitating investigations; and incorporating stewardship projects.

ACCESS FOR ALL

50% of participating schools are from low-income and marginalized communities. Donor support ensures the program is financially possible for as many students as possible.

4,000+ 4th – 6th GRADERS

The School Overnight Program typically welcomes 4,000+ students from all over the Puget Sound region to our Bainbridge campus each year.

SAFETY

IslandWood has been awarded the Washington State Outdoor School Seal of Assurance for providing evidence of the safety of our policies and procedures to minimize risk for students and staff, ensuring the safest possible overnight experience.