EDISON, NJ -- The Class of 2026 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed a wonderful four-day trip to Frost Valley in Claryville, NY last week. The sixth graders, who were accompanied by chaperones Tanda Tucker, Andrea Barnett, Zoe Bongiovanni and Thomas Chavez, experienced many adventures and took advantage of opportunities for growth while connecting with nature. Spectacular late summer weather enabled the students and chaperones to enjoy all the beauty of the landscape.

Trip highlights included hiking to a cable bridge, investigating the pond ecosystem, learning about apples, picking them from an orchard and taking turns putting apples into a traditional cider press and turning the crank. The students and chaperones also completed a service project in the garden, which needed harvesting and weeding. They also learned about maps and orienteering. Last, but not least, they gathered around a campfire to sing songs, tell stories and, of course, make and eat S'mores!

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