Unite Environmental Camp is a unique partnership with schools and teachers to educate students with an interactive outdoor experience. Outdoor field studies are being developed by a team of local educators and specialists. Objectives include meeting next generation science standards and providing preparation and follow up resources to make the most of the field studies.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS
It is the goal of Unite Camps to partner with teachers and administrators in order to provide students with an exceptional outdoor experience. Together we can help students learn science and interpersonal skills in order to meet the challenges of a changing world. Students will connect classroom learning to the world around them through our hands-on and experiential outdoor curriculum and activities.
Camp Sessions run Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday
Sessions can accommodate 80-100 students or up to 120 students depending on the facility we use. Sessions back to back would allow one bus and luggage transport to arrive on Wednesdays to drop off and pick up.
Currently offering a 2 night 3-day residential camp experience at $200 per student.
Student fees will include a camp t-shirt, housing, and meals as well as all educational program expenses. Schools will provide transportation, luggage transport, and departure day health screening.
A sample schedule is available. There is an option for a half-day destination hike. This option may be done on the first or last day of camp. There is no additional cost by Unite. Students would go on a hike to Subway Caves and Spatter cone Trail or Lake McCumber. Unite Field guides would meet the bus and lead the session. It would require the bus for a longer time and students may need to have a sack lunch.
STUDENT CABIN LEADERS
Schools may choose to provide adult cabin leaders or Unite Camps in cooperation with SUHSD will recruit, train and supply Student Leaders for each session of camp. SL’s will be vetted through an application and training process at each of the local high schools. Cabin leaders gain valuable leadership and communication skills, community service credit, and references for college or job applications. These leadership students will serve your students in cabins and assist in programming. Schools choosing to utilize parents or other adults will be responsible for background checks. Adult leaders will be required to fill out a disclosure form for Unite.