Summer Trip Information 2023
Details on Trips
Sea Camp Information
The dates of this program are July 1 to July 6.
Scholars will meet at the Lower Academy on Saturday, July 1 at 4:45am to make it in time to O’Hare.
The flight is United Flight 2066 from O’Hare. It will arrive in San Diego, CA at 9:40am.
The returning United flight 2210 will be on July 6, leaving San Diego at 3:36pm. The flight connect through Houston to United flight 2106. We land at O’Hare at 12:30 am and would expect to be at the Lower Academy at 2am (this would be early morning of July 7.)
Ms. Elliott will be chaperoning this trip.
Space Camp Information
Mandatory ZOOM Meeting on Tuesday, July 18 at 5:15pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83622044784
The dates of this program are July 23 to July 28.
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
Information Meeting for parents at 6:30 pm on July 19
Meeting ID: 813 3651 4121
The Great Books program runs from July 23 until July 29th. The program is held at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.
On Sunday, July 23, scholars will meet at the Lower Academy at 8:45am in order to make it to O’Hare for our flight. We will be flying United flight 1865 arriving in Philadelphia at 2:49pm.
On July 29, scholars will return to Chicago on United flight 1776 arriving at 6:19pm. We should return to the Lower Academy by 8:15pm.
Please click here for the summer packet for Great Books.
Our Social Worker, Deanna Hull will chaperone the scholars to Philadelphia where they will meet up with Mariam Alyousuf who will bring them to Haverford University. Time-permitting, Ms. Alyousuf will provide scholars a small tour of Philadelphia. Ms. Hull will also chaperone the scholars back to Chicago.
Organics Learning Center Information
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.
University of Wisconsin STEP Information
Mandatory Zoom Informational Meeting on July 18 at 6:30pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83622044784
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.
National Student Leadership Information
We will be holding a Zoom meeting to confirm details for the National School Leadership Committee to Washington DC.
The meeting will be on Zoom at 6:00pm on Wednesday, July 19. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83622044784
The NSLC program will run from July 24 until July 29 in Washington D.C.
On Monday, July 24, scholars will meet at the Lower Academy at 5:45am in order to go to O’Hare. Scholars will fly America Airlines Flight 1023 from Chicago to Washington DC. They will land in DC at 11:38am.
On Saturday, July 29, scholars will fly American Airlines flight 2784 from Washington DC to O’Hare. Scholars will arrive in Chicago at 5:41pm. We anticipate that scholars will return to the Lower Academy by 7:15pm.
Our social worker, Ms. Hull will be chaperoning the outbound portion of this trip. Ms. Kettlehut will be chaperoning the return potion of this trip.
The suggested packing list is AU Packing List – Middle School
Best Delegate Information
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
Info Coming Soon.
Outward Bound Information
Burpee Camp Information
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.