National Park Domestic Excursion
Great Smokey Mountains National Park; separate application and timeline

The US has some of the most magnificent National Parks in the world. Come join us on an exploration of The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, known for its mountains, hiking trails, wildlife, and much more, making this the ideal place for many adventures.  We are interested in bringing together a diverse group of students representing all walks of Payton life, including students with physical limitations (e.g. visual impairment) and students for whom traveling abroad may be challenging. 

Estimated Travel Dates:Late May, after AP exams, 2018
Approx. Length of Travel: 4-5 days
Estimated Cost: $1,700-$2,000 - Fundraising is expected to lower this cost
Lead Faculty Sponsor(s): Ms. Barge; Ms. Daniel; Ms. Wynn
Application Due Date: 3:30pm April 28, 2017
Notification Date:  May 17, 2017 - Deposit is due by June 2, 2017; Financial assistance is available - please contact Ms. Wynn, Ms. Daniel or Ms Barge
Requirements: This program is open to all students, however, priority will be given to students with special needs and Best Buddies
*Seminar Requirements: Semester 1 (2017), 2nd session

Application is in two parts - Part One is Online; Part Two (pdf - word doc) must be printed and then submitted to Ms. Daniel in room 108. Application DUE April 28, 2017 by 3:30 - Part 2 should be turned into Ms Daniel in room 108.

Please direct any queries about the National Park Domestic Excursion, including how to apply, to Ms. Barge (, Ms. Daniel (, or Ms. Wynn (