Frequently Asked Questions

Where am I going?
Why am I going?
How am I getting there?
Has anyone else been to this program?
What should I take?
What can I NOT take?
Can I call home?


Where am I going?

The Inter-Act Educational Project will be held at Jack L. Boyd Outdoor School, 7798 White Chief Mountain Road Fish Camp, CA 93623. Emergency phone (559) 642-0122. Calls must be for emergency purposes only. The elevation is 5,000 feet above sea level in the beautiful Sierra mountains.

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7798 White Chief Mountain Rd | Fish Camp, CA 93623

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Why am I going?

You are going to learn how to become a more informed person and most importantly have a wonderful outdoor experience.

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How am I getting there?

Depending on the arrangements you could be traveling on a charter bus or a school bus and in some situations in vans. Staff and parents will supervise you at all times. You must mentally prepare yourself for a long trip. The most important thing about this trip is to be at your designated pick up location at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Has anyone else been to this program?

Yes! Over 30,000 students from throughout California have attended this program. One group from as far south as El Centro, CA has attended this program. During their trip they learned about California geography and the agriculture that feeds millions of people. You will have the opportunity to see many small rural towns as you travel to Fish Camp.

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What should I take?

Try not to take a lot of clothing. During May, June and July it is usually warm during the day and cool at night. Spring programs during March-May are very cold. Keep in mind that at high altitudes the weather can be unpredictable. You will be staying in camp style cabins with bunk beds. The following is suggested:

  • Two (2) changes of under clothing (jeans and clothing that can be layered is recommended).
  • Tennis shoes (no open toe shoes), hiking shoes if you have them
  • Cap or hat
  • Jacket and a sweater
  • Sleeping bag or blanket (bunk beds do not have linens or pillows)
  • Flashlights and cameras
  • Toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, bath towel, deodorant, hair brush and any other personal grooming items).
  • Please do not bring any money. Food will be provided.

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What can I NOT take?

You will be staying in a place that also serves as a school. The things that are not allowed in your school are also not allowed at this location. No knives, guns, matches, cigarette liters or illegal drugs. We recommend that you leave valuables like jewelry, cell phones, cd players and money at home.

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Can I call home?

Yes, there is a pay phone available to participants during recreation times (usually in the afternoons). It’s recommended you bring a pre-paid calling card with you if you would like to call home.

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