Outdoor Education Week
All Middle School students attend a week of outdoor education camp the second week of the school year. Each grade level attends a different camp, each with a specific focus.
6th Grade Camp -- Pathfinder Ranch
Pathfinder's Science & Outdoor Education School provides safe, fun, and challenging learning experiences that build a sense of respect for the natural world, self, and others. The camp aims to inspire students to use their knowledge, skills, and experiences to make a positive difference in their home communities. Activities include: Animal Ecology, Ethnobotony, Fire Ecology, Fresh Water Ecology, Archery, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing, and Survival Skills. www.pathfinderranch.com
Students at MS for Departure: Arrive at MS at 8:45am on Sept. 10th, depart at 9:00am.
Return to MS for Pick-Up: Return to MS on Sept. 14th at 11:00-11:30am.
7th Grade Camp -- Pali Institute
Students will be introduced to outdoor education through activities such as cooking with solar power, exploring trails, and weightlessly flying through the air. Students will also meet and feed four-legged friends at the Pali Nature Center. Through these experiences, students will gain a greater understanding of the natural world around them. Activities include: Hiking, ornithology, outdoor skills, forest ecology, orienteering and archery. www.paliinstitute.com
Students at MS for Departure: Arrive at MS at 7:45am on Sept. 10th, depart at 8:00am.
Return to MS for Pick-Up: Return to MS on Sept. 14th at 1:00-1:30pm.
8th Grade Camp -- Catalina Environmental Leadership Program
Catalina Environmental Leadership Program is an outdoor education program where students learn in a variety of ways from snorkeling adventures to nature hikes to garden activities to interactive slideshows and discussions. Mixed in with this curriculum are individual and group challenge activities that encourage students to think about themselves and their relationships to others. The program also explores how we can live more sustainably on this planet and how young people can make a difference. Activities include: snorkeling, hiking, oceanography, marine biology, kayaking, night snorkeling, and ecology. www.celp.net
Students at MS for Departure: Arrive at MS at 6:45am on Sept. 10th, depart at 7:00am
Return to MS for Pick-Up: Return to MS on Sept. 14th at 4:30-5:00pm.