To prepare for transitions from high school to college, from childhood to adulthood, seniors spend the week at Glen Brook developing a sense of personal responsibility. The focus of the senior trip is the economics of food. Topics studied include the 100 mile diet (seasonal local foods), ethical meat production, organics, biodynamic farming, and sustainable farming methods. Students learn that we need to be informed consumers, responsible citizens when it comes to the choices we make about food. Afterward each student has to prepare a presentation on the natural history of a specific food and each student plans and cooks a meal for the group. Seniors gain confidence in being in the kitchen, and also gain a familiarity with “scratch” cooking—something that may lead to independence in college.