Pathways to Learning
Our outdoor programs and camps are uniquely designed to develop a love for education, STEM, and the outdoors.
Providing Multiple Learning Platforms in the Outdoors
Pathways to Learning (PTL) was organized to provide pathways to learning to youth, most of which stems from our underserved populations throughout the state.
Today’s youth’s learning pathways are generally restricted to an electronic device or within the four walls of a classroom. Youth are spending on average 8 hours a day on an electronic device. We need them to unplug and reconnect with the outdoors and each other. This is why Pathways to Learning was formed.
We Are All Better Learners Outdoors!
PTL has three very unique outdoor learning environments.
- The first located in Payson, Camp Tontozona, and the second Chauncey Ranch, located in Mayer. Mobile STEM Discovery Lab (MSDL), brings all the outdoor education and fun of camp right to you.
- We provide experiences that are based on the experiential curriculum and teaching, made possible through community partners with a serving heart.
During a summer camp, a camper who was also a youth in the foster care system said this about camp, solidifying the need to make sure these outdoor education platforms are provided for all students to learn and grow from: “I have never felt so comfortable and welcomed than at camp. Life today is about what phone you have, your Facebook, or the clothes on your back. I have a new identity and interest in STEM through what was taught. I am on a better path for my life.”
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