5th Grade Camp
One of the great traditions at Novi Meadows is the fifth grade Outdoor Education Program.
Sessions are divided according to class teams, starting in early December and running through early February.
The cost per child, paid by parents, is $225 this year. It will be collected by your child's homeroom teacher on, or before, Monday, November 20, 2023. It would be appreciated if all monies were paid by check or money order, made payable to Novi Meadows. Cash is also accepted.
Teachers will share forms that need to be completed on or before Wednesday, November 8, 2023. The forms include a Pupil Permission Slip, Volunteer Background Check and Behavior Expectation Contract.
If you have any special concerns or questions, please email or call you child's homeroom teacher.
Fifth Grade Outdoor Education Program Information
The Walled Lake Outdoor Education Center is owned by the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. Novi's Outdoor Education has been part of our science curriculum since 1974, utilizing this same facility since inception.
The Walled Lake Outdoor Education Center is located at 3577 Sleeth Court, Commerce Township, Michigan 48382. The emergency phone number is 248-956-5120.
- Dining Hall: Meals are prepared by the permanent cooking staff and are served family style. Children set tables, serve food and do table clean-up.
- Classrooms: There is a biology room and an arts and crafts room, which our classes utilize. Many classes are also held outdoors.
- Activity room: A fireplace is the center of attraction for stories, songs, checkers, chess, etc. Several classes are also held in this room.
Departure and Return
Outdoor Education Menu
Other breakfast items
- bagels/cream cheese
White milk, juice and water are available at each breakfast.
At least two sides from below will be chosen by the cooks to accompany each of the lunches and dinners. Fruit is served at each lunch. Dinner includes a dessert. White and/or chocolate milk, and water are available at each lunch and dinner. Jelly sandwiches are also available at each lunch and dinner.
- homemade roll/bread/garlic sticks
- mashed potatoes and gravy
- tater tots
- cottage cheese
- carrots/celery sticks
- cooked vegetables
- pasta salad
- potato salad
- potato chips
- house salad
Important: If your child has dietary restrictions please let your teacher know.
Suggested Student Clothing and Equipment List
Students: Use this as a checklist before leaving home. All articles should be labeled with your name so they can be easily identified.
Parents: Activities/classes are held outdoors. Please equip your child to meet the appropriate seasonal demands. Be prepared for abrupt changes in weather.
1 Sleeping back and sheet (a sheet is necessary, as it will prevent the sleeping bag from slipping off the mattress)
Blankets and Sheets
Pants (two pair)
Comb and Brush
Plastic Bags (two for wet/dirty clothes
Soap in a non-glass container
Multiple pairs of socks
Underwear for each day
- Travel games
- Playing cards
- Box of tissues
- Hand lotion
- Sled (no saucers)
DO NOT BRING
- Hair dryers (wall mounted dryers are available in dorms)
- CD Playes/MP3/Ipod/Radio
- Food (candy, gum, cookies, etc.)
- Electronic games
- Water bottles
- Cell phones