August 14 — On the day before graduation, eighth-graders ventured to the Sespe Wilderness for their traditional hike from White Rocks to 10-foot Hole. A few days earlier, kindergartners continued an OVS tradition by climbing through the Boney Bean cave and splashing through the waterfall.
At the Upper Campus, the seniors participated in their final trip — an exploration to Big Sur that included a senior solo. Those trips concluded a dynamic year in Outdoor Education. At the Lower Campus, this included eight elementary camping trips, nine middle school base-camping and backpacking adventures, and nearly a dozen weekend excursions, which featured river rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, mountaineering, and equestrian trail rides. At the Upper Campus, 19 trips were organized during the year, with high school students heading to the Sierras, Kern River, Escalante in Utah, and more.
As we gear up for our 2019-2020 school year, we remind families to be sure students are properly geared up for Outdoor Education, as well. From our Resources page, here are the equipment lists for each division: