"There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing."

Sir Ranulf Fiennes


Weather and Gear

With the exception of extreme weather day cancellations, we will hold courses rain (snow) or shine. Students are encouraged to dress for the weather each week. Proper rain/snow gear is necessary for these courses. Under normal circumstances we would bring students inside when they become too cold/wet and finish our nature study indoors. Due to COVID, we will be staying outside except for emergency situations. Our winter courses are shortened to accommodate for the colder temperatures. 


The link below takes you to the "What to Bring to Wilderness School" Section of our Handbook. 


Extreme Weather Cancellations

Student safety is our number one priority. Courses will be cancelled or shortened when the forecast includes…

  • Thunderstorms, tornados or severe weather

  • Icy roads deemed unsafe for driving

  • Heat index above 90° F

  • Wind chill below 0° F

  • Heavy rain with a wind chill below 45° F

  • Wind gusts above 35 mph