Multi-day Trips

End-of-the-Year Trip: Dodgers Stadium & Sage Hill Trip

Lower School students gather around the picnic table for a dinner they prepared themselves.

Dodgers Stadium & Sage Hill Trip

June 11-14, 2017

Faculty Chaperones Included Bryan Anderson, Emily de Moor, Hugo Macario, Brittany Ragan, Emily Regan, Gordon Sichi, Suzie Sichi, and Dillon Yuhasz

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Student Quote:

“It was really enjoyable to listen to all of the positive comments people had to say to each other during our trip. It made me smile and it really showed me that

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Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: Santa Cruz Island

All school photo at Smugglers Cove, September 2016

Santa Cruz Island Trip

September 19 – September 22, 2016

Teacher chaperones included: Paula Campanelli, Emily de Moor, Hugo Macario, Emily Regan, Brittany Ragan, Gordon Sichi, and Dillon Yuhasz

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Student Quotes:

“I remember the time when I went snorkeling in the ocean. Seeing the ocean from this perspective was unlike anything I have seen before in my life. Seeing all the kelp growing as tall as a tree, seeing fish Read more


End-of-the-Year Trip: Wind Wolves Preserve

Group photo at Wind Wolves Preserve, June 2016.

Wind Wolves Preserve Trip

June 5 – June 8, 2016

Teacher chaperones included: Emily de Moor, Emily Regan, Gordon Sichi, Suzie Sichi, Hugo Macario, and Dillon Yuhasz

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Student Quotes:

“I really liked the 3.5 mile hike we took. I got to bond with fellow classmates, which was very fun. While we were hiking, I really appreciated the beauty of the plain hills. It is nice to see an area just Read more


Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: Big Sur

Students pose in front of a sculpture of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet (3,000 BP) at Hearst Castle.

Beginning-of-the-Year Trip to Big Sur, September 27 – October 1, 2015

Teachers: Bryan Anderson, Emily de Moor, Hugo Macario, Emily Regan, Gordon Sichi, Suzie Sichi, Dillon Yuhasz

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Student Testimonials

“As the years go by, the beginning and end-of-the-year trips continue to help prepare me for adulthood. Whether it’s being away from home for  a week, developing leadership skills, or engaging … Read more


End-of-the-Year Trip: San Francisco

Students pose in front of Grace Cathedral, which is a replica of the French Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It also has a copy of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise made from the original molds used by Ghiberti for the Baptistery in Florence.

Teachers: Bryan Anderson, Paula Campanelli, Hugo Macario, Megan Nesland, Gordon Sichi, Suzie Sichi, and Dillon Yuhasz

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

We left promptly at 6:00 am for San Francisco with our long-term, veteran … Read more


Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: Santa Cruz Island

September 15-18, 2014

Teachers Attending the Trip: Bryan Anderson, Hugo Macario, Megan Nesland, Gordon Sichi, Suzie Sichi, and Dillon Yuhasz.

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Pre-Trip Orientation Activities
Students prepared for the Santa Cruz Island Trip with a number of pre-trip orientation activities during the afternoons of the first week of school:

  • On Friday, September 5, our new school year orientation program included kayaking sessions at Leadbetter Beach to let the students practice their kayaking skills. Channel Islands Outfitters provided the kayaks and
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Upper School End-of-the-Year Trip: Boston

Upper School students met with Reverend Dr. Robert Allan Hill at Boston University. Dr. Hill addressed his role in the university community following the tragic events at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

June 7-11, 2014
Teachers: Bryan Anderson, Megan Nesland, Paula Campanelli, Hugo Macario, Levi Maaia, and Gordon and Suzie Sichi

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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Students and teachers arrived on campus promptly at 2:45 AM for a 3:00 AM bus departure for LAX. After stopping in Ventura to pick … Read more


Lower School End-of-the-Year Trip: Sacramento

March 31 – April 3, 2014
Teachers: Megan Nesland and Suzie and Gordon Sichi

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Monday, March 31

Students arrived on campus at 6:00 AM for a 6:30 departure. With 20 students and an entire Santa Barbara Airbus to ourselves, the packing went very easily. Once again, veteran Anacapa bus driver David Harkness was our careful and courteous driver.

