What is an excursion?

Excursions are activities that take place out in the community, are parent led and parent attended with students and their families, and are sponsored by the PTSA. With the support of the Excursions Chair, parents can sign up to lead excursions that are open to all BCC families to attend. The PTSA can support in the planning phase, advertise the excursions to the community, collect payment from families for group payment, and collect informed consent forms. Scholarships are available on an as needed basis.

Past excursions have included trips to a pumpkin patch, museum visits, indoor skydiving, and even a camping trip to study volcanoes! Unlike traditional school field trips, our excursions are NOT drop-off activities. Parents or guardians are required to attend with their child(ren). Any fees required for an excursion are paid for by the attendees, though we do our best to find free activities or those that offer bulk discounts.

The PTSA Excursions Chair can assist in facilitating, setting up group payment, and advertising these outings through the PTSA. You will be the point of contact for your excursion. All excursions are welcome. The BCC PTSA reserves the right to decline sponsorship of excursions for reasons such as, but not limited to: activities that are not covered by liability insurance, activities deemed unsafe or inappropriate for the population we represent, or events that do not align with the BCC PTSA mission.


Upcoming 2023-2024 Excursions

Friday, 03/01 1pm-2:30pm
Monroe Reptile Zoo
Join us for a visit to the Monroe Reptile Zoo! We’ll meet at 1pm at the entrance. Pay at the doors (Adult, ages 18+): $9.95; Child (ages 3-17): $7.95 + extra for close encounter with Burmese python. Tortoise petting is free. There are many reptiles on display, with brief information about each species.

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Friday, April 5th & Friday, April 26th
10am-11am Both Days
Cascadia Art Museum

The Cascadia Art Museum is providing the BCC PTSA with a free, three part art excursion! The first part is a video art lesson to do at home on your own. The second is a museum tour of the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds (190 Sunset Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020) on Friday, April 5th 10am-11am. During the tour, students and their family member(s) will be divided into small groups to learn about the art in the museum and the tour will include a hands on art activity. The third part will be a virtual art lesson on Friday, April 26th 10am-11am taught by a Cascadia Art Museum educator; all materials needed for the virtual art lesson will be provided. The theme of our art experiences will be "form."

Students must be able to attend on both 4/5 and 4/26 to sign up for this excursion. There is a limit of 30 students.

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Friday, June 14th 12pm-4pm
Mt. St. Helens Volcano School

Come join us in June at the Volcano School at Mt. St. Helens! We would love to see you there for this awesome experience.

The school is targeted towards students in grades 1-6, but they have activities for older kids as well.

Please submit payment for all who plan to attend (including adults). Kids age 4 and under can attend for free.

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Past 2023-2024 Excursions

Friday, 10/20 10am-12pm Paramount Theater Tour
Friday, 10/27 10am-11:30am Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
Friday, 11/03  11am-1pm Jakob Two Trees Troll Hunt and Recycled Art
Friday, 12/08 10am-11:30am Klondike Gold Rush Museum
Friday, 12/15 11am-2pm Frankie Feetsplinter Troll Hunt and Ballard Locks
Friday, 01/05 11am-12:30pm Recology Recycling Facility Group Tour
Wednesday, 01/24 11am-1pm MOHAI Group Tour
Friday, 02/02 10am Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

For more details on upcoming excursions, please see our newsletters and sign up for email communications when you purchase your PTSA membership. Updates are also shared to Facebook via BCC Families, Northshore Family Partnership Community, and Northshore Family Partnership PTSA. 

Excursions Informed Consent Form

To participate in any PTSA sponsored excursion, every family must complete an informed consent form prior to the outing. The informed consent form can be printed, signed, and emailed to secretary@nfpptsa.org and excursions@nfpptsa.org

Excursions Scholarships

The PTSA offers scholarships for all of our excursions on an as needed basis.
To request, please email: excursions@nfpptsa.org 

Covid-19 Precautions

The PTSA will follow all city and venue safety requirements.