ELIZABETH ACADEMY 4th-6TH Grade
September 2019 • Oakley, UT
Elizabeth Academy is a preK-6 inclusive Montessori school in Salt Lake City, UT. EA had facilitated overnights in previous years but was looking for more integrated learning objectives while still outsourcing the logistical support. They partnered with Find Your Path to design their fall Upper Elementary (4th - 6th grades) "overnighter" to add some new ideas and perspectives to the trip while staying within their budget. The theme of the overnight was "Awareness - of self, others, and the community" which will be a consistent theme throughout the school year. With a blended-grade classroom experience, EA hopes to create a 3-year rotation of various experiences with Find Your Path.
Three homeroom classes (36 students & 6 faculty/staff) combined to create a full inclusive overnight experience.
Students spent afternoon rafting a section of Provo River with High Country Adventures, to build awareness of the natural environment and their own comfort zones.
Curriculum included Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, communication and awareness.
Find Your Path staff scheduled pre and post program campus visits to collaborate with faculty and support students.
All logistical support - supplies, food, reservations, cooking - was provided by Find Your Path staff.