Professor Valley Field Camp
At Professor Valley Field Camp (PVFC), students immerse themselves in the high desert environment of the Colorado Plateau, a landscape of stark beauty, vast spaces, and unique geological, biotic, and cultural history. Through student-centered approaches, PVFC offers participants quality outdoor education that serves to deepen knowledge of the natural world and create passion for community.
Our curriculum emphasizes the scientific practices of making observations, expressing wonder, and exploring connections. PVFC also highlights Social and Emotional Learning, developing skills related to self-awareness and communication. Students work with each other to discover a sense of community both within their class, and within their ecosystem.
All PVFC programs include a river day on the Fisher Tower Section of the Colorado River.
With Professor Creek running through field camp, students can explore a riparian environment first hand. By designing engineering projects, and completing scientific inquiries, your students will increase their abilities to observe and ask questions about this unique environment. As they slow down and make meaningful academic connections, kids will develop a deeper sense of their role within this ecosystem, and how that role extends to their home communities.
Professor Valley Field Camp shares land with generations of humans who have come before us. At PVFC’s documented archaeology site students can hunt for lithic scatter while learning about historic uses of the native species found throughout camp. Our uplands hike takes us climbing through canyons up to a large petroglyph panel believed to be at the intersection of ancient trade routes. As they explore these sites, learners develop connections with and learn from the past about who once lived in this area.