Read our latest e-newsletter from January 21 by clicking here!
REGISTRATION FOR FEB. BREAK OPENS FRI., 1/21 AT 9PM
Visit our Outdoor Programs page to learn more and register.
We're talking to our community partners to confirm dates and locations for summer 2022. We're aiming to announce and open registration in late January.
GUIDE TO OUTDOOR LEARNING
Are you an educator, administrator, or parent interested in outdoor learning but aren't sure how to get started? Check out our Guide to Outdoor Learning.
AMAZON WISH LIST
Support your Squad by purchasing supplies here!
SUMMER 2021: THANK YOU!
We are indebted to everyone who helped make this summer happen, especially families who trusted us to care for and engage their children. We had our highest-ever number of middle schoolers this summer! We extend a huge shout out to UAS families, to students who attended our programs, to high school volunteers, to donors, and to our education partners, including:
Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Friends of the National Arboretum/Washington Youth Garden
The Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington International School
Without access to bathrooms, water, and emergency shelter, we would not have been able to run full-day outdoor programs.
Learning and exploring outdoors is vital to our mental and physical wellbeing, and we couldn’t have done it without our community partners. We’re #StrongerTogether!
Urban Adventure Squad (UAS) is a D.C.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit education organization. We support K-8 schools and school communities with neighborhood-based, hands-on learning programs that focus on the outdoors.
We offer full-day programs during out-of-school time, like on professional development days and federal holidays, as well as during school breaks.
We also partner with schools and school communities to connect students to their neighborhoods with curriculum-aligned activities relating to science, history, math, art, engineering, and writing, and to train teachers in outdoor learning.
Smile! Your Amazon purchase can support your Squad
When you shop on Amazon using this direct Amazon link, Urban Learning and Teaching Center/Urban Adventure Squad receives .5 percent of your purchase. It adds up! Please bookmark the link or designate "Urban Adventure Squad" as your charity.
Did you know?
Every Squad program includes between 1 and 4 miles of walking. We might take an urban hike through neighborhoods or a trail hike through the woods, but we are moving as we learn. DC is our classroom!