Students Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Camp Mt. View

Students Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Camp Mt. View

     This summer, MVSD’s Camp Mt. View located in the beautiful Angeles National Forest in Wrightwood provided a fun getaway for students.   Three, 4-day sessions were offered, each with a different theme including Photography, Arts & Crafts, and Boot Camp.   

     The camp, owned and operated by the school district, has been providing a fun, educationally enriching and memorable summer camping experience for Mountain View students for over 47 years. 

      The successful themed camps this summer started with Photography Camp which enabled students to learn photography and create memories through pictures. Equipped with brand new state of the art cameras, the young campers learned about aperture, focus, exposure, ISO, lighting, shutter speed, and more.  The beautiful mountain setting provided great photo opportunities and by the end of the four days, the students became quite proficient photographers.   Arts & Crafts Camp provided different types of art media for students to explore including water color painting, sketching, drawing, and modelling clay.  At the end of camp students left with art books full of memories as well as a beautiful canvas painting to take home.  Boot Camp helped students build endurance and strength through hiking and other sports activities.  The hiking trails are abundant around Camp Mt. View and were the ideal setting for challenging and fun hikes. 

       During their 4-day adventure students also enjoyed a trip to the Devil’s Punch Bowl Nature Center where park rangers provided an up close look at reptiles and animals who call the mountains home.  They also had fun playing games, star gazing, taking in the beautiful surroundings, and spending time with friends.       

     Students have great time up at camp and learn a lot while experiencing many new things like being in the mountains and hiking on a nature trail.  Teachable moments are abundant with the native plants, rocks, insects and clear night sky providing the perfect setting for learning about geology, ecology, reptiles, arachnid, insects, stars and the stations of the moon.

    Camp Mt. View is located about 75 miles from El Monte at an elevation of 7,000 feet, and is equipped with a dining room, a fireplace, a large kitchen, rest rooms and showers, and secure cabins with bunk beds.  The entire camp experience including transportation, lodging and food is paid for by the District.  

     “We are thrilled to provide our students with the Camp Mt. View experience as part of our summer learning program.” said Ray Andry, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. “It gives them a chance to escape the city for four days in the mountains, and our camp staff is phenomenal and does an exceptional job ensuring our students have a fun-filled Camp Mt. View adventure that they will remember for a lifetime.”           

 

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