Senior Trip


"Composing my favorite week of the school year, the senior trip is an educational enterprise in the best senses of the phrase. Its having physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions gives it a wholeness that enables it to be a nearly perfect conclusion to students' experience at Baylor. The trip is a community of students, faculty, instructors, musicians, storytellers. The twelve small groups are microcosms of the whole. The members talk together; eat, climb, paddle, walk, look and listen together; they feel joy, stress, laughter, fatigue, and fear. They are new friends and old, experiencing one another's vitality in fresh ways. Occurring in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, the trip is also rainfall and sunshine; rocky faces, crags, and nubbins; laurel, fern, and moss; pools, eddies, rapids, and falls. The Chattooga River is magical."

- Bill Cushman

This spring, from May 24th - May 31st, Baylor seniors will embark on the 40th annual Senior Trip. The trip takes place at Camp Chatuga in Mountain Rest, South Carolina, near the city of Clayton, Georgia. It begins with an overnight backpack, followed by six days of a rotation through a challenging array of activities , including rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, primitive living skills, and a service project.  While the activities cast our seniors into an unfamiliar environment, they also get to spend this pivotal time together before they go their separate ways.

2018 Senior Trip information and a release form are at the bottom of this page.

Parents and students must return completed NOC form to Tim Williams in order to participate in the Senior Trip.

return to:

Tim Williams

Walkabout office in the Frierson Student Center

fax to:

Tim Williams


mail to:

Tim Williams/Baylor School

171 Baylor School Road

Chattanooga, TN 37405

form to download, sign, and return by May 1st:

NOC release

2018 Senior Trip Information