Kuratli - Facilities
The dining hall at Kuratli is centrally located, with the cabin buildings close by. Trails and unpaved roads access most field study areas.
Students, high school Student Leaders, Staff, and Teachers eat family style in the spacious dining hall. Hot, varied, and nutritious meals are prepared by our professional kitchen staff, and students are assigned to help set the tables, deliver and serve the food during the meal, and clean up after the meal on a rotating basis.
The dining hall serves as a central hub of activity throughout the day. Students participate in a ceremonial raising and lowering of the flag each morning and evening, and evening campfire programs are held inside the dining hall facing the grand fireplace in case of inclement weather.
CABINS AND RESTROOMS
Cabin buildings at Kuratli feature two stories, with one cabin housed on the ground floor and one cabin upstairs. Each cabin level has its own private single-stall restroom, and also has a small "counselor room" which can be used as a private changing space.
All participants and Student Leaders sleep on bunk beds with mattresses. Students and Student Leaders should bring a sleeping bag (or blankets) and pillow for their stay.
In addition to the restrooms inside the cabins, a main restroom facility with multiple stalls is centrally located near the dining hall. The site also features additional single stall restrooms in Upper Columbia Dining Hall, Lower Columbia Meeting Room, and in the Nature Center, as well as designated single-occupant restrooms at the Craft House.
OUTDOOR SCHOOL NURSE
There is a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day while your student is at Outdoor School. The nurse takes care of injuries and illnesses as they arise, and also has commonly-forgotten items (like sleeping bags, jackets, and toothbrushes) available to lend. The nurse is available to discreetly clean soiled sleeping bags as needed throughout the week. If you have specific health care or dietary concerns, please contact the Outdoor School Program Nurse, Tom Eby: email@example.com
Rain or shine, the entire Kuratli community gathers in the evening for a campfire program at the outdoor campfire facility. Class groups, cabin groups, Student Leaders, and staff perform skits and enjoy songs, and it is many students' favorite part of Outdoor School. Though rain can fall in between, both the performance space and the audience space are located under cover, so rain won't stop the fun.
Field study at Outdoor School—when students learn science and natural history—occurs throughout the site. The Kuratli site is located along Deep Creek near the North Fork confluence, and features lush forests and and a quiet pond.
Photos of some of the equipment and specimens used on field study at Outdoor School can be found on the Science & Nature page.