Spring Break Road Trip

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Grade: 8-10Location: Washington StateDate(s): April 11-15Cost: 450Register Now for Spring Break Road Trip

Camp Fire is excited to offer the Spring Break Service Trip following the Seattle Public School district calendar.

2022 Trip Highlights

We’re planning our 2022 Road Trip out to the Olympic Penninsula! Our state park destinations include Belfair State Park and Kitsap Memorial State Park, before heading to Camp Sealth for our last night.

Service Projects & Activities

Each day will include a service project and/or recreation activity. We think the focus this year is about getting back into the world, making in-person connections with peers, building leadership skills, and having fun! Service projects may include working at a food bank, environmental stewardship, invasive species removal, or trail maintenance. The group will also have time to explore their surroundings and the features of their state parks and Camp Sealth, taking hikes or visiting the beach! We’ll also have games, sports equipment, and classic camp crafts (friendship bracelets!) on hand for downtime.

Meals, Accommodations & Logistics

All activities, food, and sleeping accommodations are included. Meals will be cooked outdoors “camping style” with teens helping to plan the meals for the week and taking on the role of Camp Chef. Camp Fire is experienced with most special diets and can accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, or allergies. Contact us prior to registering if you have questions or concerns. Accommodations will be inside heated cabins or yurts at Washington State Parks, but teens should bring their sleeping bags.

Lodging

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights we will stay at a Washington State Park in heated cabins or yurts. On Thursday, we’ll venture out to Camp Sealth and spend the night at camp!

Transportation

The group will start and end their journey at the West Seattle Camp Fire Office travel in “Snoopy,” our 12 passenger van that we will use for the week!

What to Pack

Make sure to pack weather-appropriate clothes, especially for service projects that will be outside in any weather. Hat, gloves, and rain jacket are recommended for outdoor activities. Bring a warm sleeping bag and any toiletries that you need. A notebook and pen/pencil are also recommended for journaling. Cell phones will should be kept at home or will be locked in the Seattle office during the trip as we want the week to be technology free to focus on our service projects and making connections with peers.

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines

Per Washington State guidelines, all participants and staff must either:

  • Be fully vaccinated when the event begins, OR
  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test

All of our staff, and all participants aged 12 and older, are highly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. More vaccines may mean fewer restrictions at our events. For many reasons, we will not require a vaccine, but getting vaccinated is the best thing you can do to support a safe and healthy event. Participants who are fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks after the final dose) will not need to get a COVID test before arriving at camp. Bring proof of vaccination on arrival to the event.

Each participant who is not fully vaccinated must take a COVID test no more than 3 days before the start of the event. Families are responsible for getting participants tested; there are many free sites for COVID testing. State guidelines do not specify what kind of test, although we do recommend a PCR test if possible. Provide written proof of the negative COVID test on arrival at camp.

Financial Aid & Fees

To apply for Financial Aid, register online, and choose the “Financial Aid” option during the registration process. You’ll be prompted to complete the Campership Application form. A $100 non-refundable fee must be paid at the time of reservation. This non-refundable fee helps us cover the cost of cabins and materials that must be rented well ahead of the event.

Questions?

Please contact Alex Kirschner, Community Programs Manager, at alexk@campfireseattle.org with questions.

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