Outdoor Education ~ 6th Grade Camp Information
Sixth Grade Outdoor Education Science Camp
Cuyamaca Outdoor School
Cuyamaca Outdoor School, also known as 6th grade camp, has connected more than one million students with science and nature since 1946. Generations of school children have participated in hands-on lessons in an overnight camp setting. The activities aim to nourish an appreciation of nature, create a deeper understanding of science concepts, and provide an opportunity for students to explore their independence in a safe, educational and fun environment.
Cuyamaca Outdoor School, operated by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), is the only outdoor education program in San Diego County featuring credentialed teachers and a curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Nearly 12,000 students each year attend Outdoor Science School during four- or five-day excursions in the mountains of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
Sixth Grade Camp is an annual tradition for 6th grade students at BHMS. Students, along with their teachers, attend a 5 day camp where they learn about Science in nature. Our school’s 6th graders are scheduled to be at Camp Cuyamaca the week of March 13 - March 17, 2017
CAMP FORMS AND INFORMATION
Camp Forms and information will come home with your child on Friday, January 6th. Please read the instructions carefully and pay attention to deadlines as we must enforce all deadlines.
ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING CAMP: Complete the PINK Registration Form. Be sure your two-sided pink registration form is signed by both student and parent/guardian. Turn in completed forms to Bobcat teacher ASAP.
STUDENTS NEEDING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION: If your child has any health or medical issues it is imperative that they are indicated on the front of the pink Registration Form. If you plan to send any medication that is not listed on the back of the Registration Form under “Non-Prescription Medication”, you will need to fill out a Medical Authorization Form, attached in the packet. This includes vitamins, homeopathic medications, over the counter medications and prescription medications. If your child has a Medication Authorization Form (Form 292) currently on file at BHMS, you do not need to fill out an additional form. All medication forms need to be turned into the health office NO LATER than Friday, March 10, 2017.
PAYMENT: Due NO LATER than February 10, 2017: The cost of camp is $395.00. If your child plans to participate in the Fun Run fundraiser, your final total payment due will be reduced by the amount of funds your child earns during the fundraiser (65% of pledges collected). A final balance due note will be sent home to parents the first week of February, with final payment due NO LATER than February 10, 2017. Please plan ahead for final payment in February. If your child is not participating in the Fun Run fundraiser, feel free to submit payment with your returned camp forms at any time before February 10, 2017. For your convenience, you may pay online at http://www.firstlinemerchant.com/BHMS/index.php.
DAY OF CAMP PROCEDURES
LUGGAGE DROP-OFF: Beginning at 7:30am on Monday, March 13 - Signs will guide you to the drop-off point
STUDENTS: Report to class when the bell rings to begin school. Students will board bus by classroom.
RETURN: Students will arrive back at school on Friday, March 17 about 12:30 and WILL BE RELEASED to parents
Please contact the school office if financial assistance is needed.
SDCOE Camp Information:
Camp Immunization Requirements
An updated copy of immunizations needs to be verified by the BHMS health office, PRIOR TO CAMP
Remember, children 12 and over need a Tdap booster PRIOR to entering the 7th grade. It's easiest to get the booster at your child's 12-year well check.