I am a trail of crumbs for curious minds. - ESD Manifesto
Connecting with the Great Outdoors in Support of the School’s Mission
Outdoor education has been essential to The Episcopal School of Dallas since day one, 1974, when Father Swann, two teachers, and 11 students gathered around a campfire in Galveston. Today, the tradition continues as we offer a well-rounded Outdoor Education Program that engages all Kindergarten through grade 12 students in experiences beyond the classroom. We create opportunities for students to make connections with classroom learning experiences through place-based experiential learning opportunities.
The Program supports the Mission of The Episcopal School of Dallas, supplements the curriculum at all grade levels, and is an expression of the Founding Tenet of Community. The experience is further enhanced through access to Wolf Run Ranch, ESD’s 300-acre Outdoor Education Center. The basic goals of all the trips are for students to learn about themselves, others, and the world around them, as well as to work together and care for each other.
- My child has never slept away at camp or gone camping before, will they be okay and safe?
- What is Outdoor Education?
- What is Wolf Run Ranch?
- What type of activities do students participate in at Wolf Run?
- What do students eat while at Wolf Run? My child has food allergies, will he be okay?
- Who addresses medical emergencies?
- Will my child have time to play video games?
Located just outside of Anna, Texas, Wolf Run provides a 112-acre environment for experiences of community. Nature trails, a lake, a low ropes course, two bunk houses, a lodge, an outdoor chapel, and a working ranch create unique opportunities for learning and self-growth for students grades one through twelve.