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Beauvoir Outdoors

Beauvoir Outdoors is a unique learning and play space which provides students with a chance to spend time in a natural setting.  Designed to meet the play and learning needs of children from infancy through the late elementary years, Beauvoir Outdoors provides our students with the chance to foster a spirit of inquiry and a joy in learning outside their traditional classrooms.  The final piece of our master plan, Beauvoir Outdoors is meant to transform the School's outdoor space into the best learning environment possible- a place full of wonder, discovery and learning.
Our Philosophy....
It is a well-known and much talked about fact that children who spend time outdoors grow up happier, healthier and more confident. The outdoors in general—and outdoor education specifically—provide children with numerous opportunities to gain confidence, learn new skills, improve decision making and form strong bonds with the natural world. In addition to this, children who spend time outside gain independence, self-worth and a natural sense of wonder that will serve them well in all of their future endeavors.

Beauvoir's playground and the structures are intended for children of diverse ages.  We realize that children have different capabilities to learn, play and grow.  No structure is suitable for every child and depends on their abilities.  Adult supervision is required at all times. 
Use of Beauvoir Outdoors...
HOURS
Beauvoir welcomes the community to our new outdoor space after school and on the weekends. On days when school or camp is not in session, the playground is open for use all day.  The School's web calendar will list weekdays that the school is closed. 
 
Beauvoir will occasionally close the playground for school events. 

FOOD, DRINKS & GARBAGE
We ask visitors to kindly take out what they bring onto the playground.  Large amounts of garbage should not be thrown in the small wastebaskets.  We regret that we are unable to open the restrooms on the weekends, so please plan accordingly. 
 
DOGS
For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on Beauvoir's playground at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who built the play equipment?  

Q. Are there restrooms?

Q. Can we bring food and beverages?

Q. Can we rent the playground?

Q. How do we rent the turf field?

Q. Where can we park?
Beauvoir Students LOVE Beauvoir Outdoors....
How We Built Beauvoir Outdoors.....
The philosophy of Beauvoir Outdoors is at the very core of the Beauvoir Summer Program. While every camp at Beauvoir takes advantage of this unique outdoor space, we offer two camps specifically designed with Beauvoir Outdoors in mind. Campers will feel like they are at a sleep-away camp as they challenge themselves on a daily basis with activities like rock climbing, hiking, fire building, team challenges, orienteering and much more, all while forming new friendships and having plenty of time for one of the most important activities any camp can offer: Just being a kid.

To learn more about Beauvoir's Summer Camp visit www.beauvoirschool.org/summer

Beauvoir Outdoors Featured in the Wall Street Journal
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Our Outdoor Classroom.....
Math on the Playground
6/20/2013
As they begin to learn geometry basics, first graders used the new playground for an exciting math lesson!

Monet Inspired Bridges
6/20/2013
Each year our kindergarten students study the art of Monet.  See how our art teacher Mrs. Williams integrated the playground into this year's lesson!



On the Oregon Trail!
6/20/2013
History and fun unite for a lesson on Beauvoir's playground!