July 2021

Summer Experiences at Boulder Creek Academy

Charla Suppe, MS, Business Development Director, Boulder Creek Academy

www.bouldercreekacademy.com

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." ~Albert Einstein

What is something we highly value at Boulder Creek Academy? Our summer activities! Getting outdoors to learn and experience new things is always anticipated and enjoyed by students and staff alike. BCA is fortunate to be located near some of the most beautiful landscapes in the area, full of rich history, physically engaging activities, and the ability to access nature in amazing ways.  Providing these opportunities for our students helps to not only cultivate appreciation for these incredible places, but also to provide opportunities for personal growth. 

Summer activities include our week long Native American experience, learning about the 7 gifts (respect, honesty, courage, humility, wisdom, generosity and love), biking the Hiawatha trail, exploring the Sierra Silver Valley Mine underground tours, zip-lining in Coeur d'Alene or heading out to one of the local waterfalls, lakes or peaks to hike or mountain bike. 

Recently a group had the opportunity to experience Yellowstone National Park. They spent the week learning about geothermal features of the park, getting to see bison, grizzly bear and learning more about the pH levels of the various water sources throughout the park. These trips provide not only educational opportunities, but opportunities of growth within themselves and peer connection. Cassie, the math teacher at BCA shared, "The students were sworn in as Yellowstone Junior Rangers. It was a wonderfully exhausting week. Tonight's dinner talk about what the kids appreciate about each other was incredibly emotional and sincere. Several mentioned wanting to see more leadership from each other and how fun it was to be around people they don't normally hang out with. It solidified this as an incredible trip thanks to all the participants."

We have always seen the value of outdoor experiences, but after the past year opportunities like these are valued and appreciated so much more! 

Our next adventure?  The Salmon River!