By Casey Newhouse, Samantha McIntyre and Devin Smith
Pioneer Middle School students
Every year for the past 50 years 6th graders in the Steilacoom Historical School District have ended the school year by attending 6th grade camp. Camp Island Lake in Poulsbo, provides excitement and fun. Campers are kept busy with lots of activities such as science with Mrs. Foyil, arts and poetry with Ms. Nixon, as well as fishing, boating and tie-dying.
Camp costs $190 per student, so campers should probably start saving their money now. Pioneer has a limited scholarship fund for those students who need financial help. Campers will collect aluminum cans and holding fundraisers to help pay for the cost of camp.
Mr. Bruce Hayes has been helping with the camp for more than 20 years. Camp is held the week of June 1st through June 5th and everyone is expected to attend.
Campers should pack essential items, but might also want to bring flip flops or water shoes, a hat or baseball cap, a pen, paper and pencils. (Campers also may want to bring stamps and envelopes in case they want to write home). Don‚Äôt forget bug spray, sunscreen, Chapstick, Kleenex, and a disposable camera with film to capture all those memories. A fishing pole and tackle box (leave fishing knives at home) is recommend for those who love to fish.
Some other things you may want to pack include a good book to read during cabin time, board games, and playing cards.
Remember: no electronics such as MP3 players, CD players or radios. If you have any more questions about camp ask Mr. Hayes or go to www.super6.us.