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Fall 2024 : (September 09, 2024 - November 13, 2024)
Mary Baldwin University
Mary Baldwin University has always challenged the status quo to expand access and opportunity for everyone. Standing on that foundation, we’re rebuilding what a college education can be—one where liberal arts combined with professional programs inspire personal, social, and intellectual growth for a diverse population. Today, we’re recognized as the top college in Virginia for delivering social mobility for low-income students. MBU offers programs of study supported by traditional classroom teaching, online, and work experience. We emphasize the development of critical, creative, reflective reasoning and experiential learning as the bedrock for fulfilling and meaningful lives in the fast-changing new economy.

Registration closes: 2024-09-15
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2024 101 E Frederick Street, Staunton, VA 24401
University Information Session and Tour
As some teens at CHEC begin thinking about college possibilities, we are planning to offer several tours of campuses in the area in the next year. This information session and tour is for high school students and their parent/adult chaperone to learn more about Mary Baldwin University. The information session will cover the admissions process, university programs and questions related to attending the university. Attendees will also be given a tour of the campus. Lunch will be provided. The University MBU is a small, private university enrolling nearly 2,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels on campuses in Staunton and Fishersville, Virginia, and online. Since 1842, this intimate learning environment has allowed students to cultivate strong connections with faculty and peers. Our Mission Mary Baldwin University empowers inclusive leaders to create lives of purpose and professional success in our changing world. Three Colleges The university is organized into three academic colleges: the Gold College of Arts and Sciences, the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, and the Palmer College of Professional Studies.
Notes: Exact meeting location and parking will be sent to attendees in the week prior to the visit.

11:00AM - 01:00AM Ages: 13-18 Participant participating high school student $2.00
Chaperone participating adult $2.00
Sibling participating sibling not currently in high school $0.00
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Fall Camping Trip (SAVE THE DATE)
Details coming soo for CHEC's fall camping trip! Exact dates TBD, however, it will take place during CHEC's fall break week in October.

Registration closes: 2024-10-08
Monday, Oct 14, 2024 - Thursday, Oct 17, 2024 TBD
Wayne Theater
Waynesboro’s premier live entertainment performance venue in which all of the arts may be appreciated, enjoyed, learned and supported.

Registration closes: 2024-10-08
Friday, Oct 25, 2024 521 W Main Street Waynesboro, VA 22980
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From multi-award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig comes a fast-paced adventure about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. ‍ Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.This performance is part of Wayne's Arts Education Programing for 8th-12th grade.

10:00AM - 12:00PM Ages: 13-18 Participant participating student (suggested age 8th-12th grade) $16.00
Chaperone participating adults $16.00
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Are field trips drop off?

No, not unless explicitly stated. Parents should plan to attend field trips with their student(s) or to send them with another parent/caregiver. CHEC will have a field trip coordinator attending the field trip to answer parent questions and coordinate with staff at the location, but the coordinator is not responsible for monitoring students.
Do my students need to take classes at CHEC to enroll in field trips?

You do not need to be enrolled in classes at CHEC to take field trips. They are open to everyone. You will need an account on the CHEC website and payment will be managed through that account.

I want to enroll my student in a field trip that they aren't the correct age group for. What should I do?

Our age recommendations are generally guidelines, however some field trip venues have strict age guidelines. Please enroll based on the age ranges noted. If you have an older or younger child you would like to enroll, please reach out to and we will let you know if there is wiggle room for that particular trip and how to proceed with enrollment.
There are several programs for different age groups associated with a field trip. I want to enroll my children in different programs, but they are at the same time and I can't chaperone both. How is this handled?

You do not need to register as a chaperone twice. You should only pay one fee. Typically, you would register to accompany your younger child(ren). Upon arrival, make sure the coordinator realizes that you are accompanying your younger student.
My family can't make the field trip anymore. Can we get a refund?

CHEC field trips are generally non-refundable. CHEC is run by volunteers and refund requests create additional work for multiple people. In addition, many field trips and/or group rates require us to meet certain minimums and we often have to notify our host of our headcount commitment well in advance of trips. Occasionally we are able to make exceptions to our refund policy for field trip totals over $50. If you would like to see if a refund is possible for a trip where your total was more than $50 or if you would like refund consideration for financial hardship, please contact Consideration will depend on variables such as how far in advance we receive the request and our payment and headcount commitments for the particular venue.