We plan on taking all 98 kids with us. Staff, as always, will transport themselves. If we need to we can put a few kids in staff cars, but it would be great to limit that as much as possible.
This trip is a little different from others in that we need drivers throughout the day on both days.
On Thursday, we need drivers from 8:30am (in Sunnyvale) until 9:00pm (in Santa Cruz) to drive students between Denali, CSU Monterey Bay, Point Lobos and the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Cruz, and the beach.
On Friday, drivers are needed by 8:30am at the Boys and Girls club in Santa Cruz, then at 2:30pm to drive back to Denali.
Parents are welcome to spend the night at the boys and girls club, but that is not required. The teachers will provide the overnight supervision. Some parents drive home for the night and return by 8:30am to drive the 2nd day and some find alternative accommodations.
Accommodations for parents:If you plan to stay with the students at the Boys and Girls Club, it is free for parents. You just need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. I think everyone including students will need to pack their own lunch for Thursday.
There are many nearby motels. Carousel Beach Inn (http://www.yelp.com/biz/carousel-beach-inn-santa-cruz) in Santa Cruz which is directly across from the Boardwalk and only 5 minute drive away from where the kids are staying. Rio Vista Inn is a nicer motel and other options include Ocean Pacific Lodge. They are all 5 minutes away from the Boys and Girls Club where the students and teachers are staying.
Proposed/Tentative Itinerary for 9th Grade Denali Study Trip 2018:
April 12 2018
8:15 Meet in Mentor Groups @ Denali8:30 Depart in carpools for CSUMB10:00 Arrive at CSUMB10:15 Tour of CSUMB12:00 Lunch at CSUMB12:30 Head to Point Lobos1:00 Hike @ Point Lobos3:00 Head to B & G Club of SC4:30 Arrive in SC, Unpack and relax5:30 Dinner6:30 Load cars for Beach Bonfire9:00 Return to BGCSC10:00 Lights out
7:00 Wake up7:30 Breakfast8:30 Load Cars and head to UCSC9:00 Scavenger hunt at UCSC11:30 Eat lunch1:00 Tour of UCSC2:30 Head back to Denali
Summit Denali requires that drivers fill out the driver forms. The volunteer driver forms can be found on the parent org website: https://summitdenaliparents.wordpress.com/tool-kit/forms/