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.
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
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!!
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 JuanArrive in San Juan
Day 2: San JuanTake a tour of El Yunque Rainforest
El Yungue Visitor CenterEnjoy free time at Luquillo Beach
- Only tropical forest on U.S. soil
- Home to many plant and animal species not found anywhere else
Day 3: San JuanVisit Camuy CavernsTake a guided sightseeing tour of Old San Juan
Visit El Morro
- La Fortaleza
- San Juan Cathedral, site of the tomb of Ponce de Leon
- Capitol Building
- Paseo de la Princesa
- The oldest Spanish fortification in the Caribbean
Day 4: PonceTravel to PonceVisit a Coffee PlantationVisit Ponce Art MuseumWalking tour of Ponce
Cooking class and dinner in PonceTravel to La PargueraBioluminescent Bay boat tour
- Plaza Las Delicias
- Parque de Bombas
- Illuminating microscopic marine plankton that give the bay its glow
Day 5: La PargueraEnjoy a snorkeling excursionTravel to San JuanEnjoy a salsa lesson
Day 6: Fajardo and San JuanExcursion to FajardoTake a guided tour of Cabezas de San Juan Nature ReserveFree time at Fajardo Beach
Day 7: San JuanDepart for home
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: BeijingMeet your Tour Director at the airport
Day 3: BeijingTake a guided tour of BeijingVisit the Summer PalaceEnjoy a dragon boat ride (April-October)Participate in a Taiji lessonVisit the Forbidden CityVisit Tiananmen SquarePeking Duck dinner
Day 4: BeijingVisit the Beijing ZooTravel to MutianyuTake a tour of the Great Wall of ChinaParticipate in a tea ceremony
Day 5: Xi'anFly to Xi’anTake a bike ride on the ancient City WallAdd this in-depth excursion
Tang Dynasty show and dinner
Day 6: Xi'anTake a guided tour of Xi’anEnjoy free time in Xi'an
Visit the Terracotta Warriors
- Drum Tower
- Bell Tower
- Muslim Quarter
- Food Street
Day 7: Guilin • YangshuoFly to GuilinTravel to YangshuoTake a walking tour of Xi Jie
Day 8: YangshuoTake a guided tour of YangshuoTake a Li River bamboo raft excursionClimb Moon HillTime to explore on your own orAdd this in-depth excursion
Liu Sanjie performance
Day 9: ShanghaiTravel to GuilinFly to ShanghaiVisit the Shanghai World Financial CenterEnjoy free time on the Bund
Day 10: ShanghaiTake an expertly guided tour of ShanghaiVisit the Jade Buddha TempleVisit Yu Yuan GardenSee Nanjing Lu
Day 11: ShanghaiTake a tour of SuzhouVisit the Master of the Nets Garden
Day 12: Hong KongFly to Hong KongWatch "A Symphony of Lights" from the Avenue of StarsRide the Star Ferry
Day 13: Hong KongTake a guided tour of Hong Kong
With your expert local guide you will see:
Take the Peak Tram up to Victoria PeakVisit Stanley MarketVisit Man Mo TempleEnjoy a Dim Sum tasting
- Repulse Bay
Day 14: Depart for home