Outdoor Education



Every year, HMS students have the amazing opportunity to go on week-long, adventures to explore the outdoors with rewarding experiences and lifelong memories. 


For the 2024-2025 school year, we are sending our 6th to Cuyamaca Outdoor School, 7th to El Capitan and 8th graders to Pali Institute.


If you are a new student to the district, YES, you may still join us on the Outdoor Ed trip for your grade!  You'll need your ID number first, then you'll be able to complete the various online forms necessary. 

6th Grade - Cuyamaca: Students will participate in a wide variety of educational activities designed to increase their awareness of the natural environment and ecology, as well as develop friendships and bonds among classmates. Some of the activities and classes planned for this year’s trip include citizen science projects, nature hikes, crafts, and team building.


7th Grade - El Capitan:The El Capitan Eco Adventure takes place at the idyllic El Capitan Canyon Resort near Santa Barbara and brings together WOLF’s finest offerings in a beautiful setting ideal for environmental study. Students enjoy a year-round riparian environment, easy beach access and ocean opportunities, abundant wildlife, amazing food and cabins, first-rate environmental programs, and a working llama farm. So much fun. Cozy upscale amenities such as a heated swimming pool, camp store, loaner bikes, service deli, and nearby Refugio state beach are favorites of students and staff alike. The resort site at El Capitan Canyon supports WOLF’s favorite science, team building, and primitive skills activities such as high ropes climbing, solar boats, giant slingshots, PLS village, Frontier Outpost, botany & microscope, birds of prey, riparian ecology, water testing and so much more.


8th Grade - Pali Institute: Mountains covered by lush trees become the classroom while students explore new trails, learn outdoor survival skills, learn archery, and participate in zipline courses. Students learn mutual respect through activities designed to help deal with peer pressure while introducing students to leadership methods and team-building exercises.




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