6th Grade Sea Camp
Each year, the sixth graders travel to the natural setting of Big Pine Key, Florida, to experience marine biology outside of the classroom. Snorkeling the coral reefs, wading at night, dissecting squid, and swimming in the shark pond are often the highlights of the trip. The students also bond through roasting marshmallows and singing at the campfire. Sea Camp is a rite of passage for the sixth-grade students. Photos from past years are available on Episcopal’s Flickr site.
9th Grade Freshman Orientation Adventure
Every fall the freshmen class participated in the Freshmen Orientation Adventure in Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia. In 2012, the Class of 2016 became the 20th class to take this annual trip. The trip provides opportunities for social, emotional and spiritual growth, as well as builds class unity. Eleventh and twelfth graders serve as counselors, and faculty and staff chaperone. Counselors encourage the development of new friendships in order to develop a sense of mutual trust, respect, and appreciation among the group. Freshmen participate in white water rafting, hiking, camping, learn about wildlife and prepare their own meals. Photos from past years' adventures are available on the Episcopal Flickr site.
Every fall the senior class visits Camp Weed, owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida near Live Oak. Seniors spend time reflecting on their years at Episcopal, build class unity through team activities, participate in chapel, and enjoy free time with friends playing games and sports. Seniors are also fitted for caps and gowns and vote on senior superlatives.
Information and forms needed for 2013-2014 can be found here as they become available for the upcoming year.