Middle school students attend grade retreats

Eugenia Ko

Middle school students are visiting either local or out-of -town locations for retreat this week.

On Monday, 119 seventh graders visited Long Beach and Culver City. They will spend Wednesday and Thursday at Camp Crags in Malibu.

For 96 seventh graders, retreat week is being spent on Catalina Island.

“Hopefully, retreat helps seventh graders transition by providing the opportunity to participate in activities that might be new and challenging,” Seventh Grade Dean Kate Benton said.

About 150 eighth graders traveled to El Capitan campgrounds, while 60 others chose a retreat at Joshua Tree.

Ninth graders are spending their retreat canoeing and camping on the Colorado River.