Each year, our Middle School students take an annual trip to Pingree Park, Colorado State University's field station. Students learn the principles of field ecology, stream ecology, astronomy, wilderness hiking and survival (including Leave No Trace principles) and engage in confidence building activities on Pingree Park's rope course. The trip is taken in mid-September when the Colorado mountains are peaking with fall colors and seasonal change. Not only does this annual trip serve as an amazing educational experience, rich in science and exploration, but the experience is valuable in building a cohesive school culture early in the school year.
Our 5th Grade class takes an overnight trip in the fall - they hike, participate in team building and field observation, and explore their natural environment. Locations for 5th Grade trips have included Cal-Wood Educational camp, YMCA of the Rockies-Estes Park, and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.