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6th Grade Science Camp

WHAT: Each year the 6th graders at Magnolia have the wonderful opportunity to attend Science Camp, an extended coastal/environmental studies field trip to the Sonoma County coast, and redwoods. For most, students this will be one of the most memorable experiences they will have in their school life.

PURPOSE: This program enables the students to participate in a wide range of classroom instruction and then apply their classroom knowledge and skills in the field (outdoors, in a learning environment that is unique). The children become aware of the interrelations of a variety of organisms through observations and activities within their natural surroundings. Totally outside the walls of the conventional classroom, the children and teachers get to see one another in a completely different light than would be possible within the usual classroom environment. Often a child, who may not do well in the strictly academic structure of the classroom, excels in the outdoor and small group settings.


LOCATION: Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds is a church camp located close to Occidental in Sonoma County. Study areas will be in the camp itself, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, U.C. Davis Marine Lab and Sonoma Coast State Beach.

TRANSPORTATION: Durham Transportation school bus.

FACILITIES: Camp facilities include heated cabins for 8-10 people, a large modern dining hall, gymnasium, athletic field, swimming pool, and large meeting hall with fireplace and restrooms with showers.

SUPERVISION: Magnolia Sixth Grade teachers are in attendance the entire week. Additionally, each small group of 6-8 students (same gender) is supervised at all times by a counselor (high school junior, senior, or college student). Your child’s safety and well-being are a top priority.

COST: The total cost for camp is TBD per student and includes all expenses from getting on the bus Monday at Magnolia to getting back off the bus on Friday at Magnolia.

6th-grade students will receive payment information from their teachers at the beginning of the school year.

Please make checks payable to: Sixth Grade Science Camp