March 13-15, 2020


7th and 8th Grade Family Camping Trip

Students and families will hike in Joshua Tree National Park. We’ll learn about desert ecosystems, land formations, adaptations, and experience some amazing Astronomy.

Medical Info Packet

Norovirus Info Sheet


Group Campsite Only
Group campsite spots are $10 per person. Group site spots are limited.

Main Campground - sites hold 6 people.
$20 per site per night.
Paid online at Sites are available 6 months prior.

National Park Entrance Fee
$25 per car.  
Paid at Visitor's Center




We are camping at the Cottonwood Campground on the east end of JT National Park.  There are PLENTY of tent and RV sites for families to set up camp, but the main campground is first come first served.  We have reserved three group sites, which are a short walk away from the individual-site campground.   NOTE:  This is a family camping trip- parents are responsible for their children at all times.  This weekend is for students that want to participate in teacher led events.  If your family does not want to join in on the magnet activities, please make camping arrangements for another weekend!!

We will most likely begin this year with a hike from the campground to the Oasis then on to Mastodon Peak (depending on trail closures). Plan on meeting at 8:30 am Saturday. There are ranger programs Friday night at 7pm for families that arrive early.  We will have scheduled night astronomy activities!  Schedule will come out with the itinerary which will be sent to all on the email used on the sign up genius.

PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE Google doc link (click on trip info above) with your contact email, the ID Numbers of ALL of the JAMS student's attending, and the number of family members attending.