With our trip’s special focus on California water issues, our first stop at 11:30 was the San Read more


Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: Zion National Park

The school took a day trip to nearby Bryce Canyon National Park while camping in Zion National Park. This is Anacapa’s 7th time to Zion: 1984, 1989, 1992, 1995, 2002, 2007 and 2013!

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September 15-19, 2013
Chaperones: Gordon and Suzie Sichi, Bryan Anderson, Paula Campanelli, Levi Maaia, Hugo Macario, Megan Nesland, and Grayson Baggiolini (Class of 2012) 

Sunday, September 15
Destination:  Zion National Park

Students arrived on campus at 5:00 AM, roll was taken, and the two … Read more


End-of-the-Year Trip: Los Angeles

Anacapa alumnus Connor Proctor gave students a tour of the UCLA campus during the all-school trip to Los Angeles.

June 9-12, 2013

Teachers: Bryan Anderson, Megan Nesland, John Luca, Paula Campanelli, Hugo Macario, Levi Maaia, and Gordon and Suzie Sichi

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Sunday, June 9, 2013
Students arrived at 6:00 AM for a prompt 7:00 AM departure on the Santa Barbara Airbus. First stop was Olvera Street, the historic center of Los Angeles. Students were broken up into seven pre-arranged … Read more


Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: The Eastern Sierra

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Chaperones: Gordon and Suzie Sichi, Bryan Anderson, Hugo Macario, Megan Nesland, John Luca, and Connor Proctor (Class of 2011).

The Senior Class and Faculty organized the menus and helped purchase the food. Everyone is to be commended for working in teams to prepare, cook, and clean up for all of  the breakfasts, lunches and dinners.  Every student participated, including preparation and cleanup.  A job well done!

Monday, September 10, 2012, Trip Preparation Day

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Anacapa Italy 2012 Tour

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Chaperones: Gordon and Suzie Sichi
Participants: Patrick Alcero, Grayson Baggiolini, Julio Bernal, Alex Carlson, Hannah Erickson, Nichole Francia, Zinnia Gonzalez, Genevieve Hatfield, Alicia Kovary, Chris Lancashire, Colin Lancashire, Esai Macario, Isaac Macario, Molly Snyder, Douglas Throop, Kiara Trujillo

Thursday/Friday, July 5-6, Santa Barbara to Rome
Months of preparations included Gordon and Suzie’s extensive planning, (mostly Gordon!), and research by each student about someplace on the itinerary which they shared orally to the group … Read more


End-of-the-Year Trip: Sacramento & River Rafting

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Sunday, June 3, 2012
Students arrived on campus at 6:00 am for our 6:45 departure. Our route took us up 101 with our first educational stop being the San Luis Reservoir to visit the Visitors’ Center for an orientation to the role the reservoir plays in delivering water from northern California to southern California. Howard, the official State of California water resources interpreter, explained details of the entire California water system. Students saw a video overview of … Read more


Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite National Park
September 11-15, 2011

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“This really just changed the way I view ‘hanging out’, because I realized that we don’t have to be surrounded by technology to have fun, because the simplest moments are the moments that we will always remember.” – Zinnia, Grade 11

“It was weirdly exciting going camping, as every other school camping trip, considering camping is not something I … Read more


End-of-the-Year Trip: San Francisco

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Students arrived on campus at 5:30 am for a prompt 6:00 am departure.  Our veteran and venerable Santa Barbara Airbus driver, David Harkness, once again drove for Anacapa.  Upon arrival in San Francisco, our first stop was a stair walk up the Moraga Stairway with its tiled “magic stairway” to Grand View Park with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the City.  Our second … Read more


Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: Big Sur

Students arrived on campus bright and early at 6:15 AM. We used one 55-passenger Santa Barbara Airbus, a U-Haul truck, the green van, and the Yukon. The packing-up went very smoothly, and we left promptly at 7:15 AM.

End-of-the-Year Trip: Channel Islands

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Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: Death Valley

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End-of-the-Year Trip: Refugio State Beach

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Optional Trip: Island Trip

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Beginning-of-the-Year Trip, Grand Canyon

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End-of-the-Year Trip: Sage Hill Campground

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Beginning-of-the-Year Trip: Zion National Park

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Optional Summer Trip: Italy

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