Monthly Archives: May 2012

6th Grade Trip Itinerary

6th Grade Yosemite, Sacramento, San Francisco, & San Simeon

 Week Long Trip Itinerary

Sunday, May 20, 2012 – Friday, May 25, 2012

Sunday, May 2oth

 Travel Day to Yosemite

12:30am                      Meet at DRCS, load and pack up vehicles

1:00pm                        Leave for Yosemite

6:00 pm                       Stop for Dinner – Pay on your own

8:30 pm                       Arrive at Yosemite

9:00 pm                       Devotions

9:30 pm                       In cabins, lights out

Monday, May 21

Day in Yosemite

8:00 am                       Breakfast

9:00am                        Devotions

10:00am                      Vernal Falls Hike

12 noon                       Lunch – Packed Lunch Bought on Own

1:00 pm                       Picture Expedition

5:30 pm                       Dinner at the Lodge

8:00 pm                       Devotions

9:00 pm                       In bed, lights out

Tuesday, May 22nd

Sacramento – State Capitol

7:00 am                       Wake up

7:30 am                       Breakfast

8:00 am                       Devotions

8:30 am                       Pack up and head to Sacramento

12 noon                       Stop for lunch – Pay on your own

1:00 pm                       Arrive to Sacramento and Check In

1:30 pm                       Walk over to the State Capitol

2:00 pm                       State Capitol Tour

3:00 pm                       Meet with State Council Members

6:00 pm to 8:00pm      Pool Party and pizza at hotel

8:30 pm                       Devotions

9:00 pm                       In bed, lights out

Wednesday, May 23rd

 San Francisco

6:00 am to 8:00 am     Breakfast at hotel

8:00 am                       Devotions

8:30 am                       Pack up and leave for San Francisco

10:30 am                     Hemdrik Point & the Golden Gate Bridge

12:30 am                     Lunch on Fisherman’s Warf – Pay on your own

4:00 pm                       Check into hotel

4:45 pm                       Leave for dinner

5:30 pm                       Dinner in China Town

7:00 pm                       Hot Chocolate Experience

8:30 pm                       Debrief and Devotions

9:00 pm                       Lights out

Thursday, May 24th

Alcatraz, San Francisco

7:00 am                       Breakfast

8:00 am                       Devotions

8:15am                         Drive to Alcatraz Ferry

8:15 – 11:30 am          Alcatraz Tour

11:30 – 1:00 pm          Lunch on Pier 39 – Pay on your own

1:00 pm                       Drive to Cambria

5:00 pm                       Check into hotel

7:00 pm                       Dinner – Pizza Parlor

8:30 pm                       Devotions

9:00pm                        Lights out


Friday, May 25th

Hearst Castle

6:00am                      Wake up

6:15-7:30 am             Breakfast

7:45 am                      Devotions

8:00 am                     Pack Up and Check Out

8:15 am                       Leave for Hearst Castle

9:00 am                       Tour Hearst Castle

12:00 noon                  Lunch at Hearst Castle – Pay on your own

1:00 pm                       Debrief/Review

1:30 pm                       Head for home.

5:00 pm                       Stop for Dinner – Pay on your own

8:00 pm                       Arrive Home at DRCS


Important Trip Imformation & Packing List

6th Grade Week Long Class Trip

5/20/12 – 5/25/12

 Important Trip Information & Packing List

 You will need this important information for our field trip:

12:30 pm  Sunday, May 20, 2012  – Meet at DRCS to load vehicles

-We are leaving at 1pm sharp!

Eat lunch before you come, we will not be stopping for food till dinner.

8:00 pm (approximate) Friday, May 25, 2012 – Return home to D.R.C.S

Where we are staying:

In Yosemite:  Curry Village Tent Cabins (801) 559-4892

In Sacramento:  Best Western Sutter House (916) 441-1314

In San Francisco:  Travel Lodge By the Bay (415) 673-0691

In San Simeon:  Best Western Fireside Inn (805) 927-8661

Field Trips are a part of Del Rosa Christian School’s regular activities.  As a class, we represent the school and most importantly our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, school rules and regulations must be followed.

Dress Code – Modesty and neatness are key words when planning what to pack for this trip!  The school dress code is the guide in determining modest apparel.  However, there is one exception to the rules regarding shoes – sandals may be worn on this trip.  Also on Tuesday night we will be having a “pool party”.  Girls can wear a two piece suit that is covered up with a dark T-shirt (not a white shirt).  Students will need enough clothes for the whole week.  Remember that we will be doing a great deal of walking, so bring comfortable clothing.

Special note for Tuesday – I would like everyone to wear their DRCS shirts on Tuesday when we visit the State Capitol. 

Personal Electronics – No CD players, I Pods, MP3 Players, PSP’s, Nintendo DS’s and portable DVD players may be brought on the trip.  Students may only carry cell phones at a parent’s request.  (Drivers may have DVD players for the trip but all movies not rated G must be O.K. by Mr. Thompson)

Luggage – Each person may bring two pieces of luggage, but try to keep it to one piece and a backpack.  Ladies may also bring purse as a third bag if needed.

Meal Money – Each person attending the trip should bring enough money to cover 7 meals not covered in our trip.   I feel that parents should plan to send at least $10 per meal ($70 total) with their child for food.  (I can be banker for meals if needed.)

Other spending money is up to the parents to send with their child.  We will be visiting several locations where souvenirs may be purchased.

Snacks – I encourage each parent to send snack foods with your child.  Just remind your kid that in Yosemite all snacks need to be put in bear boxes.

Packing List & Musts

  • Bring a Bible and pen for our daily devotional times.
  • Be sure to bring warm clothes for night.  A good jacket and jeans as we will be in Yosemite and along the coast.
  • A good pair of tennis shoes.  We will be walking a lot and going on a hike in Yosemite.
  • A hat, sunscreen, bug spray, or anything else of that nature for the nature.
  • An extra set of shoes, socks and clothes.  It is a week-long trip and it is better to have than have not.
  • A small backpack for our hike on Monday.  We will be eating lunch at the top of the falls.
  • Flashlight for Yosemite.
  • Camera
  • Modest swimsuit for Tuesday’s pool party.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo, and deodorant.  Towels are provided, even in Yosemite).

I’m excited about this trip, and look forward to spending quality time outside of the classroom with the students.  Please let me know if you have any questions.