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Environmental Education at the Mohican Outdoor School and Environmental Education Learning Center is Ohio's premiere outdoor education experience.  MOS champions environmental stewardship and is committed to providing a unique understanding of the interrelatedness of the natural environment emphasizing cooperative learning in a community-centered setting.




#Giving Tuesday is our National Day of Giving, established in 2012 to celebrate generosity and a spirit of giving as we approach the holidays.  As you consider ways that you might give, consider the various ways you can contribute to Mohican Outdoor School! This and other options for giving are listed at


November 2014: Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors (MOS) is pleased to announce that the Mohican Area Community Fund (MACF) has approved a “Challenge Grant” program for 2014-15.

For the remainder of the current fiscal year (which concludes on June 30, 2015), MACF (a separate nonprofit organization that has no formal or official “ties” to Mohican Outdoor School) will “match” any contributions (up to a total of $1,000) that come to MOS from individuals or organizations who either: 1) have never given to MOS in the past (in other words, a “first-time” donor); or 2) did not donate to MOS in the previous fiscal year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014).


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According to MOS Executive Director Tim Daniel: “The matching challenge grant is intended to do just that—to ‘challenge’ Mohican Outdoor School and its Board of Directors to further develop and grow a grassroots fundraising program that will engage and generate support from those constituents who value and appreciate the contributions that our school makes to the community.”


Any and all gifts for this challenge can be directed to programs such as the MOS Scholarship Fund, which serves “to provide financial assistance to those groups or individuals wishing to attend MOS programs who may be unable to afford the registration fees,” the Animal Care Fund, or to the General Operating Fund.

Now in its sixth decade of continuous operation, Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors is located in Richland County, Ohio, near Butler, on approximately 200 acres adjacent to historic Hemlock Falls. MOS offers school and community programs emphasizing hands-on, experiential learning, teaching people “to live in harmony with the environment, themselves and others.”

For more information about Mohican Outdoor School in general, or the MOS-MACF Challenge Grant in particular, please contact Executive Director Tim Daniel at (419) 938-6671 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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Environmental Stewardship

Mission Statement: Mohican Outdoor School teaches people to live in harmony with the environment, themselves and others.

  • Environmental Studies
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Community


People Are Talking!

Here are just some of the nice things people are saying about the Mohican Outdoor School and Environmental Learning Center.  Click the email icon above if you wish to tell us about your experiences at Mohican!

"My six-year old daughter and I attended the HOOT, Homeschool Opportunity for Outdoor Training, in April.  It was so well-put together and organized.  The staff were so knowledgable and friendly.  They covered so many things in just three days!  I was amazed how they tied in things that she was learning at home like Ohio History, mammals, amphibians, reptiles (with hands-on learning) to things like outdoor survival, making a solar oven and learning about natural energy.  Oh what a great day!  We had fun learning and I learned so much too!"
-M.B (Homeschooling Parent)

"I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful visit we had at your camp (school).  The boys and the families had such a good time that they are asking when we can come back.  The cabin was beautiful as was the trails and waterfall.  It was our BEST winter campout ever!"
-J.B (Cub Scout Leader)

I wanted to take a few moments to thank you for a great week at Mos.  My students and i have so many good memories.  mos has a fine teaching team and i am so impressed with their leadership and knowledge.
-M.R. (Elementary School Teacher)

I just wanted to take a moment to comment on how Mohican Outdoor School affected the lives of the students at (name witheld ) School.  Your teachers' kind words and encouragement allowed students who are not academically at the top to succeed and have a sense of worth in their lives.  "You are the first person to find a dragonfly nymph"- this comment made a young man beam with pride. "I bet you are a scout"-a very quiet young man who never volunteers knowledge in the regular classroom shined.  "I like how you backed up your prediction with a reason" or "I don't care if your answer is right or wrong as long as you can explain your reasoning"- young ladies and men began taking risks in their answers; not caring what others thought of their answers.  Guess what I ate in botany class?!?-the excitement in the students voices brought tears to my eyes. I believe all of your staff is awesome.  The depth of knowledge that the students recieved and retained was amazing.  Most of our studnets will never experience anything like this again in their lives.  Each year I witness more students who do not experience the simplest things in life due to their home and/or economic situation.  The folks that work and volunteer at Mohican Outdoor School are truly a blessing to our students.  Thank you for all you do!
-T.S. (4th Grade English Teacher)

Thank YOU!!!  I can't say enough how much my boys enjoy coming out there every summer.  Your program is one of the things that my kids talk about all year long and look forward to when they get to go again!!
-C.P. (Mother of Two Boys Attending MOS Day Camp)


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