Class of 2016 Organizes Camping Trip

The officers of the Class of 2016 have been working hard to put together an optional just-for-fun class trip for this year. Students will be able to camp overnight at Camp Hanover’s Knoxville camping area on Saturday, May 31. Students will have the choice of tenting for a cost of $10 or staying in a cabin for a cost of $30, which will include dinner and breakfast.

Students will need to bring the field trip form (available on Facebook, itslearning, and the main web page shortly) to Ms. Todd no later than May 23 at lunch.

Single-gender groups of students choosing to tent will need to provide their own tent and bring in their field trip forms and money (cash or check made out to MLWGS) as a group. The size of a tenting group cannot exceed the intended occupancy of the tent they will use.

Students choosing to stay in a cabin can turn in their form and money at any time.

Students can be dropped off at Camp Hanover on Saturday, May 31 from 2-2:30pm in the Knoxwood camping area. Directions to Camp Hanover can be found on their website. Students will need to be picked up promptly by 11 am on Sunday, June 1.

Frequently asked questions:

What to bring? Sleeping bag, pillow, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight, water bottle, snacks (including stuff for s’mores), cards, games, Frisbee, soccer ball or other sports gear, guitars or other instruments, tent if choosing to tent, change of clothes, towel, sweatshirt and long pants in case it’s chilly at night

What about dinner and breakfast? Campers can expect to grill up burgers (including veggie burgers) for dinner and have a continental breakfast. Parents of campers will be asked to donate supplies for the meals by the Class Parents. Please indicate any dietary restrictions on the field trip form.

Can campers swim? No, but there is fishing and places to hang out by the water. There will likely be pick up games of ultimate Frisbee, capture the flag, and other large group games. There will also be a campfire in the evening.


Will there be religious activities? No. While Camp Hanover is technically “an outdoor Christian education center” and a site for Christian camping in the summertime, they enjoy sharing their piece of nature with groups of all affiliations. As a public school, MLWGS will not be participating in specific religious activities.

Email Ms. Todd with any questions or concerns at jtodd@gsgis.k12.va.us