OUTDOOR EDUCATION AT HUNTINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Every year, HMS students have the amazing opportunity to go on week-long, adventures to explore the outdoors with rewarding experiences and life long memories.
6th Grade - Wonder Valley: 6th-grade students head to Wonder Valley and will visit the giant sequoias of Kings Canyon National Park. Students will go beyond the classroom walls where they will learn about some of Earth’s largest living organisms, rock classifications, and the importance of nature’s ecosystems. Students engage in valuable teamwork and collaboration skills by participating in rock climbing and the popular zip line experience.
7th Grade - Catalina: 7th-grade students dive into the ocean blue on their week-long visit to Emerald Bay, Catalina Island. Students will snorkel the beauty of Emerald Bay, kayak the coves of Catalina, and hike to amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. All this happens while students are engaged in marine life hands-on-experiences. This is a rare opportunity for HMS students to view aquatic life up close and explore the ecosystems of the surrounding sandy beaches.
8th Grade - Pali Institute: 8th-grade students head up to the mountains to push themselves beyond their limits and finetune their team-building skills at Pali Institute. Mountains covered by lush trees become the classroom. Students explore new trails, learn outdoor survival skills, learn archery, and participate in zipline courses. Most importantly, students learn mutual respect through activities uniquely designed to help deal with peer pressure. Pali Institute introduces students to methods of leadership and team-building exercises that impart essential interpersonal skills to help them throughout their lives.
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