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3rd-8th Outdoor Education
3rd – 6th Grade: El Camino Pines
Every other year since 1993, we have taken our students in Grades 3-6 on an outdoor education program at a Lutheran camp called El Camino Pines. The camp is located near Frazier Park in the Los Padres National Forest. We have been very impressed with the quality of the staff, the variety of learning experiences, and the unique opportunity for students and teachers to get to know each other better.
Students who go on the trip as 3rd and 4th graders also get excited about returning as 5th and 6th graders. We learn about Chumash Indians, ecology, astronomy, pioneer life, etc. We go on hikes and have evening campfires. We stay in A-frame cabins that have bunk beds and their own bathroom. The food is good too! For a firsthand look at the camp visit their web site at http://www.lrcchome.com.
We will need parents to accompany us. There will be no extra charge for parent chaperons.
Please contact me or the school office if you have any questions or concerns. Detailed information will be passed out in September.
7th and 8th Grade: Catalina Island Mountain & Sea Adventures
Mountain & Sea Adventures at Emerald Bay provides a unique, exciting program that’s the perfect way to enhance any student’s education!
The program focuses on hands-on, experiential science education. Utilizing our state-of-the-art labs and equipment, expert instructors and the beautiful natural land and sea environments of Catalina Island, we strive to increase science literacy, stimulate minds and, most importantly, to create excitement about science.
During their 3 day stay, students and teachers have the opportunity to experience, first hand, the diverse flora and fauna found in Southern California’s Oceans.
Through a combination of labs, aquariums and touch tanks on land and snorkeling, kayaking and collecting data in the field, students and teachers learn about the many ecosystems of the island and ocean and get to see and touch a whole range of fish, algae, sharks and rays, marine mammals, plankton and invertebrates!
Camp Emerald Bay is known as the most desirable location on Catalina Island, with a multi million dollar marine research center with salt water aquariums and shark tough tanks. Emerald Bay is the ideal location for our science camp experience, and leaves a lasting impression in the hearts of our students.