Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Back in the saddle

It have been a while since we have updated our SCLA Blog.  Sometimes it seems to get a little crazy and things fall through the cracks.

Upcoming events:

Our SCLA 9th grade retreat is coming up on August 5th and 6th.   Incoming 9th graders should plan on checking in at SCHS on the morning of the 5th between 8:30am and 9am.   If you have any forms or still owe any money that will be taken care of then.  

Check here for the packing list: SCLA Retreat Packing List

One of the greatest parts of our retreat is our time on the tubing hill!  Don't miss out!  Be sure to PRINT the permission slip and bring with you on the 5th.  We will collect them at registration.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer- we will have additional forms at registration. 

Permission slip:  Tubing Hill Permission Slip

The SCLA Ambassadors want to invite you to the 3rd Annual  Back to School pool party and potluck!!

MONDAY AUGUST 17th 7:15-9pm

This is a fun way to get back in the groove for school, find out a little more about SCLA events and relax at the pool!  

$10 per family 

9th grade- main dish 
10th grade- drinks 
11th grade- salads 
12th grade-desserts 

Volunteer hours- Are you getting your 25 hours of volunteering done?  Summer is a great time to make a difference.  While we track hours and you are required to do a specific number of volunteer hours to continue on in SCLA, We want you to experience volunteering and enjoy making a difference and not just put in your time.   We use "Track it Forward" as a tool to share volunteer opportunities and for you to track your hours.   You can sign up here: Track It Forward.  
If you know of any volunteer opportunities that you would like to share, or if you have any questions,  contact Jacob Boettcher, our SCLA Volunteer Coordinator.

Shoutout to our top 10 volunteers in the past 6 weeks! Great job, SCLAers!! 

Keira Hook
Mallory Granger
Aidan Rooney
Delaney Tureson
Madison Manning
Brandi Vu
Emiko Fredo
Jordyn Monnin
Brooke Wager
Zoe Lowe

International Travel.

Learning about another culture by actually going to  it is a great way to increase your knowledge as a leader and give you lifelong memories. Join us in 2016 for some amazing adventures!

Spring Break 2016
Puerto Rico 7 days

Cost includes: Airfare, hotel, Tour bus, tour director, 3 meals a day, entrance fees and tips.  All you need is your spending money!   Adults are welcome to join us, but be prepared.  This trip is made for kids and is fast paced!

More info here:   Spring Break Puerto Rico


  • Day 1: San Juan

    Arrive in San Juan
  • Day 2: San Juan

    Take a tour of El Yunque Rainforest
    • Only tropical forest on U.S. soil
    • Home to many plant and animal species not found anywhere else
    El Yungue Visitor Center
    Enjoy free time at Luquillo Beach
  • Day 3: San Juan

    Visit Camuy Caverns
    Take a guided sightseeing tour of Old San Juan
    • La Fortaleza
    • San Juan Cathedral, site of the tomb of Ponce de Leon
    • Capitol Building
    • Paseo de la Princesa
    Visit El Morro
    • The oldest Spanish fortification in the Caribbean
  • Day 4: Ponce

    Travel to Ponce
    Visit a Coffee Plantation
    Visit Ponce Art Museum
    Walking tour of Ponce
    • Plaza Las Delicias
    • Parque de Bombas
    Cooking class and dinner in Ponce
    Travel to La Parguera
    Bioluminescent Bay boat tour
    • Illuminating microscopic marine plankton that give the bay its glow
  • Day 5: La Parguera

    Enjoy a snorkeling excursion
    Travel to San Juan
    Enjoy a salsa lesson
  • Day 6: Fajardo and San Juan

    Excursion to Fajardo
    Take a guided tour of Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
    Free time at Fajardo Beach
  • Day 7: San Juan

    Depart for home

Summer 2016
China -14 days
This amazing trip will give you a chance to explore one of the most interesting countries on the earth!
Cost includes: Airfare, hotel, bus, tour director, entrance fees, Breakfast and dinner.  You will be responsible for lunch, tips and spending money.

More information here: China 2016 tour

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing
    Visit the Summer Palace
    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (April-October)
    Participate in a Taiji lesson
    Visit the Forbidden City
    Visit Tiananmen Square
    Peking Duck dinner
  • Day 4: Beijing

    Visit the Beijing Zoo
    Travel to Mutianyu
    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China
    Participate in a tea ceremony
  • Day 5: Xi'an

    Fly to Xi’an
    Take a bike ride on the ancient City Wall
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Take a guided tour of Xi’an
    Enjoy free time in Xi'an
    • Drum Tower
    • Bell Tower
    • Muslim Quarter
    • Food Street
    Visit the Terracotta Warriors
  • Day 7: Guilin • Yangshuo

    Fly to Guilin
    Travel to Yangshuo
    Take a walking tour of Xi Jie
  • Day 8: Yangshuo

    Take a guided tour of Yangshuo
    Take a Li River bamboo raft excursion
    Climb Moon Hill
    Time to explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Liu Sanjie performance

    Liu Sanjie performance

  • Day 9: Shanghai

    Travel to Guilin
    Fly to Shanghai
    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center
    Enjoy free time on the Bund
  • Day 10: Shanghai

    Take an expertly guided tour of Shanghai
    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple
    Visit Yu Yuan Garden
    See Nanjing Lu
  • Day 11: Shanghai

    Take a tour of Suzhou
    Visit the Master of the Nets Garden
  • Day 12: Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong
    Watch "A Symphony of Lights" from the Avenue of Stars
    Ride the Star Ferry
  • Day 13: Hong Kong

    Take a guided tour of Hong Kong
    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Aberdeen
    • Repulse Bay
    Take the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak
    Visit Stanley Market
    Visit Man Mo Temple
    Enjoy a Dim Sum tasting
  • Day 14: Depart for home