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
Thanks to the SGS families and staff who helped clean up the Spokane River at People's Park on Sept. 18. See a Photo Gallery of them in action and how many bags of junk they cleaned out of the river!
The 5th graders, along with their teachers and some Upper School guides, launched canoes into the Little Spokane River on Sept. 10 to float to the Painted Rocks and then hike back to campus. Nobody fell in the water, and several groups of canoers were able to see moose at a safe distance. See a Photo Gallery of them launching canoes into the river.
SGS Outdoor Director Melanie Mildrew will be leading a group for The Lands Council for this year’s Spokane River clean up on Saturday, Sept. 18. "We will meet at People’s Park at 10am and clean up across the bridge as we have in the past for about 2 hours," she says. Contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed., Sept. 15 to let her know you will help out, and then fill out and sign the River Clean Up Waiver online (parents sign for students under 18). See The Lands Council website for more details.