Outdoor Programs

Expeditionary Learning

Boys learn best when they are immersed in a real situation that demands their attention. The Outdoor Education Department at McCallie offers extended expeditions to exotic places that would not be feasible during the regular school year. These trips combine exciting aspects of outdoor recreation with hands-on learning opportunities. Leadership skills such as communication, initiative, problem solving and judgment are taught and practiced. In addition, there is a strong underpinning of respect and stewardship for the wild places in which we travel.

During the Winterim break, McCallie School offers a backpacking trip on the Appalachian trail. Over the past 20 years this trip has become a right of passage for many young backpackers. We pick a section of the southern end of the Appalachian Trail each year and split into several small groups to head into the mountains. The weather is almost always a big challenge, but the food, scenery and good company always make up for any hardship.

For more infomation on any of these trips please call us at 423-493-5659 or email jaltemus@mccallie.org.
McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School.

McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body. 

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