ONSC is an 89-acre natural classroom with a combination of comfortable facilities and rugged natural terrain. Our campus includes three lodges, guest and faculty housing, indoor and outdoor classrooms, an observation deck and nearly eight miles of maintained hiking trails. The facility is an ideal setting for private group programs such as corporate or organizational planning retreats.
Modern Education Laboratory
The Education Building is a three-room building suitable for workshops, meetings, and classes. The main room of the Education Building is a modern education laboratory and meeting space that can seat 48 chairs around rectangular tables, or 75 chairs without tables. Adjoining space is suitable for small a group session, breakout session, or display room.
ONSC provides sleeping accommodations for up to 68 individuals in three climate-controlled, basic but comfortable lodges: Tyson Lodge, Compton Lodge, and Harman Lodge. Lodges are within comfortable walking distance from the main campus facilities. Each lodge has a small gathering space and covered decks. Rooms are equipped with private bath & shower and two or three sets of bunk beds.
Lodges do not have kitchen facilities. No food or beverages are allowed in the lodges. ONSC typically does not provide linens, blankets, pillows, toiletries, or towels unless advance arrangements are made. Buildings and trails are smoke-free environments.
At the heart of ONSC is the 8,000 square foot Ewing Centre. The Ewing Centre houses administrative offices on the lower level, dining hall, lounge and library on the upper level. The octagonal shaped building is surrounded by a deck overlooking a spectacular view of the Ozark landscape.