What is a “Normal”
Day at The Outdoor Academy?

Days at The Outdoor Academy are busy and fulfilling. We strive to use our time well, and each day integrates academic work with other activities like Craft class, community Work Crew, and free time. 


The sample schedules below are examples of what a day at OA might look like. Weekdays on campus will vary, with a variety of academic classes alongside blocks that integrate Community events or Outdoor Programming. Also, remember that a quarter of our days are spent off-campus on our various outdoor adventures. There’s truly never a dull day here at The Outdoor Academy!

Click on a part of the schedule to learn more about a day in the life of an OA student.
Sample On-Campus Daily Schedules
Weekday **15-25 minute breaks occur between each class Weekend **Weekend activities are planned by a rotating student committee with assistance from the Residential Life staff
7:00 AM Wake-Up Bell 9:00 AM Wake-Up Bell
7:15 AM Morning Watch 10:00 AM Student-Cooked Brunch
7:30 AM Breakfast 11:00 AM Weekly Cabin Clean-Up & Cabin Meeting
8:15 AM Spanish 12:00 PM Free Time
9:30 AM Choice Period (Free) (3:00 PM Optional "Craft-ernoon" or Trail Hike)
10:45 AM Math 6:00 PM Dinner
12:00 PM Daily Contributions & Lunch 7:00 PM Coffee House Talent Show
1:15 PM Office Hours & Free Time 9:30 PM Goodnight Circle & Cabin Time
2:00 PM Environmental Science or English Block
4:00 PM Appalachian Craft Class
6:15 PM Community Dinner
7:30 PM Study Hall
9:00 PM Goodnight Circle & Cabin Time
To see snapshots of recent daily life on campus, hop on over to Instagram!