I hope you all are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Our Camp Kick-Off (previously known as Camp Keystone) trip is just around the corner! YAY! We will meet at the school, Tuesday, August 30 at 7:45 am. We will return Thursday, September 1 at 3pm. We will not be going to Keystone this year. Instead we will go to Camp Glen Arden in Tuxedo, NC with a program led by Inside Out, an experiential education organization.
The total trip cost $225. Make checks out to Hanger Hall. The fee is due August 26, 2011.
Risk Waiver, Packing List and Other Forms
Below, you will find 4 forms attached for Camp Kick-Off. Please fill out the Medical Form and Risk Waiver and return at the next summer party (Aug 17 at Carrier Park), scan it & email it, or mail it to us at the address below. We will have hard copies at the summer party if you need. The packing list and Hanger Hall contact information are also included below.
Never Been Away from Home? Homesick Daughter? Not a Strong Swimmer? Needs Daily Medications?
Please contact us before the trip if your daughter does not know how to swim or if she is sometimes anxious when sleeping away from home. Knowing this information in advance is crucial and extremely helpful. We will collaborate and strategize with you to help make camp as comfortable and fun for your daughter as possible. We would also like to dispense any medications your daughter may bring with her. Please let us know and we will send a form for you to fill out.
What is Camp Kick-Off all About?
We typically discuss Camp Kick-Off (Keystone) during the admissions meeting and at orientation. If you have not heard about Camp Kick-Off, here are a few facts. Each year the entire school goes to a local camp the week before school starts. It is a time when we build community and have loads of fun. We like to play together and get to know each other (or reconnect) before cracking the books. This year we will be going to Camp Glen Arden in Tuxedo. The counselors of Inside Out will lead all kinds of great camp activities during the 3 days. The Hanger Hall staff and all the girls will tackle a ropes course, make crafts, play team building games and more. Staff and students will stay in cabins. We always mix up the grade levels in the cabins: a few 6th, 7th and 8th graders with a staff member. It is a wonderful bonding experience for the girls and staff.
Camp is always a blast, and we always come back tuckered out. Expect a glowing yet exhausted girl. Again, please let us know if your daughter has never been away from home, is not a strong swimmer, or needs daily medications. The more communication the better, in terms of being able to best support your daughter.
Please note: Camp Kick-Off is “unplugged.” Please keep all electronics, including cell phones, at home. You are welcome to call anyone on the Hanger Hall contact list at any time. Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions!
Director of Community Life Hanger Hall School for Girls