For the eighth straight year, the senior class of University Heights Academy (pictured below) went to Washington, D.C. for Outdoor Education Week. The class of 2018 visited The White House, Arlington Cemetery, toured the Capitol, visited the Archives, went to the Smithsonian Museums, enjoyed the major art galleries on the National Mall, visited the War Memorials at night, attended a show at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, toured the Washington National Cathedral, spent an afternoon at Mount Vernon, went to a Nationals Baseball game, and learned how to negotiate the D.C. Metrorail system.
UHA’s Outdoor School Trip for grades 9-11 (pictured below) visited the Williamsburg, VA area from August 28th to September 1st. Students were guided through Colonial Williamsburg, including the Governor’s Palace and the first U.S. Capitol; explored our country’s history at the Revolutionary War Museum in Yorktown; conquered rollercoasters at Busch Gardens; thrilled to Williamsburg’s haunted history on a Ghost Tour; and visited the Virginia Marine Science Institute to take a dolphin viewing cruise and tour the aquarium. On the last night, they were participants in a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, where they had to solve the mystery between courses. While the trip was originally supposed to take us to New Orleans, Hurricane Harvey made that an unwise destination. Williamsburg was a fantastic substitute!