Adventure Learning

Credo offers adventure.

Spending time outside of the classroom—in nature, in our local community, in other communities regionally and worldwide—builds capacities and interests beyond academic success.

Each year, in mid-September, following the first Morning Lesson Block, all Credo students spend a week adventuring in nature. Students on each trip are led by their class guides and sometimes other professionals with a particular expertise. Other adults serve as chaperones on the trips, with a minimum eight-to-one student-to-adult ratio. Parents are asked to make a voluntary financial contribution toward the cost of these trips, which range from $150-$300 per student.

Ninth graders (Earth) enjoy a four-day, three-night backpacking trip in Northern California.

Tenth graders (Water) spend a week kayaking or canoeing following their Ocean Ecology block and in preparation for studying The Odyssey

Eleventh graders (Air) spend a week at an observatory in preparation for their Astronomy block, and also enjoy a high ropes course and zip-line canopy tour.

Twelfth graders (Fire) go on a solo quest in the care of experienced professional guides, safely spending up to 24 hours alone in nature.