Camp Shady Brook: September 15-17, 2021 (Wednesday through Friday @ approximately 12:00 pm)
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Every September Monument Academy takes the 6th grade students to an outdoor education camp. This year we are again attending Camp Shady Brook in Deckers, CO. It is a wonderful opportunity for our new middle school students to get to know one another and their teachers and to extend personal limits. Students will work together with team members as they complete activities in high and low ropes courses, canoeing, survival games, rock wall climbing, group initiative challenges, and orienteering. Identifying and practicing the 8 Keys of Excellence is a focus throughout all activities.
Camp Shady Brook is bound to be an unforgettable experience for your sixth grader! We wanted to let you know a little bit about what’s in store for your student.
The mission of Camp Shady Brook is “To effect positive change in our community by creating opportunities in the outdoors for personal growth, leadership development and the building of relationships through exceptional camping experiences.” During time at the camp, students will work with small groups and rotate through a variety of activities. Through the activities, the staff creates opportunities for your child to discover abilities, talents, and skills they may not know they possess and to take what they do know to new levels.
Students live in heated lodges and cabins with indoor bathrooms chaperoned by teachers and parents. We eat our meals together in the main lodge and students help with a variety of cleaning chores. A professional chef does meal preparation and accommodates any special nutritional needs.
The following pages will give a bit more info on the program and a "Link" to a packing list. Deadline for completion and payment for the trip is Friday, September 7, 2021.
The white "Links" section to the right includes a YMCA Release and Waiver, and a YMCA COVID Waiver Addendum - REQUIRED FORMS that needs to be printed off, signed and turned into Mr. Herndon prior to September 7th. The Permission for Medical Prescriptions only needs to be printed off and turned in if your child will need to take prescription meds while on the trip.
Volunteer Parent Drivers: Monument Academy often needs Volunteer Parent Drivers to transport our students to school sponsored events off campus. A separate link to the online registration for Volunteer Parent Drivers is located in the white "Links" section near the top right of this web page. If you are interested in helping as a Volunteer Parent Driver, please complete this registration. Thank you for your consideration!