Class Trips for Grades 4-8
We love our beautiful campus, but there’s a big, wide world to explore! We’re always looking for learning opportunities outside the classroom, and our yearly class trips challenge students to discover new environments, new people and themselves. These excursions are offered beginning in 4th grade, and each adventure is another way to nurture our kids academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
4th Grade — Camp Allen, TX
Camp Allen is an 860-acre retreat in the piney woods of East Texas. The 2-day outing is an introduction to class trips, and it gives 4th graders a chance to discover an ecosystem different from Austin. Students learn about forest and pond ecology and enjoy team-building activities—and s’mores of course!
5th Grade — Mo-Ranch, TX
Mo-Ranch is a Christian conference center, summer camp and spiritual retreat nestled in the Texas Hill Country. During the three-day trip, 5th graders enjoy outdoor activities that promote teamwork, leadership and confidence.
6th Grade — Camp Cho-Yeh, TX
Established in 1947, Camp Cho-Yeh is a Christian camp and retreat in Livingston, Texas, about an hour north of Houston. The name comes from the local Alabama-Coushatta Indian language and means “land of tall pines.”
7th Grade — Washington, D.C.
Our nation’s capital is a great place to learn about American history, but it’s also an opportunity to witness the gears of government in motion. Each stop on the itinerary enables students to learn and appreciate the people, places, and events that shaped our country and continue to affect our everyday lives.
8th Grade — Costa Rica
Over five days, students immerse themselves in “pura vida.” Literally translated as “pure life,” this simple expression epitomizes the culture of optimism for which Costa Rica is famous. We explore the island’s highly lauded flora and fauna, unique geological landscape, and the warmth and kindness of the Tico people.
More Opportunities Outside the Classroom
Class trips aren't the only ways learning happens beyond the classroom. We also offer outdoor spaces and projects on our campus in Austin, Texas.