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
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) at SGS on April 16-18, 2021. See more details, including the NOLS course description and student information on the SGS Website Form. This is open to the community at large; contact Melanie Mildrew with any questions.
Originally set for April 1, this event has been postponed until after Spring Break.
School students can learn the tricks of night photography on this overnight camping activity on the SGS campus. Join the Outdoor Club to learn from professional photographer Maja Rodell (SGS Class of 2008). The cost is just $10; parents must fill out the online waiver. See Photography Overnight Info PDF for more details.
The 4th graders split into teams to check the quality of the spring at the base of the hillside and the Little Spokane River by Graduation Bridge on Feb. 8. They regularly measure water temperature, PH balance, and observe any creatures for signs of the water's health. See a Photo Gallery of their investigations!