We have less than two weeks left! Everyone on the Prep@Collegiate team is working full steam ahead to get things finalized. I write with a few updates & some key changes... and we'll need a couple of responses from you!
First: a major change to our opening ceremonies on July 6th... instead of brunch--which a number of parents would be unable to attend--we're now going to have an opening dinner! We'll meet at the campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University for a tour of our summer facilities; we'll then have dinner together, and hear from Princeton University's Kevin Hudson. My next update will have more detail on the dinner... but keep the evening free--we'll need you there!
Some of our parents have expressed concern about transportation... one way we're looking to help address this is by putting together a map of our students' home address, in order to facilitate carpooling. Our head fellow, Jeff Robinson, will be coordinating our efforts; please write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested (or potentially interested) in participating in a carpool.
We've also had questions about uniforms... our daily uniform with consist of a collared shirt (button-down or polo) and khaki (non-cargo) shorts, as well as footwear of their (or your) choosing. We're going to have Prep@Collegiate polo shirts for the boys to wear on all of our field trips (you'll receive one of these for your boy at the opening ceremonies, and there'll be a website through which you can purchase additional ones if you choose to). Again: the polos won't be required on a daily basis--but they will absolutely be required for field trips. Please respond to me directly with your boy's shirt size ASAP!
Speaking of field trips! First: we need you to fill out and return the attached form by Thursday, 6/29 in order for your boy to participate in our Outward Bound program during the first full week. Next: in addition to Outward Bound & Camp Hippodrome, we have some *very* exciting adventures in store for the last two weeks of the program...
- Week Three: Washington, DC A day in the nation's capital! Highlights to include an interactive introduction to the work of William Shakespeare at the legendary Folger Library & a visit to the National Zoo.
- Week Four: Potomac River Exploration We'll join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a day of environmental education aboard their workboat!