Camping Trips

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Why camping trips at the Dublin School?

There are numerous reasons that we start the year with camping trips besides exploring the woods and waterways of our beloved New England. First and foremost, they are fun! Students and faculty spread across New England to hike, backpack, canoe, fish, mountain bike, rock climb, and run through stunning scenery.

But more importantly, the trips offer students the opportunity to make new friends as well as get to know teachers. Time in the woods as a group helps to teach students about what it means to live in a community. The groups are an intentionally small (10-16) microcosm of our larger community. They learn that taking care of the group means taking care of oneself. It's the heart of team building. Overcoming challenges and mastering new skills as individuals and as a group, helps to develop students' self-confidence. They return to campus with not only a new group of friends but shared experiences.

It's great to begin the academic year with a feeling of competence. To learn more about the trips that are offered, click here. As we receive photos from the trip leaders, we will post them to Dublin School's SmugMug site.

The mountains are calling and I must go
— John Muir