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Outdoor Education

Adventure Stories

Adventure Post 3
Sharon Song

Outdoor ed is a great experience that truly gives me a new perspective.

Traveling to a different place, seeing different things and disconnecting from online technology is the refresher that we all need. When it’s just me and my group in the vast nature, I become more grateful for everything — for the thrilling experience of the wilderness and for the comfort of home. I have so many special memories from my outdoor ed trips. I have gotten to know everyone in my group better while hiking, cooking and more, which helps our grade feel more connected to one another. The views I have seen are also incredible; there are gorgeous sunsets, meadows and amazing wildlife. I love how outdoor ed provides us a break from our usual routine, allowing us time and space to open up our mind.

Frequent Questions

Will my child be eaten by a bear?

By the Numbers

620 Students

Education trips

Total number of Middle and Upper School students embarking on Outdoor Education trips each academic year

144 Hours

solitude per student

No. of hours (equal to 6 days) spent in monitored solitude per student while on Middle & U.S. Outdoor Education trips

80 Miles

hiked by students

No. of miles hiked by students in the Southern Sierra wilderness on their 21-day Senior Trip

11,267 Students

since 2000

No. of students who have gone on Middle and Upper School Outdoor Education trips since 2000