A year at West Sound Academy includes adventures in the outdoors, beginning with the Fall Gathering. Faculty and students in Grades 6-11 camp out overnight on campus, shares meals and campfires, while building friendships and strengthening the school community. Before classes even begin in the fall, Seniors depart on the Senior Retreat, with faculty leaders to a retreat center where they prepare for the coming year with team building activities, college essay writing and class-bonding experiences.

June Term and June TREC

 

At the conclusion of Spring Semester West Sound Academy offers half-day and full-day June Term classes and the option for students to participate in experiential trips called June TRECs. A June TREC ((Travel, Rethink, Explore, Connect) is designed to put students into unfamiliar surroundings where they can have new and different experiences. TRECs may involve outdoor activities such as rafting, sea-kayaking, or rock climbing. Other TRECs may include travel: domestic excursions to other regions of the United States or international trips to compelling and engaging destinations overseas.

Photos from past WSA Experiential Learning Trips

 
6th Grader on a trip to IslandWood
Wyatt popping out of a hollow log at IslandWood
WSA 6th graders in the floating classroom on Mac's Pond at IslandWood
WSA's 'Bog' group in the floating classroom on Mac's Pond at IslandWood
One 7th Grader belays, and one climbs, during a day at Mt. Erie on Whidbey Island
River belays Julie on a day of climbing at Mt. Erie on Whidbey Island
8th grade kayakers on Hood Canal
8th grade kayakers on Hood Canal
WSA 9th graders canoeing on Lake Ozette in Olympic National Park
Canoeing on Lake Ozette in Olympic National Park
Stre-e-e-e-tching around a tree at Olympic National Park
Stre-e-e-e-tching around a tree at Olympic National Park
Camp cookin' at Olympic National Park
Camp cookin' at Olympic National Park
Rafting the Deschutes on a hot day
Rafting the Deschutes on a hot day
1, 2, 3, Go! Taking a break from rafting on the Deschutes to do some serious jumping
1, 2, 3, Go! Taking a break from rafting on the Deschutes to do some serious jumping
Exploring a cave along the Deschutes River in Oregon
Exploring a cave along the Deschutes River in Oregon
11th grade girls on the ropes!
Alice and Anna on the ropes!
We made it!  High fives all around!
A beautiful sunrise on the Deschutes
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