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Staff – Some of the 5th grade teachers as well as the Principal or Assistant Principal attend. The Pali Institute staff provides 24/7 supervision. The staff provides instruction in all areas of outdoor education, science, and leadership. The instructors possess a variety of science degrees and teaching credentials. In addition, they have two full-time nurses on-site 24/7.
Lodging – The authentic cabin environment accommodates 400 guests, with each cabin housing up to 15 students and one Pali instructor. Students sleep in cabins featuring solid wood built-in bunks, radiant floor heating, full bathroom and shower facilities. Students will bring sleeping bags to use in the cabin.
Roommates – Teachers will assign students roommates and daytime class assignments. There will be 10-18 students per cabin. Girls and boys lodge separately.
Dining – Fresh food is prepared daily by the Pali Executive Chef and kitchen staff, creating unique buffet-style meals three times a day. The salad bar is always available during lunch and dinner. Vegetarian and kosher meals, and foods considerate of food allergies, are available. There are no nuts in any of the food prepared at Pali Camp. Sample menu items are: roasted tri tip, four-vegetable lasagna, bowtie pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and rosemary chicken, Cajun salmon, grilled vegetables.
Classes – An example of courses students take are ropes course, geology, engineering, aerodynamics, animal survival, ecology, renewal energy. Students will also participate in an exciting night hike.
Bus – Students will take a chartered bus to and from Pali Camp.
Forms – Prior to the trip it is required that the following forms be completed in their entirety: health forms, field trip forms, safety forms. Everything is due back by a deadline before the trip, or your money will be returned and your child will be unable to go on the trip.
Medication – Medications must be in the original bottle and checked in during the morning check-in process. Please make sure the dosage is clearly delineated on the bottle and written out clearly. Place bottles in a clear baggie.
Food – No food may be brought to Pali Camp as we are outdoors and there are a variety of animals. There will be plenty of food in the dining area. Students may bring water bottles.
Electronics/Money – No electronic devices will be permitted. If they are brought they will be confiscated and returned to the parent when the child returns after the trip. Devices include cell phones, cameras, iPads, and smart watches. Students should also not bring money.
Chaperoning – Parents are not permitted to chaperone. There is a camp phone number if there is an emergency. Students will not be permitted to call home unless it’s an emergency.