8th grade overnight trip: June 10 & 11, 2019
Germantown Friends School is delighted to be sending 8th grade students on their annual adventure at Pine Forest Camp in Greeley, PA. This trip is made possible thanks to the generosity of Pine Forest Camp owners and current parents Anna Black Morin '01 and her husband Eric Morin and family, Barbara & Mickey Black and Lee Black '04. The family has been sponsoring the camping trip since 1997 when Anna and Lee were GFS students. We are grateful to the entire family for this tremendous gift. This trip has now become a traditional part of the end of the year bonding experience for the 8th grade and is an integral part of the end of the year program for the class, which also consists of exams and the formal Final Meeting for Worship in which the 8th grade will be honored as it graduates from the Middle School. This year, the class will leave on the trip on Monday, June 10 at 8:45 AM and return to campus on Tuesday, June 11 in time for 3:10 PM dismissal.
Please note that since your child will be carrying bulky equipment, you should make arrangements to drop off your child on the morning of Monday, June 10 at the usual time of 8:10 am since the GFS and public buses do not have sufficient room for bulky equipment. For the same reason, please also note that you will need to make arrangements to pick up your child on campus on Tuesday, June 11. As is tradition, classes are canceled on Wednesday, June 12 for 8th grade students, and 8th graders should not come to campus.
The cost of the trip covers food, transportation, and special programming at the camp, and is covered by the annual activity fee, billed to you earlier in the school year.
What to Bring:
Sweater or sweatshirt
Shirt (long and short sleeved)
Socks (At least 2 pairs)
Sleeping bag & (optional) a small pillow
Poncho or raincoat
Insect repellent and sunscreen
Plastic bag to wrap wet clothes
*Epipen and/or inhaler. These are the only medications students can self carry. All others must be delivered to the
nurse prior to the day of departure.
Since tennis and softball are options that you may choose to engage in, please bring the necessary equipment for the sports you plan to do: tennis racquet, baseball glove etc. Equipment will be available for the other activities.
Please do not bring food. Cell phones are not allowed. In case of emergency, families may contact Sean Hamer directly by calling (617)388-7326.
Please complete the permission form by Friday, May 31, 2019.
Student first name
Student last name
Parent name in lieu of signature
I understand the nature of the School activity in which my child will be participating and that he/she is expected to abide by all School codes of conduct during the course of the activity. I understand that although adequate and appropriate supervision will be provided, unanticipated situations can arise on any trip, and I hereby release and hold harmless the School and its agents, employees and volunteers of and from any and all liability, claims, suits, demands and costs arising from the activity. I hereby give my permission for my child to participate in the above activity. In the event of an injury or illness to my child requiring medical attention, I understand that every effort will be made to contact me to receive my specific authorization before any treatment is provided. If efforts to reach me are unsuccessful, I grant permission to the faculty sponsor to arrange for medical treatment for my child, including without limitation imaging studies, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis and treatment and emergency hospital care. My child, named above, has my permission to go on the 8th grade trip overnight trip on June 10 and 11, 2019.
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