Summer Trip Information 2024

Details on Trips

  • Sea Camp Information (2/15/2024)

    The dates of this program are July 6 to July 11, 2024.

    Scholars will meet at the Lower Academy on Saturday, July 6 at TBD to make it in time to O’Hare.

    The flight is TBD from O’Hare.  It will arrive in San Diego, CA at TBD.

    The returning flight TBD will be on July 11, leaving San Diego at TBD.   We land at O’Hare at TBD and would expect to be at the Lower Academy at TBD.

    SEACAMP Student Information Packet 2023

    SEACAMP Merchandise Prices 2023

    TBD will be chaperoning this trip.

     

  • Space Camp Information- TBD

    The dates of this program are TBD.

    Scholars will meet at the Lower Academy on Sunday, July 23 at 2:45 am (yep, early) to make it in time to O’Hare.

    The flight is on American Airlines Flight 1784.  It will connect through Charlotte, NC and connect to flight AA 5443 arriving in Huntsville, AL at 10:23 am.

    The returning flight will be on July 28, leaving Huntsville on Delta 2930 at 7:36pm.  It will connect through Atlanta on Delta 1423 and arrive at O’Hare at 11:52pm.  We would expect to be at the Lower Academy at 1:30 am on July 29.

    What Should Scholars Wear/Bring?

    While at Camp, trainees should wear clothing that is comfortable and designed for active pursuits. Clothing should be appropriate for activities such as hanging in harnesses, working through challenges on the ropes course and should be versatile enough to transition from many varied active endeavors in the course of a camp day. We suggest durable shorts that cover the upper thigh to prevent chafing from webbing and harness straps for all genders. For water activities, we suggest that all genders wear shorts as/over bathing suits. Specific packing lists for each program can be found at spacecamp.com/packinglist 

    Ms. Carifio will be chaperoning this trip.

  • Great Books Information (2/15/2024)

    The Great Books at Northwestern University in Evanston runs from July 7th to July 13, 2024.

    The Great Books at Amherst University in Massachusetts runs from July 7th to July 13, 2024.

    On Sunday, July 7, scholars will meet at the Lower Academy at TBD in order to make it to either

    1) O’Hare to make the the flight to Amherst.  Flight info TBD.

    2) The Bussie shuttle to make ti to Evanston, IL.

    On July 11, scholars will return TBD.

    Please click here for the summer packet for Great Books.  

     

  • Organics Learning Center Information- TBD

    Organic Learning Center Camp runs from Sunday, June 25 through Thursday, June 29.

    Scholars will meet at the Lower Academy at 1:15pm on Sunday, June 25 and will take Bussie to the camp.

    Scholars will return to the Lower Academy on Thursday, June 29 at approximately 11:45am.

    Other Information:

    2023 Camp Parent Handbook_

  • University of Wisconsin STEP Information

    The University of Wisconsin STEP program runs from July 23 until August 5, 2023.

    On Sunday, July 23, scholars will meet at the Lower Academy at 11:30 am to take Bussie to the University of Wisconsin- Madison campus.  Ms. Wells will be chaperoning the scholars along with Mr. Jiminez who will be driving Bussie.

    On Saturday, August 5, scholars will be picked up by Bussie and will return to the Lower Academy at approximately 1:30pm.  Ms. Tanner will be chaperoning the return.

    STEP 2023 PRECAMP MAILING

    STEP 2023 Handbook

  • National Student Leadership Information (2-19-2024)

    The NSLC program will run from July 16 until July 21 in Washington D.C.  The programming will be held at American University and scholars will stay on campus.

    On Tuesday, July 16, scholars will meet at the Lower Academy at TBDE in order to go to O’Hare.  Scholars will fly TBD Airlines from Chicago to Washington DC.  They will land in DC at TBD.

    On Sunday, July 21, scholars will fly TBD Airlines flight TBD from Washington DC to O’Hare.  Scholars will arrive in Chicago at TBD.  We anticipate that scholars will return to the Lower Academy by TBD pm.

    TBD, will be chaperoning the outbound portion of this trip.  TBD will be chaperoning the return potion of this trip.

    Review a brochure on the NLSC program: 2024 Middle School Brochure

    Watch a video about NSLC: Youtube

    The suggested packing list is: AU Packing List – Middle School

     

     

     

  • Best Delegate Information TBD

    The Best Delegate Model United Nations camp runs from July 9-July 15.

    On Sunday, July 9, scholars will meet at the Lower Academy at 9:00am.   Bussie will bring them to O’Hare for Jet Blue flight 312 arriving in Boston at 3:30pm.  They will be picked up by Best Delegate staff at Logan Airport.

    On Saturday, July 15, scholars will fly out of Boston on American Airlines Flight 4405.  They will arrived at O’Hare at 1:57pm.  We anticipate that they will arrive back to the Lower Academy on Bussie around 4:00pm.

    GRCS Social Work, Ms. Deanna Hull, will be chaperoning scholars to and from Boston.

    Parents are required to fill out the following form: MUNI 2023 Student Intake Form (google.com)

    Click below for the summer handbook for Boston 2023:  July 9-July 15_ Boston University Overnight Camp

  • Camp McCormick Information TBD

    Info Coming Soon.

  • Outward Bound Information TBD

    This program runs from August 17 to August 22.

    We will depart on Thursday, August 17th from the Lower Academy at 7:45am.   We expect to return on August 22 at 4:45pm.

    For more information about the GRCS trip click here.

    To request to borrow camping equipment, click here:  Gear Loan Request Form

  • Burpee Camp Information TBD

    The Burpee Day Camp runs from Monday, June 26 until Friday June 30.  Scholars will leave from the Lower Academy at 12:45pm each day.  (If they are already in summer school, they will be taken out to the bus.)

    Scholars will be dropped off at the Burpee Museum at 1pm each day.  Parents should pick up scholars at the Burpee Museum at 4pm.

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