Purpose and Mission

 

COAST is a five-month long program. COAST 10 is offered in second semester (February - June). COAST 11 is offered in first semester (September - January).

COAST combines academics with wilderness adventures. We strive to develop powerful and stimulating learning environments where challenges are created and overcome, where students can discover a sense of self, come to understand their community, and explore the natural world.

COAST is committed to preserving and protecting the environment that we all enjoy. Along with experiencing different ecosystems, our students become stewards for the environment as they learn about how the natural environment has an impact on their daily lives, and in turn, what kind of impact their daily lives have on the environment.

Our aim is to enable students to make wise choices, initiate action, turn dreams into reality and take personal responsibility for who they become.

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."            -Oliver Wendell Holmes