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Into the Blue

An Overnight Camping Experience for Wa-Hi 9th Graders


Into the Blue takes all Wa-Hi 9th graders to Camp Wooten for an overnight camping trip during the school week as part of their high school orientation.

Upperclass students serve as counselors as the 9th graders work in small groups
, make new friends, try new things, and get ready for high school! Watch the video to the left to see what Into the Blue 2023 was all about. The 2024 program themes are connection, service, and fun.

Many thanks to our 2024 program funders!

Elizabeth McEachern Foundation

No Child Left Inside

TC Energy: Build Strong Program

Can you help support Into the Blue in 2024?

Your contribution will help continue this important program. Thank you!


WHO? The entire 9th-grade class, 70+ upperclass student counselors, and Wa-Hi educators

WHAT? Camp activities and an overnight stay in the Blue Mountains

WHEN? September 10-13, 2024
WHERE? Camp Wooten

WHY? An enriching, fun way to start high school—with new friends.

Overnight at Camp Wooten
Service, Connection, & Fun

• Hiking
• Canoeing & Fishing

• Pottery

• Archery

• Service projects
• Environmental education
• Ropes Course
• Line Dancing
• Campfires
• Joining the Blue Devil family

Is this like Big Blue Weekend?
For those of you who remember Big Blue Weekend, this program is exciting in many of the same ways. In the new Into the Blue experience, students will camp at Camp Wooten as part of the school week. The program is free for all students and is part of 9th-grade orientation, with an expectation that all new students take part. The goal is to help students make new friends and get to know the friendly faces that will help them feel at home at Wa-Hi.
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