8th Grade Field Trip - Oct 3rd

Mount Major Hike Information
We are very excited for our first annual MSK 8th Grade Mt. Major Hike on Tuesday, October 3rd.  This team building trip will give the 8th grade students a common goal and years of lasting memories. Students will have a regular class schedule in the morning before lunch.  Following lunch in the MSK cafeteria, we will depart for the mountain.  The hike to the Mt. Major summit (elev. 1,786 ft .) via Mount Major Main Trail is 1.5 miles and approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.  When our hike is complete we will travel 15 minutes away to the opposite side of Alton Bay to Camp Kabeyun* for a barbeque cook out. Our expected return time back at school is 7:00pm.  

Our full itinerary:
11:00am Depart MSK
12:30pm Arrive at the base of Mt. Major
2:00pm  Time at the Summit
2:15pm   Hike down
4:00pm Depart for Camp Kabeyun
4:30pm BBQ
5:30pm Depart for MSK
7:00pm Arrive at MSK

Help Needed!  
In order to provide a safe and fun experience for our students we will need some parent volunteers to hike, be available for first aid, and cook/ serve at the BBQ.  In addition, we are looking for many BBQ items to be donated.  To help and/or donate please visit Signup Genius.  In order for us to get an accurate inventory prior to the trip, please bring in your BBQ donation during the week of 9/25- 9/29.

Parents, if you are interested in carpooling with other parents, please connect via the Facebook group “2017 MSK Mt Major Hike” or inquire to lhowell@rsu21.net about bus space. 

Medical Information 
In order for your son or daughter to participate, we need updated health information.  Please be sure that you have completed the health survey that was sent out via email on September 12th.  This information will be used for this and all future field trips.

Rain date
The rain date for the hike is October 11th.  In the event that the trip needs to be cancelled, an email will go out with directions for signing back up to volunteer.

Permission to attend
A permission slip for this trip will be going out shortly.  Please be sure to complete and return this.

Please feel free to contact Luke Howell, the trip coordinator, at lhowell@rsu21.net with any questions or concerns that you may have.

*Huge thanks to Camp Kabeyun for their generosity with their breathtaking space.  Kabeyun is a camp open to boys ages 7 to 16.  The program focuses on individual choice, challenge, and community.  If you would like more information about Kabeyun please contact the director, Ken Robbins