5th grade camping trip, January 24th to January 25th, 2019

Dear Parents of Western Academy's Finest (5th Grade),

Mr. Henderson and I are excited to announce the upcoming 5th Grade Father-Son Class Camping Trip! We'll sleep in tents or under the stars, eat armadillo burgers over the fire, make s'mores, play lots of games like capture the flag and manhunt, explore the wilderness, 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 Jolie Vue Farms, 11840 Kettler Road, Brenham TX 77833 from Thursday, January 24th to Friday, January 25th.

Here's the plan:

Thursday, 1/24:
-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
-Explore
-Eat lunch
-Games
-Hike, sports, build forts, climb trees...
-Dinner
-Hike, sports, build forts, climb trees...
-Night games (capture the flag, flashlight tag, kick the can...)
-Campfire, s'mores, stories, jokes
-Bed

Friday, 4/24:
-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 12:00pm
-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.

Fishing: This is a great place to fish, so, if possible, bring fishing gear However, this is not an easy time for fishing, therefore, we have been advised to bring live worms. Real food should work better than artificial. If artificial is your thing, bring bottom fishing lures like plastic worms and crawfish.

Click here to view the packing list.

Thanks so much! We are looking forward to a GREAT trip!
Sincerely,

Greg Henderson
Western Academy
Greg.Henderson@WesternAcademy.net
(509) 393-2627 

Larry Monks
Western Academy
Larry.Monks@WesternAcademy.net
(713) 459-8009 

Chris Coffman
(281) 961-4341 (Parent in charge of site)

In case of emergency and can’t reach Greg or Chris.
Glen Boudreaux
(713) 823-1428 (Ranch owner)