Outdoor and Environmental Education Goals: • To foster an awareness of the natural world • To increase knowledge of ecological concepts • Understand relationships between students and the natural world • To strengthen social relationships • To support students in reaching the Washington State Essential Learning Standards.
Goals Continued: • To promote growth and self confidence • To increase understanding of the effect and consequences of choices • To increase students enjoyment of and comfort in the outdoors • To foster the YMCA (and Carson) values of Responsibility, Caring, Respect, Service, Honesty and Forgiveness
Possible Classes: • Reptiles • Squid Dissection • Cooperation • Orienteering • Ornithology • Marine Biology • Canoeing • Living Machine
Recreation TimeArts and Crafts Bouldering Touch Tanks Reptiles Archery Boating Ball Courts Relaxation
Outdoor Ed Fact Sheet • Dates: April 20,21, 22 and 23 • Cost: approximately $200.00 per student • If you are interested in donating funds to support other students financially, please contact your child’s sixth grade teacher. • Half scholarships are available. Please talk to your child’s teacher. • Fundraiser will significantly reduce the amount per child. • Due in March.
Cost • $200 per student (lower projected if we have a fund raiser) • Four days of instruction by teachers from Carson and YMCA • Nine meals • Three nights in heated cabins • Evening activities • 14 chaperones (chaperones don’t pay) • Transportation to and from camp
Fundraising • Cookie Dough • Students will sell 3 pound tubs for $12/each • Goal is to have each sixth grade student sell 13 tubs each (to guarantee the $150 cost/student goal). • Sale begins Friday, October 9th, ends Wednesday, November 4th. • Students will receive an order form and money collection envelope. • Cookie dough will arrive the second week of December 7-11th. Students will need to pick up and distribute their orders on the day it arrives. • Parent volunteers will be needed to help count orders/money and distribute cookie dough.
Chaperones • Miss Cameron, Miss Kauppila and Mr. Sams • Appearances by Miss Cronin (and other staff members?) • Parents • Must be able to commit to dates • Fill out interest forms (due Wednesday, November 4th)
Other Volunteer Opportunities • Form going home on Friday, Oct 9th!! • Cookie dough distribution • Cookie dough order processing • Check-in/Send-off (day of camp) • Provide treats • Please help if you can, it benefits all of the sixth grade kids!!