Base Campus

Base Campus Video Transcript

Where are we?

The Alzar School campus is situated on the North Fork of the Payette River, in Valley County, Idaho.  The North Fork of the Payette empties from Lake Cascade, then meanders through our hometown of Cascade.  Our school is less than 3 miles downstream of the world-class Kelly’s Whitewater Park.  Just a half an hour north, Tamarack Ski Resort offers excellent powder during the winter and miles of biking and hiking trails during the fall and summer.  McCall, a small town with a thriving tourism industry, is just an hour away (along with another ski resort, Brundage Mountain Resort).  Within a two-hour drive, we can enjoy internationally-renowned whitewater, climb multi-pitch routes, hike for days without encountering another person, and access all the amenities of Boise, the state’s capital.  The physical address for the school is 1600 Airport Way, Cascade ID 83611.

Our facilities

The Alzar School completed construction in 2013 on a brand new classroom building, student housing, and staff living quarters.  The campus was designed to be as environmentally sustainable as possible, utilizing passive solar heating, highly insulating materials, and reclaimed materials.

If you would like to be a permanent part of our campus, we have some exciting named giving opportunities available.  Check them out at our Build Alzar campaign.

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Directions to Campus:

Note that many GPS units do not give accurate directions.

From the south: From Boise, head north on Hwy 55.  Once you reach the town of Horseshoe Bend, you will follow the Payette River north through a river canyon (Enjoy the view of world famous whitewater!) and pass through a small community of Smith's Ferry.  You will cross over the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, and leave the Payette River.  A few miles later, you will leave the canyon and Round Valley opens up.  As you begin to enter the town of Cascade, you will pass by the small airport.  Just past the airport, before the bridge which crosses the Payette River, turn left onto Airport Way.  (There is a large white and green sign for "The Depot," our neighbor).  Follow the dirt road as it splits to the left, and you will head south, paralleling the runway for the airport.  You will pass "The Depot," which has a train car out front.  You will then arrive at our gate.  If the gate is closed, please call the school at 208.639.9891 and someone will meet you.

From the north: From McCall, head south on Hwy 55.  You will pass through the communities of Lake Fork and Donnelly.  When you enter Cascade, you will cross the first of two bridges over the Payette River (the north Bridge).  Continue all the way through town and over the second bridge.  Shortly after, take a right onto Airport Way.   (There is a large white and green sign for "The Depot," our neighbor).  Follow the dirt road as it splits to the left, and you will head south, paralleling the runway for the airport.  You will pass "The Depot," which has a train car out front.  You will then arrive at our gate.  If the gate is closed, please call the school at 208.639.9891 and someone will meet you.