Here in our county, we have a program called Outdoor School. County 6th graders stay for a week at a nature center, and do all kinds of nature/science activities. There are also night hikes, owl prowls, and snake programs, among other things. They earned 10 Service Hours, and may earn 10 more by doing a follow up project. Jeannie attended this and did NOT want to come home at the end of the week! Packing was a challenge, because you could not use wheeled bags. The child was expected to load into duffle bags five complete changes of clothes, three pairs of shoes, pajamas, jackets, 4 days of towels and wash cloths, bedclothes, and toiletries. She wants to go back as a counselor in 8th grade.