Discovery Adventure Connection

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Education Through Exploration

As experts in outdoor education and adventure summer camps, GDI makes a positive difference in the lives of children through unique opportunities for discovery. Our beautiful outdoor locations, combined with hands-on labs, activities, adventure, and traditional summer camp fun, enrich and inspire the lives of young people, building character, increasing knowledge, inspiring environmental stewardship, and developing 21st Century life skills.

Passion

We are dedicated to the emotional, behavioral, and intellectual development of children.

Innovation

We encourage our students and campers to think critically and to ask questions. We pique their curiosity through experiential learning.

Leadership

Students and campers develop an understanding of self, develop a positive relationship with others and the natural environment, and learn effective leadership techniques.

Customer Satisfaction

Every Guided Discoveries Program offers a truly unique learning experience. We take pride in the quality of service we provide to every child, parent, teacher, and school administrator.

Programs.

Our School Programs

We believe our unique, hands-on, experiential suite of science-based programs promotes enthusiasm and appreciation for the natural, physical, and environmental sciences. Our programs strive to provide a fun, immersive experience for students that cannot be replicated in the classroom.

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Guided Discoveries Impact

Over the past 43 years, Guided Discoveries has provided STEM-based, outdoor education experiences to over 1.38 million children. Founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1979, GDI has developed a variety of outdoor education programs, continuously working to make a positive difference in the lives of children through unique opportunities for discovery.

55,000

Children served annually

1.38 million

Served since 1979

90%

Return rate

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Join Our Team

Would you like to become part of the Guided Discoveries team? Imagine living and working in an adventurous environment, surrounded by like-minded individuals, where your time off can be as fulfilling as your job.

My son independently had a great time and brought back terrific memories. The process to enroll, drop off and pick up was smooth. I especially liked the communications by phone, email, and photos online.

Kyle's Mom (11 year old)

The majority of the activities done here, cannot be replicated at our school site. Instead of watching a video about these experiments (in our school) the students get to experience them.

Calie Traweek Middle School

We always want to give our students the best educational experiences possible. AstroCamp allows students to bond and participate in science activities that we could not provide at school.

Robin Dodson Middle School
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Support Our Mission

Join us in making a difference. Your donation will help a child to succeed in science, gain self confidence, and foster their sense of wonder.