A week is set aside in early autumn for students to participate as a group in study and activities away from the classroom. Each trip involves camping, practical experience, and usually community service and complements Main Lesson blocks and other academics.
- Ninth graders typically work on a biodynamic farm;
- Tenth graders spend a week in New Mexico at the Taos Pueblo doing community service;
- Eleventh graders work with the Nature Conservancy doing field projects, usually in Colorado;
- Twelfth graders travel to the Wyoming desert for a wilderness solo and retreat, to seek guidance for their senior year and their future.