Teachers who have brought their students to Pali Institute have a lot to say about our programs. Learn about their firsthand experiences by watching these interviews.

Stacey Cooke & Duke Windsor

Teachers at Manhattan Beach
We love the advanced science curriculum and the growth in the size of camp. New additions, such as the dining hall, allow everyone in our group to dine together and no longer dealing with the hassle of splitting up.


Stacy Barajas

Teacher at Hayden Elementary
The rope course allows kids to totally transform, help each other and encourage their friends. Our students love shooting the bottle rocket, the astronomy lessons and learning about the outdoors with their friends.


Anne, Samantha, Julia

Chadwick School
Being from Southern California, our students were able to enjoy the snow during our winter visit. Although we were all well prepared for the weather, Pali Staff brought extra hats and gloves for our morning zipline just in case. Our students loved the night walk and the outdoor skills class. Students loved creating their own shelters and learning about their surroundings.

Cissie Andrews

Parent Organizer with C3
We love being able to choose classes for our students, such as science, leadership and team building. We were a homeschooled group, so we have been able to bond and do classes in a different way, such as being a team. Instructors were energetic and on top of the curriculum.


Samantha Kaufman

Teacher at St. Pius X
We decided to upgrade from a 2-3 day program during our first year to a 5-day program. We couldn’t believe the quality of the food, some of us ate better here than we do at home. Also, we loved watching our students challenge themselves and have the support to go outside their comfort zone.


Yolanda Fitzgerald, Bobbi-Ross Neier and Ann Marie

Teachers at Earths Magnet School

It’s become a culture at our school …when kids become 5th graders, they know they get to come to Pali. As teachers we strive everyday to make science a reality for them to make connections and [at Pali] they do such a nice to blend the outdoor activities, which includes science, and then applying it to their real life so it makes it fun and engaging.

Joe Tonan
Teacher at Sumner/Danbury Elementary

The accommodations that the staff provides for all our students to be able to participate in every activity, all our teachers and students look forward to our Pali trip year after year.

Kyle Russo
Teacher at Bathgate Elementary

While looking for an outdoor education program we were looking for something safe, a strong curriculum and some fun, Pali had it all. They had amazing staff and were able to accommodate our large group of students.

Michelle Kleindienst
Teacher at Bathgate Elementary

Pali is constantly improving and growing. At the end of the school year, students always write about how much fun they had and how their trip was the best time of their life.

Kristin Robinson
Principal at Sumner/Danbury Elementary
We have chosen Pali because of their bonded staff, ability to accommodate all our student’s needs, so all students can participate. Our students love the rope courses and the squid dissection, the rope courses have become a bit of a right-of-passage with our students.

Jean Gradia (with Justin Pierce)
Cold Springs School

At Pali students learn skills such as communication, collaboration and problem solving, which teaches them individual skills as well as life skills. Students learn from not only the teachers they are familiar with, but the well-trained Pali Staff as well.

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