Winter and Spring Day Field Trips

Winter Field Trips


fire-truckDCS Safety Day

When: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Location: 788 SW Birch St, Dallas, OR 97338
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: 10:30 a.m.
Participants: 20 in additional to DCS a.m. program students.

This be a wonderful time full of safety information from the Dallas Fire Department, Polk County Sheriff and Dallas Police Department. Come and learn about what they do and what equipment they use.


harryOregon Symphony ‐ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Location: 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: Concert starts at 2:00 p.m. and please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.
Paid Participants: Due to cost only 20 tickets are available. One chaperone per family.

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once‐in‐a‐lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Oregon Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high‐definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Oregon Symphony


youthOregon Symphony Association in Salem Youth Concert

When: Friday, February 10, 2017
Location: Willamette University, 900 State St., Salem, OR 97301
Grades: 3‐8
Meet at DCS, 788 SW Birch St., at 10:45 a.m. to board a Dallas SD school bus to transport us to Willamette University for the concert. Those riding the bus will be returned to the school after the concert which starts at 11:30 a.m.
Arrival: For those of you that want to drive, the concert starts at 11:30 a.m. and please plan to
arrive 15 minutes early.
Paid Participants: 60 (one chaperone per family). 40 spaces on bus.

We have been invited to Willamette University for a performance by the Oregon Symphony. This will a fun time to experience the Oregon Symphony through music and education. This performance is designed for students from 3rd grade and up, but if younger DCS students are able to sit and listen for the entire length of the concert please feel free to register them.

Oregon Symphony Salem


tillamook-cheese-factoryDay in Tillamook

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Location: Tillamook Air Museum, 6030 Hangar Rd., Tillamook, OR 97141
and Tillamook Cheese Factory, 4175 Highway 101 North, Tillamook, OR 97141
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: 10:30 a.m.
Paid Participants: 80 Students (one chaperone per family).

We will start our day at the Tillamook Air Museum. This will be an unguided tour through the museum where you can learn how the Naval Air Station at Tillamook served the coast of Washington, Oregon and California during WWII. Feel free to stay and explore, bring your lunch or enjoy a meal at the Air Base Café. After you’re done having lunch, the DCS participants will join together at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for ice cream as well as a tour of how cheese is made and how that magic happens.

Tillamook air Museum andTillamook Cheese


floraOregon Children’s Theater Presents Flora & Ulysses

When: Friday, March 3, 2017
Location: 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: 11:30 a.m.
Paid Participants: 65 (one chaperone per family).

Come join the Children’s Theater for the performance of Flora & Ulysses based on the bestselling book by Kate DiCamillo (author of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Tale of Despereaux, and Because of Winn Dixie).Can a little squirrel change the human heart? After getting sucked up by a Ulysses2000x™ vacuum cleaner, a (now hairless) squirrel is rescued by Flora Belle Buckman, a 10‐year‐old self-proclaimed cynic. She names him Ulysses and discovers he has been reborn a superhero.Indeed, this once average squirrel can suddenly understand Flora, fly, and even write poetry. Together they embark on an adventure full of quirky characters and bursting with heart. This should be a wonderful and interactive show that will fill students full of laughter and anticipation.

Oregon Children’s Theater



Spring Field Trips



Phillip Foster Farms

When: Wednesday, April 5
Location: 29912 SE Hwy. 211, Eagle Creek, OR 97022
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: 9:45 a.m.
Paid Participants: 80 Students and chaperones.

The Pioneer Life Tour at Philip Foster Farms begins with an introduction to the history of the farm and the safety rules for students. After that, groups of about ten are sent to their stations and rotate around the farm to enjoy all of the available activities.

Philip Foster Farms


missionMission Mill ‐ Willamette Heritage Center

When: Thursday, April 27
Location: 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97310
Grades: 2nd‐8th
Arrival: 9:45 a.m.
Paid Participants: 60 Students and Chaperones.

Tour the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill on a walk through the story of the Industrial Revolution and the history of labor, wool production and the economy of Oregon. The Mentzer Machine Shop has working belt‐run drills, lathes and planers demonstrating how the millwright kept the Mill running. The Scouring Room and Picker House are buildings where wool was cleaned and sorted, vital parts of the wool story. Join us in an activity that will help you gain knowledge on how it was for those working in the

Mission Mill



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2nd Annual Coast Exploration and Family Camping Trip

When: Thursday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Location: TBD
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Unlimited

This will be an enjoyable and interactive trip to explore the coast and all it has to offer. Families will be responsible for food but planned activities and the campsite will be paid by DCS. More information will come with details and location.


tapawingoCamp Tapawingo

When: Tuesday, May 9
Location: 22505 Black Rock Rd, Falls City, OR 97344
Grades: 4‐8
Arrival: 9:00 a.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m.
Paid Participants: 75 Students (chaperones may come to observe).

Outdoor School Field Trip Day is an Outdoor Educational Experience designed for DCS students in grades 4‐8. The camp offers activities that are designed to get kids interacting, moving and learning. Science and Math concepts are aligned to previous knowledge and are designed to grow student curiosity. Students will be placed in small learning groups (12‐16 students) and may receive up to six activity courses during the day. Teachers and parents are invited to attend as chaperones as all teaching activities will be covered by the Tapawingo staff.

Camp Tapawingo


youngatartYoung at Art!

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Location: 1255 Broadway NW STE 190, Salem
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: 1:00 ‐ 2:30 p.m.
Paid Participants: 35 Students and Chaperones.

Come and earn some art history! Who is Monet? Paint your own Monet on an 8×10 canvas.Take it home and share the history of Monet with your friends and family.

Young at Art


oaksparkOaks Park

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Location: 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: 10:00 a.m. ‐ 3 :00 p.m.
Paid Participants: 150 Students and Chaperones.

Enjoy this day full of fun, rides and community togetherness. This will be a great way to show your adventurous side and this amusement park is sure to put a smile on your face and laughter in the air. Join the DCS group in area 11 for a picnic lunch (that you bring or you can purchase food from the park), quiet activities and conversation.

Oaks Park


zooOregon Zoo

When: Thursday, June 1
Location: 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: 9:30 a.m. ‐ 3:00 p.m.
Paid Participants: 100 Students and Chaperones.

Enjoy a day at the zoo learning about animals while spending time exploring the park. Carousel and train tickets are included as part of the experience. Be sure to bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the zoo.

Oregon Zoo


fishingwithdadFamily Fishing Trip to Detroit Dam

When: Saturday, June 3
Location: Detroit Lake Dam, Detroit 97342
Grades: K‐8
Arrival: Come when you can as it’s an all‐day event.
Participants: Unlimited

This will be a fun community fishing trip and wilderness adventure to explore the Detroit area. Bring your lunch and enjoy the day fishing and exploring.