Eighth Grade Trip

The ten day Eighth Grade trip to Estes Park, Colorado, is the culminating experience for our Outdoor Education program.
During the first few days at camp, the students focus on getting used to being in a new environment with very high altitude! At camp students rock climb, participate in a challenge course, hike, and work together to solve problems. All their outdoor skills and ethics are tested during the next phase of the trip. In small groups, the class (accompanied by their leaders) enters Rocky Mountain National Park for five days of backpacking. Students carry their own gear, prepare their own meals, and set up their own tents. This is a time for tremendous personal growth as the students develop friendships, confidence, and courage that they will carry into their eighth grade year. For many students, this backpacking experience is life-changing.

St. Clement's Parish School

St. Clement's School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Texas Education Agency through the Texas Private School Accrediting Commission (TEPSAC).