We’re pleased to provide students different opportunities to learn and grow outside of the school environment. We offer an end-of-year Outdoor Education Camp for 6th and 7th graders, a trip to Washington D.C. for 8th graders, and a variety of optional trips to other countries with staff and parent chaperones.

Important YMCA Camp Information

Six grade girls will return from camp at approximately 3:30pm on Wednesday, May 24th. 7th graders will return at approximately 3:45pm on Wednesday, May 24th. 6th grade boys will return on Friday, May 26th at 3:30pm.

If students are interested in ordering the optional Large Group Camp Picture (11′ x 17′), they need to fill out this order form and bring $16 (check made to Gary Dill) the day they leave for camp. Picture order forms will be given to their chaperone upon arrival on a student’s departure day, and students will get their photo prior to leaving camp. For questions, please contact Sherry Beardshear at


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2017 – Washington D.C. Trip for 8th Graders

We have over 100 8th grade students traveling to Washington DC May 20th – 24th for the 2017 8th grade trip. Please visit our trip website for more information. Let us know if you have any questions by emailing

2018 – Washington DC Trip for 8th Graders

If you are interested in enrolling your 7th grader in the May 2018 Washington DC trip, please visit our trip website. Remember, you only have to put down a $99 deposit to reserve your spot, and get locked in at this low rate. If you have any questions, email Sarah Frederick at

wash dc group at wh

Easy, no-cost fundraising for your student’s Washington DC trip

King Soopers returns 5% your purchases back to McAuliffe. There is no cost to you, and you can support the Sun Devils by doing your normal grocery shopping! For students going on the 8th grade trip to Washington DC in 2017 (we will track for the 2018 & 2019 trip too!) and on future DC trips, we will track your contributions from the King Soopers cards and apply it to the cost of the trip. Sixth grade families can start earning money towards their 8th grade trip now!

To get started today:

  • Purchase a $5 reloadable gift card from Mrs. Pittman
  • Load the card at any King Soopers customer service counter or the register for any amount up to $500. You can use cash, check or credit cards to load your card.
  • Use the card to pay for groceries, in-store Starbucks, gas, lift tickets, and sporting or event tickets.
  • Continue to load the card to pay for groceries every time you shop at King Soopers.

Other Optional Student Trips

McAuliffe offers different travel opportunities for students that are optional. Trips are paid for by families, but McAuliffe staff and parents help organize fundraising efforts and scholarships to make these trips accessible to as many students as possible.

Past trips include:

  • France and Spain
  • Two trips to London and England, including general sight seeing, plus Theatre- and STEM-related excursions
  • New York City/Broadway
  • Trip to Quebec for our French language students
2014 Trip to France and Spain

Upcoming Student Trips

2017 – Trip to New York City: Broadway and the Arts

This 6 day, 5 night trip is chock-full of incredible activities: 3 Broadway shows, an acting class, tour of the Met, the Natural History Museum, the 9-11 Memorial…and so much more! The dates for the trip are May 30th – Sunday, June 4th, 2017. Trip sponsors are Ms. Al and Ms. Carabetta.

2018 – Trip to New York City: Broadway and the Arts

This 6 day, 5 night trip is chock-full of incredible activities: 3 Broadway shows, an acting class, tour of the Met, the Natural History Museum, the 9-11 Memorial…and so much more! The dates for the trip are May 29th – June 3rd, 2017. Trip sponsor is Ms. Loughhead. More details and sign up at

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2017 – Summer Trip to Costa Rica (now full)

Ms. Gonzales is the staff sponsor of a student trip for summer of 2017 to Costa Rica. This trip is coordinated in partnership with Global Travel Alliance. Open to all Spanish students. Ms. Gonzales visited the farm that the students will have the chance to visit and planted a plantain tree on behalf of McAuliffe (the students might be able to eat plantains from it next year and will plant their own!).

Update: This Costa Rica trip is now full! We have 24 students traveling to Costa Rica this summer with 3 McAuliffe teachers. We currently have two students on the wait list.

adriana in costa rica



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