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Outdoor Education
October 8-10, 2014
Sandy Hill Retreats in North East,
MD
What is Outdoor Education?
• An educational experience in an
outdoor setting
• Focus on team building, making
connections, expanding comfort-zones,
and respect of the environment
• Approximately 220 sixth graders, 16
parents, and 10 staff members will
attend from Mount View Middle.
Sandy Hill Retreat Center
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M
wrVBKQSevM
All inclusive cost…..
• Meals
• Snacks
• Activities
• Accommodations
• Transportation
• T-Shirt
Sample Menu
BREAKFAST
• Fruit
• Cereal & Milk
• Pancakes
• Sausage
• Waffles
• French Toast
LUNCH
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Deli Sandwich
Personal Pizzas
Hot Dog
Salad
Fruit
Pasta Salad
Chicken Patty Sandwich
DINNER
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Lasagna
Chicken
Salad
Fruit
Steamed Veggies
Scalloped Potatoes
*Vegetarian and lactose intolerant options available at every meal
Sample Activities
• Team Building
• Canoeing
• Seining
• Eco Game
• Water Cycle
• Green School Stream Activity
• High Adventure Course
Sample Schedule
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
WAKE UP
BREAKFAST
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Classes
SNACK
Free Time
9:30 AM
12: 00
PM
6:00 PM
7:00PM
8:00PM
Classes
LUNCH
DINNER
Evening Activities
Snack
9:30 PM Cabin Time
10:30 PM LIGHTS OUT!
General Information
Grouping/Cabin Chaperones
On Line Resources - Payment and Forms
What to Bring/not to Bring (no $ needed)
Cell Phones
• (Caution: ODE can be hazardous to the life of a cell phone.
Additionally, there is limited to no signal; no student wifi
access).
Refunds
Scholarships
Dietary Concerns (encourage student to ask during meals)
Nurse/Doctor Volunteer
Required for Each Student by
9/18
• Check in the amount of $180, made out
to MVMS**
• Permission Slip
• Health Information Form
• Consent Form
• T-Shirt Order Form
Medication Authorization Form
• Must be completed for each over-thecounter/nonprescription medication and MUST be signed
by a physician AND parent/guardian.
• Medications and the authorization form must be brought
to the MVMS health room by 9/25/14 (Students may
NOT carry meds to Sandy Hill Retreat themselves**)
• Medications must be in labeled containers and unopened.
• Parent Volunteers carry their child’s medication no
forms.
Departure and Return
• Wednesday, October 8, 2014
• Students will arrive at MVMS no earlier than 8:30am and
board buses directly (please do not block bus lanes in front of
school).
• Please plan to drop your student off (all luggage will be stored
under the bus). Check in is on the bus.
• Chaperones may park at the Marriotts Ridge baseball parking
lot.
• Departure at about 8:45 am.
• Friday, October 10, 2014
• 12:00pm return to MVMS
• Students should be picked up by parents at that time.
• Medications must be picked up at the flag pole on return.
What If My Child Does Not Attend
Outdoor Education at Sandy Hill?
Students will attend a regular school day at Mount View.
Send a Note to Science Teacher
Environmental Education Lessons will be taught through our
Camp Mount View program. Information will be sent home
to the students who choose this option.
ODE Prep Day
Students will receive a ODE tutorial in
their science class the day before we
leave for Sandy Hill Camp.
QUESTIONS ??
This PowerPoint and additional
information (all forms, packing list,
Sandy Hill Camp website) are available
on the MVMS website.
Parent Volunteers
• Help load buses
• Assist at mealtimes
• Assist in class transitions
• Supervise afternoon activities
• Assist in cabins at night
• Cabin Parent Placement
HCPSS Abuse Certificate
Helpful Hints
• Soccer Chairs
• To go coffee mugs
• No wifi?
• Name badges list of groups on the back.

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