Summer Field Studies 2024 Trip

Summer Field Study is a class offered within the curriculum of Roncalli High School. The program is one part academics, one part adventure, and one part retreat. Students hike, climb, camp, cook, swim, raft, backpack, play, and pray in a uniquely challenging program that teaches students to respect themselves, to become leaders, and to work to achieve their dreams. Most importantly, students learn to read from the Book of Creation that God has given us to make known His grandeur, wisdom, and love for each of us. Over 3,000 students have participated over the past 42 years.


BaseCamp 1 - Pine Lake Campground, Antimony, UT is located in Southern Utah, within the Dixie National Forest, the Pine Lake Camground sits among Ponderosa Pine Trees at an elevation of 8,500 ft on the Colorado Plateau. The surrounding areas offers a multitude of hiking opportunities from the rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park to the Slot Canyons of Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument.

BaseCamp 2 - Printer Boy Campground, Leadville, CO is located just outside the highest incorporated city in the United States, Leadville, CO at 10,142 ft above sea level. The campground abuts up to Emerald Lake which is fed from teh snow run off of the tallest mountains in Colorado. Students will have the opportunity to hike alpine forest that give ways to alpine prairies as they ascend above the treeline. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to summit one or two of the tallest peaks in Colorado.

Noah's Ark - Every student will have the opportunity to complete a whitewater rafting trip with Noah’s Ark during the trip. Noah’s Ark is located just outside Buena Vista, Co and at the north end of the Arkansas River. While on the river the students will not only be exhilarated with the rapids they encounter but also will get to take in the grandeur of Brown's Canyon.

Dates - JUNE 09 - 22, 2024

Tuition - $1,900 – The tuition covers all transportation, food costs, backpacks, sleeping pads, camping and park admission fees, rafting fees, laundry, showers, and lodging expenses. Students provide their own sleeping bag, daypack, and tent.

Payment Schedule -
November 22, 2023 - Preliminary Deposit Due - $300.00 - Check made out to Roncalli High School - Please put student name and SFS on the memo line. (Fully refundable until March 08, 2024)
March 08, 2024 - Confirmation Deposit Due - $700.00 - Check made out to Roncalli High - Please put student name and SFS on the memo line.
May 10, 2024 - Final Balance Due - $900.00 - Check made out to Roncalli High - Please put student name and SFS on the memo line.