Year after year, I see CELP have a life-altering impact on our next generation of leaders. At CELP, students are engaged in relevant, important, and urgent learning and are then inspired to make a positive difference in their world. CELP instructors get students to make new connections to their lives and use the island’s unique classroom to internalize their learning. Instead of linear, two-dimensional thinking, students learn to think in cycles, see the interconnected complexity to environmental issues we are faced with, and discover new ways to live more in tune with the planet and it’s inhabitants.
- Ben M, Teacher/Chaperone
Goals of CELP
To give students a positive view of themselves
To develop knowledge and respect for the outdoor world
To give students skills in communication, teamwork, and friendship building that will help them throughout life
To inspire youth to live more sustainably and take responsibility for their future
The CELP curriculum has been aligned with many California State Science Standards. In addition, concepts taught at CELP closely follow the new California State Education and Environment Initiative (EEI) Principles and Concepts.