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Ninth graders

Katie Redding
Tim Smith
Tess Kahn

Monday-Friday, April 3-7, 2017

LTS bus to and from the Albany–Rensselaer Amtrak station
DC Metro

Embassy Suites Hotel
1900 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria VA


Payment may be made in full or in installments.  There is a $50 deposit due on October 1 for those who wish to participate.

The Barn Restaurant dinner


Washington, DC Packing List

1 Medium-size piece of luggage & 1 backpack / tote bag (there are train size restrictions)

Students carry their own bags, so only pack what you need for the week & can carry!

ON THE TRAIN, MONDAY ONLY – you need to have Lunch/snacks/beverage (this will hold you from LTS in the morning until dinner in DC…healthy food/beverages!)

Backpack / Tote items  (things for the train/each day in DC):

  •         glasses, contacts & solution, sunglasses
  •         spending money (for snacks/souvenirs)*If the kids want to go to the Spy Museum or Newseum there is a entrance fee. Extra money would be needed to visit.

books, magazines, cards, portable games, music device for the train and hotel

  •         medication (give to teachers w/specific instructions)
  •         electronics: camera, cell phone (remember chargers/batteries)
  •         sweatshirt or coat/jacket, hat, gloves (temperature changes throughout the day – be prepared for wind/rain)

Luggage items       **check weather report Sunday and pack appropriately!**

  •        2-3 pairs of pants / shorts (minimal holes/rips)  *skirts not recommended due to wind
  •         4-5 shirts, 1-2 sweaters/sweatshirts
  •         1 weather resistant jacket (rain/windbreaker)
  •         1-2 pair of comfortable walking shoes/sneakers  *we will walk a lot!!!
  •         1 pair slippers for hotel room/flip-flops for pool
  •         pajamas
  •         underwear and socks
  •         bathing suit (should cover you appropriately)
  •         hygiene items (shampoo/conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste)
  •         comb/brush (there are hair dryers in the hotel suites)
  •         personal products


  •         musical instruments
  •         uncomfortable/high-heel shoes
  •         weapons, tobacco, drugs, alcohol
  •         inappropriate clothing
  •         lap-top computer  *bring at your own risk, hotel rooms do not have free wi-fi
  •         towels/washcloths/sheets/pillows  *provided by hotel


Monday: Bus/train – Students arrive at LTS at 5:45 am, load/leave by 6:00 am. Bus to AMTRAK Train station in Rensselaer/Albany, NY.  Train schedule: 8:20 am train #236 to Penn Station in NYC, depart 11:35 am on train #125 to DC, arrive 4:14 pm.  *students pack bag lunch/snacks/beverage

Meals: Bring your own breakfast and lunch to eat on the train, dinner at Theissman’s at 5:30 pm

Monuments at night

Tuesday: Highlights: Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Museums (American History, Natural History)

Meals: hotel breakfast, lunch Ronald Reagan Food Court, dinner at Old Glory in Georgetown at 6 pm

Wednesday: Highlights: Life on the National Mall. Museums and monuments galore. National Zoo in the afternoon

Meals: breakfast at hotel, lunch at Ronald Reagan Food Court, dinner: pizza and wings pool party at the hotel

Thursday: Highlights: Holocaust Museum , National Mall, White House

Meals: breakfast at hotel, lunch  w/ group at Ronald Reagan Food Court . Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe at 6:30 pm

Friday: Depart DC on train #86 at 7:52 am, depart Penn Station in NYC on train #283 at 1:20 pm, approximate arrival time in Rensselaer/Albany, NY 3:45 pm.  Students arrive back to school at 5:30 pm, parent pick-up time 5:30 pm

Meals: breakfast at hotel, Subway lunch on train





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