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  • Self-focused time. Work on skills of collaboration and empathy. “ learn to take personal responsibility for their decisions, respect each other’s unique contributions and develop a grade-wide culture of inclusiveness”=ME to WE Touchstone: also will discuss this when I talk about why we are doing it at this time of year Everyone will be on the same trip having a similar experience in the same region They can connect about the things they did, tell “war stories” Common reference point Teachers also have this reference point and can tap into it as a shared metaphor For those reasons, trip is not optional but part of our curriculum
  • AMC White Mountain Huts: we will be using 5 different huts: Carter Notch, Mizpah springs, Lonesome Lake, Greenleaf and Zealand Falls Huts are full service: they serve meals, bunks with bedding, fridge, lighting, are staffed by AMC hut stewards Green initiatives: green power from wind, solar, water turbines, composting toilets
  • About 6h 40 m drive Joe Dodge Lodge is in Pinkham Notch and Highland center is in Crawford Notch, NH
  • Wool blankets are provided by the huts. Sleeping bags are optional but allowed.
  • Movies will be on the bus Cell phones must not come on the trip. The goal here is to communicate as necessary but not to have clandestine cell phone use create unecessary stress


  • 1. 7 th grade experiential ed trip White Mountains, NH October 3-6, 2011
  • 2. Overview
    • Why?
    • What?
    • Where?
    • What to bring?
    • When?
    • Q and A
  • 3. Why?
    • Going from “Me to We”
    • Common touchstone
    • Integrated learning
  • 4. What?
    • Start at Lodges
    • Hike to AMC wilderness huts
    • Group activities
    • Ecological studies
    • Day hiking
    • Homeward Bound
  • 5. AMC moutain huts Carter Notch Hut Mizpah Springs Hut
  • 6. Where?
  • 7. More where…
  • 8. What to bring
    • Durable rain gear*: fully waterproof jacket w/hood and pants. No ponchos!
    NO YES
  • 9. Warmth
    • Heavyweight fleece jacket or sweater or (distant second…heavy sweatshirt)
    • Sleeping bag
  • 10. Foot gear
    • Hiking boots* or shoes with sturdy sole and ankle support. No sneakers! (Note: AMC has some of these but not enough for all students. Please try to borrow shoes and use AMC as a last resort.)
  • 11. Extremities
    • Wool or fleece hat
    • 2 pairs of gloves or mittens
    • Scarf or neck warmer
  • 12. Pants
    • Fleece or wool pants*
    • Lightweight pants for hiking
  • 13. Wicking layer
    • Long underwear*: midweight polypropylene/polyester long sleeved shirt and pants – no cotton! (Under Armour is an example of an acceptable wicking layer.)
  • 14. T-shirts
    • T-shirt for hiking (synthetic great, cotton OK for hiking)
    • 2-3 extra indoor shirts (cotton is fine)
  • 15. Socks
    • 2 pairs synthetic or wool hiking socks
  • 16. Water bottles
    • 2 quart or liter sized water bottles
  • 17. Indoor clothes
    • Comfortable indoor pants for lodge and travel
    • 2-3 extra indoor shirts (cotton is fine)
    • Extra socks and underwear for lodge (2-3 pr. Cotton OK)
    • Pajamas or sweats for sleeping
    • Sneakers or comfy shoes for in the hut
  • 18. Personal items
    • Toiletries: shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant
    • Towel
    • 1 single bed sheet for the hut
    • Small flashlight or headlamp
    • Lunch for the ride up
    • Spending money: we will be stopping at rest areas during the drive up and back
  • 19. Luggage
    • Soft side duffle to bring clothes to school
    • Internal frame backpack* to use on the trail (provided by AMC)
  • 20. Optional Items
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug repellent
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
  • 21. Not to bring
    • Cell phones
    • MP3 players
    • Video games
    • Pocket knives
    • Food (other than day 1’s lunch)
    • Make-up, hairspray, cologne, body spray
  • 22. Due Dates
    • Due by Friday, September 16 to advisor
      • Medical form
      • Risk form
      • Photo and Media release
      • Packing needs checklist
      • [GREEN Forms]
    • Payment is also due at this time: fee is $300 using the pay as you can model
  • 23. Due Dates 2
    • Due to the school nurse, Eileen Coogan by Wednesday, September 28 th :
      • Non prescription medication form
      • Prescription medication form
      • Any prescription medications
        • In Ziploc bags labelled with student NAME, DOSING INFORMATION and ADVISOR
    • [ORANGE forms]
    • [email_address] or (718) 329-7276
  • 24. Contact info
    • John Baglio, experiential education coordinator
    • [email_address]
    • (718) 329-7300 x3383
    • Website: http://bit.ly/fieldstonexperientialed