8th Grade Signature Trip

September 24-27 is a marine science camp at Campus by the Sea on Catalina Island. During their stay, staff from the Long Beach Marine Institute will instruct students in five core classes: kayaking, snorkeling, squid dissection, ecology hike, and an intertidal survey.

In addition to the amazing beauty of the camp and wonderful science instruction, students will have evening time in God’s word with GCS staff, worship & prayer times, and time by the campfire for s’mores and fun. This will be an incredible trip where relationships will grow and memories will be made!


All students and chaperones must complete the required forms below to participate on the trip. The first deadline is August 18 for all students and chaperones to reserve their spots.

Please download the appropriate forms below, print, fill out, sign, and return to the school or by email to Kathy Gerber (kathy.gerber@gcsaz.org) for the Agritopia campus and Joanna Anderson (joanna.anderson@gcsaz.org) for the Greenfield campus. You may also drop off forms at either campus at the front desk and they will be given to the appropriate campus.

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Payment Information

Payment deadlines for the trip are below. Only the initial deposit will be refundable through the due date.

August 18: $212.50

September 15: $212.50

Trip cost is $425 per student or chaperone

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