Sixth grade is a special year at St. Mark's. One of our students' favorite traditions is their overnight retreat to Southwind - A Young Life Camp. During their time at Southwind, they focus on learning to become leaders through service, individually and as a group. Their teamwork through various activities help to set the stage for their opportunities to lead, be examples for others, and truly shine throughout the school year as they assume their role as school leaders. Even after the original trip was cancelled, our students stayed positive that they would get their chance like many 6th grade classes before them.
Along with faculty and staff from our school and St. Mark's Episcopal Church Jacksonville, our sixth grade students were also joined by six St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School who spent the trip as Work Crew and mentors.