SG GO (St. George's Great Outdoors)
Research shows that time spent in natural settings has many life-enhancing benefits for young and old. The St. George’s Great Outdoors (SG GO) initiative is part of the school’s effort to engrain these benefits while also boosting students’ appreciation and understanding of the environment. Students will have great fun and create life-lasting memories in the process!
As a part of the St. George’s holistic education, SG GO strives to foster an appreciation for the outdoors and connection with the environment through hands on experiences, all the while fostering a sense of leadership, teamwork, self-reliance and confidence.
St. George’s Great Outdoors is an initiative designed to develop student leadership while experiencing the outdoors in a fun and safe environment.
SG GO encourages the school community to take healthy risks and to step out of their comfort zone, while developing environmental responsibility.
SG GO seeks to promote self-awareness, self-reliance, confidence and independence; instill outdoor skills; promote acceptance, trust, and mutual respect among the St. George’s family, and foster life-long appreciation and enjoyment of the great outdoors that will have a meaningful impact in everyday life.
Trips are listed below as details become available. Multiple summer adventures are planned that include a four-day canoe and kayak adventure on the Buffalo River in Arkansas and a rock climbing, rafting, and hiking adventure in east Tennessee. Check this page frequently for updated trip information.
DATES: Wednesday, October 7 - Monday, October 12
CHAPERONES: Jamie Roszel, Adeline Brown, Jefferson Brant, Freya Kridle, and Sam Abrams
COST: $300 (check made out to St. George's Independent School). Aid is available for those for whom cost might be an issue.
EQUIPMENT: Much of the necessary equipment can be borrowed from SG GO and is included in the trip cost
Depart Thursday, Oct. 8 and arrive at developed campground by dark
Friday, Oct. 9 on the trail
Sunday, Oct. 11 off the trail and head home
Arrive back at SGIS late on Sunday, Oct. 11