Land Between the Lakes Trip

Helfrich Park sixth graders will have the opportunity to attend Brandon Springs Group Camp in Land Between the Lakes during the weekend of November 18 through 20, 2022. Students will leave early Friday morning and return Sunday afternoon. Brandon Springs Group Camp is a year-round residential facility in TVA's Land Between the Lakes (LBL), a 170,000 acre outdoor recreation area between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in western Kentucky and Tennessee. The camp is situated on a wooded knoll overlooking 320-acre Bards Lake near Barkley in the Tennessee portion of LBL.

Brandon Springs has a camp capacity of 200 persons. There are eight dormitories (lettered A through H), identical in design, with 12 beds in each main room and four beds situated in a private counselors quarters located off the main room. Dorms A, C, E, and G are situated above Dorms B, D, H and F. Mattresses, pillows, blankets are furnished by TVA. Each dormitory has two showers, two sinks, two commodes, a water fountain, and an activity area. The counselor's quarters have a shower, sink, and commode. Dormitories are equipped with electric wall heaters and window air conditioners. All dormitories have smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and clearly marked exits.

Helfrich Park students will experience orienteering (compass & CPS) activities, animal casting activities, night hikes, baking and crafts, a hayride, folk dancing and hiking. They will also have the opportunity to take trips to the Planetarium and Fort Donelson. The weekend will be full of activities to promote teamwork and self-esteem.

The trip will cost $90.00. The cost includes bus transportation, lodging for two nights, and six meals. Additionally, students will receive an LBL T-shirt. Money must be paid on or before November 14. You can send the money with your child to school. The money will be turned in to Ms.Wright. Please make checks payable to Helfrich Park. You may arrange payment plans, if needed, with Ms. Wright immediately upon receiving this information. Please turn in medical forms as soon as possible. We are planning for all students to attend the weekend. Please write a note to Ms. Wright if your child will not attend.

There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Slides of the facilities will be shown and general information will be given.

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