SAAS trips are lead by our own faculty and staff. We believe this both enhances and leverages our ability to Know the Kid, and that the entire school community is enriched by the bonds of respect and trust that are developed between leaders and students, outside a classroom setting.
All our staff members will have a minimum certification of First Aid and CPR, and the majority of our programs will include staff members with higher certifications, such as Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid.
Separate financial aid is made available to all Seattle Academy families for our outdoor and travel trips. One of the goals of the program is to provide all students who desire to participate, at least one school trip in both their middle and upper school careers, regardless of the financial circumstance. Information about how to access trip financial aid will be provided in accordance with our Fall communication of the year’s outdoor/travel offerings.
Each fall, all families will be notified of the potential outdoor/travel trips for the current school year and summer. The Outdoor and Travel Program will also be updated with trip offerings information online. There will be an informational “Trip Night” on October 27, 2022 to provide additional information and allow families the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. After the sign-up process, families will be notified about their attendance or waitlist status.
If more students sign-up for a trip than spots available, a waitlist will be created. Families will receive notification via email when a spot has opened and their student has been selected. Waitlist students will be selected at random.
Freddy is a Seattle native and an alum of Seattle Academy ('04). He began working at SAAS in 2014 as a 10th Grade coordinator. Since then, Freddy has been a 9th-grade coordinator, varsity Golf coach, ran the Student Facilitator Program, led many trips including 6th-grade Alaska Trips, Senior Yukon trips, Odyssey trips, and is now the Director of Outdoor/Travel. Freddy studied Environment Education at Western Washington University. He was an outdoor educator specializing in marine education as a sea kayak guide and instructor in the Puget Sound. Freddy is passionate about everything outdoors and is grateful to share that passion with students through the Outdoor/Travel Program.