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Outdoor School Reminders

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 Raingear

_____ 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)

 

Arrive at school on Monday between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. and check in with your advisory teacher in MPR. 

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.

 

Arrange for a ride home on Friday!! We should be back at Creekside around 1 pm.  Make arrangements ahead of time.  If both parents work, make arrangements with a friend or neighbor.  The students will be tired and will not want to wait around until 3 to take the bus.  Also, we will need parents to help unload the baggage bus, if you are willing and able.


Student Medical History and Authorization Form

Medical forms must be filled out prior to your student attending outdoor school.   Fill out the appropriate form, depending on your child's advisory teach.   The Advisory teacher is their THIRD PERIOD teacher.

Cheetah Medical Form - If your child's Advisory Teacher (3rd period teacher) is Ms. Conrad, Mr. Malfatti, Mrs. Gibson, or Mrs. Swartzendruber

Panther Medical Form - If your child's Advisory Teacher (3rd period teacher) is Ms. Foy, Ms. Gosselin, Mr. McMurray, or Mr. Wallis

Detailed Instructions

  1. Click on the correct link above.
  2. You will be prompted to enter your name, your child’s name, and your email address.  Once that information is submitted, you can begin the medical form.
  3. Fill out the entire form. 
  4. Again, for teacher, please put their advisory (third period) teacher.
  5. You can save progress if you need to step away from the form and come back to it later.  
  6. Once all information is entered, you must hit the submit button.
  7. If you submit the form and then need to edit or update any information, you can contact the camp at 650.879.0608 or email Program Director
  8. Please submit this no later than Friday, February 17, 2017.

 


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.

 

Where, exactly, do they go?

  • Camp Loma Mar, located in the Santa Cruz mountains, is the destination.


When do they go?

Sixth graders are divided into two teams, Cheetahs and Panthers. Each team will go separately. 

The Panthers will go March 20 - 24.

The Cheetahs will go March 27 - 31.


What is the cost and what is included?

  • The cost is approximately $370 per student, some of which may be defrayed by fundraising efforts.  
  • This pays for food, lodging, transportation and medical insurance as well as professional naturalists from the Exploring New Horizons program.
  • The first installment was due November 30th, 2016.
  • The second installment is due January 27, 2017.
  • The final installment is due February 28, 2017.


Packing Lists

Camp Loma Mar has provided packing lists in both English and Spanish so you can be sure your student brings all the essentials.