Trip Activities List

Key's commitment to providing a supportive environment for experiential learning extends far beyond the classroom. Opportunities for outdoor education are integral to the Key experience from Pre-Kindergarten through grade twelve. 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 Staff and Key School Faculty, unless otherwise noted. Additionally, many trips have leadership assistance from Upper School students who are trained outdoor peer leaders.

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.

*The term "backcountry" refers to any campsite accessed by hike; the term "frontcountry" refers to any campsite accessed by car.

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First School

Middle School

Upper School

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