Typical DayTypical Schedule Typical Schedule (check board) Valley–Crane Flat – check the board daily for updates ｷ 6:30 a.m. Wake Upｷ 7:00 a.m. Wake Up ｷ 7:00-7:30 a.m. Breakfast – Dining Areaｷ 7:30 a.m. Breakfast ｷ 8:30 Gather in Hiking Groups in aｷ 8:30 a.m. Gather in Hiking Groups Central Area.ｷ Return to Camp (between 3:00-4:30) ｷ Return to Camp (between 3:00-4:30)ｷ Rest/Play/Journal Time ｷ Rest/Play/Shop/Journal Timeｷ Dinner (Depends – Between 5:00-6;00) ｷ Dinner (Start time depends on yourｷ 7:00 p.m. Evening Program rotation (between 5:00 & 6:00))ｷ Journal/bathroom time ｷ 6:45-7:45 p.m. Leave for Eveningｷ 10: 00 p.m. Lights Out Program (Varies by Rotation) ｷ 8:30- Finish journal, get ready for bed. ｷ 9:30 p.m. In Cabins for the night ｷ 10:00 p.m. Lights Out – Quiet Time
Common Questions• When will we have time to shower? – In the valley, you can shower before breakfast, or during your afternoon break. Typically you do not have time in the evening. – At Crane Flat, there are posted student bathroom times and typically morning showers are not feasible.
More Common Questions• Will we spend the day with our cabin group? – You are with your hiking group during the day and during the evening program. You are not in a hiking group with people from your cabin. – You are with your cabin group on the bus, for breakfast and for dinner. – During free time you can spend time with others so long as you are not in their cabin. Typically students spend time outside on the porch, at the picnic tables or at the store with anyone they choose. – No matter where you go, you NEVER go by yourself.
More Common Questions• What types of activities will we do during the day? – You leave at 8:30 with your hiking group and return around 3-4. – During that time you enjoy: • Hikes and studies of the environment around you. • Outdoor science experiments • Games and group challenges. • A challenging hike where you might climb between 1000 and 2000 feet off the valley floor • Cross-country skiing • Time to write in your journal and reflect on your experience. • Visits to historical locations in the park. • Stewardship projects. • Group lunch on the trail.
More Common Questions• Do we get to eat with our cabin group? – Eating times for Breakfast and Dinner are assigned by Rotation (There are about 13 cabins in a Rotation). – You meet at a central meeting area with an adult to walk to the dinning hall. You may eat with anyone in your rotation. – You need to have your table checked by an adult in your rotation before moving to the waiting area at the front of the Dining Pavillion. You walk back to camp with an adult from your Rotation. – PLEASE buy a basic watch for the trip to keep yourself on schedule. – PLEASE drop by the white board at your location to get the latest times for your Rotation.
More Common Questions• Is the schedule the same at Crane Flat? – The schedule is close to the same. – One addition is some additional housekeeping that is done at Crane Flat in the morning before you leave. – Also you don’t have to walk to dinner or your evening program.• Does everyone go to Crane Flat? – Crane Flat can only support three groups or Rotations during a week. – If you don’t go to Crane Flat, you spend one day at Badger Pass
More Questions• Do we choose our hiking group? – You choose your cabin group. Each group of four students completes ONE card. (your name is only on one card.) – This year, you will circle your pair (in case I have to move two students into a separate room during the week.) – This year, find a buddy card (four others that you would be okay with). – Mrs. Enright assigns hiking groups from non-cabin friends.