Camp Friendly Pines


School in the Pines for our 5th Graders!
For the 2020-2021 School Year, Camp was slated to be Sept. 22-25, due to COVID-19 this may need to be rescheduled or canceled and another “team-building activity” put in its place. We will work to keep you informed!

We are seeking parents interested in chaperoning and/or assisting with the Camp Friendly Pines committee.  Please consider joining your 5th Grader on this memorable trip or helping with the planning and fundraising!  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Cohen at

Camp Friendly Pines Committee fundraises throughout the year so that our 5th Graders can all attend this amazing trip!  

CANDLE SALE: Students will be selling Gold Canyon Candles in the Fall, watch for flyers to come home in October!

SNACK SHACK:  Easy way to help your school, spend time with your student & get community service hours!  You’ll be given ALL instructions on what to do!  Proceeds from Snack Shack sales in certain months will go towards Camp Friendly Pines so watch for the sign ups!

Direct donations to Camp Friendly Pines’ trip can now be done on the PTM website!  Send this link to family & friends if they would like to make a tax-deductible donation to this fantastic Meadows tradition:

Camp Friendly Pines is an annual trip for our 5th Graders. Students spend 4 days at Camp Friendly Pines in Prescott, Arizona. This long tradition has students participating in a literal classroom in the pines. Classroom studies such as Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, etc. are all practiced using the environment around them. Other exciting activities include ropes courses, horseback riding, cabin skits, and more! All 5th Grade Teachers attend but parent chaperones are also needed. Teachers and parent volunteers work year round to make this a great experience for everyone. Various fundraising events are held throughout the school year to help off-set the cost of the trip as well as provide scholarships for students.  Visit Camp Friendly Pines’ website here.

Some Key Dates and Times: (2019-2020 school year)

Friday, August 16, 2019: The first payment of $125.00 is due for camp. Payment can be made by going to Hover where is says “Parents” and click on “Pay a fee”. Scrolol to the bottom of the page to the section titled “School Activity Fee, Athletic Fee, Student Club Fee” and click the red link that says “online”. Click “Make a donation”. Select Madison Meadows and the General Fund. Screen shot your confirmation and email it to your student’s homeroom teacher AND

Friday, August 30, 2019: Last payment of $125.00 is due for camp

Monday, September 16, 2019: Drop off Day is from 4:00-6:00pm in the cafeteria, This is a MANDATORY drop off day and time. Bring all student and chaperone luggage marked with the student/chaperone’s name and homeroom teacher. Place all sleeping bags/bedding in a plastic garbage bag with your student’s name and homeroom teacher marked on the outside. Include an additional garbage bag for the return trip.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019: All students to arrive at Meadows by 8:30am and go to their homeroom class for attendance. Students MUST be dressed in long pants and closed toed shoes. Buses depart by 9:45am

Friday, September 20, 2019: Buses will arrive at Meadows at 4:00pm. Your student’s luggage must go home today. Please make any necessary arrangements for you student to be picked up no later than 4:00pm on this day.