Summit Outdoor Adventure and Recreation

At Summit School we value our surrounding wilderness treasures and the benefits outdoor adventures provide to our students. Peer leadership, faculty involvement, personal challenge, and community friendships enhance our outdoor pursuits and adventures. Please take a moment to check out the fun excursions we have planned this year. We have many opportunities to explore and there is something for everyone! Registration is open for all trips today.

Upcoming Events

Ski Trip

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (Winter Break)
Time: 5:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Description: Register for the most popular trip of the year! Take in the mountain views, crisp air, and swift chair lift rides at Winterplace, WV while you carve down the slopes skiing or spinning in a snow tube. Chat with friends about the backscratcher you nearly nailed while you enjoy a warm, cozy lunch in the lodge. If you are Shaun White, you definitely have a seat reserved on the bus, but all levels, including beginners, are welcome, as equipment and lessons are provided. This is the winter social event of the year! Don’t miss the good times with friends on this winter break tradition! Gift certificates for this winter trip are a popular holiday gift from parents and grandparents.

Details: Departure and return at Summit School. All skill levels welcome.

Check out the Video from a Previous Trip

Fee: $175 (equipment, lesson, helmet, ski/tubing passes, lunch, and bus snacks all included)

Bird Watching at Tanglewood

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Enrollment: JrK – 9th grade and Families

Description: Join Health Moir, the former Education Chair of the Forsyth Audubon Society and Summit 4th grade teacher, on a special bird walk at the Tanglewood’s Yadkin River Trail, a favorite spot for birders. The trail offers views of several different habitats, and thus, opportunity to see a variety of different birds. We are likely to see several different types of woodpeckers and nuthatches. We will check along the Yadkin River for the great blue herons that typically nest along the river. There is always a possibility of pine warblers, yellow-rumped warblers, and perhaps a barred owl. Bird walks are always full of surprises. This walk will be geared towards beginners. The trail is level and we will move at an easy pace. If you have binoculars, bring them. Wear comfortable shoes. Adult chaperones are required for kids 2nd grade and younger.

Details: Meet for the Bird walk at Tanglewood Park. Meeting point instructions will be described in confirmation email. If you have binoculars, please bring them.

Fee: $35 per family

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For more information, please email Jill Miller at

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