All SOTA, SAMi and iDEA students and staff begin each school year with a three-day, two-night retreat at Black Lake Camp in Olympia. These days are part of our school year calendar and attendance is required.
Also on left of this page are the ever-important Camp Packing List which details what you should bring and should not bring. Please do not use a garbage bag to pack items. They always fall apart. Also, put your name on everything! You'd be surprised how many lost and found items we haul home from camp each year.
Our retreat is a time to get welcomed, and re-welcomed, into our SOTA, SAMi and iDEA communities. The days are filled with a mix of free-time, teacher-led lessons, readings, food (vegetarian options are always available) and evening activities. It's not only fun, it gets our school year started in the best way possible.