8th Grade Walk DC Trip
8th Grade Walk DC Trip
Did you know that when your student reaches 8th grade at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy, he/she has an amazing opportunity to go to Washington DC?
Each year around Spring Break, RMCA sends a group of 8th graders, parents chaperones and staff for a busy, fun filled trip to Washington DC. The trip is usually 6 days long and includes airfare, hotel, transportation, meals, attractions and a t-shirt. Walk DC is a great way for students to make wonderful memories and to apply much of what they have learned while at RMCA!
The Walk DC Trip varies each year based on airfare and hotel rates but usually is in the range of $1500. We would love to see every 8th grade student go and we offer a variety of fundraising options that can be started in 6th grade! Most students (and chaperones) in the past have earned their entire trip through these fundraisers!
Fundraiser #1: World’s Finest Chocolate
Boxes of 60 candy bars can be purchased from the front office for $30. Your student will sell them for $1 each. After they have sold all 60 bars and collected $60, they turn in $30 (the profit) to the front office and that will be placed in your child’s Walk DC account. Students are welcome to sell as many boxes as they like.
Fundraiser #2: World Arena Concession Stand
RMCA has the best concession stand at the Broadmoor World Arena. The World Arena hosts events such as concerts, shows, concerts, sporting events and more. The concession stand sells a food, soft drinks and alcohol.
This opportunity allows anyone 16 years or older to work at the concession stand and earn money for the Walk DC Trip. A SignUpGenius account lists all the upcoming dates and times volunteers are needed and events can range from 4 to 7 hours long. Choose which events work best for you. Every event needs an Inventory Manager and a Money Manager and will arrive 2 hours prior for inventory, prepare money. You will receive on-the-job training at your first event.
Volunteers can average anywhere from $30 to $60+ dollars per event. Families are encouraged to work together. One family made $1190 from May to December working 21 events. Another family worked 18 events and earned $1700 because they did the Money Manager position a few times which calls for a few more hours. If you work only handful of events each year starting in 6th grade and you can easily earn enough money to pay for your student’s trip and possibly yours as a parent chaperone!
Fundraiser Idea #3
Throughout the school year, Walk DC parents can get together to organize other fundraising events. Some events that have been done in the past include a pancake breakfast, selling Chick-Fil-A calendars, and a chili dinner on a conference night. If you have ideas or would like to lead an event, please contact RMCA Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact RMCA Staff at for any questions regarding the 8th Grade Walk DC Trip!
The more you read the more you earn…
Read all about D.C. and the history within and earn gift cards for Starbucks, Subway, etc… to use on the trip.
When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens
Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Vietnam by Russell Freedman
George Washingtons Secret Six Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Secrets of Our Nations Capitol by Susan Schader Lee
Some of the attractions:
The Smithsonian Museums
Library of Congress
The Supreme Court