At Wyndcroft we believe that children benefit from real life experiences and we plan a variety of field trip to enhance the academic program. In the younger grades these trips include visits to local cultural and natural sites of interest such as the Franklin Institute, the Art Museum, the Amish Country and Charlestown Nature Reserve. Fourth and fifth graders spend two nights away from home, enjoying the outdoors on a camping trip to Camp Conrad Weiser at the South Mountain YMCA in Wernersville, PA.
5th Grade at The Franklin Institute
Sixth and seventh graders travel to the Chesapeake Bay area to the Echo Hill Outdoor School. There they spend three days exploring various habitats in courses such as swamp studies, night hikes, bay studies and dairy farm ecology. In addition, a multi-faceted adventure course presents the students with individual and group challenges aimed at building and enhancing confidence, self-esteem, and cooperation.
A culmination of the social studies curriculum occurs with the eighth grade four- day trip to New England. Students visit the Mystic Seaport Museum and the Mystic Aquarium before going to Boston where they explore all the historical facets of this interesting city, including a tour of Fenway Park. A night out at the theater provides a little relief from history! After Boston, students visit the Mayflower 11 and Plimoth Plantation, and tour Lexington, Concord, and the old Battle Road before returning home.
2011 8th Grade Gettysburg Trip
2011 8th Grade Boston Trip
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