Explore the great outdoors at Saint George’s
Saint George’s stunning campus is the perfect setting for teaching students life skills through our Outdoor Program. They learn to cooperate while paddling canoes down the Little Spokane River, hiking through the state park land that surrounds the school, or helping each other descend the 30-foot Dragon Crag in the woods above campus. Through it all they learn to cope with adversity, practice teamwork, and develop their leadership skills as they grow into responsible young adults.
But it’s not all serious business. Students can practice on the school's indoor climbing wall or take the Friday Night Ski Bus to Mt. Spokane. Beyond the campus they can pursue school-sponsored expeditions into all kinds of environments. Summiting glaciated Cascade volcanoes, rock climbing in rugged Eastern Oregon, backpacking into Idaho’s mountain wilderness – Saint George’s Outdoor Program offers some great adventures.
The outdoor program at Saint George's School has not only expanded my knowledge of what I am able to do outdoors and how to do it, but has also given me many favorite memories from the best experiences with the greatest friends that I could have ever asked for.
CLASS OF 2017
The SGS Outdoor Club will travel to Smith Rocks in Eastern Oregon for Spring Break 2022 for some serious rock climbing. See the Spring Break Information for details, and check out photos from a previous trip to Smith Rocks. The Outdoor Club's Summer 2022 trip is planned to go backpacking and flyfishing in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness just northeast of Yellowstone National Park from August 9-16. See the Summer Trip Information for details, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot for your student on either or both of these great outdoor adventures!
The 5th graders posted a new book on the Story Trail for November -- "Tacky the Penguin". See a Photo Gallery of them putting the front pages on one of the posts, as well as a photo of the full class. Then be sure to walk the Story Trail and enjoy a book to read in the middle of nature!
Upper School students in the Outdoor Pursuits class learned how to build shelters in the woods above campus. See a Photo Gallery of their wilderness shelters located in the wild woods above campus.