Washington, DC

September through May

Day and weekend excursions in the Washington D.C. area offer students an opportunity to get acquainted with many of the wonderful natural resources of the region. Children learn to adapt to the challenges of the wilderness environment by learning outdoor skills, experiencing new physical challenges and developing personal assets such as problem solving, initiative, determination, communication, responsibility and caring.

Activities range from overnight trips where students have the opportunity to camp and go whitewater rafting in West Virginia, to day trips where students participate in ropes courses or boat trips on the Potomac River. Our Spring Break trips this year include kayaking along the South Carolina Coast, biking and camping along the C&O Canal on a trip from Georgetown in DC to Cumberland, Maryland, and service-learning programming.