Field trips to local venues such as the Sumter Fire Department or the Sumter County Museum to week-long trips abroad to England, France, Italy or Spain, in addition to overnight trips to Charleston, New York City, the mountains of North Carolina, or Washington, D.C., only further expand the experiences and learning opportunities of students.
As part of the curriculum, the members of the Junior Class attended the 15th annual Junior Class Retreat at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, March 1-3. Coordinated by Mrs. Laura Barr and Mr. Glen Rector, the retreat provided rising seniors with a “beyond the classroom walls” experience with a focus on loyalty, leadership and legacy.
The retreat included group activities, structured discussions, and opportunities for enjoying the facilities of the conference center located in the mountains of North Carolina. Activities included an obstacle course operated by the Mountain Trail Outdoor School, team-building exercises, and cooperation games.
Dr. Milt Lowder ‘90, a licensed counseling psychologist in Greenville, delivered the keynote speech with the topic of “Defining Success.” There were also presentations given by Mr. Fred Moulton, Headmaster, as well as from some of the dozen faculty members who attended the retreat.
Every member of the Class of 2021 had the opportunity to enjoy the significant benefits of a time set apart for community building and individual character development in a way that will not only benefit each student individually, but continue Wilson Hall’s strong tradition of effective preparation for college and beyond.
Upcoming international trips for high school students and their parents:
- Italy, Summer 2021
- France, Summer 2022
Planned overnight class trips for the 21-22 school year:
- 5th Grade History
- 6th Grade Class Retreat
- 7th Grade Science & History
- 11th Grade Class Retreat