What is the weather like at Pali Institute?
Is my child in school when they are at Pali Institute?
Are other schools at Pali while our school is attending?
What is the ratio of students to instructors?
How are the instructors qualified?
Why are parents not invited?
Our program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to grow and explore independence. Our instructional model allows students to wholly interact with our staff and environment from the moment they arrive at camp to their departure. Pali Institute instructors are trained to provide a safe atmosphere for growth and personal exploration.
Student safety at Pali Institute is paramount. Every employee on our property undergoes a LiveScan fingerprint background check through the U.S. Department of Justice & FBI databases and is checked against the National Sex Offender Registry. Classroom teachers who attend with their students undergo the same demanding process through their school district. Because Pali Institute cannot guarantee other adults have gone through the same thorough background check, we must err on the side of caution to protect all students on site.
What if my child gets homesick, sleepwalks, wets the bed, or has night terrors?
Can I contact my child while they are at Pali?
Parents are welcome to send letters. You can mail letters via USPS or email a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be aware that you may need to mail letters up to a week in advance to assure delivery while your child is visiting Pali Institute.
If you email a letter, please put your student’s name and their school name in the subject line. It will be printed for your student. All letters are delivered the evening before departure from Pali. If your student is homesick, contact from home will send them further over the edge 99% of the time.
For that reason, we do not allow students to call home during their stay. Teachers and Pali Institute administrators are always available to speak with you if you have any questions during your student’s stay, or if you need to contact your child due to a family or other emergency.
If your student is injured or spends longer than three hours in the Wellness Center, we will contact you.
Why are cell phones/internet devices prohibited?
What if my child has special dietary needs? Should I send food with him/her?
Pali’s dedicated kitchen team works hard to deliver delicious, child-friendly meals every day. Most meals are made from scratch; we even bake our own breads and cakes in our in-house bakery.
We can cater to a variety of food sensitivities and restrictions. Please call us to speak with our staff and/or Chef to discuss your child’s dietary requirements. We may ask you to send supplemental food to be prepared by our kitchen during mealtimes.
My child is a vegetarian/picky eater. What are his/her options?
The cuisine at Pali is incredible! There is always something for everyone to enjoy. Most meals are made from scratch; we even bake our own breads and cakes in our in-house bakery.
A vegetarian protein option is offered at every meal. Fresh fruit is available, as well as a full salad bar during lunch and dinner. Please do not hesitate to contact Pali for a menu if you have any concerns.
My child has a nut allergy. Are there nuts at Pali?
Is there anything my child should not bring to Pali?
Please no snacks. We are located in a national forest and do our very best to keep our cabins free from bears and other pests. Kids never go hungry at Pali and are welcome to help themselves to seconds at meals.
Please don’t send over-the-counter medications. Our nurses have an ample supply of over the counter medications if necessary. They will dispense them with parent permission. This prevents children from sharing medication without supervision.
Please indicate that your child is allowed to take over the counter medications on the health form in the event that your child should need them.
A reminder: phones and other devices with Internet capabilities are strictly prohibited.
What should I pack for my child?
What if my child is sick or injured?
Where are the nearest emergency facilities?
Who do I contact for emergencies?
Pali Institute can be contacted at:
30778 CA 18
Running Springs, CA 92382