Each year, students at The Storm King School are offered several opportunities for travel to interesting and exotic destinations within the United States and abroad. These trips are designed to enhance the experiential, interdisciplinary nature of the School’s academic curriculum and community service program while they add yet another dimension to Storm King’s already vibrant student life.
In past years, students have broadened their horizons, experienced different cultures, and learned about the natural world on trips to Peru, Fiji, Cuba, the Galapagos Islands, New York City, Boston, the Adirondacks, and many others. For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, SKS is offering two exciting international trips to Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands & Ecuador.
Students traveling to Costa Rica during the Thanksgiving Break on November 23- December 1, 2019, can expect a week filled with adventure, cultural immersion, service, and fun. The group will visit four cities as they explore the country from coast to coast, complete rewarding days of service, and live the excitement of outdoor adventure. As they experience the natural beauty Costa Rica is famous for, students will interact with the local community as they learn about sustainability, ecotourism, organic farming, and more.
During the Spring Break holiday, a 10-day trip is planned to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on March 2-11, 2020. As in previous years, this trip is a hands-on expedition which combines wildlife observation, field-based conservation, and analysis of human footprints and sustainability in these fragile ecosystems. From Mindo’s majestic cloud forest to the Galapagos archipelago’s otherworldly desert islands, to the frenetic capital city of Quito, students will gain an understanding of Ecuador’s diverse landscapes, unique wildlife, and proud culture —all while becoming versed in the ecological challenges and opportunities facing the region.
All students and families are encouraged to take advantage of Storm King’s exciting trips for the upcoming year. There are still spaces available for both trips. Please visit the Travel Opportunities page on our website to get more information and express interest in one or both of these great excursions: https://sks.org/student-life/2019-2020-trips/