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Middle School Trips 2018-19

Trip Details

Middle School Spain - 8th Grade

Middle School Spain - 8th Grade

Trip Type:

Cultural

Leader:

Bill Metcalfe & Caitlin Lyons

Dates:

March 29 - April 13

Approximate Cost:

$4105

Trip Information Meeting:

Thursday, Oct. 18
6 PM, STREAM Bldg

  • Combining a cultural component, age-appropriate physical challenges, exposure to contemporary political trends such as populism explored against the backdrop of Spain’s centuries-old struggles with regionalism and Catalonia/ Barcelona’s current bid for independence from Spain, as well as time for reflection on one’s life journey while hiking the ancient pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago, this is a great trip for our 8th grade students as they near the time in their life when they will be given more independence in choosing the direction of their life journey.

  • Current 8th grade students

  • 14-18 students

Alaska Trip- 6th Grade

Alaska Trip- 6th Grade

Trip Type:

Outdoor

Leader:

TBA

Dates:

June - July

Approximate Cost:

$2900

Trip Information Meeting:

Trip mtg happening at a later date, TBD

  • While exposure to elements of the wilderness will be part of this experience (sleeping in tents, day paddles in sea kayaks), the trip will be as much about building relationships with other students and faculty, learning about life in Alaska and the Yukon, as well as learning something about oneself. Whether sitting on a ferry watching the landscape go by, gathering as a group around a campfire to share our thoughts on the day, or spending time journaling, this trip has a reflective component that will challenge kids to think about themselves and our community. Any current 6th grader who wants to get out and learn some new outdoor skills (or put old ones to work!), share a common experience with other 6th grade students and SAAS faculty, or experience a trip that requires greater self-reliance should consider coming on this trip.

  • Current 6th grade students

  • 12-20 students

Yukon Trip -7th & 8th Grade

Yukon Trip -7th & 8th Grade

Trip Type:

Outdoor

Leader:

Erin Aitchison & Chelsea Wilcox

Dates:

July 20 - August 2 
(dates may vary slightly)

Approximate Cost:

$2650

Trip Information Meeting:

Thursday, Oct. 18
6 PM, STREAM Bldg.
 

  • This trip is designed to place students in a group context in a long term situation which will challenge them physically and emotionally. The physical stress of paddling the Yukon River, setting up camp, taking care of oneself and helping take care of the group; will promote character development in a meaningful way. Students will be working in pairs to manipulate canoes, small groups to prepare meals and do camp chores and then be allowed to reflect on their experience as a group during nightly campfires.  Students will also have the opportunity to reflect as an individual through journaling or simple self-reflection during time on the river. We feel the overall wilderness setting will provide numerous opportunities for individual leadership and personal growth. In total, the group will paddle approximately 155 miles of the Yukon River. Along the way we could see, bears, moose, bald and golden eagles, beavers, lynx, porcupines and more!

  • Current 7th& 8th grade students

  • 12-14 students

Important Dates


Thursday, October 18 Trip Night
6:00 PM, STREAM BUILDING

A chance to explore all trips being offered this school year. 
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM ask questions, explore options
6:50 PM - 7:25 PM breakout trip presentations

Monday, October 29 Trip Sign Up Deadline
Trip Financial Aid Application Deadline
Friday, November 9 Student notification about trips
Parents notified of Financial Aid Grants
Tuesday, November 20 Last day to accept trip/financial aid offer (paperwork & deposit due)
Friday, December 14 Last day to cancel and receive a full refund of deposit*
*Cancelling trip participation after this date forfeits your deposit.
In addition, depending on the time of cancellation, families may be required
to continue to pay a portion of all, of the remaining total cost of the trip.