Field Trips

One way LCDS helps students to develop an understanding and appreciation for real world connections to their class work is through travel courses and international trips. These travel opportunities allow students to look more deeply into an area of inquiry and make first-hand discoveries that are directly related to curriculum. The content goals, pedagogy of each travel course, as well as travel constraints, dictate the class size and travel expectations. For each course, interested students will need to meet specific prerequisites. When there are more interested participants than space, there will be a competitive application process for admittance to the course. During all trips students will be expected to meet the LCDS standards of conduct. All travel courses are full year courses.

Middle School students can participate in Global Programs that comprise travel courses with a robust, experiential-learning focus. S
tudents also enjoy opportunities to host international students and to travel domestically with them, for a true cultural exchange. Travel abroad and cultural exchanges like these promote the pillars of MS -- respect, responsibility, honesty -- while helping students gain independence and personal growth. 

In addition to the possibility of international travel, all Middle School students go on overnight trips in the fall. For two nights, sixth grade visits Outdoor School at Shavers Creek near State College, while seventh grade ventures to Refreshing Mountain in Stevens, Pa. Meanwhile, the eighth grade enjoys a three night adventure at Echo Hill Camp on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. These trips promote community building and learning outside the classroom walls.
Model United Nations- travel to The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) conference in the Netherlands and the Doha, Qatar (offered 2018-19).
Spanish Civilization and Culture- travel to Spain to study Spanish language and culture in depth with hands-on immersion experiences (offered 2018-19, signup closed).

Science of Hawaii- travel to the Big Island, Hawaii to study geology and marine biology across the island (offered 2017-18).

An independent, college-preparatory school founded in 1908, Lancaster Country Day School combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive and encouraging faculty to ensure that every preschool-12th grade student receives the best education available. In addition to Lancaster, students come from Hershey, York and Reading to become part of our vibrant, high-spirited community.

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