A unique program offered to sixth graders is a four day experience at the Greenkill Environmental Education Center. The children have an opportunity to explore a 1,000 acre classroom in Huguenot, New York. The Greenkill Field campus is located 4 miles north of port jervis in the fooothills of the pocono mountains. The terrain and habitat around the three lakes and streams of the greenkill facility is varied and supports a wide diversity of flora and fauna.
We will be departing on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 7:30 a.m. from south middle school. We will be returning on Friday, November 21, 2003 between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. at south high school. if you can not be there to pick up your child on Friday, please be sure to make arrangements and notify your child's teacher of the details.
although the forested mountainside setting overlooking lake marling is rustic, the buildings situated there are not. The five lodges accommodate 36 to 48 each, in rooms of 4 to 10. They are fully carpeted, panelled and oil heated. The large central lounges have their own fireplaces which are ideally suited to class or group situations during evenings or inclement weather.
Meals prepared by the greenkill kitchen staff are served family style in a spacious dining hall overlooking lake marling. a breakfast bar is provided each morning with a wide variety of fruits and a hot cereal. for lunch and dinner, a salad bar adds to the enjoyment of the meal.
during the day, the children will participate in a variety of programs such as pond ecology, forest ecology, orienteering, survival, wildlife studies, and many more. it is a fun packed four day learning experience.
in the evenings the children will spend time writing in their journals and recording the events of their day. Following journal writing, the children will attend a show. The three night shows are birds of prey, snakes and reptiles, and the life of a soldier in revolutionary timeS.
Click here to visit the greenkill website.