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Outdoor Lab

The mission of the Outdoor Education Laboratory Program is to enhance and enrich student learning as an integral part of 6th grade curricula by providing opportunities for hands-on, experiential, authentic learning in an outdoor setting. In addition, OELS fosters opportunities for student growth in environmental stewardship through an enhanced awareness, appreciation, and sense of responsibility for the environment, themselves and others. Support the Lab programs by donating to The Outdoor Lab Foundation, a non-profit organization. 

Outdoor Lab School Funding & Costs

There are generations of Jeffco students who look back on their Outdoor Lab adventure and say it was one of their best memories of elementary school. Thankfully, next year’s 6th graders will have a chance to explore all of the wonders offered by the Mt. Blue Sky and Windy Peak schools.

Every participating school will be charged a fee that will be based on its free and reduced lunch percentage; it will be up to the school and its community to raise the money needed to send its students to Outdoor Lab. Some fundraising will benefit each participating student by crediting her/his Outdoor Lab account. Check with individual schools for their fundraising activities and student costs.

Support the Lab programs by donating to The Outdoor Lab Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Forms and Parent Information

The week spent at the Outdoor Education Laboratory School can be one of the highlights of a child’s educational experience. Access forms needed for the trip on the Outdoor Lab website.

Outdoor Lab Website

Outdoor Lab maintains a program website, where parents can find information, forms, and schedules.

Visit the Outdoor Lab website


Outdoor Education Laboratory Schools
Central Office
1829 Denver West Dr., Bldg. 27
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: 303-982-8338

Mt. Blue Sky Outdoor Lab School
P.O. Box 1857
201 Evans Ranch Rd.
Evergreen, Colorado 80437

Windy Peak Outdoor Lab School
P.O. Box 435
Bailey, Colorado 80421
Phone: 303-982-9494
Fax: 303-982-9493

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