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Title: Welcome to 5th Grade

Camp Grady Spruce 2010
Early Morning on Possum Kingdom Lake
What is Camp Grady Spruce?
  • It is the ultimate outdoor learning experience!
    Naturalists are on hand to guide our students
    through unforgettable activities and learning
  • Camp Grady Spruce provides valuable hands-on
    learning opportunities in physical science, earth
    science, and life science. Students learn through
    seeing, doing, and exploring, allowing them to
    build life-long memories and create anchor
    experiences from which they can draw upon and
    relate to material learned in the regular
    classroom throughout the school year.

Camp Grady Spruce
  • October 4-6, 2010
  • Depart approx. 800 AM, Mon., Oct. 4
  • Be at school by 730 am Monday morning
  • Arrive back at Sendera on Wed. in time for 250
    p.m. dismissal
  • A sack lunch is required on Oct. 4
  • Students must arrive/depart by car only

  • Chaperones manage the cabin. They also eat meals
    in the dining hall, participate in all activities
    and stay in the cabins with the students.
  • Chaperones must have an approved background check
    and attend a mandatory training on Friday, Sept.
  • Chaperones must follow all district rules and
  • We still have room for male chaperones!!! Contact
    Mrs. Garcia if you are interested in attending

Camp Activities
  • These activities are just some of the fun things
    your children will experience
  • Daytime activities
  • Hike up Johnsons Peak
  • Explore Devils Island
  • Canoeing / Lake Study
  • Compass / Orienteering
  • Archery
  • Nighttime activities
  • Star Lab / Night Hike
  • Hayride / Campfire/ Smores

A Typical Day at Camp
  • 700 am Wake up, clean cabins, get ready for the
  • 745 Hoppers to the dining hall
  • 750 Flag raisingall but hoppers must attend
  • 800 Breakfast
  • 900 Morning activity and trail time
  • 1140 Hoppers to dining hall
  • 1200 pm Lunch
  • 100 Rest
  • 145 Afternoon activity and trail time
  • 540 Hoppers to the dining hall
  • 550 Flag lowering
  • 600 Supper
  • 700 Evening activities
  • 900 Back to cabins
  • 1000 Lights out

What to Bring to Camp
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, or sweaters
  • 2 Jeans, sweats, or long pants
  • 1 Shorts
  • 3 Pairs of socks
  • 3 Undergarments
  • 2 Pairs of shoes for walking and comfort (one
    pair that can get wet)
  • 1 Towel and washcloth
  • Lightweight Raincoat or Poncho
  • Personal toiletries (i.e. soap, shampoo,
    deodorant, foot spray, etc.)

What to Bring to Camp
  • Sleeping bag or one set of twin size sheets and
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Insect repellant
  • Refillable water bottle (approx. 16 oz.)
  • Paper and pencil
  • Sunglasses (inexpensive pair)
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/hat
  • Day pack or light back pack
  • Flip flops (for shower use only)
  • Book for reading
  • Disposable camera, if desired

What NOT to Bring to Camp
  • Cell phones
  • Jewelry
  • Radios/tape players/CD players
  • Curling iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic games (i.e. Game Boys, etc.)
  • Food or snacks (all food and snacks will be
  • Knives or other sharp items
  • Other expensive items (i.e. cameras, cell
    phones, beepers, etc.)

Write to your camper!
  • Students LOVE to receive hugs from home!
  • Letters should be mailed one week prior to
    departure in order to arrive at camp by the
    necessary date (send by Monday, September 27).
  • No candy or snacks are allowed to be sent due to
    allergies and food restrictions in cabins.
  • Childs Name
  • Sendera Ranch Elementary School
  • YMCA Camp Grady Spruce
  • 3000 Park Road 36
  • Graford, Texas 76449

Important Reminders
  • Before you leave tonight
  • 50 deposit due
  • Turn in all forms to homeroom teacher
  • (The pink form must be notarized.)
  • Friday, September 24
  • All payments are due
  • Campers 145, Chaperones 100
  • Chaperone Meeting 530 pm, Room 304
  • Monday, September 27.
  • All medical forms and medication due to Nurse
  • Send your camper a Hug from Home!

Notes from the Nurse
  • Medication
  • Forms
  • Self administration
  • Inhalers
  • Epi-pens
  • Parent Responsibilities

Monday Morning
  • Students are not allowed to ride the bus with all
    of their bags and bedding so they must be brought
    to school on Monday and you must pick them up on
  • Please drop the kids off in the car line. We will
    gather in the gym.
  • We will board the bus at approximately 800 so
    please bring your child to school by 730 a.m.
    The students will make their name tags, meet
    their chaperones, and run through a final
    checklist before they leave.

Monday Morning Contd.
  • The students will be given three name tags One
    for their bag, one for their bedding (please put
    it in a heavy duty plastic trash bag so it
    doesnt get dirty in the storage compartment
    under the bus) and one for their backpack. Please
    do not pack more than is necessary, as each child
    is expected to carry his/her belongings.
  • Remember to send a sack lunch with your child.

Wednesday Afternoon
  • Students are not allowed to ride the bus with all
    of their bags and bedding so they must be picked
    up on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Please pick the kids up in the car rider line on
    Wednesday (around 300). Do not park in the bus
    lane before school gets out.
  • Dont forget to pick up your childs medication
    from the nurse!

Attendance Guidelines
  • Attendance guidelines are the same for camp as
    they are for school.
  • If your child has a fever, vomiting, diarrhea,
    etc. they will have to be picked up by a parent
    from camp.
  • Student Safety and Health are the 1 priority

Questions About Camp
  • Camp Grady Spruce Emergency Line
  • (940) 779 3411, ext. 10
  • Contact your childs homeroom teacher for
    additional information about camp.
  • Contact Mrs. Garcia for more information
    regarding being a camp chaperone.
  • jgarcia01_at_nisdtx.org
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