Outdoor skills is the spring term non-competitive sports offering. Over the course of the term students are given many opportunities to learn about, practice and master skills such as wilderness first aid and CPR, Leave No Trace, leadership, orienteering, basic flora and fauna identification, shelter design and construction, fire starting and outdoor cooking. In addition several recreational offerings may include hiking, yoga, archery, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, camping and rock climbing depending on enrollment numbers and participant interest.
Jill Craig returned to the northeast in 2015 after living in Arizona for more than a decade where she was Education Director for the Highlands Center for Natural History, a community center devoted to sharing the power of nature-based education with people of all ages. Ms. Craig has spent time in some of the most beautiful parts of the country backpacking and leading teenage crews in doing trail and conservation work for the Student Conservation Association. Her classroom experience comes from teaching fifth through eighth grades at a small charter school. Ms. Craig's passions lie in doing anything outdoors, going on adventures with her family and finding creative outlets. She and her husband live in Conway with their twins and two grateful rescue dogs.