Overnight school fieldtrip for a 9 year old?
So I just found at my 4th graders open house last night that they will be going on a 2 day - overnight fieldtrip! Am I crazy to think that this is a bit much for 9 and 10 year olds?? I wasn't the only parent in the room concerned when we heard about it and immediately parents started asking how they could sign up to be a parent volunteer for the trip. Well, the reponse from the teacher was "You can't sign up, we won't be taking any parents!" and the teacher followed it by saying " And following the bus is highly discouraged"!
Now I don't want to over protect and baby my child, but I sure don't recall going on all nighter field trips when I was 9. I didn't do that until high school for heavens sake! Am I overreacting? I talked to my child about it last night and he actually said he didn't want to go because it sounded scary to be so far away by himself.
What do you think?