Kanuga is pleased to welcome Lucas Newton, a longtime outdoor educator and former instructor, as our new Mountain Trail Outdoor School (MTOS) director! Lucas received an M.Ed. in Outdoor Education from Georgia College and has facilitated outdoor experiences for students in western North Carolina since 2003. Most recently he served as an adjunct professor for the Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education Program at Brevard College.
As a previous instructor and program director for MTOS, Lucas is passionate about welcoming students to learn outdoors in Kanuga’s beautiful 1,400-acre “classroom.” He feels grateful to be able to provide teachers and students with meaningful hands-on experiential learning experiences at MTOS.
Since 1991, Mountain Trail Outdoor School (MTOS) has taught experiential outdoor education in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina on Kanuga’s 1,400 acres. Designed primarily for Grades 4-8, we welcome public and private schools for residential field trips, typically staying two to five days. We tailor our program to fit the goals of individual groups, ranging from a science curriculum that meets state standards to team-building exercises and adventure-based programming.
MTOS will offer programming for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters.
Contact Lucas for more information about the program: 828-692-9136, ext. 2839.
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