Trips

Gathering around the campfire during an evening in Big Sur, students and teachers share their experiences on the journey up the coast.

Anacapa takes multi-day trips each school year.  These trips are usually camping trips, and they always include physical challenges, environmental and historical education, and lots of community building, or as we say it at Anacapa—bonding!  The Beginning-of-the-Year Trip kicks off the school year with new and returning students sharing a common experience.  The End-of-the-Year Trip takes place after finals, giving everyone an opportunity for one last Anacapa experience together before the seniors graduate and summer begins.

Anacapa classes take advantage of our prime downtown location with frequent field trips to cultural and civic resources located minutes away from our historic campus.

Every few years, Anacapa takes an international excursion during the summer to learn about the history and culture of Europe.  In recent years, these optional school trips have focused primarily on Italy and Switzerland.

Most Recent Trip

  • Lower School End-of-the-Year Trip: Sacramento April 2014 Facebook photos Anacapa Lower School students headed to Northern California with Gordon, Suzie and Megan for the End-of-the-Year Trip. The amazing four days tied together this year’s American Society II class in state and local government – with a special and timely emphasis on water issues. The group spent three nights in the historic Williams Mansion, ...

Past Trips

2004-2005
Channel Islands Cruise
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Refugio State Beach
2003-2004
Catalina Island
Big Sur
Europe (Summer 2004)
2002-2003
Zion National Park
Anacapa Island Day Trip
San Francisco
2001-2002
El Capitan State Beach
Rafting on the American River
Yosemite National Park
2000-2001
Catalina Island
June Lake
1999-2000
Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite National Park
Big Sur
Europe (Summer 2000)
1998-1999
Rock Creek
Burney Falls
1997-1998
El Capitan State Beach
Upper School: Boston
Lower School: Sacramento &
Rafting on the American River
1996-1997
Yosemite National Park
Catalina Island
Europe (Summer 1997)
1995-1996
Zion National Park
Big Sur
1994-1995
Santa Cruz Island
Anacapa Island
Big Sur
1993-1994
Yosemite National Park
Burney Falls
1992-1993
Zion National Park
Upper School: June Lake
Lower School: Scorpion Bay,
Santa Cruz Island
1991-1992
Santa Cruz Island
Upper School:
High Sierra Backpack,
Post Corral Meadows
Lower School:
Yosemite National Park
1990-1991
Yosemite National Park
Upper School: San Francisco,
Big Basin State Park
Lower School: Catalina Island
Marine Institute,
Sacramento
1989-1990
Zion National Park
Santa Ynez Valley
San Diego
1988-1989
Yosemite National Park
Jalama Beach
Leo Carrillo State Park
1987-1988
Montaña de Oro
Jalama Beach
Big Basin State Park
1986-1987
Leo Carrillo State Park
Catalina Island
Europe (Summer 1987)
1985-1986
Yosemite National Park
Anacapa Island
Catalina Island
1984-1985
Yosemite National Park
El Capitan State Beach
Big Sur
1983-1984
June Lake
Montaña de Oro
Zion National Park
Europe (Summer 1984)
1982-1983
Laurel Springs Ranch
Yosemite National Park
Figueroa Mountain
Catalina Island
1981-1982
Jalama Beach
Anacapa Island