Spring Campout – March 25-26

Parkside Community School - Austin Texas Montessori School

PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK SPRING CAMP OUT

Friday – Saturday (March  25 – 26)

What is it?

Youth Campground is reserved for our Community
Camping Friday and/or Saturday Nights
Swimming in the River
Pot Luck Dinner Saturday Evening
Songs around the campfire with Joe & Parkside Players (this means you)

Directions to the Park (about 40 miles):

MAP to Park
From Austin – Hwy 290 West to Johnson City, 26.6 miles (past Dripping Springs)
Turn Right on FM 3232 (brown Park sign) go 6.4 miles
Turn Right on CR – 201 (RR 2766 – Pedernales Falls Rd)
Turn Left on Park Road 6026
Stop at Ranger Station and go inside and pay fees
You are gong to the Youth Group Area, reserved by Parkside (they will give you a map)

What to Bring:

Pot Luck Dish to Share for Saturday night, utensils and plates for your Family’s use, Camping Gear, First Aid Kit, Swim Gear, Water Shoes, Musical Instruments, Bikes, Lawn Chairs, Drinking Water, Food for your Family, Fire Wood (illegal to gather), Warm Sleeping Gear (gets cold sometimes), Flashlights (no full moon – very dark once sun goes down), Headlamps, And anything else you might want or need.

Plan to come and participate in any way your family can manage. Spend one or two nights, come for the day on Saturday, come for the pot luck and singing around the campfire Saturday night. You will be so glad you made the effort as soon as you step out of your car – it is an enchanting place!

*We do such a great job reducing our footprint on the planet while at school, now it is time for us to try to reduce our footprint while we are camping. There is a program called “Leave No Trace” which teaches people how to camp and enjoy the outdoors while making as little impact as possible. In general, the rule is that if you bring it, you leave with it. There are a few simple steps we can all do to help “Leave No Trace” this camp out. First, after we finish our potluck dinner, everyone could pick up all of their dishes, food, plates and trash and put it away before the singing begins. The second part of the plan is that everyone make a sweep of their camping area in addition to the table area and the river area before they leave Pedernales Falls to go home. In an effort to protect our environment and still keep our kids safe, we are suggesting you bring some sort of reusable lighting device – flashlight, headlamp – instead of plastic glow sticks & necklaces. Come on out and join us for this wonderful Parkside tradition!

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