"There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing."
Sir Ranulf Fiennes
Weather and Gear
With the exception of extreme snow 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.
Snow Day Cancellations
Because our classes have a later start time than Public Schools, roads are usually cleared by the time we commute. If the roads are extremely icy or the wind chill is determined unsafe, we will make up class the following week, since winter classes meet every other week. There is one scheduled make up day in November and June to make up for cancellations in the fall and spring. If additional class days are cancelled due to weather (or COVID), partial refunds will be reimbursed at the end of the school year.