Outdoor Program

Seeing Our Natural Connections

The Outdoor Program provides a range of opportunities for students to understand, interact with, and care for themselves, each other, and the natural world.

Together, we go on one-day and weekend adventures to build snow caves, backpack on the Olympic Coast, bike around Lopez Island — and that’s just the beginning. 

Through their time spent in the outdoors, students develop empathy, respect, humility, self-awareness and a sense of humor — as well as communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

More importantly, our trips are designed to develop life-long recreational skills and habits that are safe and ecologically sound, with an emphasis on environmental ethics and a sense of wonder for the places around us. All trips are open to Middle and Upper School students and most do not require previous experience.

Our greatest hope is that these outdoor trips plant seeds for the future. We want our students to develop a lifelong passion and love for nature.

Jeremy DeWitt

Science teacher and Outdoor Program Trip sponsor

Scheduled 2022-2023 Trips

Fall Trimester

Intro to Hiking and Camping Trip: September 17-18
Alpine Backpacking Trip: October 1-2
Rock Climbing: October 13-14

Winter Trimester

Snowshoeing: January 21
Cross-Country Skiing & Snow Shelter Building: February 5

Spring Trimester

Urban Bike Tour: March 11
Affinity Group Leadership Retreat: April 22-23
Olympic Coast Backpacking: April 29-May 1
Lopez Island Bike Trip: May 20-21


Please email Sarah Chae, Outdoor Program Coordinator, with any questions.

Outdoor Program