Explore the great outdoors at Saint George’s
Saint George’s stunning campus is the perfect setting for teaching students life skills through our Outdoor Program. They learn to cooperate while paddling canoes down the Little Spokane River, hiking through the state park land that surrounds the school, or helping each other descend the 30-foot Dragon Crag in the woods above campus. Through it all they learn to cope with adversity, practice teamwork, and develop their leadership skills as they grow into responsible young adults.
But it’s not all serious business. Students can practice on the school's indoor climbing wall or take the Friday Night Ski Bus to Mt. Spokane. Beyond the campus they can pursue school-sponsored expeditions into all kinds of environments. Summiting glaciated Cascade volcanoes, rock climbing in rugged Eastern Oregon, backpacking into Idaho’s mountain wilderness – Saint George’s Outdoor Program offers some great adventures.
The outdoor program at Saint George's School has not only expanded my knowledge of what I am able to do outdoors and how to do it, but has also given me many favorite memories from the best experiences with the greatest friends that I could have ever asked for.
CLASS OF 2017
The May Term Habitat class spent May 23rd fixing up campus before starting work on a Habitat House in Deer Park. They placed new rocks by the Lower School sign, landscaped around Graduation platform, and repainted parts of Graduation Bridge in advance of Graduation the following week. See a Photo Gallery of the students at work.
Here is a service opportunity working on trails that our students use near campus. Riverside State Park will be leading a trail maintenance project in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 8. This event will be followed by a BBQ provided by the Riverside State Park Foundation. They can use volunteers, so go to the following link for Information and Registration to learn more and sign up to help!
To finish their study of rivers, the 6th graders created cardboard boats that they got to race in the Little Spokane River on June 4, 2019. See photo galleries of Each Team's Boat and of the Cardboard Boat Races, as well as a Video of the Races. Some lasted multiple races; some didn't last as long as they hoped!