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Outdoor Program Summer Term

The Outdoor Program offers wilderness-based Summer Term trips each year that range from backpacking, mountaineering, canyoneering, kayaking and sailing expeditions. Open to all students in the Middle or Upper School, these trips run from 8 to 21 days and aim to provide an impactful wilderness adventure in which students learn fundamental leadership, community- living and technical skills. In addition, students gain first-hand experience with the natural and cultural history of the course area. Please follow the links below to discover more about specific Spring and Summer Term trips.

2018-2019 Offerings

Spring Break

MS Outdoor: Zion National Park Canyoneering

  • Outdoor Program Instructors
  • VII - VIII
  • Cost: $350
  • Applications available January 2019

US Outdoor: Ouray Ice Climbing

  • Mr. Watkins
  • IX-XII
  • Cost: $350
  • Applications available January 2019

Summer Term

Upper School: Alaska: Majestic McCarthy

  • Trip Leader: Mr.  Watkins
  • Cost: $4,500-5,000, dependent on enrollment
  • Dates: July 1-17, 2019
  • Current Classes: IX-XII
  • Description: Come experience the wild beauty of Alaska while backpacking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the United States! It is home to massive glaciers, lofty mountain peaks, and lush, tundra-carpeted valleys. This trip gives you a great sampling of the variety of terrain found in the park as you travel through one of its most breathtaking glacial valleys. This 17 day Alaska adventure is designed for anyone with a sense of adventure who is interested in backpacking and sea kayaking amongst the wonderful shores, ice, and marine life of the Prince William Sound. Designed for students interested in pushing their personal limits, learning new skills, and spending some quality time in the splendid Alaskan wilderness.
  • Application form: TRIP FULL

Middle School: Escalante Canyoneering

  • Trip Leader: Mrs. Joslin
  • Cost: $600-800
  • Dates: June 2019
  • Current Classes: VII-VIII
  • Applications available November 2018

Previous Spring and Summer Term Trips