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Outdoor Programs

Stevenson's proximity to California’s Central Coast affords a unique learning environment through which students connect to nature and themselves in thought-provoking ways. The school invites all students to explore their relationship to the outdoors, both locally and afar, by way of co-curricular programs, weekend-based trips, and extended expeditions. 

Since its inception in 1993, the Sophomore Wilderness Expedition continues to provide the sophomore class and elected junior and senior co-leaders an exciting extended wilderness and leadership experience. The ever-expanding Outdoor Education Program offers distinctive land and ocean-based courses in sea kayaking, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Co-curricular in nature, these courses complement the academic journey, fulfill after-school physical education requirements, and expand a student's sense of place and belonging along the Central Coast.


 

Sophomore Expedition


 

The Sophomore Wilderness Expedition, known on campus as EXPO, is an 11-day backpacking trip during spring break that introduces students to an exciting and rugged wilderness environment through outdoor activities while emphasizing the development of a positive attitude toward challenging situations. Development of such a manner is accomplished by simultaneously teaching specific outdoor skills to meet the physical demands made by the environment while actively engaging in a group wilderness expedition.

Described by alumni as one of the most defining experiences from their Stevenson years, the Sophomore Wilderness Expedition is an opportunity to be challenged, to form strong bonds with classmates, and to develop lifelong skills and a love for the great outdoors.

 

Learn More About Expo

EXPO 2019

Co-Curricular Programs

Students may participate in outdoor co-curricular courses after school in lieu of or complement to interscholastic sports and intramurals offered through Athletics or to other co-curricular programs offered through the Arts. Outdoor co-curricular courses help fulfill Stevenson’s sports requirement and are offered two to four days a week per season, allowing students to experience the outdoors and local environments on a regular basis.
FALL

2 days per week:
Sea Kayaking
Surfing
SUP and Ocean Adventures

4 days per week:
Mountain Biking (MTB)

WINTER

2 days per week:
Rock Climbing
Hiking and Stewardship
ExpPacking (2-3 days)

4 days per week:
Mountain Biking (MTB)

SPRING

2 days per week:
Sea Kayaking
Surfing
SUP and Ocean Adventures

4 days per week:
Mountain Biking (MTB)

students in double ocean kayak
two students with surf boards on 17-mile drive beach

Upcoming Trips & Expeditions

Read about the history of our EXPO program

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