Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Itinerary for Cochiti

St. Mary’s Academy and World Leadership School
Cochiti Pueblo Service and Leadership Trip 2014

WLS Instructor: Jorge Gonzalez
SMA Teachers: Andrew Blair, Ana Fonseca, Anna Kilbon, (Geoff McVie), Michael Pattison, and TBA with Martha Ashley and Jason Jung in support

Day 1 – Monday, October 5

·    6:30 a.m. travelers meet at SMA
·    7:00 a.m. departure from SMA
·    Sack lunch on bus en route
·    Mid-afternoon arrival at Cochiti Lake Campground
·    Camp set-up after Full-Group meeting re tent set-up
·    Ranger welcome, activity rotation, and reflective writing at camp or lookout point.
·    4:00 p.m. Snack and hydrate, Safety and Limits and an activity rotation
·    5:00-6:00 p.m. Color Groups Evening Rotation
o  Red: Jewelry (campsite)
o  Yellow: Fry Bread/Walking Tour (Pueblo)
o  Blue: Drums (Wayne’s)
o  Green: Storyteller Figurines (campsite)
·    6:00 p.m.Reflective writing or activity rotation
·    6:30 p.m. – Dinner prep by Mrs. Ashley and Mr. Jung
·    Andy directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    ~ 8:00 p.m. – After Dinner Whole Group 40-minute Activity
·    Color-Groups 10-minute reflection on the day (aloud and journaling)
·       Red-Mr. Gonzalez; Yellow 2-Mr. Jung; Blue-Mrs. Ashley; Green-Mr. Blair
·    9:30 p.m. Lights out and quiet (NO SHOWER NIGHT)

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 6

·    6:30 a.m. early wake up           (NO SHOWER MORNING)
·    Simple breakfast prep by Mrs. Ashley and Mr. Jung
·    Ana directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    Trash gather and run by Mr. Pattison and 3 students
·    Full-Group meeting about Tent Rocks Assignment
·    Students pack snacks, water, sunscreen, hat, rain gear, layer, journal, pencils….
·    Tent Rock Ecology Exploration in Animal Groups
With 3 students to a seat, we will consider transporting all to Tent Rocks at once – TBD
We will space the groups’ departure on the trail so that they are separate.
o  Pikas are led by Mr. Jung and Mr. Gonzalez + 1
o  Rattlers are led by Mrs. Kilbon and Mr. Blair
o  Owls are led by Mr. Pattison and Mrs. Fonseca + 1
·    Lunch prepared by Mr. Jung and Mrs. Ashley
·    Mrs. Kilbon directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    Afternoon Animal Group Rotation
o  Pikas:  Project with Cochiti Students
o  Rattlers:  WLS Leadership Curriculum
o  Owls:  Lake Cleanup
·    4:30 p.m. Snack and hydrate
·    5:00-6:00 p.m. Color Groups Evening Rotation
o  Green: Jewelry (campsite)
o  Red: Fry Bread/Walking Tour (Pueblo)
o  Yellow: Drums (Wayne’s)
o  Blue: Storyteller Figurines (campsite)
·    6:00 p.m.Reflective writing or activity rotation
·    6:30 p.m. – Dinner prep by Mr. Jung and Mrs. Ashley
·    TBA directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    ~7:45 p.m. After Dinner Whole Group 30-minute ActivityWho would lead this?
·    Color-Groups 10-minute reflection (aloud and journaling)
·       Red-Mr. Gonzalez; Yellow 2-Mr. Jung; Blue-Mrs. Ashley; Green-Mr. Blair
9:30 p.m. Lights out and quiet     SHOWERS ALLOWED between 8:30-9:30


Day 3 – Wednesday, October 7

·    7:00 a.m. wake up   SHOWERS ALLOWED if you are complete and ready to sit for breakfast by 7:30 a.m.
·    Breakfast prep by Mr. Jung and Mrs. Ashley
·    Mr. Blair directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    Trash gather and run by Jorge and 3 students
·    Full-Group meeting (Pack snacks, water, sunscreen, hat, journal, pencils, rain gear and cash for lunch)
·    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Travel to Santa Fe to walk about and visit to Loretto Chapel, Cathedral, Palace of the Governors and Museum (lunch in Santa Fe in small groups)
·    4:30 p.m. snack and hydrate
·    5:00-6:00 p.m. Color Groups Evening Rotation
o  Blue: Jewelry (campsite)
o  Green: Fry Bread/Walking Tour (Pueblo)
o  Red: Drums (Wayne’s)
o  Yellow: Storyteller Figurines (campsite)
·    6:00 p.m.Reflective writing or activity rotation
·    6:30 p.m. – Dinner prep by Mr. Jung and Mrs. Ashley
·    Mrs. Fonseca directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    ~8:00 p.m. After Dinner Whole Group 40-minute ActivityWho would lead this?
·    Color-Groups 10-minute reflection (aloud and journaling)
·       Red-Mr. Gonzalez; Yellow 2-Mr. Jung; Blue-Mrs. Ashley; Green-Mr. Blair
10:00 p.m. Lights out and quiet   NO SHOWER NIGHT

