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 Outdoor Club's summer wilderness experience was a five-day hike through the Pasayten Wilderness in north central Washington. See a Photo Gallery of them encountering snow and rain, as well as spectacular views in the mountains near the Canadian border.
One May Term class spent several days canoeing along the Winchester Wasteway through the dunes of Central Washington during the last week in May. See a Photo Gallery of the wide open spaces that they paddled through and flower-covered sand dunes that they jumped down!
The 6th graders spent Monday, June 3 canoeing down the Little Spokane River with the May Term canoeing class. They collected junk from the river all the way to the confluence with the Spokane River, as you can see in the Photo Gallery of their canoes at the end of the day. Look for the photo of the moose that they also found in the river!