Trip Schedule

Earth Day
Earth Day Trail work
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

There is no better way to spend Earth Day than to be helping to improve the environment and our ability to get out and enjoy it. We will be working on a local hiking trail. We will be linking up with a local organization (WTA, Mountains to Sound, or Green Redmond).

Hiking
MS Hiking
Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8

We are going to head out for a hike on a trail in the Cascades with a beautiful lake or a mountain viewpoint as our goal. Exact trail will be determined later, but probably near Snoqualmie Pass. (due to weather, trail conditions, etc)

 

Rock climbing
MS Rock Climbing
Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8

This trip will go to a popular sport climbing venue (Vantage/Frenchman's Coulee). Students will learn the basics of climbing, belaying, repelling, rope-handling, and all of the safety aspects of rock climbing. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

Kayaking
Diablo Lake Kayaking
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

Diablo Lake is a beautiful spot in the North Cascades. The paddling is moderate, but the views are spectacular as we will go under waterfalls and get views of the Cascade peaks on a clear day. Look forward to the benefits of carrying deluxe meals on this trip.

Hiking the Cascades
5th/6th Hiking the Cascades
Open to:
5, 6

This is a Summer Program trip.  To sign up, go to:  https://www.overlake.org/academics/summer/ms

backpacking
7th/8th Backpacking the Cascades
Open to:
7, 8

Spend the week in the great outdoors, as we learn outdoor education skills and plan and then go on a backpacking trip in the Cascades.

For all Summer trips the grade level is the grade you will be entering in the Fall. Please sign up accordingly.

St. Helen's
Mt. St. Helen's Climb - (or something similar)
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

Annual summer tradition continues to the top of Mt. St. Helen's!  This trip is dependent on getting climbing permits.

On Monday, we will drive down to Mt. St. Helen's, shop for food, and hike through the Ape Caves.  We will then set up our camp.

Mt. Rainier
US Mt. Rainier hike to Camp Muir
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

We will spend three days down at Mount Rainier, culminating with a hike up to Camp Muir.

 

Exploring
Exploring the Outdoor Program - 5th/6th grade
Open to:
5, 6

Check out what Overlake's Outdoor Program has to offer by trying a different activity each day. This is also a great way for new students to meet other students before school starts!

 

backpacking
US Backpacking and Summer Reading
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

A backpacking trip into the Cascades and a chance to finish that summer reading!!

 

For all Summer trips the grade level is the grade you will be entering in the Fall. Please sign up accordingly.

Contact

Kent Renno
Chair, Department of Experiential Education

krenno@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x631
425-495-2922 cell