Experiential Learning

Learning Beyond the Classroom


At CCS, we value experiential learning, a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. Students in all grade levels participate in 3-4 field trips during the school year. These experiences include the cultural arts, historical and science oriented programs creating lasting memories for CCS students. In addition, overnight trips take place in the upper grades as they offer an educational, inspirational, and hands-on approach to learning.


Overnight Trips


4th Grade – Sacramento

In fourth grade, our Sacramento trip is the highlight of the year.  History lessons come alive as we explore gold mines, visit the Capitol building, and enjoy many activities on our guided tour.  The cost of the two day trip, which normally occurs in the Spring, is approximately $500/person. Specific information is available in September.


5th Grade – Riley’s Farm

One of our 5th graders’ favorite subjects is American history, covering the Revolutionary War.  Our students attend Riley’s Farm Revolutionary War Overnight Adventure in Oak Glen, where history comes alive!  Students visit a Stamp Act courtroom, watch a blacksmith cast musketballs, learn colonial etiquette, learn to drill and march as part of the town militia, hear from Patrick Henry, and play fun 18th century games.


6th Grade – Outdoor Science Camp

As part of our 6th grade science curriculum, students have the privilege to attend a week of hands-on learning at Palomar Christian Conference Center in October. The trip costs approximately $350/person. Students will enjoy exploring God’s creation through hiking, horseback riding, team building games and much more!


8th Grade – Washington D.C. Trip

Our 8th grade students conclude their year of study in American History with an 8-10 day trip to Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, Jamestown, Williamsburg and New York. This trip usually takes place in March and the cost is approximately $3,000/person.