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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 April 1-5, 2019 or April 8-12, 2019.  Given the size of our 6th grade class, Camp Cuyamaca cannot host all of our 6th graders during the same week.
 

CAMP FORMS AND INFORMATION

Camp Forms and information will come home with your child in early February.  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 Social Studies 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 March 1, 2019.

PAYMENT: Due NO LATER than March 1, 2019: The cost of camp is $410.00.  Payment due NO LATER than March 1, 2019.  Please make check or money order payable to "BHMS".  In the memo line, please clearly print your student's first and last name.
 

DAY OF CAMP PROCEDURES

LUGGAGE DROP-OFF:   Beginning at 7:00am student luggage may be dropped off in the front circle at BHMS.  Clearly mark all luggage with Student’s Name (duct tape or masking tape work well) Please refer to the Packing List from Camp Cuyamaca when packing.
STUDENTS:   Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30am in the Gym.  Please have your student in the Gym no later than 8:10am. 
RETURN:  Students will be returning to BHMS on Friday between 12:00-12:30.  Parents or Guardians must pick up students from school upon arrival.  There are no classes or ASES for the returning students.  
 

SDCOE Camp Information:

6th Grade 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.
 
 
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