Every other year (alternating with the Family Camping Weekend) all student in PACE (grades 1-5) spend the entire school day at Carkeek Park. Parent volunteers and other outdoor and nature experts lead the students in hands-on educational activities.
Students explore the water, the beach, and the forest as they participate in activities such sea life identification, crabbing, orienteering, cooking over a fire, bird house construction, and knot tying. At the end of the school day, families join for a picnic dinner as they enjoy an evening of entertainment. Past evening events have included musicians, magicians, and science-themed shows.