Nature’s Classroom Atop Lookout Mountain

Where Education is the Adventure!

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. 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. Every year thousands of participants from public schools, private schools, and home school groups attend our program as a way to support and enhance traditional classroom learning. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth groups, and other groups also attend for custom programs.

Outdoor learning

Why Nature’s Classroom?

experiential approach

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. 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, the 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

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.

Accredited facility

Accredited Program & Facility

We believe 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. 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.