2008 Field School General Information
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- We need all excavators to bring plastic or
metal buckets that hold at least 2½gallons.
- Bring flat, square blade shovels if you have them. We will be shovel skimming some levels.
- We need help in the lab after excavations have ended so if you can stay a day or longer after June 20 there will be plenty of interesting lab work.
- There will be no charge for RVs or tenting from June 13-21. If you arrive early or stay later than these dates, there may be a nominal charge for camping. RV hookups are on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no sewer hookups but there are dump stations.
Rules are necessary for the safety and comfort of everyone. We ask that everyone abide by the posted rules so we may all have an enjoyable time at Field School.
- No glass containers in Wolf Creek Park.
- No pets are allowed in the campground or at Field School activities. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
- Firearms and other weapons (including bows and arrows, BB guns, and pellet guns) are not allowed at Field School.
- Campers are responsible for keeping their camping areas clean during FS and for policing their camping areas prior to departing camp. Dumpsters for trash will be provided.
- Camp curfew is at 11 PM each night. Those wishing to continue social activities after hours must move to a designated area outside the main camp concentration.
- Speed limit in the campground is 10 miles per hour or less if conditions so necessitate.
- The campground and excavation area are public areas. Please dress appropriately.
- Hot showers will be available in the park bathhouses. Please keep the facilities clean.
- Ice (block and crushed) will be sold in camp at scheduled times each day.
- Although most of the campground will be shaded, be very aware that it may be hot in the afternoons. Hats and sunscreen are highly recommended for work and recreation. Substantial shoes and boots should be used in the field. A light jacket is recommended as nights can be cool. A sleeping bag or blanket may be necessary.
- Swimming in Lake Fryer will be at the risk of each swimmer. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- The normal field work day will extend from 7 AM to 1-1:30 PM. Some crews may opt to work longer hours at their particular sites.
- The camp will be awakened at 5 AM.
- Breakfast will be served from approximately 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM.
- Dinner will be served from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
- Second helpings at each meal will be available only after all participants have been served.
- Plates and eating utensils will be provided for meals – Bring a cup or mug for drinks and a tray to carry meals.
- Bring metal stakes for tents and awnings. Plastic stakes will not work well.
Problems of any type in the camp should be brought to the attention of the camp bosses or a member of the TAS Field School Committee.
Ochiltree County Sheriff Ph. 806-435-8000
This number should be used for emergency contact only. Cell phone use at the park is spotty.
EQUIPMENT FOR FIELD SCHOOL
The following are suggested items that you should bring to Field School. Please remember you should be prepared for any weather change. Drink plenty of fluids and wear a hat and sunscreen at all times. Wear clothing that is appropriate for your job. Long sleeves and long pants will be preferred. Substantial shoes or boots are required.
Cup for drinking water on site
Pens, pencils, erasers
Normal excavation tools:
Trowel, masonry, pointing, with 5-5½" blade, sharpened; Marshalltown is the most common brand.
Square margin trowel, 5"x 2", can supplement.
Flat, square blade shovel
Dust pan and whisk broom
Plastic or metal ~2.5 gal. bucket
Metric tape measure
THINGS YOU MAY WANT IN CAMP
Floats for swimming
Camera and film
Tent and poles, metal tent stakes
Awning or canopy for shade (the excavation area is not shaded)
Don't forget toiletry items, towels, bathing suits
Motels in Perryton
Best Western: 3505 S. Main, Ph. 806-434-2850
Ambassador Inn: 210 SE 24th, Ph. 806-435-9611
A new motel, the Baymont Inn, should be completed by May.
The TAS Campground is located in Wolf Creek Park, on County Road “U” south of Perryton off US Hwy 83. Look for signs to the park and TAS on US 83.
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