Day 4 – Thursday, October 8

·    7:00 a.m. wake up
·    Breakfast prep by Mr. Jung and Mrs. Ashley
·    Mr. Pattison directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    Trash gather and run by Mr. McVie and 3 students
·    Full-Group meeting (Pack snacks, water, sunscreen, hat, journal, pencils, rain gear and work gloves)
·    Morning Animal Groups Rotation
o  Owls:  Project at Cochiti Elementary School
o  Pikas:  WLS Leadership Curriculum
o  Rattlers:  Lake Cleanup
·    Lunch prepared by Mrs. Ashley and Mr. Jung
·    ______ directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    Afternoon Animal Groups Rotation
o  Rattlers:  Project at Cochiti Elementary School
o  Owls:  WLS Leadership Curriculum
o  Pikas:  Lake Cleanup
Activity Bus Drivers have the choice to forego evening activities and turn in early (Andy and ?)
·    Evening Activity Rotation
o  Yellow: Jewelry (campsite)
o  Blue: Fry Bread/Walking Tour (Pueblo)
o  Green: Drums (Wayne’s)
o  Red: Storyteller Figurines (campsite)
·    6:00 p.m.Reflective writing or activity rotation
·      6:30 p.m. – Dinner prep by Mrs. Ashley and Mr. Jung
·    Mrs. Kilbon directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    Combined Color Groups Candle Circle
All together
10:00 p.m. Lights out and quiet  SHOWERS ALLOWED between 8:30-9:30



Day 5Friday, October 9

·    7:00 a.m. NO SHOWERS ALLOWED. Wake up, campers pack bags (place big ones near road and keep carry on separate) and sweep and wipe out tents. When inspected and approved by the following teachers, enjoy breakfast. Leave tents up until instructed on dismantling and packing techniques. Eat Breakfast first!
o  Girls Tent Cluster 1 – Ana
o  Girls Tent Cluster 2 – Anna
o  Boys Tent Cluster 3 – Andy
·    Breakfast prep by Mr. Jung and Mrs. Ashley
·    Mr. Blair directs clean up (stacking paper products, wiping tables, washing cookware, picking/sweeping up fallen food)
·    Mrs. Fonseca oversees lunch prep table where each student prepares a lunch for bus ride)
·    Mr. McVie  oversees trash gather and run
·    Full-Group meeting with Mr. Jung before taking down tents (all teachers supervise taking down tents, please)
·    Lunch on bus en route
·    Early evening arrival at SMA


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lots and Lots of Information to Prepare for Cochiti

Cochiti 2015 is almost upon us. The advanced guard of Mr. Blair, Mr. Jung and Mrs. Ashley depart on Sunday, complete food shopping on Monday in Santa Fe and will be waiting for students and teachers to arrive on Monday afternoon at Cochiti Lake Campground.

Students will meet in Bishop Evans parking lot, the north lot, at 6:30 a.m. to depart at 7:00 a.m. Remember to bring a sack lunch along with sleeping gear and clothing for this adventure. 

Please find the packing list, menu, and camp rules with dressing clarifications and the behavioral agreement below. 

IMPORTANT: 
-- Please sign the behavioral agreement that will be sent home and is found below and give the signed form to Mr. Blair

--If you have a gluten free diet or nut allergies, please bring a package marked with your name that contains snacks and other food as needed to ensure your child is eating well. If you have celiac, it is recommended that you pack several small pans to ensure that your food is not contaminated with SMA's camp pans. Dry ice is recommended for perishable foods. Please notify Mrs. Kilbon of your special dietary needs. 

--If you are taking prescription medicine, please seal that medicine in a ziplock bag and clearly mark your name on the bag. Give that bag to Mr. Pattison. Please bring two Epi Pens if you have severe allergies. Keep one with you at all times and give one to Mr. Pattison. 

