Hart Community Under the Stars

April 25,2020 

Why are we doing this?

Late Night Leopards is a campout with a purpose.  Not only is this going to be a community event that will draw us all together as a Hart parental body, strengthen our children's friendships with one another, but also be a catalyst to help raise funds to replace the decreased funding from the Texas legislative.  Current school funding issues offer a challenge to our tradition of excellence.  An ever increasing percentage of our property tax dollars formerly designated for our schools, now leaves the community to be re-distributed to other school districts across the state. Without adequate funding, the standard of excellence, we like to refer to as “the Lovejoy way” is in jeopardy. It is increasingly clear that the only way to preserve our educational standards for future generations is through private funding and fundraising. The Lovejoy Board of Trustees set forth Initiative #5 that reads, " Lovejoy ISD will continue to develop revenue generating strategies as well as budget efficiencies to ensure the Lovejoy student experience is maintained at current levels."  The board wants to keep the academic experience the same and not touch the nationally ranked educational experience our children are receiving.   In order to do this, the district and trustees have asked the community to help with trying to find new revenue streams.  As elementary parents, this campout is our way of helping. The funds raised through sponsorships, campsite purchases, and general camping revenue will go straight to the debt relief fund up to $30K.  The remainder of the profits made from the campout will go back directly to Hart.  Last year, the money that we were able to keep for Hart went to water bottle fillers, half of the salary of our on-campus safety officer, makerspace furniture, gaga pit, and will pay for additional academic programming.

What a fun night it will be!

Information from last year.  We will update as decisions are made....

 

Here's the scoop:

  • The campout will be on the Hart campus. 

  • If you register with the paper form, you can save yourself $15 in charge fee with Revtrak.   The form can be printed off by clicking above.  Fill out form and return with payment.

  • The General admission package is $150 for one adult (18 years or older) and one child. Entry time is at 3pm.

    • Additional children may join for $25 each if they are 4th grade or under. 

    • Each additional adult is $50 each.

  • There is also a Hart Convenience package for $350.  With this package you get several perks. 

    • All family members including parents, are included ages 4th grade and under.

    • You may set your tent up on Saturday from 9am-noon or when you arrive.

    • Camping gear concierge service will be available with a golf cart and Boy Scouts.

    • Reserved parking spot in order of registration.

    • Pre-Check in 9-12 am or when you arrive beginning at 2 

  • Along with your admission, you, your partner, or a member of your family (7th grade and above) will need to complete 2 volunteer hours toward this event or they can opt out for $75. Service hours can be signed off for those needing credit hours for an organization.

  • Bring your own tent and camping supplies like air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, lanterns, flashlight, blankets or chairs to watch the movie, etc. 

  • We have options for tent setup services by local Boy Scouts so if you do not know how to set up a tent, do not worry, we will have Boy Scouts to help you.  

  • There will be a camp store where memorable items can be purchased, like glow items, embroidered blankets, candy cups, so bring cash. 

  • Dinner and snacks will be served free of charge.  

  • The Lucas Department has volunteered to help with the campfires where they will assist with roasting marshmallows and assembling smores.

  • We have alot of great activities planned.  Some of the activities include human foosball rock climbing wall, super slide, bounce houses, gigantic twister, glow party dance, 3v3 basketball, face painting, cup stacking, three legged race, egg and spoon race, kick ball, yard pong, giant jenga, giant hungry hungry hippo, duck pond, tug o war, giant chess, bowling, crafts, etc.

  • The night will draw to a close with a movie and popcorn under the stars.

  • Lights out for children will be at 10pm, but not for parents if they wish to continue to visit. 

  • The school will be open 24 hours for bathroom use and a few activities.  Lee Lewis is furnishing port o potties for midnight runs and also a spotlight to provide lighting.

  • A late night snack will be provided by Paula Dean that will include grilled cheese and tomato soup.

  • Only the adult of the child may spend the night in the tent.  No other children from another family are allowed.

  • Breakfast will be in the gym and include Crispy Cream donuts and breakfast tacos.  While we are eating, a slideshow of the nights activities will be shown. 

  • Dinner will include pizza from Napolis, Kellys hamburgers, Mexican food from Chiloso, Chick-fil-A, and a late night snack of grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup from Paul Deens.

  • You do not have to spend the night if you do not want to.  If you do leave you may come back in the morning for breakfast.  Also if you might have a game that you need to for on Saturday, you may leave to do that and come back later.

  • Also take a look at our FAQ'S for more info under the "more" tab.

Take a look at the fun...

For any questions or concerns contact us at hartcampout@gmail.com