Outdoor adventure uses the 355 acre campus at Mount Madonna School to learn about connecting to the natural environment. Students learn how to identify local flora and fauna on hikes and trail runs. In addition, students learn a survival skills curriculum with activities such as shelter-building, first-aid, and water catchment and filtration.
The High School spends the first week of school on a challenging whitewater rafting and open-air camping trip. Students are challenged to face their fears and learn to rely on their community of teachers and peers for support as they engage with the outdoor environment on the American River.