Atop Lookout Mountain
P.O. Box 400 - Mentone, AL - 35984 - - (800) 995-4769
What is Nature's Classroom?

Experiential Education Center   Nature's Classroom Atop Lookout Mountain is a hands-on educational program with an emphasis on team building and experience-based learning in an outdoor setting.
Founded in 1973   Nature's Classroom has been operating at different sites around the country since 1973 and Nature's Classroom Atop Lookout Mountain has been at the current site in Mentone, Alabama since 1991.
Proven Record of Success   Every year thousands of participants from public schools, private schools, and home school groups attend Nature's Classroom as a way to support and enhance traditional classroom learning. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth groups, and other groups also attend Nature's Classroom for custom programs.
Grounded Philosophy   Nature's Classroom believes that success in education requires experiential education as well as traditional classroom instruction and a mixture of both provides an effective way to reach all students.
Accredited Program and Facility   Nature's Classroom Atop Lookout Mountain is one of the few programs to be accredited by both the American Camp Association and the Association for Experiential Education.

Why Nature's Classroom?

Experiential Approach   Every activity at Nature's Classroom is designed to connect participants to what they are learning by providing hands-on experiences for each of the subjects being taught.
Customized Program and Schedule   Almost everything about the Nature's Classroom program is custom planned for each group. The Nature's Classroom Program Director works with each group's trip organizer to help design a program to best fit the needs and goals of the group. Arrival times departure times, activity choices, group and cabin assignments, and any specific subject emphasis are all customized for each group.
Exceptional Staff   Nature's Classroom hires teachers who are passionate about the program, education, and sharing their knowledge with the participants who attend. Teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, but are united by the common goals of the Nature's Classroom program. All teachers are college graduates, certified in First Aid/CPR, and pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
Rustic Natural Setting   The Nature's Classroom facility is located in a beautiful bend of the Little River on Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama. During the summer months, Nature's Classroom's facility is the home of Riverview Camp For Girls, one of the south's premier residential summer camps. An open air gymnasium, rustic cabins, grassy fields, scenic trails, and majestic rock formations along a gorgeous river all make Nature's Classroom the perfect setting for learning in the outdoors!
Dedicated Support   Nature's Classroom is dedicated to supporting and serving the groups who attend throughout the planning process, including providing representatives for any presentations to faculty, administration, parents, and/or potential participants.

P.O. Box 400 - Mentone, AL - 35984 - - (800) 995-4769