The Great Outdoor Challenge

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334
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An Anonymous DonorAlum from the Class of 1972 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Alumni donors (1972) who gave to Drey Land
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An Anonymous DonorJeff Dreyer '71 gave $25,000 because $20,850 was given by donorsJust for Parents

An Anonymous DonorAlice Walz Galt '70 gave $500,000 because $500,000 was given by donorsJust for Drey Land
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About


Drey Land, the ultimate outdoor classroom, is foundational to the school’s ecology and outdoor education programming. Generations of students have hiked into the remote camp in the Ozarks and been immersed in its beautiful and diverse landscape of ecosystems.

With local timber supplied by landowner Leo Drey ’34, seniors and faculty members built Dreyer Lodge, named in memory of James M. Dreyer (father of Jeff ’71 and Joe ’73). Dreyer Lodge was built of logs using the same construction techniques as those employed by the early settlers. The camp was dedicated in June 1971, and in August 1971 the entering seventh grade class participated in the first orientation at the camp, a program that continues today.

Currently, Drey Land supports the Burroughs biology curriculum, outdoor education, programs for incoming 7th and 9th graders, and the twelfth-grade leadership trip. During the school’s most recent strategic planning process, Drey Land was prioritized for capital improvements to better accommodate students and staff.

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November 2022 Update

Very exciting news from Drey Land! The original Dreyer lodge has been carefully dismantled and moved to a private property in the Ozarks where it will be enjoyed for decades to come. As you can see from the photos below, the fireplace, lovingly constructed from hand cut stone from the area, remains. The new Dreyer lodge will be built around the original fireplace. The subfloor will be removed this week, and the new foundation will be poured in early December. We are on track for the new Dreyer Lodge to be completed in time to host Bio Drey Land in Spring of 2023.

561 days ago by Amy Dunaway

Donor Map
Class Honor RollThe Class Honor Roll reflects giving from Alumni, Parents, Parents of Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised%
19511$5,0000.5
19541$2000.0
19572$3500.0
19592$1750.0
19611$2000.0
19622$2750.0
19632$5,5000.5
19641$250.0
19664$6,1360.6
197030$524,10052.4
19716$41,9674.2
197213$141,52714.2
19733$1750.0
19743$5000.1
19754$10,7001.1
19767$20,7502.1
19774$1,4800.1
19786$2,0000.2
19802$1,0250.1
19812$1,5000.2
19823$5,1830.5
19836$3,1000.3
19845$6500.1
19854$1,5620.2
19864$6860.1
19874$1,3000.1
19883$4500.0
19893$5000.1
19904$27,2502.7
19914$6000.1
19927$8000.1
19936$8250.1
19941$2500.0
19952$2000.0
19968$27,9802.8
19973$4000.0
19983$6500.1
19993$1,2000.1
20001$5000.1
20013$2,0000.2
20025$5,4060.5
20036$5,2170.5
20044$1,4500.1
20057$1,7700.2
20063$1,7500.2
20073$1,1000.1
20082$1500.0
20096$5770.1
20101$1040.0
20111$1000.0
20124$5000.1
20133$960.0
20141$1000.0
20152$3500.0
20164$6000.1
20172$26,0002.6
20183$3250.0
20192$4000.0
20201$500.0
20216$2,5750.3
20224$50,3005.0
20232$1,2500.1
20242$6000.1
20256$2,5000.3
202611$5,0500.5
20272$7510.1
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon65%Alumni
Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon6%Friends
Parent icon3%Grandparents
Parent icon11%Parents
Parent icon9%Parents of Alumni
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