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Sage Expeditions

Middleton Expeditions

Philosophy

Sage Expeditions strives to be a positive cultural force at Sage International School.  The mission of Sage Expeditions is to provide equitable opportunities to learn and recreate in diverse outdoor spaces through a variety of activities in order to inspire future outdoor stewards and life-long learners. We want to take students out of their comfort zones, to try something new (or master new skills), and to give them challenges they otherwise would not experience in the school atmosphere.  At the same time, we will push students to transfer their outdoor experiences back to their lives at home and in school, by reinforcing school curriculum on every trip.  We will also teach natural and social histories of the places we travel and adventure, as well as teach and maintain a “Leave No Trace” ethic.

Expeditions

Sage Expeditions offers a great variety of outdoor learning opportunities. We offer “Action Friday” trips: day trips on our Fridays without school, weekend backcountry and front-country camping, and longer camping/backpacking trips over school breaks. Activities range from hiking, biking, camping, backpacking, skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, fly fishing and more!

Enrollment

For every outing, enrollment will be based on a randomized lottery process, and not the first to register.  Hopefully, this allows all students to access the expeditions in a more equitable manner.  If a student is wait-listed for a trip, they will be given priority on the next trip they register for.  There will be a cutoff time to enter your student’s name for each trip.

Scholarships

Scholarships may be available for some trips. Please contact your outdoor expeditions coordinator for more details.

2023-2024 Expeditions

Keep checking back! Our expeditions schedule will continue to grow as more opportunities fall in place!

August

8/15-8/17 MYP Backpacking and Fly Fishing at Langer Lake

September

9/25-9/29 MYP Front Country Camping in Deschutes National Forest

October

10/27 4th and 5th Action Friday-Halloween Hiking at Ghost Town: Silver City

**UPDATE** Moved to Idaho City due to road conditions

November

11/10 MYP Service Opportunity: Rake Up Boise and Disc Golf @ Eagle Island SP

December

Expeditions Break~ See you next year!

January 2024

4th Grade to Bogus Snowschool- 1/17- CANCELLED

Bogus Basin Lifesports 1/19 and 1/26 ~Lottery Closes 11/30

February

March

MYP Nordic Skiing 3/15

MYP Yurt Camping 3/8-3/10

April

MYP Backpacking through Hells Canyon

May

5th Grade to Idaho Basecamp

June

Plans in the making~ stay tuned!

Please contact Program Coordinator Megan Furois at megan.furois@sageintl.org for information on the expeditions program and upcoming events.

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