6th Graders go to Astrocamp

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 8:00am to Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 3:30pm

6th Grade
April 25th-27th, 2016

Nestled in a little meadow, high in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California, the Desert Sun Science Center is the perfect location for hands-on, outdoor science and the Astrocamp program.

Shaded woodlands, grassy meadows and endless blue sky become the classroom – the universe becomes the campus. Guided by well-trained instructors, students learn by firsthand observation . . . seeing for themselves the mysteries of the heavens. Nebulae with swirling gases, the rings of Saturn and the wonder of billions of stars unfold before their eyes as they gaze through a variety of high powered telescopes, video telescopes and giant binoculars.

Laboratories equipped with all kinds of scientific apparatus provide the students with the necessary tools to participate in the scientific method and experience the thrill of discovery.

Sixth graders will be going to Astrocamp on Monday, April 25th, and returning on Wednesday, April 27th.

The total cost of the trip is $375.00, which includes transportation, meals, lodging and classes. If you would like to make a reservation, please complete both the LCP Field Trip Permission Form and the Astrocamp Medical Release Form, and return both forms to the office with a check for $375.00 made payable to La Cañada Preparatory by Friday, January 15th . We apologize for the early due date, but we must give the camp an accurate count for our group by the end of January.

On the day of departure, students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag.

Astrocamp Information

  • Students will depart promptly from La Cañada Preparatory at 8:00 a.m. on Monday and return to the school at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Free Dress Policy is in effect for the entirety of the trip.
  • Classes will include Microgravity, Lights and Lasers; Electricity and Magnetism; Building and Launching Rockets; and more.
  • No cell phones or any electronic devices will be permitted on this trip. The LCP office will be notified upon the students’ arrival at the camp.
  • Students MUST bring an empty 2-liter plastic soda bottle for the rocket building lab.
  • It is the policy of Astrocamp to limit the number of adult chaperones to one for every ten students.
  • Astrocamp is located at 26800 Saunders Meadow Road in Idlyllwild, CA 92549.
  • Astrocamp has a store with various items. Students may bring money, but they must be solely responsible for that money. Sweatshirts cost approximately $30.00.

Please note: All field trip fees are non-refundable.