Wilderness Trips Take Kids Out of Their Comfort Zone

The Rumson Country Day School uses a hands-on approach, encouraging students to learn by doing and to experiment with different methods of solving problems. Instead of just memorizing facts or reading about others’ experiences, our students learn by doing, making discoveries and experimenting with knowledge firsthand.

RCDS’ fifth-through-eighth-grade wilderness adventures provide children with exciting opportunities to participate in their own education. Traveling with their teachers and fellow students, they learn to develop teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Within this team-building wilderness curriculum, we also teach an appreciation of nature, including an understanding of our responsibility to protect the environment.

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