AWSP first began its outdoor education programs in 1981 at the Cispus Learning Center in Randle. Cispus serves more than 16,000 students and adults each year and is the premiere outdoor education center in western Washington. More than one million guests have used the woods surrounding Cispus to better understand themselves and the natural environment.
Cispus is home to AWSP’s student leadership programs, including summer leadership camps, which serve thousands of students and advisors each year. In addition to the camps, a wide variety of groups utilize the Learning Center year-round, including teachers, sport teams, youth groups and college interns.
The Cispus Learning Center is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest operating under a special use permit with the US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.