Outdoor Education is a 3 day program to instill an appreciation, understanding and awareness of nature. We encourage this by providing a rich experience in an outdoor setting disconnected from technology. The physical and mental challenges presented during this trip are designed to help students learn about themselves as individuals and as members of a group. This trip is also an excellent opportunity for the students to build new friendships and become a unified Highland Hornet sixth grade.
Both Highland and Taft staff present a variety of activities and projects to the students. The activities are outdoors to take advantage of the natural surroundings. Some of the activities include Geology, Birding, Orienteering, Survival, Team Building and Pioneering.
Taft Campus is located near Oregon, Illinois. The scenic campus is next to the Rock River and adjacent to Lowden State Park. Students sleep dormitory style in bunk beds with boys and girls housed in separate rooms or buildings. Meals are served family style in the dining hall. Taft is a nut free campus and they are excellent at handling food allergy concerns.
9/17/22 - Paperwork Due
October 25-29th - Outdoor Education - Lorado Taft
Gold - 10/25 - 10/27
Maroon - 10/27-10/29