Many of you are already familiar with the PRIME Trips (Primary Resource in the Middle East) that our students are privileged to take in the Middle School. We are writing to you now, because as soon as we return in August, we will need to begin preparing for the PRIME Trips that will happen from Sunday, October 8th - Thursday, October 12,th 2017 for our seventh and eighth graders.
These PRIME trips are an important part of the Middle School program. This off-campus, activities-based, program offers students the opportunity to extend the curriculum beyond the classroom walls in exciting ways in a new environment. Students are also able to develop new friendships, try new experiences, and build self-confidence. The CAC PRIME Trips are an integral and mandatory part of the Middle School curriculum.
In the 2017/18 school year, we are very pleased that we can return one of our trips to Egypt for the first time in several years. The seventh graders will be going to Marsa Alam for an exciting five days. This experience complements their Ecology unit in Science and the Environment unit in Geography. The eighth-grade students will have an incredible opportunity to visit Greece for a mix of cultural and outdoor activities. READ MORE
6TH GRADE - LUXOR Open or Close
In October 2016, we are delighted that the Grade 6 students will once more be able to travel within Egypt for their PRIME trip. Students will travel to Luxor for four days/three nights of exploration of Luxor and the surrounding area, while also incorporating a number of other activities into their day. The 6th grade team is pleased to have this opportunity to extend our learning environment beyond the traditional classroom walls, and we look forward to the special connections that we can make with each other as a result of this trip. Students will have the opportunity to study ancient Egyptian civilization right where it happened, where so many amazing ruins still stand, and where they will be bathed in the history of their host country for four days. Students will stay at the Maritim Jolie Ville Hotel, on its own island, and make a trip each day. Students will visit many of the world famous archeological sites in and around Luxor. There will also be plenty of time for bonding together as a new middle school group, with many enjoyable and worthwhile activities to fill their time while they are not out exploring. We encourage enrollment in this worthwhile and often most memorable component of the Middle School Curriculum. This trip will take place from Monday, October 24, 2016, to Thursday, October 27, 2016.
September 5th Permission Form to be returned to your child’s advisor.
September 8th All other papers are due to your child’s advisor on or
before this date.
September 19th The full payment is due to Mr. Reda (the cashier’s office).
7TH GRADE - Marsa Alam Adventure Open or Close
The Grade 7 students will travel to Marsa Alam in the south of Egypt for five days/four nights of exploration this upcoming fall 2017. The trip is organized in conjunction with Dayma, a well-known and respected organization that specializes in arranging educational trips for international schools in Egypt. The 7th grade team is pleased to have this opportunity to extend our learning environment beyond the traditional classroom walls, and we look forward to the special connections that we can make with each other as a result of this trip. Students will have the opportunity to examine coral reefs, camp, study dolphins, learn about biomimicry and explore astronomy. There will also be a service-learning component.
Students will stay in an ecolodge, called Marsa Nakari. This trip aligns with the 7th grade ecology and geography curriculum. There will be six CAC teachers chaperoning and participating in the activities with the students.
This trip will take place from Sunday, October 8, 2017 to Thursday, October 12, 2017.
8TH GRADE - GREECE Open or Close
Dear Grade 8 Parents,
The Grade 8 students will travel to Greece for a five day/four night adventure this upcoming fall 2017. Students will have the opportunity to engage in numerous adventure based activities including camping, kayaking, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, as well as a cultural excursions in Delphi and Athens. The Grade 8 PRIME Trip will take place from Sunday, October 8th to Thursday, October 12th, 2017.
CAIRO BASED TRIP Open or Close
The Cairo based Trip comprises of five days of activities, each day having a different theme: An Exploratory Day on campus, A historical and cultural day visiting the Citadel and the Cairo Museum, A farm day with animals and farm grown foods, a service day giving back to our community, and a fun day visiting Fagnoon, and then swimming at the Saqqara Country club.
The week has been carefully planned to include a variety of activities to enable all students to have fun, engage in outdoor activities, learn about and experience the history and culture of our host country, and at the same time forge new friendships.