Dear Elementary Parents:
We do a great deal of work in educating our children about community and leadership at The New School Montessori. Your continued support in engaging your children in activities that will enhance his/her understanding of community building, leadership, and teaming will certainly further our efforts. The Annual New School Elementary Camping Trip will take place May 24-25, 2017. This trip offers a wonderful opportunity for children, grades 1-6, to participate in a fun, safe, and community building experience with their peers. Learning all of the details and identifying yourselves as chaperones will assuredly help each child reap the full benefit of the camping and community experience.
Camp Ernst is a lovely facility in the hills of Northern Kentucky. Children in grades 1-5 will sleep in the Lakeview Lodge and the sixth graders will be in an adjoining cabin. The activities will include six ropes courses, canoeing, hiking, swimming, games, campfire sing-a-longs and horseback riding. Additional activities will improve the whole school/community experience for the children.
Food will be prepared by Camp Ernst staff according to our school’s food guidelines. In typical fashion, the children will assist with the operation of the dining hall.
2. A “Camping Consent Form“ that you will need to print, sign and return to your child’s classroom.
3. A “Request for the Administration of Medication by Personnel Form” that you will need to print, sign and return to your child’s classroom if needed.
4. A “YMCA Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement” that you will need to print, sign and return to your child’s classroom.
This year we will be taking buses to and from Camp Ernst so there is no need for parent transportation of students. However, we will still need parents to transport student gear and volunteer for activities at the camp. Below is a link for all volunteer opportunities. Thank you, in advance, for helping to make this an amazing experience for our children.
Any elementary parent who has questions about the logistics of this trip should contact their child’s teacher or me.