Reinstate Outdoor Education CAMP for Lakeview 5th Graders!!
Reinstate Outdoor Education/Camp Lakeview Elementary 5th Grade Students
We the undersigned, herby petition to have our Lakeview Elementary students, attend outdoor education by reinstating camp for 5th graders starting the 2017-2018 school year and beyond.
We believe camp gives kids an experience of being on their own in a structured, supportive, supervised and safe environment, while trying new adventures away from home. The time away from parents provides an excellent opportunity for children to take initiative, exercise their autonomy, develop leadership, problem-solving and social skills, which all build self-esteem. Youth development experts agree, camp challenges kids and takes them out of their comfort environment to create positive experiences. This growth and maturing contributes to them becoming healthy adolescents and adults.
- We, the parents, are willing to take on the financial responsibility for their children to go to camp. Including willing to volunteer to ensure camp success.
- Our children are excited about the opportunity of doing outdoor education and the experience that their parents had going to camp. The Lakeview students are willing to help raise funds and do whatever else is necessary to make this happen.
- We agree to work in tandem with the Lakeview PTSA board, to ensure all costs are covered (including providing any needed scholarships) for every 5th grade student.
Please contact Malia McCabe (425) 889-0136, if you need to contact our committee regarding this petition or for further questions or concerns.