In School Mountain SOL: Oct 27 – Nov 10

Hello MLA families, I missed a week, oops!  It might be because I am distracted by Mountain SOL receiving a… NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GRANT WOOT WOOT WOOT It is, as always, a blessing to be able to work here and spend this time with your children, learning outside from a place of joy and passion! So, […]

In School Mtn SOL at MLA! Oct 13 and 20

Hello MLA families! So….did your kids tell you about biocrust? Or perhaps sing to you about it? Well, we had an epic magic adventure experiencing first-hand how mother nature can heal herself. Along the way we were able to make observations and use our growing understanding of mountain ecosystems (spiced up with a sense of […]

In School Mtn SOL at MLA! Sept 29 and Oct 6

Hello MLA families! The weather is changing, and we have to change with it. The ticks are still holding on, so please do a tick check for a few more weeks on Thursdays when your kiddo comes home. Also, we are going to start transitioning to fall and winter clothing. Every cutie needs orange as […]

In School Mtn SOL at MLA! Sept 15 and 22

Hello MLA families! Did your child perhaps inform you that they were forced to do manual labor at Mountain SOL? Well, it’s true.  We made them carry water to the top of the mountain…just to dump it out.  They were not exaggerating, we tortur….no, I mean to say we taught them all about how heavy […]

In School Mountain SOL at MLA! September 1 and 8, 2022

Hello MLA families, welcome to our second post about In School Mountain SOL. We have had two classes so far on mountains and then water in mountains. For the younger kids, we have created mountains, walked up and down real mountains, poured water on them to see where it goes, and constructed mountains out of […]

In School Mountain SOL at MLA! Week 1

Hello all! Welcome to our first post about the adventures of in-school Mountain SOL day at MLA, told from the point of view of storyteller and tangent-extraordinaire Jen-Osha! The brief version: tomorrow is our first day of in-school Mountain SOL at MLA.  We will be starting off the year learning about mountains!  Please be sure […]

Insider Peek at our New Paths: Scout

Our Scout Path was developed through our Cheat Mountain summer camp. Scouts work through the scout track by going to Cheat Mountain for several years and advancing through all the levels there. Students who first come to Cheat Mountain are Skills I Students. Cheat Mountain offers 3 main versions of the camp: Skills, Practicum, and […]

Get Ready for Rain on Cheat Mountain!

If you’ve been in West Virginia this month, you’ve probably noticed that it rains here…a lot. No where more so than the home of our Sur-thrival camp up on Cheat Mountain in Randolph County. More days than not this summer we’ve been under a flash flood warning, and it feels like we’re all starting to […]

Avant Evans – Stop Judging Others

Stop Judging Others Stop judging people by using the phrase “not normal.” Everyone has a different perspective of what is normal. Using the phrase “not normal” to judge or to bully someone makes people feel bad about themselves. It makes people want to change who they are because they are being judged by what society […]