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Title: Lorado Taft


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Lorado Taft
2008
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What is Lorado Taft?
  • Outdoor education facility
  • Affiliated with NIU
  • Erickson has attended for 16 years

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Location
  • Oregon, Illinois
  • Approximately 1-1/2 hours away from Bloomingdale
  • Located in a state park, overlooking the Rock
    River

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Classes
  • Outdoor Education
  • Native American
  • survival instincts
  • pioneering
  • birding
  • Indoor Education
  • arts / crafts
  • beading
  • Tin Punch Art

Taught by Erickson and Taft Staff
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Typical Schedule
  • Flow of Day
  • Wake up
  • Breakfast (hoppers)
  • A.M. classes
  • Lunch (hoppers)
  • P.M. classes
  • Dinner (hoppers)
  • P. M. activities

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Night Activities
  • Alpha Wolf
  • Night Hikes
  • Bonfire
  • Games/Stories
  • Refreshments

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Dates to Remember
  • Monday, October 20, 2008-Wednesday, October 22,
    2008
  • Leave Monday, October 20, 2008
  • Arrive early
  • Parents help pack
  • Board buses at 830 a.m
  • Arrive at Taft between 10-1030 a.m.
  • Return Wednesday, October 22, 2008
  • Board buses after lunch
  • arrive Erickson approximately at 200
  • Parents help unpack the luggage

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What to bring
Necessary Items
  • Rain Gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Light Gloves (2 pair)
  • Hat(s)
  • Warm clothing-3 days
  • Sleeping bag
  • Jacket
  • Pillow
  • Towel/Washcloth
  • Toiletries
  • Camera/Disposable camera
  • Medications

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What NOT to bring
Unnecessary Items
  • Electronic games
  • Toys
  • Walkman/Radio
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Phones/Beepers
  • Laptops
  • Blow dryers or curling irons

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Accommodations
  • Girls
  • Divided into 2 groups (Clarkson North/South)
  • Minimum 2 adults with each group
  • Bunk beds
  • Dorm style bathroom with 3 showers, 4 toilet
    stalls, 3 sinks
  • Boys
  • Apartment style in Heckman
  • Approximately 6-8 boys per adult to a room
  • Showers/ Toilet/ Sink set-up
  • Bunk beds in rooms

930 LIGHTS OUT!!!
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Meals
  • Served Family Style
  • All you can eat of most items
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Special Diets (please let us know)

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Breakfast
  • Eggs
  • French toast
  • Meats
  • Oatmeal
  • Cold cereals
  • Juices/Milk

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Lunch
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Tacos
  • Burgers
  • Vegetables
  • Soup
  • Lemonade/Fruit Juices/ Milk

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Dinner
  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetables
  • Rolls
  • Juices/Milk

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Snacks (p.m.)
  • Popcorn
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Rice Krispie treats
  • Juice, Hot chocolate

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Hoppers
  • Rotate among students, most do it one time, some
    do it twice
  • Set tables before meals
  • Run for food at meals
  • Help serve food
  • Clean up after meals

18
Medical
  • We handle all medications
  • We need a release form from parent
  • Nurse on duty during the day
  • Nurse is on call 24 hours a day

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Cost
  • 100.00 per student
  • Due by Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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This will be a Great Learning Experience
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