Dear Families of
I am so excited to tell you about our
Retreat to Lost Canyon! Yep, that's right: we are taking the whole High School to Lost Canyon this year! This is truly a significant opportunity to build a strong foundation for your student’s high school experience at North Phoenix Prep. Our annual retreat not only ignites your student’s social engagement with his or her peers, it also cultivates the trust required for the rigorous and collaborative work they will do in the classroom. A North Phoenix Prep education depends upon the development of an invested and united community of learners, so our goal is to have 100% participation. We want every high school student to experience this important opportunity to share a communal experience with their friends.
We will depart by bus on
Wednesday, August 14th
and will return on
Friday, August 16th
, having bonded over team building activities, leadership exercises, an introduction to college counseling, s'mores and campfire stories (and sometimes sing-along's), hiking, games, and loads of new inside jokes. Students will receive an information packet on or before the first day of school with all the details that they will need for the retreat. The packet will include: daily schedule, packing list, group assignments, cabin assignments, camp map, and liability waivers. We will send home an electronic copy of this information as well.
Securing your student’s spot on the retreat is an easy, online process. Simply
submit your payment
complete a registration form
. Because the staff at Lost Canyon need to make our arrangements in advance, we have a tiered registration schedule that incentivizes your prompt response:
EARLY Registration & Payment by June 15 = $150
Registration & Payment by July 1 = $175
Registration & Payment by August 1 = $200
LATE Registration & Payment after August 1st = $225
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have more immediate questions, concerns, or obstacles to attendance. I am eager to work with you all to make this an unforgettable kick-start for our high school culture next year!