5th grade camping trip, APRIL 23rd to April 24th, 2018

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 12571 FM 2187, Cat Springs, TX 78933 from Monday, April 23rd to Tuesday, April 24th.

Here's the plan:

Monday, 4/23:
-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
-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

Tuesday, 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.

Click here to view the packing list.

Thanks so much! We are looking forward to a GREAT trip!
Larry Monks
Western Academy