Thompson Island Event Venues

Shared Sparks

Bonfires have always been a place for sharing. Across history and cultures, people have gathered around bonfires to share food, warmth, and stories. We may think of these fireside connections as a simple chance to step away from our modern … Read More

Thompson Island Earns National Press!

Thompson Island has recently been featured in its first national story!  Bright is an online education magazine funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with prominent writers such as Arne Duncan and Katie Couric.  This piece on summer learning … Read More

SOLO Wilderness Medicine’s WFA and CPR Course

Registration is now closed for the SOLO Course being offered on Thompson Island. Please reach out to Sally Faulkner at with any questions On April 29th and 30th, Thompson Island will be hosting SOLO Wilderness Medicine’s WFA and CPR … Read More

Meet the 2016 Green Ambassadors!

Green Ambassadors (GA) is a seven week summer employment program, for teenagers 15-18 run in partnership with Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center and the National Park Service. This job allows teenagers to work outdoors in a professional but fun environment. … Read More

Meet Impressive Thompson Island Alumni

Studies confirm that early engagement with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is especially important for middle school-aged students to identify with the possibility of becoming scientists, technicians, engineers, and mathematicians, particularly girls and minorities who are underrepresented in STEM. … Read More