Welcome to the new school year! I am so excited to have your student in 6th grade and wanted to let you know of a very exciting opportunity. Every September, Monument Academy takes the 6th grade students to an outdoor education camp. This year we are attending Camp Shady Brook in Deckers, CO from September 15-17, 2021. It is a wonderful time for our new middle schoolers to get to know one another and their teachers and to extend personal limits. Students will work together with team members as they complete activities in high and low ropes courses, canoeing, survival games, group initiative challenges, and orienteering. Identifying and practicing Character First is a focus through all activities. A packet of information will be sent home with your student the first week of school as well.

Camp Shady Brook is September 15-17, 2021.

We will leave Monument Academy the morning of the 15th after 1st period classes. We will return Friday, September 17th around 12:15 p.m. for student pick-up.

Registration for this event may be completed online at: Camp Shady Brook Student Registration 

In addition to completing the registration online, you must send an additional form (YMCA Release and Waiver and the Camp Shady Brook YMCA COVID Waiver – Student) completed, signed, and returned to me by Thursday, September 9. A packet of information will be sent home with your student the first week of school as well. If you are able, please return waivers and medical information as quickly as possible to help with the amount of paperwork required for a field trip such as this.

As we draw nearer to the event, more emails will follow with any additional details you might need to know, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at therndon@monumentacademy.net.

Sincerely,
Tom Herndon
6th Grade Language Arts