ROCK EAGLE PACKING LIST
PLEASE PLACE YOUR CHILD'S INITIALS ON THE INSIDE TAGS OF ALL THEIR CLOTHES--ESPECIALLY UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS. This helps your children avoid losing clothing. Use a Sharpie pen to put their initials on shampoo bottles, disposable camera, etc. This will really help us all keep everything organized.
2 pairs of closed-toe, good walking shoes. (*one pair of old shoes is needed to wear in and around the lake...this can either be boots or old tennis shoes; one pair will stay dry)
*waterproof rubber boots (this is not mandatory, but is a useful item. If boots are not brought…see old shoes above)
5 pairs of jeans, wind pants or sweat pants.
7 clean shirts (one per day and the rest just in case)
1 winter jacket (it may get cold!)
3 sweatshirts or polar fleeces
rain coat or poncho (it rains sometimes!)
a warm hat or ski headband (can also have a ball cap or other hats, too)
8 pairs of socks
pajamas or other sleep wear
sleeping bag or sheets for a twin size bed. Pillow and blanket are provided. BRING YOUR OWN PILLOW CASE.
towels and washcloth
toilet articles (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb/brush, hair dryer, hand lotion)
chapstick for lips and sunscreen (especially if your child is prone to sunburn)
plastic bag(s) for wet dirty clothes to come home in.
pencils and pens for journal writing time (we provide the journal)
camera (we recommend either a disposable camera or a digital camera. Please don't send an expensive digital camera!)
water bottle (one that can be attached to belt would be nice)
******Please limit luggage to one suitcase or duffle bag and a backpack******
Children will have to carry their own belongings. Avoid unnecessary items.
DO NOT BRING
Candy, gum, iPods,iPads, iPhones, cell phones, radios, computers, CD players, electronic games or other such devices (not even for the bus ride).
Rock Eagle has asked us to leave all those items at home so that students can get the most out of this FIELD STUDY EXPERIENCE.
Cameras are fine as long as they are cameras and not cell phones.
GENERAL NOTES ABOUT PACKING
When possible, send old clothes and shoes. This is not the trip to pack white jeans and expensive designer wear. Rock Eagle has a lot of red clay on the site, and children manage to get it on their clothes. Remember that all classes take place in the outdoors.
Make sure your child has a least a poncho for rain protection, and a warm jacket for those night classes outside. If your child brings waterproof boots, then they just need one additional pair of shoes for dry activities. We will always tell the children what shoes and clothing are needed for each class. If your child doesn't bring rubber boots, then they must have another pair of old shoes which will get wet. Think of it as needing a pair of DRY shoes (which must stay dry) and a pair of WET shoes (or boots) which will get wet in class.
HOW TO PACK MEDICINE FOR ROCK EAGLE
Our goal at Rock Eagle is to keep your child safe and to make sure each child gets all of their regular medicine on schedule.
On the SECOND page of the PERMISSION FORM your child brought home is a line which asks what medicines your child takes. Please make sure your child brings all their medicine(s) to the Rock Eagle Field Study.
All medicine will be packed in a large Zip Lock plastic bag in the original pharmacy/drugstore bottle and clearly labeled with a permanent marker on the outside of the bag. On a paper inside the bag you will neatly write out (or type) the names of the medicines, dosage, and when each medicine is to be given. Make this clear so your child’s medication can be given properly.
Parents can send PRN (or as needed) medications, too. Typically a PRN medication is an over-the-counter medicine which would only be given according to your specifications. If your child gets headaches frequently, and you give a certain medication on those occasions, please send that PRN headache medication. Vitamins may be sent, but they must be included in the medicine bag in the original bottle for safe keeping. On the paper mentioned above, write the name of the medicine and the circumstances in which you would like it to be given.
Medicine is PACKED IN THE CHILD’S SUITCASE. The FIRST thing the teachers do at Rock Eagle is collect the MEDICINE and lock it away in safely in the TEACHER’S room.
The teachers at Rock Eagle CANNOT give any medicine that you have not sent with out your permission. If a child has PRN medicine for those ‘just in case’ times, we will be sure the student gets it quickly.
ANY time your child becomes ILL at Rock Eagle we will call you. The staff and teachers will keep your informed with a phone call. This is why you will list your cell, work and home phone on the SECOND page of the PERMISSION FORM.
Some parents may have special medical concerns regarding their child. If your child has a medical concern which requires special monitoring, please let MR. BOSTON and NURSE TAMMY ZINKANN know so that the student’s medical plan can be addressed.
Sample paper which would be included in the medicine bag:
SALLY SMITH’S MEDICINE
Please give Sally the following medicines:
1 tablet (5 mg) of Singulair for her asthma before bedtime.
1 puff ( 250 mg) of her Advair inhaler before BREAKFAST and before SUPPER.
Give her ONE Flintstone vitamin before breakfast.
PRN MEDICINES (AS NEEDED MEDICINES)
Sometimes Sally gets severe headaches. Give Sally one Tylenol tablet. Usually she will be fine after a few minutes.
Give Sally one spoon of PeptoBismol if she gets a stomach ache.
MAIL MAIL MAIL MAIL MAIL
You can send your child mail at :
Big Ridge Group
Rock Eagle Environmental Center
350 Rock Eagle Road
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
Be sure you send the mail three or four days in advance so the children can receive it while they are there.