• Pali Camp - Outdoor Science Camp


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    Pali Institute is located in the SanBernardino mountains near Lake Arrowhead and offers a customized program for our 8th graders that matches state standards using progressive learning experiences which extend far beyond the classroom walls. Through the innovative curriculum, which includes physics, astronomy, aerodynamics, geology and more, students experience the thrill of touching, seeing and learning about the world around them. Students are given an authentic cabin experience and delicious dining as well as opportunities for social growth.

    In order for students to be eligible for this trip they must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

           GPA of 2.0 on all grade reports up to and including the progress report just prior to the trip.

           No more than (-3) in citizenship marks on all grade reports and the progress report just prior to the trip. 

           Points are calculated as a U = (-2)  and an N (-1).

    In order for a student to be considered for this experience, a permission slip must be turned into the Student Store by the specified cut-off date, which will be posted in the school"s daily bulletin and on the school web site.  Full payment of the trip must also must be paid by the specified cut-off date.

    FAQ"s (Frequently asked Questions)

    Q.  What is the cost of the trip?.

    A.  The total cost of the trip is approximately $320.00.

    Q.  Who are the Pali Camp instructors?

    A.  The instructors at Pali Camp are young adults who have graduated from college with a degree in one of the sciences and are committed to providing an outstanding program for our students. They are accredited first aiders.  These instuctors have also been trained in the PaliCamp curriculum and are experienced with young adolescents. 

    Q.  Will there be other schools attending Pali Camp while Vineyard students are there?

    A.  Yes.  Schools and youth groups from all over the country will attend Pali Camp while we are there.  However, there is no interaction between our students andother groups.  Our students will have separate sleeping quarters.  All activities are done with other Vineyard students.

    Q.  How will students get to Pali Camp?

    A.  Vineyard students will ride school busses from Vineyard to Idylwild. 

    Q.  How much spending money should each child bring?

    A.  Spending money is optional.  There is a store at Pali camp that sells small items:  postcards, T-shirts and sweatshirts, souvenirs, cameras, and film. 

    Q.  What are dorm facilities like?

    A.  The student dorms are furnished with two to ten bunk beds per room.  Restroom and shower facilities are located in or down the hall from every room.  Chaperones from Vineyard will either be in the rooms with students or a short distance down the hallway.  The boys and girls areas are separate.

    Q.  How can I become a chaperone?

    A.  Being a chaperone is a strenuous job and a full time commitment.  If you would like to be considered, please e-mail or call science teacher, Kathleen Holt or Cela Lawrence, as soon as possible.

    Q. How do the students pack?

    A.  Students must only bring one piece of luggage,(duffle bag), a sleeping bag, and a pillow.  The sleeping bag must be inside one trash bag.  Please put a piece of duct tape on both the student"s luggage and trash bag with first and last name. Also, please bring an extra trash bag for the trip home.

    Q. What items should be brought on this trip?

    A.  old shirts                                                   chap stick

         shorts                                                        socks

         jeans                                                        shampoo

         jacket                                                       towel

         long sleeve shirt or sweater                       sleeping bag

         rain gear                                                  flashlight

         sleepwear                                               sturdy shoes

         toothbrush/toothpaste                             inhaler (if student is asthmatic)

    Q. What optional gear may students bring?

    A.  pillow                                                 sunglasses

         sunhat                                               sunscreen

         camera                                              water bottle

    Students may bring their cell phones to call parents on the way home from Pali Camp.  There is absolutely no service on the part of the area students will be visiting.  Students may also bring an Ipod to use on the bus ride.  The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.  

    Q.  What items are not allowed on this trip?

    A.  Students are not allowed to bring any item that is not allowed at school, and this includes gum.  Please do not have students bring large amounts of money.  Lost or stolen money is the responsibility of the school. Other items not allowed would be weapons of any kind, knives, fireworks, gum, sling shots, and electronic games.