Week's Schedule

An example schedule for our program at Jones Gulch is listed below.  Please note that this schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions throughout the year.  Rainy weeks may include more indoor games and activities, but when conditions are safe we always try to get out on trail for short hikes even when it's wet.  Students out on hikes and at the beach have limited access to conventional bathrooms.  Instead, students will have the opportunity to try new things and learn to use nature’s bathroom!

1:00 Buses arrive, Naturalists host the opening ceremony

Cabin Leaders and Teachers meet with Evening Director

2:00 Students go on introductory hike with Naturalists by trail groups
3:30 Students have Apples and Recess with Teachers

Cabin leaders meet with Naturalists

4:30 Fire Drill
4:45 Students move into cabins

Teachers and Naturalists meet at Headquarters

5:15 Dinner at the Dining Hall
7:00 Night Hike or Sea Lab
8:30 Campfire for Students

Teachers and Cabin Leaders meet with Evening Director

9:00 Dismissal to cabins
9:30 Lights Out!

Tuesday – Thursday
7:00 Rise and Shine
8:00 Breakfast, then clean cabins
9:15 Daily Activity with Naturalist (see below)
3:15 Snack (Apples)
3:30 – 4:15 Recess Time for Students
    Break and Shower Time for Cabin LEaders
3:30 – 4:00 Beach Groups return, join recess
4:15 Shower time for students in cabins; PAC Night performance practice
5:25 Dinner

Daily Activity
Daily student activities include a Trail Lunch Hike, Beach Day, and a Morning Hike followed by an afternoon Elective.  Every group of students will participate in each activity during the week they are at camp.  During Trail Lunch Hike and Beach Day, students will have a picnic lunch out on trail or at the coast, and will be out for the majority of the day.  Lunch is served in the Dining Hall for students participating in the Morning Hike.  Students receive a 30 minute rest time on days they have their Trail Lunch and Morning Hikes.  During afternoon Electives following morning hikes, students have the opportunity to select an activity of their choice offered by naturalists.  These activities range from low to high energy and may include nature art, story reading and writing, critter hunts, shelter building, music making, nature games and long distance hikes.  

Evenings (Tuesday-Thursday)

6:15 – 7:00 Teacher time, students complete brief check-in form

Cabin Leader meeting with Site Director in Headquarters

7:15 – 8:30 Night Hike or Sea Lab
8:30 – 9:00 Campfire

6:15 – 7:15 Students complete mid-week evaluation forms w/ Teachers; Teacher time
7:30 Music Social at Perkins Lodge
8:30 – 9:00 Campfire

6:15 – 7:15 Teacher time
7:30 – 9:00 PAC Night Performances (Performing Arts Campfire)
9:00 – 9:30 Cabin time
9:30 Lights Out!

8:00 – 9:15 Breakfast, then cabin cleaning and packing
9:15 Cabin check-out, bring luggage to truck
9:35 – 10:10 Closing Activities with Trail Group
10:10 – 10:40 Closing Ceremony with the entire camp
10:45 Students load the bus and say their goodbyes! Farewell!