Fall Call to Adventure/Spring into the Woods
Let’s go on an adventure. Every student at Pioneer Springs Community School has the opportunity to participate in experiential nature based adventures to kick off the school year and an capstone experience as a celebration in the Spring. Each adventure is planned to give students real world experiences that enhance grade level science standards. The adventures help our students make deeper connections to their grade level curriculum, make real environmental impact, and/or build a deeper sense of community.
Check back here for information about our 2022 Spring Into the Woods adventures. Each Spring, we celebrate our students' accomplishments with an amazing camping experience directly related to grade level learning expeditions. Every adventure is selected and designed to meet our students' age and developmental needs.
Examples of Past Adventures:
Students participate in a day camp style program held after school culminating with campfire songs, stories, and of course s'mores!
Students attend a "sleep away" camp on the PSCS campus!
2nd and 3rd grades
Students participate in an overnight camping experience at Camp Weaver in Greensboro, NC. Students participate in several environmental and adventure classes including team building, canoeing, archery, orienteering, survival, and even blacksmithing.
4th and 5th grades
Students spend 2 nights at Camp Caraway in Sophia, NC. This camp is in the Uwharrie Mountain region of NC. This experience ramps up the intensity of adventure as students participate in several long hikes exploring the beautiful sites of the camp’s 1500 acres. Participants learn about local history and ecology, build shelters, climb a rock wall, canoe, participate in archery, and go on an amazing night hikes.
6th and 7th grades
Black Mountain Expeditions at Camp Merri-Mac in Black Mountain, NC is the destination for our sixth and seventh grade students. Spending 2 nights on the "Front Porch of the Blue Ridge Mtns. is an experience students will never forget. From the environmental classes to kayaking, our students are immersed in ecology, team building, and character development classes. Students come home from the adventure with a sense of accomplishment and deeper connection to their classmates and the natural world.
The Barrier Islands of South Carolina will be adventure base camp for the 8th grade's 2 night trip. On a campus including beach, salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater ponds, and a freshwater swamp students will be immersed in studies of marine life and human impact on the environment.
9th- Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson, NC kicks environmental immersion up a notch. Pioneer adventurers will explore the Nantahala River while paddling on an exciting whitewater rafting trip, get a bird's eye view of the Blue Ridge sailing through the treetops on a zipline tour, and relax to the sounds of nature as they sleep in raised platform tents. Stories of the NOC trip will be shared for years to come.