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Lake Retreat


To celebrate the end of their middle school years, all eighth graders who contribute positively to the learning environment at SMS are invited to participate in a field trip on June 12 to Lake Retreat Camp.  

Lake Retreat is a time for students and staff to celebrate and enjoy a social time together with fun, waterfront activities. Please note, certain behaviors may exclude a student from attendance. These infractions are listed in the Parent Agreement section of the registration form.   


We will leave SMS after second period and return by 2:24 p.m. Transportation will be provided by SVSD buses and chaperoned by SMS eighth grade teachers and counselors. (Students will ride their normal transportation to/from school that day.)

As a special treat, a pizza lunch will be provided for each student by the SMS PTA to celebrate the Class of 2028.  (Dietary restrictions can be recorded on the registration form.)  Students may also wish to bring cash, as the camp has a Snack Shack that will be open for snack and beverage purchases.

Students should leave all valuables at home and bring a backpack, marked with their name, with swimwear, towel, sweatshirt, sandals/water shoes, and dry clothes for the return trip.

The cost for this field trip is $30. Payments can be made through the district's Online Payment portal. If you need financial assistance, please complete the Financial Assistance Release form or contact SMS counselor Andrea Antone. (If you were already approved for financial assistance earlier in the school year, your fee is waived.)

Tip from previous years: Students should bring a bathing suit, towel, and change of dry clothes even if they think they will not swim. In the end, we have found that almost everyone gets into the lake (regardless of the weather!) so it is best to be prepared just in case!

Registration and payment are due by June 7.