Outdoor News

Share your adventure!  Students can send a photo and caption of where they are and what they are doing to David Holte and he will post it on the SGS Outdoor Club Instagram page (sgsoutdoorclub).  This is a public site, so we won't post students’ names.  All photos need to represent our school values, so do not put the photographer or members of the party in harm’s way and be sure to practice the general Covid health guidelines of the Spokane Regional Health District.  Photos that do not adhere to these standards will not be posted.  Email your entries to both Holte and Melanie at and from your school email address.

The Lands Council has delayed their annual Spokane River Cleanup until Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8:00am to 2:00pm.  Families can Sign Up Online and then select a section of the river to clean of garbage and debris.  It's a big river with multiple locations around the city, so it will be easy to socially distance.  If you form your own group, let Melanie Mildrew know if you plan to meet the other SGS groups at 11:50am in People’s Park. 

Spring Scenes on Campus

June 08, 2020

Here is a Photo Gallery of images from around the campus in late May when everything was quiet during Distance Learning.  Spring was beautiful on the Little Spokane!


The Outdoor Club's spring break climbing trip was to be at Smith Rocks in Eastern Oregon from April 6-10.  See this Photo Gallery from last year's trip.  Talk to Melanie Mildrew for questions.  

The Washington Trails Association (WTA) is now accepting applications for this summer's backcountry trail maintenance trips, featuring a trip to Mount Spokane State Park.  WTA's Youth Volunteer Vacations are 6-8 day long camping or backpacking trips for teens ages 14-18. Participants can earn up to 40 service hours per trip while learning to hike, camp and do trail work in some of the most beautiful places in Washington. No experience is necessary! No one is turned away for lack of funds, and we can loan out some gear as well.  More info is available at

The sixth graders spent a day snowshoeing around the slopes of Mt. Spokane to explore the backwoods and get some exercise!  See a Photo Gallery of them in their winter weather outfits.

Fall Colors Paint the Campus

October 28, 2019

October presented both delicate pastels and bold primary colors as the trees and bushes on campus changed with the season.  And they provided plenty of leaves for Lower School recess fun!  See photo galleries of the Fall Colors on Campus and of the 2nd Grade's Leaf Throwing Fun!

The Outdoor Club is planning to float about 68 miles down the Green River in Utah from June 16-28 next summer, exploring old mining ruins and Native American pictographs.  This trip is open to incoming 8th graders through seniors and the cost is $600 per student.  See more details on the Outdoor Club 2020 Summer Adventure Flyer.  Half of the 16 available spots have already been filled, so please fill out the trip waiver and pay Melanie Mildrew to reserve your student's place on this epic adventure! 

The 8th graders set off on a frosty morning to map the Little Spokane River between SGS and the Painted Rocks take out.  See a Photo Gallery of them starting out from Graduation Bridge and heading downstream.

The 6th graders spent their Theme Day -- Tuesday, Oct. 1 -- riding along the Centennial Trail through the Spokane Valley and taking water samples from the Spokane River to analyze.  See a Photo Gallery of them being both analytical and active!

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