Outdoor Education



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. 


For the 2021-2022 school year, we are sending both our 6th and 7th graders to Wonder Valley. HMS will be returning its 7th graders to Catalina for the 2022-2023 school year.


6th and 7th Grade - Wonder Valley: 6th and 7th 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.


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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