First Junior Backpacking Trip

Greensboro Day School First Junior Backpacking Trip

In 1981, Head of School Jim Hendrix proposed a program that would combine “mountain culture and outdoor skills.” The Junior Backpacking Trip to Pisgah National Forest was created and quickly became a favorite activity of many faculty and students. Pop Hollandsworth, former head of N.C. Outward Bound and then the Outdoor Education coordinator, assisted Dr. Hendrix in developing routes and oversaw the rock climbing component. This week of experiential learning has become an important part of the Greensboro Day School culture. The class of ’83 was the first class to venture on this trip, doing so as juniors in the spring of 1982.

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