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Pathways Travels

High school students enrolled at The Academy for the 2024-2025 school year have the opportunity to earn school credits at Camp Blackbird for FREE!*


Camp Blackbird

Through our partner, Pathways Travels, students at The Academy will attend a 5-day excursion at the Blackbird Farm in Philo, CA to earn school credit.

*The 5-day trip is included in the tuition for the 2024-2025 school year. Pending enrollment, exact dates will be determined with the cohort. Families will have to arrange for their own transportation to Blackbird Farm in Philo, CA.

Experience the Outdoors

Hike, try archery, canoe, and more! All activities throughout the duration of the program are included in the trips and are supervised by Pathways staff.

This outdoor education and adventure program is designed to help students step out of their comfort zone and into an area of personal growth. It is especially great for our virtual students to socialize and make friends!

Outdoor Study Group

Safety & Supervision

The Pathways team provides supervision day & night, including being on-call for emergencies. Our Program Facilitator is a highly qualified trip leader who facilitates all aspects of the trip for our students, chaperones, and staff.

In addition to the Program Facilitator, each trip will be equipped with a team of our Experiential Learning Educators (ELEs). Our ELEs are highly trained educators who are responsible for supporting the Program Facilitator and tour guides. All ELEs are trained in CPR/First Aid and all emergency trip protocol.

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This trip to Camp Blackbird  is typically $2,000. We are waiving the expenses of this trip for students enrolled in the 2024-2025 school year at The Academy.

Families will need to cover the costs of the transportation to Camp Blackbird.

Outdoor Amusement
Cuban Duet

Student Experience

Read an essay from one of the students who attended an academic field trip with Pathways Travels to Cuba. 

Learn More

Do you have some additional questions about the trip? Give our admissions team a call. (800) 604-8275


Future Trips

The free trip to Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch is an exclusive offer for the 2023-2024 school year. We offer a variety of other trips for our students to earn academic credits and experience the world.

School Garden

Rocky Mountain
Pathways Ranch

This 11-day trip to our ranch in Allenspark, CO offers students the opportunity to collaborate in nature through agriculture and activities like rock climbing, hiking, and horseback riding.

Washington D.C.

This 6-day tour provides students with opportunities to learn about our nation’s history. Students will learn hands-on about America’s history by touring all major monuments, government buildings, and museums.

College Student Going to School
Tour Guide


The World War II tour across Europe is designed for students to follow the footsteps of heroes, spies and dictators to discover the events and places that were key to the European victory. On this 14-day trip, students will learn the impact of WWII in their travels to London, Paris, Berlin, and more.

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