The Dunn School is a private boarding and day school, located 30 miles north of Santa Barbara in southern California. In addition to completing college preparatory classes, students are expected to complete an outdoor education curriculum that focuses on leadership, community, environmental respect, and transference of experience to life skills. The 6th through 12th grade curriculum is designed to build the students’ self esteem, confidence, environmental awareness, and most of all teach them how to deal with all kinds of people and their personalities. Many of our trips are extended multi-day wilderness outings that include activities such as backpacking, peak ascents, rock climbing, cave exploration, solos, and sea kayaking. Trips are conducted in various central and southern California locations.