School bulk purchase program
Our bulk purchase program
ODSS is happy to support schools and outdoor programs with bulk purchasing options. We will work with you one-on-one to determine the best gear for your program, region and budget. If you do not know where to start with the buying process and just need guidance – reach out! We can assist with supplying information to support your grant writing and will help you maximize your gear award or budget.
Alyssa on our team will be able to help! Email: email@example.com
The ideal time to create your order has gotten much earlier. With so many issues in supply and delivery, brands need commitments much earlier! Ordering early, preferably in November, will allow you to reserve product for the following school year. If you are looking for a January delivery for spring semester, let’s create your order in March.
By having your order in early, you will go to market with us and have flexibility to choose. This means we can reserve additional sizes outside our normal size range, preferred colors & styles. It's a great way to get exactly what you want!
If you are ordering in season, we are limited to certain styles, colors and sizes but we will do our best to work around any timing! Bulk discounts are determined based on the volume you purchase.
Wondering how bulk purchasing could work for your school? It’s really pretty easy and ODSS is here to guide you through it. We outline the keys steps below:
Get in touch with us! Either via CHAT on our website, our contact form, or email our coordinator Alyssa directly. We would then be happy to set up an exploratory call so we can get to know you and your program.
Once you contact us, ODSS will get to know your program and make specific gear recommendations for your region and program if you do not already know what you need.
Our gear recommendations are always according to a Good, Better, Best paradigm to give you choices! This means that we offer you a wide price range and we can work with just about any budget.
Not seeing exactly what you want? Tell us about your budget or specific product needs and ODSS will find a way!
Discounting for Bulk Purchase? Yes, we do! How much? The answer depends on what you are buying, the quantity, and how soon you need it.
Payment options for your bulk purchase? For sure! We accept payment via credit card or check and also offer a pay-later option with Sezzle which is a fantastic way to finance your purchase if all funds are not available immediately.
Lil Bebe Academy
"These outfits are a must for any outdoor classroom. These two piece padded gears are not just for rain - these are perfect for the in between seasons. Moments in nature when bitter cold and warm weather blends into one day or a week.
Bonus - these outfits are two piece so you won’t need to invest in many suits. We’ve had days when it’s warm enough to go without the jackets but wet and muddy enough for the bibs. The leg of the bibs are elastic and hugs the boots which keeps their inner clothes dry, that makes it welcoming for muddy puddle splashing and jumping. The lining of the gears are comfortable and keeps the children warm, again perfect for transitional weather.
Children may need help getting their feet through the pants - at times the lining hugs their feet but that is minor compared to how much we use these gears.
We have not washed them, we hang dry and keep using them daily."
Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School
"Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School worked closely with the Outdoor School Shop for a bulk order of rain mittens. From the very first interaction, our experience has been nothing but positive! Every question has been answered and every need has been met. Communication has been clear, quick and incredibly helpful. The ordering process was easy, the bulk discount was so helpful, shipping was FAST and the product is amazing. ODSS worked closely with us to determine exactly which mittens would be the best fit for our specific needs and they were spot on! Our kids' hands stay dry and we can play and learn no matter the weather! I highly recommend ODSS to parents, colleagues and anyone that may be in need of gear! Thank you, ODSS, for making our nature-based learning experience accessible, rain or shine!"
Creekside Nature School
“We absolutely love the gear! I can't believe how dry it keeps the little ones. It's saved us so much time when it comes to gearing down after play since we don't have to change out of wet clothing! We've added the muddy puddles mittens to the line up and they're fabulous, too! We'll be adding more gear in the fall for sure. Thanks so much!”
Olympic Nature Experience
"With a grant from the Albert Haller Foundation, we were able to upgrade our outdoor gear lending library for students at our school. Working with the Outdoor School Shop to get sturdy, quality gear in all of the kid sizes was a breeze. We are so grateful to have ODSS as resource to share with our families when they want to be confident their kids will be comfortable outside rain, snow, or shine. We can't wait to get dirty!"
