• Thursday, March 22 - Code Orange - Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) – Schools and offices will open with a two hour delay. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt).
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30am.

    Jueves, 22 de marzo - Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal. El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt).
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno.
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.
  • 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