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Trojan OUtdoor Experience

The mission of the Trojan Outdoor Experience is to use outdoor activities to profoundly increase the respect our students have for themselves, each other, and the natural world. Each outing will provide the opportunity for students, individually and as a group, to practice overcoming adversity through skilled decision making.

Students in third through 12th grade participate in class trips that support the TOE mission. Upper school students also have the opportunity to accompany class trips as student leaders. Student leadership is available to all TVS upper school students. TOE club outings are available to all TVS students.

“It is so incredibly important to take our kids beyond the gates of TVS and let them experience the outdoor world first hand. The lessons gained through our experiences help them learn not only what we can accomplish if we challenge ourselves, but also that in order to be leaders we must see and appreciate where we fit into the grand landscape outside our walls.”
- Blake Amos
Director of Experiential Education

Lower School
Group challenges, fossil hunting, archery, animal habitats, expedition behavior

Middle School
Overnight trips, tent camping, rock climbing, kayaking, journaling, outdoor and wilderness ethics

Upper School
Environmental education, community service, student-led leadership opportunities with younger students, summer exploration trips across the globe

Ropes Course
The Trojan Challenge Course was built in 2009 by Adventure Experiences Inc. Our course consists of seven different high elements which include a climbing wall, giant swing, zip line, power pole, and a series of three linked traversing elements.

The primary use is for current students and faculty, but we have staged a few outside groups. Our most recent was a squadron of fighter pilots and their support staff from the Naval Air Station.

The Trojan Challenge Course allows us to push our students positively out of their comfort zones in an outdoor adventure environment, without ever leaving campus.

Forty-foot Climbing Wall
The wall expands the range of students able to use our ropes course and provides a familiar training environment.

Director of Experiential Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blake Amos
amosb@trinityvalleyschool.org

Experiential Education (TOE) Fellow

2014-2015 TOE Calendar

3rd Grade: April 24-25, 2015 - Fort Worth Nature Center and TVS Campus (Fort Worth, TX)

 

4th Grade: October 23-24, 2014 - Meridian & Dinosaur Valley State Parks (Meridian/Glen Rose, TX)

 

5th Grade: September 11-12, 2014 - Lake Mineral Wells State Park (Mineral Wells, TX)

 

6th Grade: September 16-19, 2014 - Camp Eagle (Rocksprings, TX)

 

7th Grade: March 22-27, 2015 - Enchanted Rock State Park (Fredericksburg, TX)

 

8th Grade: October 5-11, 2014 - Camp Manidokan (Harper's Ferry, WV)

 

9th Grade: May 5-8, 2015 - Galveston Island State Park (Galveston, TX)

 

12th Grade: November 10-11, 2014 - Spring Creek Ranch (Weatherford, TX)

Are you interested in volunteering with TOE?

Contact Brian Allen at b.allen2@sbcglobal.net to volunteer!

 

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