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Your Hosts: Ryan McCleery and Doug Batsch.  All of our 6 th grade students  The camp provides instructors for all activities done by our students 

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1 Your Hosts: Ryan McCleery and Doug Batsch

2  All of our 6 th grade students  The camp provides instructors for all activities done by our students  The students are also accompanied by some of our wonderful Lakeside Staff as well as high school juniors  May 19 – 21 or May  The Outdoor Education Program takes place in Stillwater, NJ  We use the facilities of the YMCA Camp in Stillwater

3  The trip is 3 days and 2 nights  The cost of the trip will be approximately $225 per student.  This cost is all inclusive  We will collect three payments:  November 15 th - $75  January 17 th - $75  March 7 th - $75  Each payment is accompanied by a permission slip  In early April a medical form will be sent home.  Medications  Nurse

4  Each year we bring high school juniors with us on the trip  The juniors act as responsible assistants to the teachers and the instructional staff at the camp  Opportunity to give back to a trip that was a memorable experience in their Lakeside careers

5 Any questions at this point? Still to come: Partner selection Daily schedule/activities Living quarters Meals and Chores Do and do not bring list

6  The week is broken down into two halves  The students will be attending Outdoor Ed from either Mon – Wed or Wed – Fri.  During the half of the week the students are at Lakeside they will take part in a supplemental program with their 6 th grade teachers

7  Monday/Wednesday Arrive at Camp 2 Study Activities Dance  Tuesday/Thursday  3 Study Activities  Touch of Nature  Scavenger Hunt  Campfire  Night Hike  Wednesday/Friday  Clean/Pack  Morning Hike  Head Back to Lakeside

8  During the day students will take part in a variety of activities:  Boating  Pond  Swamp  Climbing Wall  Archery  Touch of Nature  At night  Scavenger Hunt  Campfire  Night Hike  Dance

9  Students will be a part of two groups while at camp  The first group will be the cabin to which they are assigned with a teacher and a junior  The 2 nd will be a study group ◦ These will be the groups they attend the activities with ◦ Groups will be a combination of their cabin and another cabin (each study group will be accompanied by 2 teachers, two juniors and a camp instructor)

10  All students will stay in cabins that are located on the camp grounds.  Each cabin will have 8 – 10 students as well as 1 teacher and 1 high school junior  All cabins are set up in 5 or 6 bunk style beds with open closets  Each cabin also has a bathroom and a separate shower

11  Each student will have the opportunity to choose one partner  The rest of the cabin will be chosen at random by us  Rationale  Each student can share this experience with a good friend, in the actual cabin, and have an opportunity to make some new, lasting friends.

12  All meals will be eaten in the camp’s mess hall (except for a brown bag lunch on the first day)  All meals are served family style  At each meal, either the teacher or high school junior will eat with the students  At each meal individual students will have different chores

13  Watch and/or alarm clock  Sleeping bag or bedroll  Pillow  2 towels/washcloth/toiletries  Boots and/or sneakers (2)  3 pairs of socks  Jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt  Clothes for 4 days  Pajamas  Rain Gear  Bug spray  Sunscreen  Brown bag lunch  Optional ◦ Tennis racket and balls ◦ Fishing gear ◦ Camera (make sure name is on)

14  Cell phones (no service anyway)  IPods or any other electronic music/game systems  Money  Sandals  Nice clothing will only get ruined  Swiss army knives (or any other kind for that matter)  Shorts  Gum (camp rule)  Any food item containing peanut products

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16  Any remaining questions we can answer?  Follow us on the web at on the 6 th grade homepage  Contact Info ◦ Ryan McCleery – ◦ Doug Batsch –


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