Outdoor and Environmental Education → Information for Parents

Parent Information for Grade 6 Residential Program

The Grade 6 residential program is part of the MCPS curriculum and fulfills state and local requirements in a variety of curriculum areas, including science, social studies, and environmental literacy.  Therefore, it is an expectation that all 6th-grade students will participate in the program.  No child should miss this opportunity due to financial need, learning differences, or other unique circumstances. MCPS is committed to providing the support needed for all 6th graders to have a successful and enjoyable outdoor education experience.

Each middle school is assigned dates and a site for its grade six outdoor environmental education program and each school creates its own instructional schedule, including classes and activities.    Questions about program dates, specific scheduling details, costs, and volunteer opportunities can be directed to the school.

       Watch video in Spanish   Programa de Educación Aire Libre


Permission Forms

   Permission Forms (link to MCPS Forms website)

    This form is available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Amharic.

Additional Resources


Menus(as of Fall 2022)

Chaperone Information (For ALL Adult Chaperones) 

All potential chaperones (not MCPS high school students) must do the following to volunteer in MCPS:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation: MCPS is asking for a pdf copy of the chaperone’s vaccination certificate in order to upload it to the Child Abuse and Neglect module. You can download a copy from Maryland MyIR (directions for completing this process are located in this support guide).  As an alternative, you may also upload a copy of one of the following:
    • State Department of Health Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination (DC, VA, WV)
    • Vaccination verification provided by the volunteer's health insurance provider
    • A letter from a primary care physician attesting to your vaccine status