ADVENTURE EDUCATION EXCURSIONS
All EAS students participate in three Adventure Education weeks each school year:
Fall Camp (Camp Hamilton)
The whole school spends a week at Fall Camp in Western Washington in early September on an outdoor adventure and community-building excursion.
In the Spring, students participate in one of a variety of smaller group expeditions, each lead by an EAS teacher, focusing on environmental, historical, and cultural experiences.
End of Year Camp (Bowman Bay)
In early June, the entire school participates in a week of tent camping, boating, hiking and outdoor adventuring at one of the waterside state parks in Western Washington. Outdoor adventures are related to school and academic goals. Adventure learning opportunities are designed to promote:
- Group culture, spirit, and camaraderie
- Cooperation, collaboration, and shared leadership
- Decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Responsibility to self and community
- Personal challenge, exploration and growth
- Understanding of interrelationships within environments
- Communication and mentoring skills
- Application of academic learning