Outdoor Discovery School Information
This excellent educational opportunity is offered to all of our 4th grade families each year to support students understanding of the history of the State of California, a critical learning standard. There is absolutely nothing like an old-fashioned hands-on constructivist approach to learning about our State’s history! Below I have provided information about the program.
“The Coloma Outdoor Discovery School’s Gold Rush program is designed for fourth graders, and is correlated with the California Content Standards. Our intention is to celebrate the culture, music, and folklore of the California Gold Rush while using lessons of the past to awaken students’ interest and sense of responsibility for the environment. At CODS, students live the Gold Rush: stories, songs, skits, and characterizations all help to convey the social and economic community of early Coloma. Students will walk in the footsteps of the 49ers and experience some of the challenges of surviving away from home. All of the educational programs at the Outdoor School operate around the concept of respect: for nature, oneself, and others.”
When is this 4th grade educational opportunity taking place for my child?
This year’s 4th grade Coloma Outdoor Discovery Adventure, 2017-2018, is scheduled for November 29th- December 1st, Wednesday - Friday.
What is the cost of this program and how do the payments work?
The total cost for attending this program is $310.00 per child. An initial deposit of $150 is due Tuesday May 26th with the 2nd payment of $160 due Friday, September 8th. Please make checks payable to ‘MESHSA’ with child’s name in the note section. We also offer PayPal as a payment option, which you will find below.
How can I participate as a chaperon and will there be an informational meeting?
Yes! On Thursday, September 7th from 7:00pm-7:20 in the MPR, during our Back to School Event, our 4th grade team will hold an informational meeting. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise questions regarding lodging, activities, time, chaperone's, overnight information, transportation, medication, safety, parent support, communication, etc.
Who is collecting money for this program?
Send all checks to the front office please. Our MESHSA Treasurer will manage and coordinate all payments.
- Cash/Check: Collected at school, no extra fee
- Credit card via Cheddar Up Platform: Online, 3.5% fee Click this link for credit card or e-check option
- e-check via Cheddar Up Platform: Online, 0.45% fee, Click this link for credit card or e-check option
- Paypal: Online, 2.2% fee, see below for this option