There is a new recreation program growing at Desert Star Academy that allows all scholars of our community the opportunity to travel outside their comfort zone through different experiences and adventures, often by participating in outdoor recreational activities. In the last few months, this program, “Desert Star Adventures” helped scholars dive into new territory including a scavenger hunt through the Colorado River Nature Center, a historic railroad trail hike leading up to the Hoover Dam, and most recently, a guided tour of Mitchell Caverns in the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area in Essex, California.
On each excursion, scholars become educated about a new place and learn a new skill, and spend time outside of the traditional classroom environment. This allows their minds to expand and start to grasp how much is out there for them to learn, pushing them to grow and become more well-rounded leaders in society. On their most recent trip to Mitchell Caverns on February 1st, a group of 24 scholars hiked deep within the caves for an educational tour. Scholars split into two groups to minimize the lasting human impact on the delicate cavern ecosystem. As each group made the 1.5 mile round trip hike through the caverns, the tour guide taught them all about the history, geology, and wildlife that live in the area. Scholars were encouraged to ask questions and engage with the tour guide to take as much away from the experience as possible.
This program is new to Desert Star Academy as of this school year, and most events have been open to scholars at Desert Star Middle School only. As the program expands, Desert Star wants to invite scholars throughout the community join in the adventure! When school ends there will be a summer fun program available to any scholars in the community who would like to participate. For younger scholars, there will be a K-5th grade program that brings scholars around different parts of the community and gives them activities to do each day. There will also be a separate program for middle school scholars from 6th-8th grade. These scholars will go hiking, see movies, attend classes in art and leadership, go bowling, take part in camping trips, and even more! The summer fun program for both age groups will run Monday – Thursday from June 3 until July 25. Early admission prices start at $125 for the summer if registered before April 1st, and $150 before May 15th. After that, the program will be $10 per day to participate. An additional small fee will be required to participate in field trips throughout the summer.
Desert Star Adventures will offer the chance to explore, learn and grow to every scholar in our community.
Desert Star Academy is located at 1530 E. Pinion Road in Fort Mohave, Arizona. For any questions please call 928-770-4523 or visit us online at desertstaracademy.org. Thank you for learning about us and Let The Adventures Begin!