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Class Trips & Travel

GRADE-LEVEL TRIPS

Pisgah National Forest, NC

Important dates for the summer 2022 trip (Class of 2024):

  • April 26 at 6:00 p.m. – Current 10th-grade parents should plan to attend an informational meeting on campus. Look for details in an upcoming newsletter.

  • May 20 – The forms below are due.

  • Aug. 14 – Aug. 19 – Rising 11th-grade students experience Pisgah National Forest.

 

Each August, the incoming 11th-grade class visits Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. In many ways, the students are taken out of their comfort zone and are exposed to new experiences: separated from their friends and family; out of an urban environment and into the woods; taking on new responsibilities. It is our intent to have students experience camping and backpacking in a positive way, especially because many of them may never experience anything like this again.  In this way, they can all look back and be proud of something that they never thought they could do, like cooking their own meals, rock climbing, or sleeping in an open-air shelter. If you have any trip questions, please contact Pisgah Trip Coordinator Mr. Chris Maraghy at cmaraghy@tampaprep.org.

 

REQUIRED FORMS:

  • Print single-sided this packet of five (5) forms.

  • Complete the forms and return them to school either at the front desk or by mailing them to the School:

ATTN: Mary Beth Hill

Tampa Preparatory School

727 W. Cass Street

Tampa, FL 33606

  • Forms are due by Friday, May 20, 2022.

DaySpring

During First Week, sophomores participate in a day trip at DaySpring Conference Center

Cedarkirk, FL

During First Week, freshmen spend the day with Pathfinders, participating in group bonding activities.

Florida’s Adventures Trip

Trip:

Sixth-grade students spend three days touring local Florida sites including Disney’s Youth Education Series Program, Medieval Times and Kennedy Space Center and more.

Information from the Parent Meeting can be found in this slideshow which includes the itinerary, packing list, and the KSC dinner order form (either click on this link Kennedy Space Center Dinner Order or scan the QR code in the slide show to place your child’s KSC dinner order).  Note, if your child has allergies, please list them on this KSC dinner order form.  If you have more than one child, please complete the form for each of them.

Reminders:  Students bring a brown bag lunch on the day of departure to be eaten at TreeTrek
                  Students should only pack what they can carry
                  Mr. Fenlon will email you trip updates each morning

                  Students DO NOT bring iPads

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Souza.

Florida Keys

Trip:
Seventh-grade students spend four days exploring and studying wildlife in the Florida Keys. For many students, this is the first time they have spent time away from their families, traveling with peers and trusted chaperones, so it is an opportunity for growth in many ways. The Keys trip is a culmination of the Science 7 curriculum. After studying plant and animal organisms, kingdoms, species and their habitats and characteristics, students interact with these animals in their native environments. Activities include learning about and swimming with dolphins at Dolphins Plus, kayaking through the mangroves at John Pennekamp State Park, visiting the Turtle Hospital on Marathon Key, snorkeling in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and taking an airboat ride through the Florida Everglades.

 

Historic Boston, MA

Parent Meeting:  October 6, at 9:00 a.m. | Trip: Nov 7-10, 2022 (Mon – Thu)

Eighth grade students spend four days touring New England, tracing the roots of the American Revolution by walking Boston’s historic Freedom Trail. Major stops include Bunker Hill, Old North Church and Paul Revere’s home. Students visit the towns of Lexington and Concord where the first battles were fought, and take time for reflection at Walden Pond where Henry David Thoreau wrote his masterpiece, Walden. In the town of Salem, students visit the Salem Witch Museum, the Salem Witch Memorial and the spooky House of the Seven Gables. On the last day of the trip, they are transported to the year 1627 and live the life of a pilgrim at Plymouth Plantation.