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Our Program

Everybody needs beauty . . . places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.    ~ John Muir


John Muir, considered the Father of our National Park system, inspired an appreciation for and a desire to protect the natural beauty in our country; his legacy is part of the inspiration for our program. Some of the tenants of Outdoor Education at St. Clement’s include:

  • Different locations for each trip kindle an appreciation for the beauty in God’s creation of the natural world.
  • Each trip is integrated into the grade’s curriculum and cross-curricular connections exist in language arts, science, social studies, math and Spanish.
  • A spiritual component through devotionals for every trip begins with a blessing in chapel before students travel and begin with a blessing upon arrival at their destination.
  • A real-world environment becomes a practical classroom for leadership and life skills.
  • We are excited to take advantage of the wealth of resources in our own geographical region. We visit world-renowned National Parks and Historic Sites that others may need to travel from all over the world to experience.
  • Much more than a series of field trips, the program complements our mission to educate the whole child.