9th Grade Study Trip to Monterey and Santa Cruz
Thu, Apr 4 - Fri, Apr 5
The Trip Starts and Ends at the Summit Denali High School Campus
1 day before

These trips can only happen with your driving support! Please sign up as a volunteer driver here.  Thank you!

More Info:

This year the 9th grade is going on college tours of CSU Monterey Bay and UCSC.  We’re spending the night at the boys and girls club on Santa Cruz. We will depart on Thursday 4/4 around 8:45am and return on Friday 4/5 at the end of the regular school day.

We plan on taking all (approx 100) kids with us. Staff, as always, will transport themselves. If we need to we can put a few kids in staff cars, but it would be great to limit that as much as possible.

Here is the tentative plan: On Thursday, we need drivers from ~8:30am (in Sunnyvale @ Denali) until ~9:00pm (in Santa Cruz) to drive students between Denali, CSU Monterey Bay, Point Lobos (hiking) and the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Cruz, and possibly the beach.

On Friday, drivers are needed by ~8:30am at the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Cruz, then around 2:30pm to drive back to Denali.

Parents are welcome to spend the night at the boys and girls club, but that is not required.  The teachers will provide the overnight supervision. Some parents drive home for the night and return by 8:30am to drive the 2nd day and some find alternative accommodations.

Accommodations for parents:

If you plan to stay with the students at the Boys and Girls Club, it is free for parents. You just need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.  Note that if you stay the night at the Boys and Girls club, you will need to be volunteer screened (you need a background check and TB test).

There are many nearby motels. Carousel Beach Inn in Santa Cruz which is directly across from the Boardwalk and only 5 minute drive away from where the kids are staying.  Rio Vista Inn is a nicer motel and other options include Ocean Pacific Lodge. They are all 5 minutes away from the Boys and Girls Club where the students and teachers are staying.

Volunteer Driver Forms:

Summit Denali requires that ALL volunteer drivers fill out the driver forms every school year.   Updated copies of your Drivers License, Insurance, and Registration need to be provided to the school.  The volunteer driver forms can be found on the parent org website.