3rd grade camping trip, APRIL 11th to April 12, 2019

Dear Parents of Western Academy's Finest (3rd Grade),

Mr. McManus and I are excited to announce the upcoming 3rd Grade  Father-Son Class Camping Trip! We'll sleep in tents or under the stars, cook chili, hot dogs, and armadillo burgers over the fire, make s'mores, play lots of games like capture the flag and manhunt, and generally run around outside having an awesome time! We really hope all dads can come to spend this time with their sons and get to know each other better, however we want to stress that we hope all the boys come even if their dads are unable to make it. Dads are welcome to meet up with the class later during the trip if they are unable to join us from the beginning. We will be camping at the Bowden Ranch near Burton, TX from Thursday, April 11th to Friday, April 12th.

Here's the plan:

Thursday, 4/11:
-Drop off Green Jay and camping gear no later than 7:30 am
-Load vehicles and depart by 8:00am
-Arrive at campsite mid-morning
-Pitch camp
-Eat lunch
-Bird-watching, bug-collecting, natural history scavenger hunt...
-Hike, sports, build forts, climb trees...
-Hike, sports, build forts, climb trees...
-Night games (capture the flag, flashlight tag, kick the can...)
-Campfire, s'mores, stories, jokes

Friday, 4/12:
-Cook breakfast, eat
-Break camp
-Hike, sports, capture the flag, build forts, climb trees...
-Lunch at 11:30
-Final clean-up
-Depart for Western Academy at 12:30pm
-Arrive at WA by 2:10pm

The cost of the trip is $15 per person to help cover expenses.

Boys should not bring with them anything that has an on/off switch. (And the rest of us will avoid using such devices except when absolutely necessary, of course...)

Pocket knives can be brought on the trip, but dads or teachers will keep charge of them and the boys will be permitted to use them only when an adult is present.

Click here to view the packing list.

Thanks so much! We are looking forward to a GREAT trip!
Pablo Antonio Meléndez
Western Academy
(301) 742-5077