Total cost for the trip will be $150, which includes a $25 deposit. This includes all program costs, bus transportation, and substitutes for required teacher chaperones.
Astrocamp is located in the mountain town of Idyllwild. Idyllwild is about 2 hours south-east of Moreno Valley.
Astrocamp will take place over 3 days during the school week. This year, Astrocamp will be March 27-29. (Weds, Thurs and Fri.)
The weather at Astrocamp can be unpredictable. The temperature ranges from 75 to 40 degrees. Snow and rain are always possibilities. Therefore, students should be prepared for all types of weather. A list of recommended items will be provided.
Q. How do we get there?
A. We will be transported in regular school buses.
Q. Are there going to be
fundraisers to help with the cost?
A. No, not this year. Registration is going to open earlier this year to give students more time to raise the money on their own.
Q. What is the food like?
A. The food is pretty good. Pizza, tacos and hamburgers are just a few of the menu items. There is also a salad bar and vegetarian alternatives. All meals are all-you-can-eat.
Q. Will I have to make up the
work that I miss?
A. It depends on the teacher. In Science, there will be no work to make up.
Q. What time do we
A. You will need to be at school at the normal start time. The buses will be leaving at approximately 9:00 a.m.
Q. What time do we get back?
A. We usually get back to Landmark between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. on the 3rd day.
Q. Do I have to participate in
A. No. You are not forced to do anything that you do not want to do.
Q. What are the sleeping arrangements
A. You will be sleeping in same-sex dorm rooms (sorry, no co-ed rooms), with a total of 3 to 5 people of your choosing per room.
Q. Can I take a shower while at
A. Yes. There are bathrooms with private showers in each dorm building.
Q. Can I bring a walkman?
A. No! There will be very little free time to listen to a walkman. Also, valuables could get stolen, and the school and Astrocamp are not responsible for these items.
Q. Can I bring food?
A. No. There is no need for any extra food. The dorms are in the forest, and food left in the dorms attracts wild animals and ants.
Q. What happens if I pay my deposit,
then can't go?
A. Deposits are non-refundable. HOWEVER, if we can sell your spot to another student, you will get your $25 back.
Q. Can I be with my friends?
A. Yes. You can chose 2 friends that you want to be with during the day. Every attempt will be made to place you with the friends you requested. Sleeping bunks are left to you to decide. 3 to 5 same sex students per room.
Q. Who do I make the check
A. Checks are no longer accepted by Landmark. The deposit and all subsequent payments must be paid in cash or by money order.