Hickman Charter has a long history of offering an Outdoor Education program for our students. Historically Outdoor Education has been offered in odd calendar years, and our STEAM/Maker Faire surfaced in even calendar years. Memories abound for families of 6th and 7th graders who have participated in Outdoor Education events we’ve offered in the past, many of which took place on the banks of the Tuolumne River where our families camped for three days, participating in a large variety of activities. When weather conditions forced a change in 2017, we headed to Silver Spur Camp in the foothills east of Sonora. The alternate plans continued in 2019 when we held a series of field trips, culminating with a day at Foothill Horizons, the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s site east of Sonora. And once again, in 2021 the alternate plans will continue to evolve!
Our staff has assembled a series of six adventures for our families, each to include a themed destination, complete with treasure hunts, bingo, resources and family prizes. The adventures can be completed in any order, and will be done independently by those choosing to participate. Each adventure will include a phone-photo treasure hunt and a nature bingo activity, with prizes offered to participating families. Refer to the column at the left to access details for each of the adventures, and start making plans!
The Ground Rules
Before setting out, please be sure to check on any Covid-19 restrictions that might be in effect for a chosen destination adventure.
Families will provide their own transportation.
Any parking/admission fees will be the responsibility of participating families. Refer to the site below for information about obtaining free admission to various parks. Opportunities exist for 4th and 5th graders visiting National Parks and other Department of Interior lands. Note that participants must have printed vouchers (no electronic copies will be accepted). Each voucher will have a unique code and cannot be shared.