Our week at Alpine is an amazing experience here at MBE. Alpine is a week of learning outside of the school's walls that allows for growth academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. The 5th Grade Team is so proud to continue to offer this experience to our students. We truly feel that this is an exceptional week of experiential learning.
We use Alpine Camp for Boys in Mentone, Alabama as our base camp to explore the region. Our days our filled with hiking, spelunking, orienteering, looking at the ecology and water quality of Little River, and various other activities that provide growth and learning while covering many standards of our 5th grade curriculum. The quote below sums up why we feel our week at Alpine is such a valuable part of life at MBE.
Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars
and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and
flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the
beginning of a real education. –David Polis