Astrocamp Trip Blog

Arrival Back to School Procedures

We are scheduled to arrive back to school no later than 4:00 - 4:15pm TODAY, Friday, March 9, 2018. PLEASE arrive at A. E. Wright prior to our arrival to greet your child and exhausted teacher chaperones.

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.

Thursday, 3/8/18:

Learning Science is Fun!

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!

Wednesday, 3/7/18:

WE HAVE ARRIVED!

After a long day of traveling across Southern California and long winding mountain roads, we have arrived in the spectacular mountains of Idyllwild at Astrocamp! All campers have eaten lunch, checked into their dorm rooms, attended an orientation program, and are currently taking a tour of Astrocamp. All campers are happy, healthy and excited about their upcoming adventures at Astrocamp. Please check in here daily for updates and pictures from camp.

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 21, 2018 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 7, 2018 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 15 (Astrocamp Registration and Medical Form)

February 22 (Roommate Selection - chosen by students)

March 1 (Supply List and final trip information)