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Outdoor School

Outdoor School 

Dear Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians,

 

Each year, as part of the sixth grade curriculum, our students attend a week at Outdoor School.

 

 

 

WHAT IS OUTDOOR SCHOOL?

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  • Environmental study of three ecosystems
  • Decision-making skills
  • Cooperative learning
  • Study of environmental protection

WHEN DO WE GO?

  • Panthers - typically in March
  • Cheetahs - typically in March

WHERE DO WE GO?

  • Camp Loma Mar located in the San Mateo Mountains

WHAT DOES IT COST?

  •  Approximately $450 per student 
  • This pays for food, lodging, transportation, and medical insurance.
  • This also pays for the professional naturalists from the Exploring New Horizons program.
  • Suggested payment schedule:

1st payment:  due in October

2nd payment:  due in December

3rd payment:  due in February

 

Creekside recognizes that some families may not be able to donate the entire amount towards the cost of this trip.  If this is in fact the case, contact Ms. Eagles or Ms. Fuentes in the Counseling department for assistance. 

 

Checklist of Essential Things to Bring: (See Packing List for detailed information and LABEL EVERYTHING)

_____ 1 suitcase or duffle bag

_____ 1 backpack

_____ 1 sleeping bag and pillow (in large plastic garbage bag marked with your name on masking tape)

_____ Waterproof Rain gear

_____ Extra socks and shoes

_____ Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

_____Warm jacket and clothes (dress in layers)

_____ Bag lunch for Monday’s lunch. (Pack enough to last you until dinner)

 

Give any medicine to your advisory teacher when you check in:

  1. Place medicine in a zip lock baggie, labeled with your first and last name and advisory teacher’s name.
  2. All medications must be in their original containers.

 

General Information

Each year, as part of the sixth grade curriculum, our students may attend a week at Outdoor School.


What do students learn there?

  • They learn about the environment by studying three ecosystems.
  • They practice their decision-making skills.
  • They participate in cooperative learning.
  • They study environmental protection.