Residential Program

Over 250,000 students have learned about their environment, themselves, and each other in our resident school program. This program provides hands-on, experienced-centered classes in an outdoor setting. Programs are offered in resident experiences lasting 2, 3, 4, or 5 days during the school year from August to June. Sessions are offered to grades 4th through 12th, however, the 5th and 6th grade levels make up most of the student body that participate in our resident education program.


The Mohican Curriculum is designed to enhance the curriculum of the participating school. Our classes include College and Career Ready standards, 21st Century Skills and Next Generation Science Standards. Most of our classes are inquiry-based.  Mohican School's thematic approach is to create a community where all aspects of the resident experience help students develop a sense of responsibility and stewardship toward the environment. Teachers from participating schools work together with Mohican staff in selecting classes. 

MOS Resident Education Program Objectives

  • to enhance existing school curriculum by providing hands-on, experience-centered classes in an outdoor setting

  • to help students learn the functions of community living and cooperation away from home 

  • to help students grow in understanding of each other with those older and younger than themselves in a relaxed atmosphere

  • to help students improve attitudes toward learning

  • to create an atmosphere where students can gain positive educational experiences in an outdoor setting

  • to explore with students some possibilities for future creative leisure-time activities

  • to help students appreciate more fully the complexity, inter-relatedness and beauty of the natural environment

  • to develop a sense of responsibility and stewardship for the environment


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