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Student Trips


Overnight Trips:
Senior Retreat August 2019 Grades: 12 only

Grades: Seniors only
Dates: August 8-9, 2019
Contact: Sarah Ince,

All seniors will be attending a retreat very early in the school year. This will be a time of bonding and fellowship to kick off the year. We will also spend some time planning for the future and discussing goals. This will include one overnight and all meals. The cost for this trip is completely covered by the school. All seniors are expected to participate. More information will be provided as the date approaches.

Coastal Excursion September 2019 Grades: 10-12

Grades: 10-12, space is limited
Dates: September 26-28, 2019
Contact: Heather Ferguson,

For two nights, we will camp at Huntington Beach State Park, SC! On Friday, the 27th, we will embark on a kayak tour of the salt marsh near Murrell's Inlet. Participants will need to provide their own food as well as their own camping equipment. More information will be given to those who register. Depending upon the number of participants, some activities may be added or modified. We will depart Gray Stone on the morning of Thursday, September 26th and will return on Saturday morning, September 28th. Approximate cost per person: $115.

New York City December 2019 Grades: 10-12

Grades: 10-12
Dates: December 4-8, 2019
Contact: Clay Honeycutt,

Travel overnight by motor coach to NYC and enjoy the sights and sounds of The Big Apple. Students will tour lower Manhattan and the 9/11 Museum as well as One World Trade Center Observation Deck. Other highlights may include a Broadway show, the American Museum of Natural History, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Ellis Island. A final itinerary will be confirmed after the number of participants is finalized. A select number of meals will be included. Approximate cost per person: $1280.

$150 Deposit Due: June 1, 2019
$300 Due: August 9, 2019
$300 Due: September 2, 2019
$300 Due: October 1, 2019
Balance Due: November 1, 2019

Charleston March 2020 Grades: 10-12

Grades: 10-12
Dates: March 26-28, 2020 (tentative)
Contact: Sarah Ince,

This trip is intended for 10th-12th graders and will include a historical and environmental look at the south. We will have some activities purely for fun and ample free time to explore the city of Charleston. Activities may include a sampling of Patriots Point, Ft. Sumter, Carriage Tour of downtown, Ghost Tour, Eco Tour of the Barrier Islands, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Bowling and Arcade at the Alley, Escape Room, Harbor Tour, Meal at Hyman's Seafood or a similar restaurant, and Free time in old Charleston. We will spend three days and two nights in the city departing at approximately 6am and returning by midnight on the last day. Dates and activities are subject to change based on cost and availability. Individual trip cost will be approximately $395 subject to change (decrease) based on number of registrants and finalized activities. Students will be responsible for no more than three meals on their own. Breakfasts are provided at the hotel, lunch the first day may be packed to eat on the bus as we travel. Other meals will be planned into the activities and covered by the cost of the trip. All tickets, taxes, and tips are covered in the $395 trip total.

$100 Deposit Due: September 2, 2019
$150 Due: November 1, 2019
Balance Due: February 3, 2020

Washington DC May 2020 Grades: 8-9

Grades: 8-9
Dates: May 7-9, 2020 (tentative)
Contact: Tina Holt,

Students will enjoy bonding and exploring the history of Washington, DC. While the final itinerary has not been set, this trip has typically included a Capitol tour, the White House, the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian, various monuments and much more. This is a great trip that exposes students to history and the functioning of our government but also teaches them to navigate in a large city. Most meals are included in the cost of this trip. Approximate cost of this trip $425.

$100 Deposit Due: November 1, 2019
$100 Due: February 1, 2020
$100 Due: March 2, 2020
Balance Due: April 1, 2020

Day Trips:
Middle School Kickoff August 2019 Grades: 6

Grades: 6
Dates: September 13, 2019
Contact: Rebecca Carter,

The entire 6th Grade class will travel to Mt. Shepherd Camp near Asheboro to enjoy a bonding day playing games, overcoming obstacles, and playing in the lake. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to get to know your classmates and teachers.

Cost: $59 Due August 9, 2019

Raleigh November 2019 Grades: 8-9

Grades: 8-9
Dates: November 8, 2019
Contact: Cristin Smith,

Students will have the opportunity to tour a variety of museums and government buildings. These may include The Museum of Natural Sciences, The Museum of History, the Capitol building, the Legislative building, and the North Carolina Executive Mansion. After the tour, students will visit Galaxy Park, which will include a variety of fun, recreational activities and games. Approximate cost of the trip will be $115.

$50 Deposit Due: September 2, 2019
Balance Due: October 1, 2019

Ski Beech February 2020 Grades: 10-12

Grades: 10-12
Dates: February 7, 2020
Contact: Andrew Hodges,

Travel with fellow adventurers to Beech Mountain for a day of skiing and riding! We'll depart in the early morning and return in the late evening to ensure that we have as much time of the slopes as possible. Never been skiing before? No problem. The mountain has equipment to rent, there is plenty of terrain designed for beginners, and they offer reasonably-priced lessons. Already an expert? Great! The black diamonds and terrain park are calling. Approximate cost of the trip will be $160 and will include lift tickets, ski rentals, and transportation. This amount can be discounted for those who have their own equipment.

$75 Deposit Due: November 15, 2019
Balance Due: January 6, 2020

Biltmore April 2020 Grades: 7

Grades: 7
Dates: April 9, 2020
Contact: Robert Stack,

Explore one of America's Castles with your classmates. This trip will depart early in the morning and travel to Asheville, NC to explore the Biltmore House and grounds. Find out how the family lived when the house was built in 1889. Approximate cost of this trip will be $115 including tours, travel and lunch.

$55 Deposit Due: November 1, 2019
Balance Due: January 6, 2020

Whitewater Center April 2020 Grades: 10-12

Grades: 10-12
Dates: April 9, 2020 (tentative)
Contact: Heather Ferguson,

Challenge yourself and your classmates as you take on the US National Whitewater Center. Travel to the park and enjoy activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, zip lining, mountain biking, and rafting. Students will be responsible for their own lunch. Dinner at a Charlotte area and an extra activity in the Charlotte area may be included depending on the number of participants. Approximate cost of this trip is $120.

$75 Deposit Due: October 1, 2019
Balance Due: February 1, 2020

International Travel (additional options may be added)
Spain / Italy Spring 2020 Grades: 8-12
Australia Summer 2020 Grades: Rising 8-12
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