Astrocamp Trip Blog

Update 4:00pm: Our estimated arrival is now between 5-5:30pm. Heavy traffic...students are doing great... see you soon!

Update 2:19pm: We are in traffic so the NEW estimated time of arrival is around 4:45/4:50pm.

We have left Astrocamp! Estimated arrival time 4:30pm. Please continue to check the blog and Twitter for updated information. See below for pickup directions.

Arrival Back to School Procedures

We are scheduled to arrive back to school around 4:00 - 4:30pm TODAY, Friday, March 8, 2019. It snowed over night, so it could take us a little longer to get home. The busses do have chains and will use them as needed. PLEASE arrive at A. E. Wright prior to our arrival to greet your child and exhausted teacher chaperones. Continue to check the blog and Twitter for updated arrival information. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE.

Parents: DO NOT PARK IN THE PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF SCHOOL! There is not enough room for vehicles and our large buses. Please park in the District Office parking lot. Wait on the sidewalk in front of the lunch area and Main Office for the arrival of our buses.

Your assistance unloading luggage would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at school tomorrow. Please thank our chaperones for their hard work over the past 3 days.


Learning Science is Fun!

Thursday March 7, 2019 9:40am

It has been a terrific day at Astrocamp! After a restful night's sleep, our campers enjoyed a delicious breakfast, applied Newton's Laws of Physics as they designed and built rockets, engineered a windmill and measured the electrical current their whirling design produced. Other students learned about the Planet Mars and explored its surface as they climbed an artificial mars rock wall, constructed a cosmic landing spacecraft, and spent time in the weightless environment of a pool to attempt the construction of a space satellite. Needless to say, our Honor Society Students are having a blast at Astrocamp!

Click here to see pictures from the trip!


We have made it to Astrocamp!!

We arrived around 1:10pm! Students have been fed, checked into their dorms and are meeting their instructors for the next three days! All are well and excited! Thank you for your patience this morning! Look for pictures later tonight!


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Astrocamp Updates 2019!

Attention Parents! Hopefully you did NOT park in the front of the school. If you did, please move your car to make room for the busses.

Camper should NOT board a bus or load luggage until directed by a chaperone. Please wait on the side walk until directions are given by a chaperone.

Campers MUST have a HEAVY, THICK, INSULATED JACKET, sack lunch, and 2-liter soda bottle in their hand when boarding the bus.

Chaperones will be attending a brief pre-trip meeting from 8:00-8:15am. If you have any last minute questions and/or medical information to share, please wait near the office door until Ms. Miller or Ms. Trupp arrives.

We plan on departing around 8:30am. Please check this blog at night for updates of our days at Astrocamp. This blog will also provide updates on our way home.

This is the official A. E. Wright 6th Grade Honor Society Astrocamp Trip Blog. Please check in here for daily updates from camp. Parents, please make sure to attend the parent meeting at 7pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in the Multipurpose Room at A. C. Stelle Middle School. Specific trip information will be presented at that time.

A. E. Wright students have been attending Astrocamp for more than 30 years! It is a wonderful educational opportunity for our 6th Grade Honor Society members. Astrocamp is a space camp located in the forested mountains of Idyllwild, California. The program focusses on physical science including; astronomy, physics, microgravity, atmosphere and gases, light waves, rocketry, and astronomical geography. Students participate in many exciting hands on, critical thinking activities. Please attend the parent meeting for more specific information!

All campers need to meet in front of the Main Office at 8:00am Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Look on the office door for bus lists and other pertinent trip information. Students should wait on the sidewalk outside the office area until chaperones arrive to take roll. DO NOT board your bus until a chaperone has instructed you to do so.

Each camper MUST have a THICK, HEAVY INSULATED, WINTER-WEATHER TYPE JACKET and a sack lunch in their hand when boarding their bus. DO NOT PACK THESE ITEMS IN YOUR LUGGAGE! THEY MUST BE IN HAND WHEN BOARDING THE BUS!

PARENTS! Please make sure to pack all medications including INHALERS AND EPIPENS if your child requires them.

Make sure to look over supply lists carefully! Be prepared for all types of weather!

Student meetings (at lunch in Gymnasium):

February 14 (Astrocamp Registration and Medical Form)

February 21 (Roommate Selection - chosen by students)

February 28 (Supply List and final trip information)