May 19-22, 2023
Now that we have the final approval, we have confirmed that we have sufficient interest from the parents and cadets of the Squadron to proceed with the trip.
Captain Terri Barr has previously advised what our planned itinerary will be and we need a firm commitment in order to proceed with bookings. The cost of the trip has been announced.
Cadets that have indicated they are attending we will need your, date of birth and your name along with a signature that you are still committed to the trip along with a deposit of $200 that we plan too use for the airfare booking. The airfare will be between $500-600 and we are negotiating with Canadian North to get the best possible price.
The plan is to use the sponsoring committee commitment of $400 per cadet along with your deposit to secure the flights. You will be asked for the remaining funds once the budget details are confirmed. For your budgeting purposes, if you wish to deposit $200 by March 15, $400 by April 1 and $400 by May 15, we would hold the funds in the trip fund for your cadet until it is needed. Any additional costs needed will be advised closer to departure and adjustments made as needed.
lf for any reason the trip does not proceed, all of your funds are refundable. You do have the option to pay the full amount in one lump payment once it has been established.
Please print clearly as this information will be used for the airline tickets and there is a cost for any changes made after the tickets are issued.
Here is the Kit List for the trip, please make sure you have when you need for the weekend trip.
Personal Kit List
❒ Toiletries (e.g. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Comb/Brush, Soap, Face Cloth/Towel)
These items may be packed into your book bag and are not required for kit check.
❒ 1 Pair of Hiking Boots (or other form of Supportive Footwear)
Boots should be suitable for extended periods outside in cold/wet weather. Sneakers are NOT suitable for the planned hike on day 3.
❒ Outdoor Jacket
Jacket should be suitable for extended periods outside in cold/wet weather. Hoodies are NOT a substitute for a jacket. Plan for temperatures -10 to 15 degrees.
❒ 1 Pairs of Winter Gloves/Mittens
❒ Rain Gear
❒ Bug spray
❒ Multiple changes of comfortable and warm clothing for outdoor activities
Jogging pants are preferable to jeans. Cadets should be prepared to dress in layers.
❒ Socks & Undergarments
Cadets should bring the equivalent of a change for each day 5 days total.
❒ Toque/Winter Hat
Hats should be warm and cover the ears. Ball caps will be provided for Sqn identification.
❒ Personal Spending Money- for shopping or souvenirs.
❒ Back Pack
Back packs should have two straps and be sized appropriately to carry any required materials for a day of activity
Any Required Medication
Medication should be turned into the Squadron Officer upon arrival at the Air Port. Cadets are responsible to retrieve and take their medications as necessary – the Squadron Officer only holds medication to ensure it is not lost or stolen.
Cadets may take a camera or other electronic device to record pictures of their activities. Cadets will be wholly responsible for the safety and security of any device they choose to bring with them. The Squadron nor DND will assume any liability for loss or damage of said devices.
ELECTRONICS AND OTHER VALUABLE ITEMS
Cadets will have access to a duty phone, provided by the staff, in the event of an emergency. Personal cell phones are not necessary. Cadets will be wholly responsible for the safety and security of any device they choose to bring with them. The Squadron nor DND will assume any liability for loss or damage of said devices.
Alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs, offensive weapons ( knives) and smoking/vaping paraphernalia are forbidden. Anyone violating these rules will be immediately returned home, despite the time of day and at the expense of the parent/guardian. Violations will result in severe disciplinary action at the squadron level and, if necessary, criminal charges being laid.
Cadets may not have access to laundry facilities. Please ensure they bring sufficient clothing for the duration of the trip.