Outdoor Science School, Santa Cruz County

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Be a Cabin Leader

The Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School is seeking energetic and responsible high school volunteers throughout the school year to serve as Cabin Leaders to small groups of 5th and 6th grade students. Each Cabin Leader is paired with a Naturalist who they assist on trail and during field studies. Cabin Leaders help ensure the student safety during daily activities and overnight in the cabins. All Cabin Leaders participate in Training the first and second day of the program before students arrive. Cabin Leaders arrive at 6:30 pm the first day of the program week and are dismissed at 12:00pm on the final day program.

Learn more about what we do and who we are:

Apply Today

  1. Find a week that works for you and your school.
  2. Print the Cabin Leader Application
  3. Complete Applicant Information and Questions.
  4. Have your Parent/Guardian complete the Service Learning Permission Form.
  5. Have your teachers and school administrators sign the Service Learning Permission Form.
  6. Scan and email your application to cabinleaderinfo@santacruzcoe.org or take pictures with your phone and text them to (831) 291 3997.

Applicants will receive an email with a Registration Packet. You must reply to this email confirming you will attend in order to reserve your place. Please bring your Registration forms with you to Training.

2019 Calendar with Visiting Elementary Schools

Jan 22-25 -- Faria
Jan 29-Feb 1 -- P.A. Walsh, Fairmeadow
Feb 4-8 (Sun-Fri) -- Green
Feb 12-15 -- Regnart, DeVargas
Feb 26-March 1 -- Landmark
March 5-8 -- DLAMP, Mintie White
March 12-15 -- Radcliff, Bayview
March 19-22 -- Gault, Ohlone, Oasis Charter
March 26-29 -- O.B. Whaley, Katherine Smith, Santa Cruz Gardens
April 2-5h -- Stocklmeir
April 9-12 -- Sedwick, Muir
April 23-26 -- Calabasas, Castroville, Spring Hill
April 29-May 3 (Sun-Fri) -- Taylor, Snow
May 7-10 -- Delaveaga, Elkhorn
May 14-17 -- Westlake, Echo Valley
May 20-23 (Mon-Thurs) -- Starlight, McCollam
May 28-31 -- Loma Vista, San Juan


Cabin Leader Application
Registration Packet

If you are unable to download an application, or would like more information please contact me via email or phone.

Earn 3 College Credits from Cabrillo College

This spring Cabin Leaders can earn 2 college credits by taking an online education class with Cabrillo College and one 1 credit for volunteering as a Cabin Leader. The course is free through concurrent enrollment, however students will pay a small registration fee. More information can be found here.

To apply, students need to complete a Concurrent Enrollment application and return it to Cabrillo College Admissions, webreg@cabrillo.edu. The deadline to enroll is January 28 and the course begins January 29. If you have questions, please contact the course instructor, Dr. Mary Soltis masoltis@cabrillo.edu.


Cabin Leader Program Coordinator
Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School
Koinonia Conference Grounds
1605 Eureka Canyon Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076

Call or text: 831-291-3997
Fax: 831-466-5945
Email: cabinleaderinfo@santacruzcoe.org