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1. Here is the packing list:


COCHITI LAKE PACKING LIST

Supplies:
o   Small day pack (just large enough to carry two water containers, sunscreen, hat, rain poncho or gear, light jacket or extra layer, journal, pen/pencil, extra socks….
o   2 generous water bottles with your name or a personal charm
     attached to identify that the bottles are yours (essential)
o   Sleeping bag (warm)
o   Sleeping pad/cushion (very important for warmth and comfort)
o   Pillow or jacket that can be used as a pillow.
o   Wash rag & bath towel (cold-water camp showers are available)
o   Toilettes or Disposable Cleaning Wipes
o   Plastic zip-lock bag with SMALL containers of: deodorant, bug repellant, toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, hair brush (affix name on bag in permanent marker)
o   LOTION sun screen NOT SPRAY (spray sun screen is not allowed)
o   Lip balm
o   Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
o   Journal and several pens/pencils
o   1 or 2 bandanas (optional)

Clothes:
o   3 Long-sleeved shirts (fast-drying material is best)
o   3 short-sleeved shirts (fast-drying material is best)
o   3 pairs of long pants (fast-drying material is best, because jeans/sweats dry slowly if they become wet)
o   2 pair of cropped pants or long shorts (length at knee or longer)
NO SHORTS above the knee NOR SLEEVELESS TOPS due to the roughness of the environment and in respect of the Cochiti community
o   1 Stocking cap for morning and evening chill
o   1 Sun hat or visor
o   1 Pair of warm gloves for morning and evening chill
o   1 Pair of work gloves
o   1 Rain jacket/pants or poncho (very important)
o   1 medium-weight fleece or jacket (very important)
o   1 Pair sturdy shoes
o   1 Pair camp shoes – NO OPEN TOES due to environmental dangers
o   1 Pair of sandals or water shoes for shower but not to walk to shower
NO SANDALS or open-toed shoes may be worn in camp, the worksites to or from shower or any activity other than while in the shower
o   1 extra pair of shoes to keep in reserve to replace water-soaked shoes
o   7 Pairs of socks
o   6 Sets of underwear
o   1 Warm sleeping top & bottom (sweat pants and long-sleeved tee are appropriate)

Optional and Recommended:
o   Cards, board games, soccer ball, football, frisbee, reading material, and tailgate games like corn hole and ladder ball

Not Allowed
o   Electronic gadgets of any kind, such as I-pods, cell phones, cameras, or games. This is an unplugged experience.
o   Hair dryer or electric toothbrush
o   Make-up
o   Personal stashes of candy or food items of any sort due to wildlife dangers
o   Shorts above the knee
o   Sleeveless tops


Note:  We may be adding back swim and sand volleyball time this year now that the lake’s beach has been rebuilt. To swim, students must have a signed permission form from parents and a PFD. Girls wear a one-piece swimsuit with athletic shorts and boys would wear a t-shirt with their swim trunks. There is no certified water lifeguard on site. Teachers are assigned to monitor the students closely in the buoyed, well marked swim area.
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 2. Here is the menu:


Cochiti Lake Camp Meals


Monday, October 5

Dinner – Burgers, Buns, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, Onions, Mustard, Swiss Cheese, Chips, Salad w/vinaigrette or ranch, Mandarin Oranges
Tuesday, October 6

Breakfast – Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls Sausages, Hot Chocolate, Apple Juice, Grapes

Lunch – Sandwich Bread, PB&J, Turkey, Cheese, Mustard, Cookies Apples, Oranges


Dinner – Pasta with Ragu sauce w/ground beef or not, parmesan, French bread, Salad with vinaigrette or ranch,
Fruit, Cookies

Wednesday, October 7

Breakfast – Instant Oatmeal, Sausages, Breakfast Bars, Pop Tarts, Hot Chocolate, Apple Juice

Lunch – In Santa Fe in small groups (each student brings $20)

Dinner – Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, Bread and Butter, Salad, Fruit, Cookies

Thursday, October 8

Breakfast – Pancakes, Syrup, Whipped Cream, Strawberries, Sausages, Instant Oatmeal, Hot Chocolate, Apple Juice
Lunch – Beef or Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Chips, Mandarin Oranges/Apple Sauce

Dinner – Vegetable/Chicken or Vegetable Stew, Bread, Salad with vinaigrette or ranch, Fruit, Cookies

Friday, October 9

Breakfast – Instant Oatmeal, Sausages, Pop Tarts, Hot Chocolate, Apple Juice
Lunch – Packed lunches of sandwiches and snacks on each bus


Hearty Snacks at 4:30 include trail mix, beef or turkey jerky, cheese sticks, fruit (apples or oranges)



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3. Here are the camp rules and dress clarifications:  


Camp Rules – Cochiti

1.   Absolutely no student use or possession of cell phones or other electronic devices is allowed on the trip. Regular contact with family and friends will be made through the trip blog with a chaperone’s device. This is an unplugged experience.

