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Adventure Trips

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In our Upper School, Adventure Trips are a cornerstone of our educational experience, designed to unite classes and foster closer bonds among students. Each year, students in Grades 5 through 8 embark on unique journeys that combine excitement, teamwork, and personal growth.

These trips provide invaluable opportunities for students to step out of their comfort zones, work collaboratively, and create lasting memories. Here’s a glimpse into the exciting adventures our students experienced this year:


Grade 5: Whale-Watching Wonders

Our fifth graders embark on an unforgettable whale-watching trip. They witness the majestic beauty of marine life up close, with the highlight often being the sight of magnificent humpback whales breaching the surface.

This year, the students' adventure was further enriched by playful bottlenose dolphins, making it a day filled with wonder and discovery.

This extraordinary experience leaves a lasting impression on all students, fostering a deep appreciation for the ocean and its inhabitants.

Boys on the whale watching Grade 5 Adventure Trip


Grade 6 students at Frost Valley

Grade 6: Frost Valley YMCA Adventures

Our sixth-grade students travel to Frost Valley YMCA, where they enjoy a fun-filled experience packed with indoor and outdoor activities.

From cross-country skiing and snow tubing to archery and more, students pushed their boundaries and embraced new challenges.

This trip is instrumental in fostering personal growth and teamwork, as students developed valuable skills and created cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


Grade 7: Exploring Nature at the New Jersey School of Conservation

Seventh graders visit the New Jersey School of Conservation, immersing themselves in the natural environment of Stokes State Forest. They learn about water and fish ecology, participate in catch-and-release fishing, hunt for salamanders, discover macroinvertebrates in the Flatbrook River, and even can hold a snake! The students also engage in group challenges that emphasize community building and teamwork.

Living together in cabins, sharing meal preparations, and enjoying evening campfires all contributed to a sense of unity and camaraderie.

Grade 7 students at the cabin at NJSOC Adventure Trip


Grade 8 on the mountain of Adirondacks Adventure Trip

Grade 8: Adirondacks Adventure

Eighth-grade students journey to the Adirondacks in Keene Valley, New York, in the fall for an Adventure Trip. This year, the students supported each other as they zip-lined through the high peaks and climbed the Round and Noonmark Mountains.

This trip not only provides thrilling experiences but also strengthens the bonds among classmates, creating memories that will be cherished for years to come.

For over 30 years, our Adventure Trip tradition has been a rite of passage for eighth graders, allowing them to join the ranks of Far Hills alumni who have summited mountains in the Adirondacks. This enduring tradition continues to unite our students and leave a remarkable impact on their educational journey.



Join us in celebrating these extraordinary adventures that bring our students closer together, foster lifelong friendships, and create unforgettable experiences. The Adventure Trip program is an integral part of what makes our Upper School a unique and enriching environment for all.

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