Charleston Day School

Charleston Day School

Signature Field Trips

Beginning in fourth grade, Charleston Day students travel with their classmates on overnight trips. Whether on a barrier island less than an hour from home or in our nation’s capital, these trips provide countless learning opportunities both academically and socially. These trips are an essential component of our curriculum and as such, the cost is covered by tuition.

4th Grade: Barrier Island

Fourth graders extend their study of nature and ecosystems at the Barrier Island Education Center on Seabrook Island. It serves as their classroom and home-away-from-home for three days, creating a fabulous learning experience and many wonderful memories.


5th Grade: Colonial Williamsburg

Fifth graders immerse themselves in Colonial times. Highlights of the trip include a visit to the House of Burgesses, watching a blacksmith demonstration, and having tea with the town’s printer. One evening they dress in Colonial outfits for dinner.


6th Grade: Space Camp

Sixth graders travel to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. They participate in simulations that push them beyond their comfort zones and teach them to rely on each other. In a simulated space mission, students are assigned jobs ranging from mission control to astronaut. Other highlights include rocket launches and anti-gravity simulators.

6th graders class picture at space camp


7th Grade: Kanuga

Seventh graders attend the Kanuga Mountain Trail Outdoor School in the mountains of North Carolina. They learn about teamwork, community and leadership.

kaunga field trip

8th Grade: Washington, DC

Eighth graders go to Washington, DC for a week to bring their study of U.S. History to life.

Eighth grade to Washington DC

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