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The Case for Environmental Education

A recent analysis by the National Center for Education Statistics determined that American students lag behind their international counterparts in science and math.  Studies consistently show that when integrated into the core curricula or used as an integrating theme across the curriculum, … »

Kids Need Nature

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time playing outside, getting dirty, and coming home happy. I lived in a city, but I was still able to find cool creeks, small wooded areas, and even private lakes. … »

Trinity Prep Kicks Off LEAP School Season

For more than 15 years, we have been hosting Trinity Prep’s Ninth Grade class.  Each year they kick off their upper school experience by spending a few days in the mountains.  They work on team building, personal challenge, and respect … »

Help with Picture Gallery

If you have come to this page you are obviously having trouble viewing our summer picture galleries.  Below are some quick fixes that may solve your problems. First and foremost, you need to have a password to see a lot … »

Kids Taking the Lead on Nature

I really enjoy Tedx and it’s ability to educate and inspire.  Here is a great video from TedxKids.  This young lady speaks out about her experience with nature.  She is educating folks about Richard Louv and his profound research and … »

The Altamont School at High Rocks

We had an awesome time with The Altamont’s seventh grade last week!  Our LEAP School Group Program has hosted The Altamont School from Birmingham, Alabama for over ten years!  Most recently, the 7th grade class has come up here for … »

O’Neal School Rocks

We sure had a lot of fun this week with the seventh graders from O’Neal School in Southern Pines, NC.  The group spent the last four days here working on team building, empathy, and personal challenge.  Of course, “having fun” … »