Fram Centre Nursery School
"We placed a bulk order for the Lammikko Unlined Rain Bibs. We chose different colors for different sizes so that it would be easier for the teachers to grab a pair for a child. They are a great weight for the warmer weather instead of having a full rain suit (we wear rain gear EVERY day regardless of whether it rains - it protects from dirt, mud and bugs!). In the winter, they are good to layer with. Some of our children run very hot even in colder temperatures so this provides us with a better option than having them in a full snow suit.
We require families to provide gear but would like to slowly build up our gear closet so that families don't need to worry about what works best in our environment. Having the bulk order option through the Outdoor School Shop is a great way to do this!"
“Summer rains provided terrific opportunities for our kids to play in the mud. Luckily we consulted with OutdoorSchoolShop to purchase gear that ensured our kids could fully immerse in the experience. We provide safe access to nature play in Baltimore City; where sometimes, access to quality gear is a barrier. Our summer campers (and parents) can rest assured knowing that we are prepared for messy play”
The Farm School
"Making a bulk purchase of rain paints for my school couldn't have been easier. Thanks, @outdoorschoolshop for being so easy to work with. We are excited to play in the rain and mud wearing our new gear!”
"We invested in lined rain mittens for our whole school. It was a great decision! They are easy to put on and comfortable for the children to wear. We got a rainbow Ikea bag that we hang from a branch and the children can grab a pair if they need them. We wear them all year long even though they are lined. They are the right weight for a cool Fall day as well as warm enough to cover knit mittens/gloves in Winter. We are very happy with this bulk order!"
Sidney Ridge Nature Playschool
“Ordering bulk with Outdoor School Shop was just as easy and seamless as I had hoped! As we open up a new program, preparing our first group of kiddos for any weather was at the top of our priority list, and ODSS came through with insight, expertise, and the coolest, most dependable gear around! Thank you ODSS!”
Creekside Nature School
“Gearing up for the new school year! We’re so excited to have Helly Hansen rain suits and Bogs boots to start the year off right! A big thanks to Outdoor School Shop for the best service out there! The process of sizing and ordering went so smoothly. Our Creeksiders are going to stay warm and dry this school year”
Hummingbird Hill Nature Preschool
“All in one place. I don’t have time to go here and there! I order for the variety of trusted brands, women-owned, amazing customer service, and bulk order discount! Every penny counts BUT you get what you pay for. I want my purchases to last more than a season or year! I know that ODSS stands by it’s products and works closely to get your order perfect! I recommend them to a everyone…parents, colleagues locally and at conferences afar!”
Two Coyotes Wilderness School
“We are proud to share that Two Coyotes received a 3-year grant from the City of Bridgeport to offer programming to Bridgeport youth, through funds made available by the American Rescue Plan Act. This grant is designed to address the impacts of Covid by providing educational and other opportunities to Bridgeport youth and families.
We are honored to receive $75,000 per year to work with 5 youth-centered partner organizations based in Bridgeport. We have gotten to know some of these organizations over the last few years through one-off field trips or weekend programs, and now have the opportunity to deepen our relationships as we bring our mission in service to their youth. Each organization works with youth to address systemic deficits in areas such as housing, education, food and environmental health that keep youth from achieving their full potential.”
Little Bugs Nature Preschool
“At @littlebugsnaturepreschool, we are now the proud owners of two bulk order set of rain bibs- with more items to order soon. I wanted our bibs to be as brightly colored as possible! Wearing our yellow and orange gear makes supervision and safety easier. Our community members love seeing the kids in their bright gear and always comment on how wonderful they are. Ordering clothing gear in bulk instills a sense of equality and it promotes a feeling of community among my little learners! It also makes dressing so much easier, because our bibs are the same size and color for all the children. We are grateful that Outdoor School Shop provides a discount for programs like mine, and is also able to make recommendations for the best products”
"I wanted to reach out to say how pleased we’ve been with our experience with you so far. Everything comes quickly, and the quality of each item has been outstanding.
I recently ordered quite a few raincoats for a special, grant-funded program we offer for lower income children here in Milwaukee. Adding pictures of the jackets in action. They’re wonderful!
Thank you for supporting our program this year. We have been so pleased with our purchases"
What is holding your program back from a bulk gear purchase? Children dressed in the same, reliable gear help to ensure your program’s success. Let kids focus on learning and play and not on wet and cold!
Interested in bulk ordering?
Get in touch with our team today.