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11th Grade

Pisgah National Forest, NC

Important dates for the summer 2024 trip (Class of 2026):

  • Aug. 18 – Aug. 23: Rising 11th-grade students experience Pisgah National Forest.

Each August, the incoming 11th-grade class visits Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. In many ways, the students are taken out of their comfort zone and are exposed to new experiences: separated from their friends and family; out of an urban environment and into the woods; taking on new responsibilities. It is our intent to have students experience camping and backpacking in a positive way, especially because many of them may never experience anything like this again.  In this way, they can all look back and be proud of something that they never thought they could do, like cooking their own meals, rock climbing, or sleeping in an open-air shelter.

If you have any trip questions, please contact Pisgah Trip Coordinator Mr. Chris Maraghy at

REQUIRED FORMS (due by May 17, 2024):

  • Print single-sided this packet of five (5) forms.

  • All forms must be completed & returned to school, either at the front desk or by mailing them to the School:

ATTN: Rosa Harwell
Tampa Preparatory School
727 W. Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33606


10th Grade


The sophomore class will get to work together in various fun team building activities, including working through a high ropes course. Students should wear athletic clothing and sneakers or hiking boots (no sandals or flip flops). Shorts should be longer because students will wear harnesses that will be rough on bare skin. Lunch is provided.

What to bring: Closed toed water shoes, swimming suit, towel, water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, rainwear/jacket, hat, sunglasses.

Complete First Week details here

9th Grade

Cedarkirk, FL

Freshmen will enjoy the day bonding and getting to know each other, while participating in team and group activities at Cedarkirk, a year-round camp and conference center located on the Alafia River in 170 acres of woodlands and wetlands. What to wear: Clothing appropriate for outdoor activity (t-shirts, athletic shorts), closed toe shoes are required.

What to bring: Water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, rainwear/jacket, hat, sunglasses.  Modest swimsuit and towel are optional for students who want to swim during free time.

Complete First Week details here

8th Grade

Historic Boston, MA

Boston Trip: Nov 11-14, 2024 (Mon – Thu)

Eighth grade students spend four days touring New England, tracing the roots of the American Revolution by walking Boston’s historic Freedom Trail. Major stops include Bunker Hill, Old North Church and Paul Revere’s home. Students visit the towns of Lexington and Concord where the first battles were fought, and take time for reflection at Walden Pond where Henry David Thoreau wrote his masterpiece, Walden. In the town of Salem, students visit the Salem Witch Museum, the Salem Witch Memorial and the spooky House of the Seven Gables. On the last day of the trip, they are transported to the year 1627 and live the life of a pilgrim at Plymouth Plantation.

Click here for email communication sent to parents on September 6

Use the links below to complete the mandatory forms due back via email to Ms. Souza by September 15: 

WorldStrides Code of Conduct 

WorldStrides Medical Release

7th Grade

Florida Keys

Parent Meeting: TBD  I  Trip: May TBD (Tues – Fri) 2025

Seventh-grade students spend four days exploring and studying wildlife in the Florida Keys. For many students, this is the first time they have spent time away from their families, traveling with peers and trusted chaperones, so it is an opportunity for growth in many ways. The Keys trip is a culmination of the Science 7 curriculum. After studying plant and animal organisms, kingdoms, species and their habitats and characteristics, students interact with these animals in their native environments. Activities include learning about and swimming with dolphins at Dolphins Plus, kayaking through the mangroves at John Pennekamp State Park, visiting the Turtle Hospital on Marathon Key, snorkeling in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and taking an airboat ride through the Florida Everglades.

6th Grade

Florida’s Adventures Trip

Parent Meeting: August TBD  I  Trip: September TBD (Wed – Fri) 2024

Sixth-grade students spend three days touring local Florida sites including Disney’s Youth Education Series Program, Medieval Times, Kennedy Space Center and more.

Information will be provided at the 6th Grade Florida Adventures Trip Parent Meeting in August TBD, including the itinerary and the packing list.

Reminders:  Students bring a brown bag lunch on the day of departure to be eaten at TreeTrek
                  Students should only pack what they can carry
                  Mr. Fenlon will email you trip updates each morning

                  Students DO NOT bring iPads

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Souza.