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6th Grade Camp Konokwee Field Trip














YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee:  

Permission Slip/Payment Schedule Forms Under Current Events Section

March 6-8, 2017

126 Nagel Road     Fombell, Pennsylvania 16123-1198

(412)391-3328                 Website: http://www.ycamps.org


E.P.M.S. 6th Grade students will participate in the 2 ½ day residential program.  Along with the environmental lessons, recreational activities will be provided to create a well-rounded outdoor program.  Activities may include hayrides, campfires, boating, archery, fishing, hiking, and wall climbing.  All activities are safe and well supervised.  A Copy of the School Emergency Medical Forms will be sent to camp.  If there are any health concerns that need to be added or changed, please let us know.  Any medication that your child will need for camp must be clearly labeled with a parent note describing how they would like the medication distributed and given to staff the morning of departure. 

No medication will be given without a parent note and dosage instructions.


Goals for Camp:

  • The students will focus on environmental situations that require teamwork and cooperation.
  • Working together toward collective solutions that do not compromise the quality of the environment.
  • Gaining an awareness and sensitivity to the environmental problems.
  • Acquiring a basic understanding of humanity’s responsibility to protect and maintain our environment .
  • Acquiring basic skills for solving environmental problems.
  • Evaluating group decisions in terms of ecological, economic, social, and aesthetic impacts.
  • Developing a sense of responsibility to ensure appropriate action was taken to solve problems.
  • Recognizing individual differences of opinion as part of the decision-making process.


What to Bring:          Please make sure all luggage is clearly marked with your child’s name.

Clothing                          Grooming & Bedding

Sleepwear                                                        Towels and Washcloths

Shoes:  Athletic or Sneakers                             Soap

Boots                                                              Shampoo/Conditioner

T-Shirts                                                           Comb/Brush

Long Pants                                                      Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Flashlight                                                        Deodorant

Heavy Sweatshirt/Sweater                              Camera (Optional/Disposable Recommended)

Warm Jacket/Gloves/Hat                                Sleeping Bag or Warm Blanket and Pillow

Underwear and Socks                                     Sheet to cover mattress

Rain/Snow Gear                                              Kleenex

Bag For Dirty Clothing                                   Extra Garbage Bag to Put Blanket/Pillow In For Return Home

*Items listed are suggestions.

Questions:  Please contact Mrs. Sherry at (330) 426-5464 or e-mail me at Liz.Sherry@epschools.k12.oh.us


Times:  Students should arrive between 7:00-7:30 a.m. on Monday, March. 6.  They will depart for camp around 8:30 a.m.  Students will return around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8.  Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up around that time, since they will have heavy luggage to bring home.  Do not park behind the middle school, you will get blocked in.  Parents may wait for their child on the side of the middle school near the double doors just off of Thomas Street. 


Camp Groups:  Each child will select a buddy for camp and is assigned a High School Senior and Junior Counselor. 

Groups of 6-8 female 6th graders, plus 1 female Senior and 1 female Junior, and 6-8 male 6th graders 1 male Senior and 1 Junior Male will form an activity group. The Counselors will select a fun name for the group to help identify the group members.  Around 8 East Palestine Staff will also attend camp providing instruction and supervision.

A list of groups will be posted by Mrs. Sherry’s office for your child to look at to find out who is in their group and their group name.  You may use the group name/color to identify your luggage.  For example my luggage tag might read:  Liz Sherry-White Wolves-Counselors Names.  Little details can help things stay organized and run smoothly.  Some students have even brought clothing they had at home that is their team colors.  Again, not necessary, just a fun way to add to the camp experience.   Note:  Boys and Girls are in separate cabins at camp.