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Trips & Retreats

This action-packed trip is our most anticipated event of the middle school years. The days are packed with learning opportunities about American history as students visit the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, National Archives, The White House, The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Museums, most of the outdoor monuments and memorials, Ford’s Theater, Arlington National Cemetery, The Holocaust Museum, Mt. Vernon and Gettysburg National Park. 

6th Grade Outdoor School 
Each spring, students join their 6th-grade teachers for a three-day, two-night outdoor school week at the beach. Days are filled with hands-on science projects, engaging activities like archery, mini-golf, canoeing, and opportunities to enjoy team games, campfires and night hikes with friends.


6th Grade Staycation
We believe that building a school year on relationships sets a strong foundation for our 6th grade class. While our 7th and 8th grade are away at their retreat, the 6th grade stay at school for two school days set aside for just for them. They have the opportunity to spend time with their teachers, learn the 6th grade routine, ask questions, take a school tour, get to know each other, and engage in team building activities at school and at Atfalati park. 

7th Grade Group Adventures 
Our seventh graders enjoy two unique outings each year designed to challenge them individually and encourage them to explore new activities with their classmates. In the winter, students spend a day snow shoeing on Mt. Hood. In the spring they participate in a team building activity at the YWAM Ropes Course in Salem, Oregon.

7th & 8th Grade Fall Beach Retreat
Understanding the importance of relationships and desiring to start the year with positive peer experiences, we set aside two days in the first two weeks of each school year for our 7th and 8th grade students to participate in a relationship building overnight fall retreat. Facilitated by our middle school staff and assisted by parent chaperones, students spend two days at the beach engaged in team-building activities and chapels deepening their relationships with staff and peers.  


At Horizon Christian School we strive to Bring Life to Learning by providing a formal education that prepares students to pursue their God-given purpose. With this in mind the high school MET Program does just that. Each Spring Break we are taking the students out of the classroom and into the world through Mission Trips and International Educational Trips.  


Horizon Christian High School has an all-school retreat with staff and students during the first week of school. The retreat is at Canby Grove Christian Retreat Center in Canby, Oregon. At the retreat, students and staff participate in team-building activities, chapels, and other fun events that help prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming school year.