My daughter left this morning on a week-long camping trip with her class. Camping is a big thing at Peninsula. The youngest elementary school classes start with overnight stays in their classrooms, and by 8th grade the students are planning a couple weeks’ worth of trips.


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With twenty kids and about five teachers, there’s a lot of gear.


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Camping has been a big part of the school experience for years, and alumni talk about it as one of the most highlights of their time here.

This year they’re going up to some park in the far north of the state. So in addition to all the usual stuff, they filled a trailer with firewood, and make up a convoy of four or five cars, vans, and trucks. It was hard to keep track.


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I took Christopher with me to school, and turned him loose. He loved being able to run around off-leash for once.


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Though I think he was a little disappointed when he wasn’t able to go with the kids. I’m sure he would have loved it.


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