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The weather has gotten much colder and there is snow on the ground. As of now it will likely snow while we are there. Students will need waterproof pants, gloves, jacket, and shoes per the packing list. It is in the mid 40s during the day and the 20s at night. Pack accordingly.
Students will NOT be going to the actual camp store. If you want to purchase Pali merchandise (sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, etc.) you must buy it ahead of time online using the link below. The link expires and no more purchases can be made after 2/25.
Inhalers and Epi-pens that are currently stored at school will NOT be going with us to camp per district policy about overnight trips. You will need to provide inhalers/epi-pens from home. The camp recommends campers self-carry. I will be reaching out individually to all students who indicated inhaler/epi-pen use to make sure this is OK.
All medication (prescribed and over the counter) MUST be in the original container/package. Please bring meds in the ORIGINAL PACKAGE in a plastic bag with your student’s name on it and instructions. They will be checked in with Ms. Powell the morning we leave and delivered to the camp nurse when we arrive. She cannot accept medication that is not in the original container/package per camp policy.
Check in and Return Time
Students will check in on the Montana lawn at 7:45am the day we leave. They drop their luggage by the buses (any bus), get their name tag (a way for us to check them in), drop off medication if needed at the medication table, and go to the yard to play. We leave just after 8:30 am. We return Wednesday around 1:30pm. We will send out updates.
We need a few volunteers to help us check in students on the morning of 2/26. If you are interested please contact Deanna Sinfield. We also could use saltine crackers and extra trash bags.
Packing List Link
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.
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.