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Anake Outdoor School:
Connect with Nature - Change your life.

Our Educational Approach

The Anake Outdoor School is an intensive nine-month experience focusing on learning practices that powerfully engage students with nature, themselves and each other. Students develop empathy for humans and the natural world, and acknowledge the unique gifts they have to share.

This training is facilitated through our three-pronged approach to holistic learning, with equal emphasis placed on:

  • knowledge and understanding
  • connection and relationship
  • transformation and growth

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At Anake Outdoor School you will develop a deep and intimate relationship with the natural world. This life-changing wilderness experience is grounded in a powerful, community-oriented philosophy of learning. Your year is informed by the legacy of indigenous cultures from around the world. Each experience is crafted around a cutting-edge understanding of our natural heritage as human beings. You will develop the eyes, the ears, and the awareness with which to help our culture move forward into the future in a healthy and sustainable way.

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Apply Now 33 weeks Sept-June (Tues, Wed & Thurs with extended trips)
Ages: 18+ Cost: $10,950.

Anake Outdoor School at a Glance

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Location Based out of Duvall, WA and the greater Puget Sound Region with field trips to locations further afield in the Northwest and a winter excursion to Southern California.

Duration School-year schedule. Meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with several extended trips during 33 weeks between September 2015 and June 2016. 

Facilities Wilderness Awareness School's campus, which includes multiple classrooms on 40 acres of forested land adjacent to the vast wilderness of the Cascades. Watch a video about our campus

Instructors Core instructors Marcus Reynerson, Laura Gunion and Richie Booth as well as staff specialists and guest instructors. Instructor biographies.

Credit 18 transferable undergraduate credits through Western State College. Our students have also had success in receiving credit for the Anake Outdoor School at their college. Details.

Enrollment Class size ranges from 36 to 40 students.

Cost $10,950.

Financial Aid Up to $4,000 in financial assistance is available through TFC Tuition Financing. We are also able to offer Financial Aid funding in the form of VA tuition benefits for veterans. Watch a video about Military Veterans at Anake Outdoor School

Scholarships Limited Scholarsh ips are available  for those who have financial need and plan to participate in our second-year Anake Leadership Program, which focuses on mentoring youth and adults in nature connection. Scholarships will not be awarded until after March 15, 2015.

Housing The Anake Outdoor School has limited on-campus housing. Many students rent homes nearby.