Outdoor Education Program – Philosophy

Outdoor education provides numerous opportunities and has a positive impact on our students’ mental and physical state of mind by giving them the chance to experience clarity, relaxation, and reflection through physical activity, freedom, and movement.

We also hope to use outdoor education to develop in ACS students a connection to the natural environment and the multiple issues threatening our natural world by exploring and connecting with nature, thus building their awareness of environmental concerns.

The Outdoor Education program at ACS works hand in hand with the community service program in the High School, many student activities, and a number of academic courses. Perhaps most importantly, the Outdoor Education program seeks to work with ACS students and faculty on team communication, building a group of learners and teachers who are able to connect both inside and outside the classroom.

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