One Week Leaders (OWLS)
The OWL program allows high school students the chance to spend a week at Outdoor School working with 5th/6th grade students, their teachers, and Waskowitz staff. During this week, they act as a cabin counselor, teacher's assistant, hike leader, table leader, and an overall role model. Interest in building community and environmental stewardship is a must for this leadership position. Leading games, hikes, songs, and skits help to build a sense of community and are often the most memorable experiences for the 5th/6th grade students.
This week is great fun, but it is also an intensive, professional learning experience and can be life-changing when leaders put forth energy, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, compassion, and hard work.
High school leaders must get permission from their teachers to be excused from class. Two leadership training weekends are offered during the year: one in late September and one in March. Students who complete the mandatory weekend training and their week of Outdoor School may receive credit for community service and a 0.5 general elective credit from their home high school if their school is a part of Highline Public Schools.
Waskowitz Outdoor School
High School Leadership Training
Saturday, March 4th
Transportation & Logistics
1. Arrive at Tyee High School with your Leadership Training Permission Form, Covid Testing Consent Form, and your Covid vaccine card (or a photo of it). If you are not vaccinated, please arrive at Tyee by 8 AM or earlier as students will be covid tested before boarding the bus.
2. Highline Buses will leave from and return to the following location:
Tyee High School, 4424 South 188th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188
3. Buses leave Tyee at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning. There is not a guaranteed spot on the bus for each student. Staff will arrive by 7:45 AM to begin checking in students. Please have your forms signed and ready!
4. Buses will return to Tyee on Saturday by 7 PM.
5. Wear comfortable clothing and bring warm layers as we will be outside during the day. Bring a rain jacket and wear appropriate footwear (closed-toed, tied shoes). Lunch and dinner will be provided.
6. DO NOT BRING: cigarettes, vapes, money, electronic games, headphones or AirPods, knives, or weapons of any kind. These items are not permitted and will be collected if brought to outdoor school. This is the same as during your week as a leader.
Printable COVID Testing Consent Forms
If you have questions or concerns, please contact April Roe at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 206-327-4829
Meredith von Trapp
Waskowitz Outdoor Education Center