Henry E. Huntington Middle School


Parent and Student Information for Pali Institute

8th Grade Trip to the Pali Institute

Departure Date Monday, September 16, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. Student drop-off at HMS parking lot
  • 9:00 a.m. Buses leave for Pali

Label your belongings.  Due to limited space, please use a carry-on size suitcase to pack for the trip. Students may carry a backpack, sleeping bag and pillow on the bus.  Suitcases will go on a luggage truck. Students, walk your suitcase to the luggage truck and drop it off.  then check in with your chaperone and board your bus. 

Return Date Friday, September 20, 2019

  • 1:30 p.m. Expected arrival back at HMS
  • Pali students are dismissed to go home upon arrival

Behavior Expectations

  • Respect Adults, Peers, and Property
  • Interact Safely with All
  • Abide by HMS Rules of Conduct as found in the Fox Guide

Forbidden Items

  • Knives/Firearms
  • Imitation Weapons
  • Illegal Substances
  • Cell Phones
  • Aerosol Cans

 Unnecessary and Prohibited Items

Please pack conservatively according to the list below. We have found that generally students do not need additional items. To avoid the loss of valuable items, we strongly suggest that the following items remain at home: cell phones, video games, computers, portable music devices and other expensive electronics. We cannot guarantee any of these items' safekeeping and will not replace them if lost. The Pali Institute staff may confiscate the previously listed items upon your child’s arrival. Cell phones are not permitted at Pali as we find it distracts from the learning environment and the camp experience. According to our policy, your child will not be permitted to call home during their visit except in the case of an emergency. Ebook readers such as the Kindle or Nook will be allowed, provided they do not have the capability to access the internet with a Wi-Fi, 3G/4G or other connection. Please do not pack aerosol cans or any flammable items. Any food or candy will be confiscated upon arrival as we do not allow these items in the cabins in order to prevent pests. *Located at 6,400 feet above sea level, Pali experiences cold weather during which there is a good chance of rain, snow or both. Snowstorms can occur as early as October and as late as mid-April. Even when days are warm and sunny, evenings can be cold. We experience stronger UV rays at our elevation and recommend sunscreen and sunglasses year round. Because your child will be spending most of their time outdoors, please help them pack the appropriate layers indicated on the packing list. Pali Institute recommends checking the weather forecast frequently prior to your visit. The weather can change drastically from day to day, and we want you to ensure that your child is properly prepared. A warm student is a happy student!

Student Packing List 5-day Trip

 Water bottle

4 pairs of underwear

6 pairs of socks

3 pairs of long pants

1 pair of tennis shoes (No Uggs, converse, or similar shoes)

6 t-shirts & 2 long sleeve shirts

1 sweatshirt & 1 jacket

1 towel and face cloth

1 pair of pajamas

1 pair of slippers

Sleeping bag & pillow

Toiletries & lip balm

Small backpack / day pack

Sunscreen (non-aerosol)

Insect repellent (non-aerosol)

Pens, paper, and pencils Sunglasses


Deck of cards

Money for camp store (optional).


Contact Daryl Topalian, Assistant Principal, with questions about the trip.


Emergency Contact: Address30778 CA Hwy-18, Running Springs, CA 92382                                                                Phone(909) 939-0888

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