The default mode of transportation to ARML is by bus. The bus will leave from the Bay Area on the morning of June 2nd and return on the evening of June 3rd. Depending on the size of our team, the “bus” may include vans or other additional vehicles. This is the only officially sanctioned method of travel to ARML.

All students must travel via approved means to ARML. This is usually limited to the bus or travel with the student’s parent or guardian. Students wishing to travel with their parents, or arrange a carpool with other students and parents, should contact the coaching staff immediately.

ARML schedule and activities

Our schedule at ARML can change from year to year. However, here is a rough outline of what goes on during the trip.

  • Friday morning: Travel to Reno
  • Friday afternoon: ARML competition begins (Team and Power rounds)
  • Friday evening: Free time, dinner provided
  • Saturday morning: ARML competition concludes (Individual and Relay rounds); lunch provided
  • Saturday afternoon: ARML awards ceremony, final team meeting and awards
  • Saturday evening: Return home

What to pack

  • Clothes
  • Masks that fully cover your mouth and nose, if you want
  • Water bottle
  • Shampoo and toiletries
  • Writing instrument(s)
  • Board or card games if desired
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Spending money (to cover meals and other expenses)
  • More spending money (if desired, for ARML books and other souvenirs)
  • Frisbees, basketballs, etc. (if desired)

What not to pack

  • Calculators (they are not allowed on the competition)
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels (they are provided in the dorm)
  • Fancy electronics (due to risk of loss, theft, or damage, we recommend not bringing them)
  • Homework (finish it before you go, and have some fun on the trip!)
  • Alcohol, weapons, any illegal or dangerous items