Fresh Start

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Each fall, the freshmen class spends a retreat day away from school for a time of community-building and connecting.  Teachers and staff chaperone, and students involved in House leadership help as well. It’s a great chance to bond as a class.

Location: Camp Tanadoona in Excelsior

Transportation: Due to an ongoing bus shortage, parents must provide transportation.

  • Drop students off at Camp Tanadoona between 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick up students between 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
  • 3000 Tanadoona Drive, Excelsior, MN (near Westwood Church)
  • A bus for athletes only to return to SWCHS early will leave camp at 2:00 p.m.

Other Details:

  • Students wear sneakers, comfortable clothes for games, and their house shirts. Students are outside much of the day, even in light rain, so dress accordingly.
  • Bring a water bottle or plan to use the water fountain.
  • Leave phones at home.  In an emergency, students can borrow a staff member’s phone.  We can also use our Urgent Alert System should we need to contact all parents.
  • This is a special, off-campus day, and students do not need to bring backpacks with classroom-related items.  Please leave Chromebooks and other computers at home.
  • A light breakfast and hearty lunch will be served on site. There will be gluten free and vegetarian options.  Students may also bring their own lunch and snack if they prefer.