Annual Rafting Trip Takes Peak High School Students to Utah

Next week, thirteen 9th and 10th grade Peak students will be participating in a 6-day long rafting adventure as part of our cornerstone Outdoor Education curriculum at Peak. Students depart from Peak on Monday, May 16 and head for Sand Wash, Utah where they will camp one night and meet up with guides from Adventure Bound Rafting Company. Students will spend the next 5 days rafting the Desolation Canyon section of the Green River in eastern Utah. During the trip, students will learn specific aspects of river safety, equipment and the use and precautions of such equipment, river etiquette, resource management and general information pertaining to the Geology and History of the surrounding area and Governing Agencies. They will also continue their STEM curriculum on the trip, guided by Peak STEM teacher Laura Davies. The Peak School's Outdoor Education program is a cornerstone of our curriculum, giving students an opportunity for environmental education fieldwork, to challenge themselves, use teamwork, and develop leadership skills.

Caroline Santinelli