2.   All toiletries must be carefully sealed in zip lock bags and carefully zipped away in a bag while in the tent or vestibule of the tent. Do not spray bug spray, sunscreen, and deodorant or body moisturizer inside of the tent. This compromises the rain resistance of the tent material. You may apply lotions inside of the tent by hand rather than by spray.

3.   Wash hands with soap before you eat and after you go to the toilet. Keep unclean hands away from your mouth, eyes and nose.

4.   All students are responsible for cleaning their own area, dishes, and utensils after eating. An assigned cleanup crew is responsible for cleaning the cooking area, cooking plans and equipment.

5.   Use appropriate voice levels at all times at the campground. We will not be the only park visitors.

6.   Bathroom cleanup and general litter control is the responsibility of each student. Trash bags and gloves are available to help students keep camp clean.

7.   The students assigned to each tent are the only students permitted in that tent at any time.

8.   Thoughtful conduct that avoids inappropriate actions such as late-night collusion, hazing of any sort or any action that puts you or others in danger is essential.

9.   Students are not allowed to use the upper bathroom without permission at any time and never after 10:00 p.m. The lower toilets are available for night use.

10. Students are to maintain line-of-sight with a chaperone at all times. No student is allowed to leave the immediate campsite without being accompanied by a chaperone for safety reasons.

11. Dress Clarifications: 

·      No shorts above the knees such as girls’ athletic/running shorts or sleeveless tops may be worn at any time. Yoga pants are not allowed as they catch burrs and dust and are easily penetrated by biting bugs. Scant dress of any kind is in conflict with the Cochiti Pueblo, the environment and purpose of the trip.

·      Swimsuits may be brought for swimming in case we swim. Girls’ swimsuits must be worn with running/ athletic shorts. If the suit is two-piece, a t-shirt must be worn over the suit.

·      Sandals or open-toed shoes may be worn only for swimming and inside showers and no other place including walking to the showers. A PFD is required for swimming. 

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Here is the behavioral l agreement:

Cochiti Service and Leadership Trip – October 5-9, 2015
Behavioral Expectations Agreement Due Wednesday, September 30

Due to the length, service nature and outdoor challenge of the Fall trip, students will need to meet the highest expectations for responsible behavior, similar to what is expected in March when the group travels to Washington D.C. or what would be expected for the Peru trip. For that reason, participation in the Cochiti Service and Leadership Trip is contingent upon the signing of this written agreement. Parents and student are encouraged to review the agreement and camp rules together before signing.

-       Students will follow a “three strikes and you’re out” policy.  A strike is earned for behaviors including and not limited to the examples listed below. Strikes are not given lightly. In order to be earned, the principal and three adult chaperones must agree.
-       Upon receiving the 1st strike, a student spends time apart in reflection.
-       If a 2nd strike is earned, the student and a teacher will call home to notify the parent that they have two strikes, and participation will be carefully bounded.
-       Should a student receive a 3rd strike, his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to drive to the Cochiti Lake campsite to retrieve their child.

Behaviors that earn a strike include and are not limited to:
o   Any behavior that puts oneself or others at risk of physical injury.
o   Any behavior that results in damage to property.
o   Any overt rudeness to members of the group or the public i.e. poor response to direction or repeated taunting of persons.
o   Being or meeting outside of the immediate campsite without permission.
o   Entering ANY tent other than his/her own.
o   Possessing or using electronic devices during this ‘unplugged’ trip.
o   Any repeated behavior that inconveniences others, i.e. being late for departures, meetings or meal prep and cleanup assignments.

I have read and agree to abide by the above rules:

Student:____________________________________      Date:______________

I have read the above policy, and by signing and allowing my child to attend, I am agreeing to retrieve my child from the Cochiti Campsite in the event that he/she earns three strikes.

Please sign and return form by Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Guardian:____________________________________    Date:_________________