Emma Steussi '17 shares her insight into the power of Outdoor Program experiences.
About the Outdoor Program
Embrace the Adventure
Through challenging and inspiring outdoor experiences, the Sun Valley Community School Outdoor Program supports the school’s mission by fostering personal growth, teamwork, and leadership; strengthening the relationships that are unique to our school; providing opportunities for students to develop a love for wild places; and teaching wilderness skills.
Sun Valley Community School students climb mountains and cliffs, run rapids, explore wild coasts and deserts, and overnight in snow shelters. Through these adventures with a purpose, students develop the confidence to take risks and overcome challenges and adversity. By stepping outside their comfort zone, students build confidence and grow in ways impossible in traditional classroom settings. Outdoor trips also encourage environmental ethics that enrich student lives and the lives of others.
We believe unequivocally that the Outdoor Program promotes not only academic success but helps students develop insights about themselves and the world that will serve them well on their journey to adulthood.