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  Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7th grade field trip to San Bernardino Mountains, at Pali Institute

By Isabelle Gilet

The annual 7th grade trip will take place this year during the month of October. This timing, along with the strong educational component of the program, will help students get to know each other better, develop class coherence and teamwork, and create opportunities for self-reliance, leadership, and confidence building, all in a beautiful natural setting in the San Bernadino Mountains, near Lake Arrowhead. Our students have been going to the same location, Pali Institute, for many years, and have had wonderful experiences and memories.

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Departure: Monday, October 13 (departure at 7:30 a.m. from SDFAS).

Return: Friday, October 17 (return at approximately 1:30 p.m. to SDFAS).

Location: Pali Institute, an outdoor education school and science camp facility located in the San Bernadino Mountains, near Lake Arrowhead, about 2.5 hours from San Diego.

Travel: By chartered bus. The trip should take about three hours each way.

Sleeping: Students will sleep in single sex cabins.

Activities: Team-building activities, ropes course, leadership, guided hiking experiences, learning about the forest.

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