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 28-30, 2016, 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.

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10th Grade Trip : 

As sophomores begin to explore their college interests, they will travel to in- and out-of-state colleges and universities on the annual College Trip. The trip provides an overview of colleges ranging from the small liberal arts college to the large comprehensive research university. In addition, students will learn how to visit a college, discover programs of interest, and gain exposure to a variety of locations and campus environments.

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11th Grade Trip : 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. 

Contact Tammy Caruk if you have any questions or concerns at tcaruk@hammondschool.org.

12th Grade Trip:  May 13-18, 2017, 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.

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