Developing The Leaders and Stewards of Tomorrow

Steward Semester is a residential semester-long environmental science and outdoor education program for eighth grade students. Steward Semester’s rigorous academic curriculum aligns with traditional middle school courses while particularly focusing on hands-on environmental science and ethics. Students will spend at least four weeks of the semester on outdoor adventure expeditions. Learning how to live in intentional community with a focus on sustainable practices is at the core of this program. Students will leave the semester with a stronger sense of self and be prepared to think critically, communicate effectively, organize themselves independently, and be the leaders and stewards of tomorrow.

Steward is a program of Incarnation Camp and Conference Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) with a 131 year legacy of delivering life-changing education, retreat and camping programs to thousands of youth and adults each year. Our beautiful campus spans over 700 acres in eastern Connecticut.

Creating academically curious leaders and stewards of tomorrow through academic and outdoor exploration, ethical reasoning, and self-discovery in an intentional community.

Our curriculum and program is developmentally appropriate for eighth grade students and aligned to eighth grade curriculum; however, we recognize that select seventh and ninth grade students may thrive in the program as well. Seventh through ninth grade students are invited to apply for a single semester, our two-week winter term, or the entire year:

  • Fall Semester 2018: September 4, 2018 – December 14, 2018
  • Winter Term 2019: January 21, 2019 – February 2, 2019
  • Spring Semester 2019: February 3, 2019 – May 17, 2019