Summer Learning Expedition

What will you do this summer?

The Thompson Island Outward Bound Summer Learning Expedition is a 3-week overnight summer learning experience (July 8th to 28th) to help students grow as individuals, scientific thinkers, and stewards of the environment. Through backpacking, kayaking, camping, and hands-on field activities on the island, students will gain expertise living and learning in an outdoor environment and in community with one another.

Students have the choice of specializing in backpacking and climbing or kayaking expeditions. Each group will be run by 3 Thompson Island staff and will have 12 students. Daily activities include camping and hiking around Thompson Island and other harbor islands, learning the basics of campcraft (setting up a tent, cooking outside, campsite hygiene), and participating in team building activities. Additionally, students will engage in science learning delivered by BPS teachers. With a focus on project-based learning, students will identify areas of interest and use the island as their classroom to explore the world around them.

Throughout the program students will have time to learn about themselves and their crew. They’ll get the most out of their expedition if they come prepared to use and share their strengths with everyone in your group. There will be many things to work on as part of a team and there will be lots of time for laughing, playing games and having fun. We are excited to welcome a group of students, like you, who are eager to have fun, grow, learn, and build community!

Program dates are July 8th to July 28th, 2023

The program is free to rising 8th and 9th grade BPS students

Click the links below to print program information and to apply