Our outdoor program provides many opportunities for students to explore the outdoors. Our location in the heart of Utah, one of the most remarkable states for outdoor activities, sets students on a path filled with fun, adventure and self-reliance.
Spend the weekends at world-class ski resorts like Park City (and ski or ride after school every day at our own ski hill close to campus), rock climbing (World class Maple Canyon with routes for all abilities is 20 minutes from campus), hiking local trails, riding horses or mountain biking in the mountains — it’s up to you. Have you ever been to Moab? It’s the mountain biking capital of the world and has incredible rock climbing too — and we go there frequently. Even if your interest in the outdoors is only slightly piqued, you’ll be a full-blown outdoor enthusiast after spending a few weeks at Wasatch Academy.
Just a few of the outdoor adventures students at Wasatch Academy experience through the outdoor program include rappelling off an arch in Moab, rafting on the Colorado River, hiking in Zion National Park and enjoying s’mores around a campfire with friends. These weekend trips give students a chance to relax while having fun and reflecting on their relationship with the natural world.
Some of the traditions at Wasatch Academy include an all-school hike to the top of nearby mountains at the start of year to symbolize goal-setting for the academic year, a four-day junior class trip in May rafting the Green River and many other class-oriented adventures. These traditions emphasize the value that we place on outdoor activities as profound, life-changing learning opportunities.