Students gain skills needed to take trips into the wilderness and build confidence to lead others on adventures as part of Webb's unique Outdoor Program. Classroom instruction and outdoor trips combine to provide students hands-on experience. Many students develop a love of nature and the outdoors at Webb and make it a lifelong passion.
Along with weekend group trips throughout the year, Winter Freeze and Spring Break adventures test students’ skills. Senior Survival, a weeklong backpacking trip ending the day before graduation, is the final bonding experience for each class that makes lasting memories.
Wilderness Instruction and Leadership Development or W.I.L.D. is an exciting program that combines the classroom with the outdoors. W.I.L.D. is an academic class that includes book discussions about camping and leadership. The class also uses experience gained from the outdoors and Outerlimits activities such as camping, canoeing, backpacking, rock climbing, and multiple others to teach the skills needed to attend and to lead trips into the wilderness.
Through instruction in class, on trips, and in different workshops, W.I.LD. members gain skills needed to take trips into the wilderness. These skills include planning, packing and carrying equipment from single day trips to multi-day trips, using outdoor equipment, building campfires, and using stoves to cook in the outdoors. Some of the workshops the class will attend are Wilderness First- Aid and Ropes course Safety and Operation.
- Feb. 9-13 - Winter Break - 4-Day Skiing Trip (Mr. Griggs and company are driving to Snow Shoe, WV (~9 hour drive) to ski for 3 days while staying in motels at the base of the slopes (Silver Creek Lodge). All meals are included except 2 food stops on the road. Price: $650 (Check made out to The Webb School with "W.I.L.D. ski" in memo or parental email confirming student charge in order to sign up) Questionfirstname.lastname@example.org
- March 24-April 2 Spring Break
10-Day Camping - Southern Utah Departure: 9:00 A.M. Monday March 24th Nashville Airport
Return: 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 2nd Nashville Airport
Price: $1,100 includes: flight, food, transport, campgrounds, parks. (A check made out to The Webb School with “W.I.L.D. Southwest” in the memo is needed in order to sign up.) Mr. and Mrs. Griggs are flying to Las Vegas, Nev., to begin a road/
camping trip of southern Utah visiting Moab, Arches National Park, Dead Horse State Park, Goblin Valley, Buckskin Gulch, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, and Zion National Park.
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"Webb's WILD program has taught me a great deal about working together, the role of leadership, and 'followership', the value of working toward a common goal and the importance of the unique attributes each individual brings to the team. Through WILD I have learned about my strengths and weaknesses and how persistence and pushing though self imposed limitations can bring success in the most challenging situations. Challenging myself and bouncing back from setbacks with confidence have been valuable lessons I have learned in wild."
Max Greenberg '18