Outdoor Education

Beginning with fourth grade, students take time away from the campus to experience learning in an outdoor setting. These trips include overnight camping experiences, which strengthen social skills and develop positive character traits. While enhancing learning of science and social studies, outdoor education helps students see learning in the context of the real world that God has created for them.  The cost of these programs are included in tuition.

Field Trips 

Students in all elementary and middle school grades go on specialized field trips with teachers and parent volunteers. Teachers have flexibility in the design, creativity, and selection of the field trip locations and activities. The cost of field trips is included in tuition.  

Outdoor Education – Elementary 

Students in fourth and fifth grades participate in outdoor education; fourth graders go to the Gold Country, while fifth graders travel to Sonoma County for an outdoor classroom adventure with “Genesis Account.” The cost of outdoor education is included in tuition. 

Outdoor Education – Middle SchoolEach middle school grade level participates in an Outdoor Education program. The sixth grade attends an outstanding science camp at the Marin Headlands Institute. The seventh graders experience hiking, camping and mentally, as well as physically challenging experiences in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  The eighth graders attend a spiritual/leadership retreat at a Christian camp in the sierras. The cost of these program is included in tuition.

Washington D.C. Trip – 8th Grade

All eighth graders have the opportunity to participate in a week-long trip to Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas. Students experience firsthand our federal government in action and visit many historical sites. While most students participate in this opportunity, it is an optional event and is not included in the cost of tuition.