Outdoor Education

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General Information

Your son or daughter will have a unique opportunity to attend Camp Whittier located in Santa Barbara.  Students spend four days and three nights with participants from other schools and learn how to build a new sense of community by living in cabin groups together, hiking together, learning together, and eating together as a family. There will be team building, special activities, campfires, and so much more!

Tuesday-Friday, February 1-4, 2022

You may contact     and    to arrange an appointment for credit card payment.

Payment by check (payable to: Poinsettia PTO) is also welcome.  Cash is accepted if you leave it with the office manager in the front office of the school.


Poinsettia PTO 501(c)(3) # 95 - 3660792

Fundraising Events

We hope you agree that this is a special opportunity for all of our students at Poinsettia. There are different ways that we can raise the funds together, as a team, to see that every student has the opportunity to participate.  At Poinsettia we believe in the principle that “ALL students attend, with no student left behind”.  Through parent donations towards the full trip cost, to encouraging friends and family to participate in fundraisers, to volunteering to work at a fundraiser, to soliciting donations of items or money for events, we can work together to make this endeavor successful.

Fundraising requires A LOT of help. We must have a solid committee of parent helpers, so please contact Shannon Fredericks or Ann Gerk at PoinsettiaOutdoorEd@gmail.com.  

  • Dining with Lions Coordinator:  
  • Movie Night Coordinator, 
  • School Dance Coordinator
  • Poinsettia Plant Sale Coordinator, Conni Carr ( @ Foothill Tech HS )

If you would like to help fundraise and earn credit towards the approximate $330.00 cost, please sign up for one or more of the fundraising events.

We need volunteers for the events listed above. Please contact PoinsettiaOutdoorEd@gmail.com to sign up to assist in planning, set up, supervision and/or clean up.


The cost of outdoor ed is approximately $330.00 per student.  This expense includes per student tuition for Camp Whittier, bus transportation to and from Santa Barbara, volunteer cabin leader appreciation, and teacher substitute expenses.

Together, the Poinsettia Class of 2020 must raise/donate approximately $29,000.

 Tuition for 69 Students   $ 20,700.00                   Current OE Budget Sheet  
 Transportation $   1,100.00    Monies Needed to Cover Costs $ 23,900.00 
 Substitutes $   1,800.00    Money Raised Through   $  
 Cabin Leaders $      300.00    Balance Remaining To Earn/Collect $  
 Estimated Total $ 23,900.00    Percent of Budget Achieved   %

The contribution opportunities for Outdoor Ed are as follows:

Early Bird, Paid-in-Full
 $ 320.00   
Installments, (3) $  
 $ 330.00   
Regular, Paid-in-Full
 $ 345.00   

Fundraising, Fundraising, and More Fundraising:  There will be many fundraising opportunities to help us raise the funds.  Some of those opportunities are: Movie Nights, School Dances, Dining with Lions, Poinsettia Plant Sale and more!  Please help support your school and Outdoor Ed by participating in all of the events.  Every little bit helps!

Soliciting DonorsIt is believed that heart felt letters written by the students speak volumes. One project the students will be doing is writing letters to employers, churches, friends, family, and local entities to gain sponsors.  Please help your student identify potential donors that would be touched and willing to support your student and the Outdoor Ed program.  For example, Amgen will match dollar for dollar for their employee’s students.  We encourage your family to explore this option with friends, family and employers.

Contact Information

Contact PoinsettiaOutdoorEd@gmail.com for information on fundraising opportunities & Outdoor Education general information.