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LCA’s 2017-2018 Overnight Field Trip

October 27 - October 28

LCA 2017/18 OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP TO MANHATTAN, KS!  

Wahoo!  Time to sleep out on the open prairie just like the Ingalls family!  Or………at the Hampton Inn.  Overnight field trips are a very special opportunity to create memories together.   Nothing says “bonding” like fleeing a bison stampede together!  Come join us!

NOTE:  You are not required to stay overnight to go to either the Tallgrass National Prairie or the Flint Hills Discovery Center.  

Basic Schedule:

Friday, October 27th:  

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS, 1pm-3pm

Check-in Hampton Inn, Manhattan KS:  4pm

Dinner at Olive Garden:  5pm

Pool Party following dinner

Saturday, October 28th:

Breakfast at Hampton Inn

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan KS 10am-1pm

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE NATIONAL PRESERVE

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in the Flint Hills region of Kansas, north of Strong City. The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem.  Where’s the tall grass? Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. 

Location/Address/Directions:

Physical address:  2480B Kansas 177, Strong City, KS 66869, approximately 2 hours west from Kansas City 

The preserve is located in northern Chase County, Kansas 2 miles north of intersection U.S. Hwy 50 and Flint Hills National Scenic Byway 177 (K-177) west of Strong City. Watch for brown attraction signs.

Phone:  913-634-4816

Website:  https://www.nps.gov/tapr/index.htm

Date:  Friday, October 27, 2017

Time:  1:00pm (We will meet earlier!)

Length:  Approximately 2 hours, but you are welcome to stay longer.  

Ages:  All ages

Cost:  Free

Limit:  50 people

Description:  Our visit will include a guided bus tour of the prairie and guided tour of the outbuildings.  There is also a visitors center to explore and plenty of trails to hike.  You are welcome to stay after our guided tours conclude. 

Note:  The bus tour road has some rather rough spots.  Weather is unpredictable.  If it is muddy, the bus tour may be canceled.  Bison are also unpredictable.  We may or may not see them.  Also, national parks/preserves are sometimes understaffed. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR BEING FLEXIBLE AND POSITIVE.  

Waiver:  Your family must have a signed Field Trip Waiver on file.  One waiver covers the entire school year.  Include anyone in your family (parent, grandparent, student) who might attend a field trip during the school year.  

Deadline to register for this Field Trip is SEPTEMBER 25.

Final Details for the field trip will be emailed approximately one week before the trip.  

COMMITMENT:  Your online registration is your 100% commitment to attend the field trip.  Venues staff according to the number of people we tell them are coming.  Thank you for respecting the venue and helping maintain LCA’s good reputation.  Unless you have an illness or emergency, we will see you there!

Questions?  See the above information, the venue’s website, and the LCA Field Trip Guidelines.  Still have questions?  Email Miriam, lcafieldtrips@gmail.com

HAMPTON INN

*The entire hotel is nonsmoking.

Location:  501 E Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502, approximately one hour north of Tallgrass National Prairie

Phone:  785-539-5000

Website:  http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/kansas/hampton-inn-manhattan-MANKSHX/index.html

Date:  Friday, October 27, 2017

Check in for LCA begins as early as 3pm

Check out is 11am 

Hotel information:  LCA has reserved a block of 15 rooms.  Each room is a max of 5 people.  Several of the rooms are adjoining.  If you need adjoining rooms to accommodate your family, be sure to specify when placing your reservation.  

Reservations:  It is each family’s responsibility to call the hotel to make your own reservation.  When doing so, make sure to tell them you are with Legacy Christian Academy.  

Cost:  $109 per room

Deadline:  Deadline to call and make your family’s reservation is SEPTEMBER 25, 2017.  If you call after this date, a room cannot be guaranteed and will cost more than $109.  

Indoor Pool:  Join us for a pool party Friday evening!  Need dessert after dinner?  Aaron McNutt plans to make his world famous cupcakes for everyone to snack on poolside!  

Swimsuits:  Ladies should wear a MODEST ONE PIECE SUIT.  Gentlemen should be in SWIM TRUNKS.  All conduct at the pool should reflect your belief in Jesus Christ.

