Trip Activities List

Opportunities for outdoor education are integral to the Key experience from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.


Key's commitment to providing a supportive environment for experiential learning extends far beyond the classroom.

All students, beginning in Middle School, participate in overnight trips that range from two to six days and include camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, sailing, moderately challenging kayaking and white water rafting, challenge/ropes course experiences, and rock climbing; these activities are described below, in detail, for each trip.

All activities are overseen by Key School Outdoor Education Staff and Faculty, unless otherwise noted. Additionally, many trips have leadership assistance from Upper School students who are trained outdoor peer leaders.

students running in meadows

All School-sponsored trips are listed below by division. Select trip title to view a listing of the activities undertaken by Key students during these outdoor excursions.

First School

Middle School

Upper School

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