5th Grade Outdoor Education Program

Class Trip to Saginaw
May 22, 23, and 24, 2013

Camp Saginaw is located at 740 Saginaw Road, Oxford, PA 19363.  To Find out more about this camp visit their website at http://www.campsaginaw.com  Questions about the camp can be directed to askus@campsaginaw.com
The cost of 5th grade camp for the 2013 school year is $155.00, which can be paid in weekly/monthly installments or all at once.  Checks should be made payable to Amosland Outdoor Education.
Bus Information:
  • Students will be taking Ridley School District transportation.  The bus ride is approximately 1 hour. 
Departure Information:
  • Students need to arrive between 7:30-7:45 on Wednesday, May 22nd.  The busses will be departing promptly at 8:00 a.m.
General Information:
  • Students are allowed to bring only 2 pieces of luggage, this includes bedding. 
  • Check the supply list for suggested items to bring to camp.  
  • If there is an emergency and you need to reach your child, please contact Amosland Elementary school.  We will be able to reach the teachers at camp.
  • There is a full time nurse who is on hand to take care of any medical needs and to distribute all medication needed.  All medication has to go to the nurse PRIOR to camp along with a DOCTOR'S NOTE which is required by law.  No medication for any student will be kept in the cabins or distributed by anyone other than the nurse.  The nurse will work out the schedule for when each child will receive their medication.  Please contact Mrs. Maureen Clark  (610-534-1900 ext. 1400) with any medical questions/concerns. 
  • Please be assured that the safety of your child is a priority.
Camp Curriculum:
  • Each student is in a learning group consisting of about 10-11 students.  They will rotate through 7 outdoor education classes, which are:  Archeology, Pond and Stream Ecology, Nature Trail, Rock Wall, Canoeing, Archery, and Survival.  
  • Each class is 1 1/2 hours long and is supervised with at least one parent chaperone and a camp counselor. 
Cabin Life and Dining:
  •  The students will be rooming with about 6-10 of their buddies and a parent chaperone.  The students will learn of their cabin groups the day before they leave for camp.  Changes will not be made.
  • Cabins are climate controlled and have a fully equipped bathroom in each.  
  • Students sleep on bunk beds with raised sides and a mattress.  A sleeping bag or sheet and blanket, along with a pillow, is required.
  • Please make sure your child packs their camp booklet so they know where they need to be each day.  Also make sure to pack their Amosland camp tee shirt.  (The shirt is given out the day before we leave to attend camp.)
  • The dining hall provides 3 meals each day and a snack before bed.  Each meal offers a variety of things to eat and drink.  Each meal ends with a dessert.  
  • Please let the school know prior to camp if a special diet is required.  (e.g. vegetarian)
  • The students will return to Amosland on Friday, May 24th at approximately 12:00 p.m.  Please have a ride waiting for your child.