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Phantom Camp

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Who:        All new, incoming GPFAA students (6th to 12th) start at 8:30a on Monday, enter main door
*All returning GPFAA students start at 10:00a on Monday, report to Strand classes

Where:     GPFAA campus (inside and outside activities)

When:      Monday – Wednesday, July 29 – 31, 8:30a – 12:30p each day

Parents:    Parent Meeting, Tuesday, July 30 @ 6:00p @ GPFAA in the Blue Gym

Why:         To have fun, learn names, begin to build relationships, explore the campus, orientation, July 29

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Monday, July 29

8:30 to 10:00: Enter Main Doors
Welcome Session in Blue Gym, whole group activity (Campus Ambassadors) to learn the building, and get started

10:00 to 12:30
Strand Director activities, all GPFAA students returning at 10:00a, report to Strand classes

  • Group dynamic, ice-breakers
  • Integrate new students
  • Questions & Answers
  • Instrument fittings and issue
  • New Student ID cards made
  • Full Strand Meetings
  • Dismissal at 12:30p


Tuesday, July 30

8:30 to 12:30: Report to Strand
Full time with Strand Directors:
Strand Activities include:

  • Instrument provided (as needed)
  • New student ID cards made
  • Strand field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Competition overviews
  • Problem Solving activities
  • High school activities
  • Middle school activities
  • Learning Strand expectations
  • Strand activities with Director
  • Become familiar with school
  • HS musical information
  • Dismissal at 12:30p

Parent Meetings Tuesday Evening

  • 6:00: New Students & Families
  • 7:00: All 10th grade families (returning and new 10th graders)
  • Blue Gym with Principal Schell
  • New families “strongly encouraged” to attend
  • PTA & Guild Tables – get involved!

Wednesday, July 30

8:30 to 10:30: Strand Activities

  • Report to Strand @ 8:30a
  • Strand group activities
  • Guest speakers
  • Returning student ID cards made

10:30 to 11:00: Strand Showcase

  • New students explore all Strands
  • Ambassadors explain Strands
  • Informal visits, tour Strands

11:00 to 12:30: Final Stand Activities

  • First day of school info
  • Registration Information shared
  • Schedule Pick Up Information
  • Summer Reading Summary
  • Dismissal at 12:30p