8th Grade Themes/Experiences

  • Focus on Informal Relationship Building: 1:1 mentoring to help build strong bonds before the transition into High School.  “Sparks” building to determine individual interests to help inform future programming.
  • Adventure Education and Leadership
  • Community Engagement
  • Cultural Exchange

Core Trips/Experiences (tentative):

  • Fall Overnight Camping Trip 2-3 days
  • Fun Day Trip-Group Choice
  • Winter or Spring Volunteer Experience
  • April Vacation Outdoor Adventure
  • Tour of New England 4-6 day expedition
  • 9-10 Cohort program meetings September-July
  • 2 Family meetings

Optional Experiences (tentative):

  • Wobble Gobble Thanksgiving Day Race
  • Sunday River Community Days: Skiing or Snowboarding
  • Spring Sea Dogs Baseball Game
  • Various Other Community Events as they arise