Science Camp 2013Questions & Answers Presented by the 5th Grade Team: Cassie Curran, Sarilyn Larchick, Bonnie Grumski, Deanna Hansen, Kelly Murrieta, and Ken Zarnick
Science Camp November 2013 • It is our goal to provide 5th graders with a feeling of ownership in their learning. This hands-on approach is an experience that will last your child a lifetime! • Camp will be at Prescott Pines in Prescott, Arizona. November 13, 14, 15 • Students and adults are housed in dormitory style cabins.
Science Camp Details:It is our goal to have every 5th grader attend camp. • Eligibility • All 5th grade students are eligible. • Behavior • If behavior is a concern a parent may be required to chaperone their child while at camp.
Science Camp Costs • Total cost approximately $24,000.00 -Approximately $175.00 per student –Funding Options 1. Tax Credit $200-$400 2.Write a check for $175
What Does My $175.00 Pay For? • $4000-Chartered buses to and from camp • $16000-Camp • Meals for three days • Cabins-3 days and 2 nights • Extra Curricular Fun • Supplies • Bridges • Simple Machines • Inquiry Materials
General Information • Supply List to follow • Permission Slips to follow • Wednesday-Leave 9:00ish • Friday return-Return 2:00ish • Will need to be picked up • Students choose cabins • Teachers choose classes
More General Information • There will be a nurse on duty • Medication can be administered (must complete a form and have signed by doctor) • Students will need to pack a lunch the first day of camp.
Overview of a Day at Camp • 6-7am Wake-up/Showers • 7-8am Breakfast • 8-12pm 4 Class Sessions • 12-1pm Lunch • 1-5pm 4 Class Sessions • 5-6pm Dinner • 6:00-8:00pm Supervised activity (Parent Break) • 8:00-9:00pm Free time (supervised) • 9:00pm In cabins • 9:30pm Lights out!
2 Inquiry Classes Egg Drop Survival 2 General Classes Seatbelt safety Lights, Camera, Action 2 Team Building / Problem Solving Bridges Challenge Course 6 Content Classes (simple machines) Pulleys Wheel and Axle Lever Wedge Inclined Plane Screw Science Camp Class Classes
How Can I Help? • Come to camp • Help plan classes • Help get supplies
Science Camp Meeting Act II Info for parents planning on attending camp
Chaperone Responsibilities • Must have fingerprints done • Last chance is Tues 2pm-4pm at the District Office. • Commit to the entire camp • Help in a class • Leader • Helper • Attend a “Class” meeting • Cabin Parent 3-5 students
More Chaperone Responsibilities • Supervise students (safety) • Role Model • School rules apply to camp • No alcohol • No tobacco products
Info for Chaperones • Driving up • Carpool • Early Group • In a class (most of the time) • Looking for one person “in charge”
Classes • 2 Inquiry Classes -Structures -Survival • 2 General Classes -Seatbelt Safety -Lights, Camera, Action • 2 Team Building Classes -Bridges -Challenge Course • 6 Content Classes (simple machines) -Pulleys -Wheel and Axle -Lever -Wedge -Inclined Plane -Screw
Any Questions? • You can also contact your child’s teacher with any further questions. • Sign up • Name, child’s teacher, e-mail address, fingerprint status • Teacher will contact group soon to set up a meeting time.