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Join Us for a Cispus Tour
Marie Bouvier
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cispus Outdoor School is a longstanding Ridgefield tradition.  Every year in October, all Ridgefield fifth-grade students travel to the Cispus Outdoor Learning Center in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest for a week of classes, hiking, campfires, and more. 

Cispus camp is traditionally closed to visitors.  But this year, there will be a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary:  the Cispus Tour. 

A limited number of spaces will be available for the tour on Tuesday, October 8.  School district vans will take attendees on the two-hour trip to Cispus camp.  At the camp, there will be a short presentation to commemorate the 50th anniversary, followed by a camp tour and lunch with the students.  After lunch, there will be an opportunity to visit one of the classes. 

If you are a Cispus alumni—whether as a student, teacher, counselor, or volunteer—it’s a great opportunity to celebrate your memories and make new ones.  Join us in celebrating one of the longest running outdoor schools in the northwest, a 50-year long tradition, building bridges of learning across generations. 

To RSVP, please contact Bonnie Harris at with your name, email address, and phone number.  Please plan to spend the whole day for the event, from 7:30 to 4 p.m., which includes travel time to and from camp.  More details will be emailed to attendees as spaces are assigned.  Happy 50th anniversary to Cispus!