5th Grade Outdoor Education Program

Class Trip to Camp Saginaw
May 25, 26, and 27, 2016
Camp Saginaw is located at 740 Saginaw Road, Oxford, PA 19363.  To find out more about the camp, visit their website at http://www.campsaginaw.com.
The cost of 5th grade camp for the 2015-16 school year is $160.00, which can be paid in weekly/monthly installments or all at once.  Checks should be made payable to Amosland Outdoor Education Fund.
 
PLEASE PARK IN THE UPPER LOT IF YOU PLAN TO WAIT WITH YOUR CHILD BEFORE DEPARTURE.  We will be departing from the back parking lot at 9:15 a.m. on Ridley School District buses. The bus ride is approximately one hour.

EMERGENCIES
If an emergency arises, ONLY contact Amosland School at 610-534-1900, x1401.  Please do not make an attempt to call the camp.  If there is a problem at camp, the nurse will contact you.

MEDICATION

  • All students who will be taking medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, with the exception of Tylenol and Tums, MUST have a doctor’s order to be taken and administered at camp.  This order must state the name of the medication, dosage, and time(s) to be administered.  A doctor must sign all orders.  Order forms are available at the nurse’s office.
  • A separate order is needed for each prescription and over-the-counter medication. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute to obtain medication orders from your doctor.
  • No medication, neither prescription nor over-the-counter, will be administered without a signed doctor’s order.  NO exceptions.
  • All 5th grade inhalers and medications that are currently kept in the nurse’s office along with their corresponding orders will be taken to camp.  No additional medication or order is needed.
  • Medication(s) and doctor’s orders must be given to the nurse one week prior to camp.
  • If your child has seasonal allergies, or would require Benadryl for a bee sting etc., please consider getting a doctor’s order so that these medications can be administered at camp. 
  • Children may not pack medications in their luggage or keep them in their cabins.
  • Chaperones do not need an order for their own mediation(s), however they must be kept in a brown bag in the camp health office. 

HEALTH INFORMATION

  • If your child has any special health needs, food, or allergies, please be sure that the school staff is informed well before camp.
  • Do not send a child to camp if they are clearly not well.
  • You will need to pick up your child at camp if they show signs of illness just as they would if they were at school (fever, vomiting, etc.). 

TETANUS IMMUNIZATION

  • All students must have had a tetanus immunization within the last ten years.  If your child’s immunization is out of date, they must receive another one before going to camp.  Please record your child’s most recent immunization on the pink emergency card. 

NO VISITATION at camp by parents that are not chaperoning.

BEHAVIOR

  • It is vitally important for the safety and welfare of everyone that all children conduct themselves in an orderly fashion.  If your child’s behavior, after several warnings, is unsatisfactory, it will be our unfortunate obligation to contact the parent to pick up his/her child at camp.  The child would then return to school. 

CAMP CURRICULUM

  • Each student is in a learning group consisting of about 10–11 students.  They will rotate through seven outdoor education classes, which may include pond study, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, go carts (weather permitting), and various sports. 
  • Each class is supervised with at least one parent chaperone and/or a camp counselor. 
  • There is swim time for all campers Wednesday and Thursday. 

CABIN LIFE AND DINING

  • The students will be rooming with about 6–10 buddies and a parent chaperone(s).  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 in single beds with raised sides and a mattress.  A sleeping bag or sheet and blanket, along with a pillow, are required.
  • ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED.
  • Disposable cameras are recommended since phone cameras are not permitted.
  • STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BRING SPENDING MONEY TO 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 inform the school prior to camp if a special diet is required (e.g. vegetarian). 

OUR RETURN TO AMOSLAND ON FRIDAY WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON.  
PLEASE HAVE A RIDE WAITING FOR YOUR CHILD.

 

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