Outdoor Education

4th Grade

Trip to Sacramento — An Up-Close Look at the Westward Migration

On an adventure-filled trip to Sacramento students get an up-close look at the westward migration through visits to various museums. At the California Museum students hop aboard a bus to hear immigrants tell their story of coming to California and explore exhibits about the California Gold Rush. The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse allows students to experience a living replica of an 1800’s one-room schoolhouse. At the Folsom Historical Museum students discover how westward migration and the Gold Rush impacted the settlement and development of the Folsom area. On the Emigrant Train Ride students experience what it was like to travel on an emigrant train over 125 years ago through a passenger station tour and a 40-min. train ride. The program is specially designed for 4th-6th graders and meets California curriculum guidelines for westward expansion. A visit to the Capitol Building allows students to see the intersection of history and the present, as the building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government.

7th and 8th Grade

Learning to Appreciate God’s Creation and Pursue the Creator Who Cares for Them
children in outdoor school
For the science focus, students attend the Hume Lake Outdoor Education program, a hands-on learning experience that will instill in students a passion for Christ, a respect for His creation and an understanding of the world around them.
Nestled deep in the Sequoia National Forest with multiple bodies of water and a variety of terrains, Hume Lake is the perfect classroom environment in which students will experience God’s creation.

Each of the engaging classes is designed to exceed state science standards and reinforce core values. Energetic instructors make the learning process fun and memorable while continually pointing students back to the Creator. Evening meetings feature speakers who know their Bibles, live out what they teach, and know how to communicate with 5th and 6th graders.

9th and 10th Grades

Hands On Marine Education

Students explore and learn about plankton, touch sharks and invertebrates on this bi-annual science camp adventure. They snorkel in crystal clear waters of Emerald Bay on Catalina Island to view sea life found nowhere else on the island. It is no wonder that this awe inspiring experience stays embedded with them forever.