8th Grade Trip
AstroCamp is located in the San Jacinto Mountains near the town of Idyllwild, two hours east of Los Angeles, California. This beautiful 80-acre campus is found on the edge of a mountain meadow surrounded by pine, oak, and manzanita. Our facilities and labs offer state of the art equipment for exploring science and the natural world. Students and chaperones are housed in comfortable dorms and meals are served in our lodge-style dining hall.
Medical Info Packet
Norovirus Info Sheet
Transportation, Food & Lodging
ASTROCAMP PACKING LIST
Bring the following items: Some items may depend on the weather conditions. (All gear should be packed in a single duffle bag or other suitable luggage)
Jeans or pants
Do not bring the following items:
Knives of any kind
Weapons of any kind
Or anything else that will cause a disruption
Astrocamp is an outdoor science program which includes both academic activities as well as team-building physical activities. The academic program will emphasize physics/space science concepts, which will reinforce the eighth grade curriculum in Science Magnet. All students are expected to participate in this program. A valid written excuse is needed if your child cannot attend.
The instructors are energetic people with backgrounds in science, and camp counseling. They are also trained in first-aid. The class size ratio will be 15:1
Turn in a 2-Liter cleaned soda bottle one week before the trip.
Bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water or refillable bottle of water for the first day.
Bring money for souvenirs at the student store. (Not mandatory)
Do not bring any electronic devices such as phones and MP3 players, including iPods.