2019 6th & 7th Grade YMCA Pictures

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, an optional trip to Washington D.C. for 8th graders, and a variety of optional trips to other countries with staff and parent chaperones. Parent information nights are held for each trip. This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about each exciting opportunity. 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.

New Enrollment Priority Policy for Optional Student Travel

In an effort to accommodate our growing student population and the demand from students signing up for our Optional Student Trips, we are establishing a new priority enrollment for our older students. Please see the attached document which details this policy. Any questions, contact Sherry Beardshear at

6th & 7th Grade YMCA Trip

All 6th & 7th grade students are invited to participate in the end-of-year experiential education trips to the YMCA Camp.




8th Grade Washington DC Trip

Eighth grade students are invited to travel to Washington, DC for 5 days of touring our Nation’s Capital. For more information on this great trip visit the Global Travel Alliance website.

wash dc group at wh

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!  For more information click here.

kids in NY trip (1)

2020 – Trip to Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica this Spring Break with Sra. Turkle for adventure and to experience Costa Rican culture. We will also be working on the McAuliffe Project at a farm by planting trees to help restore the rainforest.

2020 Costa Rica Information
May 23rd-May 30th, 2020
Trip Cost: $2,580
Registration due by November 1st, 2019
Contact Sra. Turkle for more info on how to enroll


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