The Outdoor Program
The Outdoor Program provides opportunities for students to learn about and appreciate the backcountry, and teaches students to take responsibility, meet challenges, take intelligent risks, and to trust themselves and each other. Trained faculty and instructors lead the program, which includes two components: an after-school activity program and a trip program. The instructor-guided day and overnight trips take students to the coasts, rivers and mountains of New England. Trips may include sea kayaking, day hiking, white water rafting, stand-up paddle boarding, winter hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, ice climbing and rock climbing. The program also offers multi-day trips during school breaks. Some recent trips have included sea kayaking in the Bahamas; hiking in Bryce and Zion National Parks; climbing and hiking in Joshua Tree National Park and Red Rock Canyon; and backpacking in the White Mountains.
Community Engagement Programs and Partnerships
Community Engagement Programs and Partnerships (CEPP) seeks to instill and support a passion for service learning in Milton Academy’s students, faculty and staff. Through providing a multitude of opportunities from tutoring in local schools, to donating blood, to assisting the elderly, the program strives to provide the Milton community with interesting and meaningful opportunities to engage with the broader community. On average, over 200 students make weekly commitments to over 20 different partner organizations in the Greater Boston area. Another 250 students participate in multi-annual events such as Special Olympics tournaments, the Red Cross Blood Drive and holiday giving events. The entire Milton community participates in the annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet and biennial Days of Community Engagement. Each March, CEPP sponsors a spring break service trip. Students, faculty and parents have traveled for the past several years to renovate the island high school of Ocean Academy in Belize.