Shady Creek

Paradise Ridge 6th Grade is Going to Shady Creek Outdoor School!

Monday-Friday, October 21-25, 2019


A special thank you to the North Valley Community Foundation for making this possible. (Normally the cost is nearly $300 per student!)

Lots of information can be found here: www.shadycreek.org/

The information below is found in the paperwork sent home, and the Shady Creek Website. We copied and pasted it here:

Shady Creek Packing List

Please write your child’s name and school on important items. You are allowed ONE SUITCASE and ONE BEDROLL. You must know how to pack your suitcase and roll your bedroll. Students will have to do this for themselves on the return trip. Everyone should be prepared for cold and wet weather just in case. If you do not own adequate shoes, boots or other waterproof clothing, you may be able to borrow some for this week. If you only have tennis shoes, bring 2 pairs and bring several plastic produce bags. You can wear the produce bags between socks to keep your feet dry. Proper clothing is extremely important! Please do not feel that these articles of clothing must be new. Old clothes will be ideal. We do stress cleanliness so it will be necessary to take enough to allow for changes. Students: You may use this list to inventory the items you take to shady creek. If you take this list with you, you can use it again as your pack to return home. This will help everything go home with you!

ESSENTIAL ITEMS:

1 sleeping bag or 2 warm blankets

1 pillow and pillow case

2 towels

1 wash cloth

1 water bottle that can be reused

1 toothbrush and toothpaste

Chapstick, or lip balm

1 bar of soap

shampoo

1 comb

1 box of Kleenex or 4 handkerchiefs

HEAVY & WARM jacket or coat Sweater (wool if possible--it’s warmer than anything else, even when wet!)

2 Pairs Shoes (closed toe, 1 pair water repellent if possible)

Warm shirts Undershirts or T-shirts

Underpants Socks (2 warm pairs if possible, plus regular socks)

2 Hats (1 for warmth and 1 for sun protection)

Pajamas or something to sleep in Tough trousers (jeans, shorts (for hot weather months)

Swim suit (cut-offs are not allowed in the pool--the pool opens in May)

Gloves or mittens (waterproof if possible and/or wool)

Pencils, notebooks, envelopes, stamps

Waterproof raincoat or poncho (or a large plastic garbage bag with holes cut for arms and head)

Flashlight Non-Chemical, non-aerosol Insect Repellent

OPTIONAL ITEMS: Books Hand lotion Sunglasses Sunscreen Games to Play in the Cabin Cameras (Disposable) Hair brush Binoculars Musical instrument

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED AT SHADY CREEK: Money Knives Phones, iPods, or other electronic devices Firearms (guns) Hair Spray or Make-up Sports Equipment (gloves, rackets)

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR PROGRAM. COME PREPARED FOR WET, COLD WEATHER EVEN THOUGH IT IS NICE IN THE VALLEY. THE WEATHER CHANGES QUICKLY IN THE MOUNTAINS.


Can I write to my child?

Letters from home can be a bright moment in any child’s day. When writing to your child please use the following format:

Your child’s name

C/O Your child’s teacher

Shady Creek Outdoor School

18601 Pathfinder Way

Nevada City, CA 95959

(Send letters the Saturday before we leave, or the Monday that we leave.)