EPS Outdoor Education Program
There is value in exploring the outdoors, connecting with nature, and being physically active. Our Outdoor Program provides a fair range of outdoor opportunities for our students. The Outdoor Program includes Outdoor Adventures for both Middle and Upper School students during the regular school year with more intensive opportunities for extended trips offered during EBC Week. Our goal is to make these trips easy entry for young people with little or no experience and to help them become capable and confident with knowledge and skills to live and enjoy in wilderness areas all over the world.
Below is a typical year-long calendar of outdoor events offered by the EPS Outdoors Education Program. The exact events and programs may vary from year to year depending on faculty interest, availability for chaperoning, and other factors. Students are welcome to help initiate and organize outdoor events and program.
Please watch the Weekly Student News and Friday Family email for notices about specific, upcoming outdoor opportunities. These notices include more description, grade levels that can participate, and links or instructions for registration.
If you have any questions, please contact David Kelly-Hedrick, EPS Experiential Education Coordinator at email@example.com.
Typical Outdoor Program Annual Calendar
|EPS Outdoor Event||Date|
|US Backpacking Fall Trip||Mid-September|
|Fall Overnight Rock Climbing Trip
|Fall Colors Day Hike In the Mountains||Mid-October|
|Fall Mountain Bike Adventures||October/November|
|Fall Fishing Extravaganzas||October/November|
|Friday Night Ski Buses at Snoqualmie Pass
3:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
|Usually 4 Friday nights from December through February|
|Crystal Mountain Ski Day||A full Saturday in Mid-March|
|MS/ US Snowshoe Day Trip
To Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass
|EPS Climbing Club||Fall Session and Winter Sessions
Usually once a week for 6-7 weeks
|Intensive Backpacking, Canyoneering, and other Exploration Trips||EBC Week in mid-April|
|MS/US Climbing Day Trip to Vantage, Washington
Jointly run with staff from YMCA GOLD and BOLD
|US Spring Backpacking Overnight
MS Spring Car Camping Overnight