Grade 7 Donner Summit Adventures
At Sage Ridge, Outdoor Education trips take students far and wide across the West, but one special trip takes advantage of the stunning scenery and history right here in our own backyard. Grade 7 drove a short distance to Clair Tippaan Lodge near Donner Lake. A favorite highlight of the trip was the hike up Donner Summit. Students enjoyed a well-earned sense of accomplishment as they sat on the rock together eating lunch overlooking an incredible view. Throughout the trip, they journaled about the science and nature around them, but also about their own reflections. They practiced empathy and teamwork, which culminated in writing a class constitution to establish guiding principles for the rest of their year. All in all, these fortunate Sage Ridge students had a blast while building interpersonal skills that will influence and serve them for the rest of their lives.