Outdoor Ed

Hello Highland Community,

Highland Middle School is excited to offer our 6th grade students an Outdoor Education field trip in the fall. This field trip teaches students a variety of survival skills while also incorporating games, team building, and overall wellness. Please read the details below to gather information about this experience.

There are two forms that are necessary to fill out:
1. Yellow health form from Taft
2. Permission form from Highland


  • Gold Team - 10/31/2022 through 11/2/2022
  • Maroon Team - 11/2/2022 through 11/4/2022
  • Students may only attend this program on the date their team is attending.


Lorado Taft, Northern Illinois University Campus - Oregon, Illinois

General Information
Student Responsibilities

Parent Chaperones

Do you want to be a parent chaperone?  Please fill this form out.
Parent Chaperone FAQs

Packing List & Medication form
This medication form is only to be used if medication is being sent on the trip.  On the day you leave, you must turn in this form with all medication for the trip. Medicine must be correctly labeled, in the original container, and in a Ziploc bag.



Nine sticks of with marshmellows over a campfire.
Students doing an activity. They are standing around in a circle.
Students gathering for morning meeting
Students participating in a night activity
Students are hiking on one of the trails
Students learning how to navigate with a compass
Students doing an inside activity at lorado Taft
A view of the gully at Lorado Taft.  Trees have fallen and the path is covered with leaves
Picture of the table set in the dining hall
Students using saws to cut lumber at the pioneering lesson
Students viewing the birds from the bird house
students riding the bus to taft