Hammond Upper School Trips
Explore your world!
Class trips in the Upper School offer unique opportunities to experience learning outside of a classroom. The mantra of these trips, as you’ll hear often from the headmaster and involved faculty and students repeat, is to “expand your comfort zone.” Each grade level trip is carefully and consciously designed to provide our students with a safe, rewarding and positive experience, and one which expands students’ horizons. Students regularly look forward to these trips as one of the highlights of each year.
9th Grade Trip : August 24-27, 2013, Bryson City, NC
The transition to the Upper School begins with this shared experience in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. Students learn about teamwork, bonding, confidence, and trust guided by Senior Leaders while negotiating a ropes course and learning to paddle kayaks on a river adventure.
10th Grade Trip : March 19-22, 2013, Gettysburg, PA
The 10th grade classrooms go mobile in this experiential, curricular journey through one of the most troubling times in American history. The visit to Gettysburg National Park is the focal point of the trip as students wrestle with this pivotal event in the history of our country.
11th Grade Trip : March 22-30, 2013, Costa Rica
The Costa Rica trip during Spring Break immerses juniors in a culture quite foreign to their own and challenges them to appreciate its beauty. This trip is packed with challenges, both of the body and spirit.
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Here are the details about each phase of the trip:
12th Grade Trip: May 18-23, 2013, Mountain Rest, SC
Seniors are treated to a week filled with exciting activities based out of a summer camp. Seniors reflect on past Hammond experiences while enjoying each others’ company in their final days at Hammond.