Breakfast:  Breakfast is included with your hotel stay.   Hope to see you there!

Questions?  Email Miriam at miriam@lcakansascity.com

DINNER AT OLIVE GARDEN

This is optional, but we hope you will join us to have dinner together!  What a great way to spend time with other LCA families!  There are gluten free items on the menu.  A little something for everyone.  

Location:  

Olive Garden Italian Kitchen

715 Tuttle Creek Blvd, Manhattan, KS 66502, approximately 5 minutes from Hampton Inn

Phone:  (785) 537-2445

Website:  http://www.olivegarden.com/locations/ks/manhattan/manhattan-town-center/1843?cmpid=br:og_ag:ie_ch:dry_ca:OGGMB_dt:20170831_sn:gmb_gt:manhattan-ks-1843_pl:locurl_rd:1702

 

Menu:  http://www.olivegarden.com/menu-listing/pronto-lunch

Date:  Friday, October 27, 2017

Time:  5:00pm

Limit:  50 people

Buon Appetito!!

FLINT HILLS DISCOVERY CENTER

The Flint Hills Discovery Center is a dynamic tribute to the last major stand of unbroken tallgrass prairie. This 35,000 square foot must-see attraction includes interactive exhibits highlighting the science, history and culture of the ecoregion from pre-history to present day. An immersive experience theater with panoramic photography and special effects shown on a 120-degree curved screen is the perfect starting point for an exploration of the magnificent Flint Hills of Kansas.

Location: 315 S 3rd St, Manhattan, KS 66502,  approximately 5 minutes from Hampton Inn

Phone:  785-587-2726

Website:  http://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/

Date:  Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time:  10:00am  (We will meet earlier!)

Length:  Approximately 3 hours.  You are welcome to stay longer.  Following our planned activities, you may also leave for lunch and return.  

Ages:  All ages

Cost:  Age 2 and under, free

           Students age 3+, $6.50

           Adults, $6.50 

Limit:  50 people

Age groups:  Students will be divided into two groups.  1) PreK – 2nd grade and 2) 3rd – 8th grade.  A few parents are required to accompany each group.  

                       **High school students are welcome to explore the museum on their own, but should definitely make sure to see the film in museum theater!

Activities Schedule:  

10-11:-15             Arrive, 3rd-8th graders watch Immersive Experience Movie and complete 1st Floor scavenger hunts

                                 PreK-2nd grade in Flint Hills Exploration class in 2nd Floor classroom

11:15-12:00         3rd-8th  graders  2nd Floor Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One exhibit and Camp Funston exhibit

                                PreK-2nd graders 1st floor movie and scavenger hunt

12:00-12:45         3rd-8th graders to 2nd floor classroom for Cowboys and Cattlecars

                                PreK-2nd graders to Duty First and Camp Funston and Prairie Playscape (all on 2nd floor)

Scavenger Hunt sheets will also be provided for separate age groups.  1)PreK-2nd,   2)3rd-5th,    3) Middle and high school 

Waiver:  Your family must have a signed Field Trip Waiver on file.  One waiver covers the entire school year.  Include anyone in your family (parent, grandparent, student) who might attend a field trip during the school year.  

Deadline:  The deadline to register AND pay for this field trip is SEPTEMBER 25, 2017. If your payment for a field trip is not received by the due date, your name will be removed from the registration list.  No exceptions.

Final Details for the field trip will be emailed approximately one week before the trip.  

COMMITMENT:  Your online registration is your 100% commitment to attend the field trip.  Venues staff according to the number of people we tell them are coming.  Thank you for respecting the venue and helping maintain LCA’s good reputation in the community.  Unless you have an illness or emergency, we will see you there!

Questions?  See the above information, the venue’s website, and the LCA Field Trip Guidelines.  Still have questions?  Email Miriam, lcafieldtrips@gmail.com

THIS EVENT IS FULL!

Details

Start:
October 27
End:
October 28

Organizer

LCA FT Coordinator

Venue

Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve
2480B Kansas 177
Strong City, KS 66869 United States
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Website:
https://www.nps.gov/tapr/index.htm