School Residential Programs
Operating in the fall, winter, and spring, these 4-5 day programs provide an unforgettable learning experience for 5th and 6th grade public, private, charter and homeschool students. We can customize our programs to meet your specific academic or social development goals.
The 5 "Cs" - communication, collaboration, caring, connection, and cooperation - are reinforced during the entire week, in the field, and while sharing chores in small group living. Low instructor-student ratios allow us to give abundant individualized attention. To enroll, please visit our Residential Program enrollment form.
If a participant has a disability, food or drug allergy, dietary requirements or any condition requiring accommodation, contact Disability Support Services 208-885-6307 at least one week (7 days) prior to the start of the Activity. If your school provides specific services for students—for example but not limited to interpreters, braille, one on one aids, etc.—your school will still be responsible for providing these services while students are at MOSS.
Travel and Logistics
Transportation to and from the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus is the responsibility of each school. We have seen it done three ways:
- The school sends a bus and leaves it there for the week with the driver (the driver then participates as an adult chaperone in the program).
- The school sends a bus, which returns to the school district for the week, and then sends it back at the end of the program to pick the group up.
- The school/teacher coordinates a carpool with parents/chaperones driving students in personal minivans, etc.
It is also the responsibility of each school to recruit and bring an appropriate number of adult chaperones. The number of chaperones you need to bring depends on the number of students attending the program. Generally, schools should count on bringing one adult per seven students. This number might increase or decrease depending on individual circumstances. High school students are not an acceptable substitute for adult chaperones. McCall Outdoor Science School staff cannot serve as extra chaperones for your group.
Call Sacha Jackson, Campus Operations & Registration Manager, at 208-885-9517 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register your class today!
Typically, a program begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 10 a.m.
Check your confirmation letter for more information.
The cozy main lodge, complete with beamed ceiling, stone fireplace and a view of the lake, seats up to 60 students for meals. Home cooked meals are served buffet style with a diverse salad bar at dinner. Students prepare their own sack lunch each day to take along during their field studies.
Our professional food service staff provides healthy, nutritious meals for residential program participants and cabin camping guests that:
- are high in protein with vegetarian options.
- include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- are as locally sourced as possible with minimal packaging.
- minimize sugars and trans fats.
We can accommodate those with food allergies given advanced notice.
Background Check Policy
All adults teaching and facilitating our programs have passed background checks. View the University of Idaho Administrators Procedural Manual Protecting Minors section for more information: http://www.uidaho.edu/apm/05/12. We encourage you to consider your school’s protecting minors best practices in regard to the teachers, chaperones and volunteers you recruit to participate in this program.