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Summer Term

The Outdoor Program offers wilderness-based interim and 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.

Outdoor Program Summer Term 2018

  • Washington Wanderlust: Mt. Rainier to the San Juan Islands

    • Upper School

    • See Mr. Watkins for an application and more information.

  • Slovenia: Summit to Sea

    • Current Class VII & Class VIII students

    • See Mr. Waterhouse for an application and more information.

    • Would you like to climb the highest mountain in a country one day and swim in the Adriatic Sea the next? How about exploring a castle in the mouth of a cave, then taking a train 4km down into the earth to explore a 24km-long cave system? In between we’ll swim in crystal clear blue-green alpine waters beneath a waterfall and row out to the church in the middle of Lake Bled. While on our treks we’ll stay in true alpine huts in the shadow of the Julian Alp peaks. Slovenia is just becoming known as a tourist destination and you’ll be able to say you were there before it was “found”.

Previous experiences:

Uinta Multi-Sport 2017 (Upper School)

King's Peak 2017 (Middle School)

Iceland 2016: Land of Fire & Ice (Class VII & VIII)
Africa 2016: Summit to Safari (Upper School)

Ultimate Oregon Expedition 2015 (Upper School)

Desert Solitude 2015 (Middle School)

South Pacific Sailing 2014 (Upper School)

Teton Adventure 2014 (Middle School)

Zion Canyoneering 2013 (Middle School)

Arctic Dreaming 2012 (Upper School)

Mt. Whitney Mountaineering 2012 (Middle School)

City of Rocks Climbing Experience 2011 (Middle School)

Escalante Canyoneering 2010 (Middle School)