• UPDATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Code Blue – Schools are closed. Central and Regional Offices will open two hours late. All 12-month personnel are expected to report. A Liberal Leave policy will be in effect for non-emergency personnel. Evening High School Classes and Spring Registration are also cancelled for tonight.

    The TAG Center Showcase scheduled for tonight is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

    Miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018: Código azul. Todas las escuelas están cerradas. Las oficinas centrales y regionales abrirán dos horas tarde. Todos los empleados de 12 meses deben reportarse al trabajo. Estará vigente la política de licencia liberal para el personal que no es de emergencia. Las clases nocturnas de la escuela superior y la inscripción de primavera se han cancelado para esta noche.

    La exposición del Centro TAG (Talentosos y Dotados) programada para esta noche se ha cancelado y se programará para una nueva fecha.

  • Welcome Parents


    Welcome to the Williams S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center (Camp Schmidt).  It is our pleasure to host your child's school this year.  This site is designed to help you better understand what to expect when your child arrives at the Schmidt Center  and how to prepare for the overnight trip.  If you have questions please contact the office between 8:30am - 4:00pm.  After hours communication should be directed to the specific location where your child is staying (Orme or Villages).  The Schmidt Center  Main Office: 301-888-1185 

     For a packing list, permission slip, and other important parent documents please click on the Parent Guide (English) or Parent Guide (Spanish)


     Orange 5th grade shirt(1) T-shirts are for sale.  They are $10.00 each (includes tax).  

     All shirts are in adult size S, M, L, XL and XXL.




     For a list of the meals planned during your child's trip, please refer to the elementary lunch and breakfast menus that are available  at http://www1.pgcps.org/foodandnutrition/ 



      NEW Administrative Procedure 4215: All chaperones must now complete full background check ($56.57*) at least 14 days before the trip.  For more information visit: http://www1.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/ or contact the Background Unit at 301.952.7831

    *Note: "Any parent/guardian who needs assistance covering the cost of a fingerprint background check, and whose child(ren) qualify for free and reduced priced meals, may request waiver of the background check fee by providing a copy of their eligibility letter from the PGCPS Department of Food and Nutrition Services."



    Spanish Language Video - 5th Grade Trip