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The Junior Class Leadership Trip to Camp Hazen in Chester, Connecticut is a significant outing every spring. On May 29-30, 11 teachers/chaperones and 63 members of the Class of 2025 spent two days at Camp Hazen, sleeping overnight in rustic cabins on the shore of Cedar Lake.

Under the leadership of Assistant Head of Upper School Beth Visintainer, Chair of Performing Arts Vinny Alexander, and the other teachers, the students challenged themselves physically, participating in rock climbing, kayaking, rope towers, archery, and ziplining, completing team-building exercises, creating campfires, and swimming. 

The trip's goals were to unite the class and build a sense of community through collaboration, friendly competition, hearty meals, and all-in participation. The location and the activities made technology use near impossible. Students supported and encouraged each other during each of the challenges. 

"The juniors were engaged and committed to each task, establishing themselves as senior leaders for the next academic year," said Mr. Alexander.

In the evening, Mr. Zazzarino led a singalong around the campfire as students made s'mores, played manhunt, and enjoyed a pleasant night outdoors. After a very successful trip, the juniors returned to campus May 30, ready to take their place as rising seniors and next year's campus leaders.

Jr. Leadership Trip 2024
Jr. Leadership Trip 2024
Jr. Leadership Trip 2024
Jr. Leadership Trip 2024
Jr. Leadership Trip 2024

 

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