Dates & Rates

Summer 2017 Dates and Rates

Pre Camp

Campers aged 3-5*

Session One

June 19 - July 7
Three week camp duration - no camp Tuesday, July 4

$675- 5 days per week (M-F)
$435- 3 days per week (MWF)
$245- 2 days per week (TTH)

Session Two

July 10 - July 21
Two week camp duration

$480- 5 days per week (M-F)
$290- 3 days per week (MWF)
$195- 2 days per week (TTH)

Session Three

July 31 - August 18
Three week camp duration

$720- 5 days per week (M-F)
$435- 3 days per week (MWF)
$290- 2 days per week (TTH)

Day Camp

Campers entering 1-5th grade in Fall 2017*

Session One

June 19 - July 7
Three week camp duration - no camp Tuesday, July 4

$1170- 5 days per week (M-F)
$765- 3 days per week (MWF)
$420- 2 days per week (TTH)

Session Two

July 10 - July 28
Three week camp duration

$1220- 5 days per week (M-F)
$765- 3 days per week (MWF)
$475- 2 days per week (TTH)

Session Three

July 31 - August 18
Three week camp duration

$1220- 5 days per week (M-F)
$765- 3 days per week (MWF)
$475- 2 days per week (TTH)

Senior Outpost

Campers entering 6th-9th grade in Fall 2017

Session One

June 19 - July 7
Three week camp duration - no camp Tuesday, July 4

$1350- 5 days per week (M-F)

Session Two

July 10 - July 28
Three week camp duration

$1430- 5 days per week (M-F)

Session Three

July 31 - August 18
Three week camp duration

$1430- 5 days per week (M-F)

*5 year olds entering Kindergarten in Fall 2017 are appropriate for Pre Camp, 5 year olds entering 1st grade in Fall 2017 are appropriate for Day Camp.

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The fees listed above are for each THREE-WEEK session and are all inclusive: they cover door-to-door transportation (Day Camp and Senior Outpost only), all program activities, two Outpost t-shirts, a group photo and a daily snack.  We also offer a sibling and/or multiple session discount of 5% off the total camp fees to all our camp families, which will be automatically credited to your account by our office staff upon completion of your child's registration.

A $300 deposit per child is due at the time of enrollment, with the full balance due on June 1. Contact our office for more details, or, ENROLL NOW!

If your child has special medical needs, please contact us directly prior to enrollment.

Outpost Summer Camps also offers full and partial camperships for qualifying families due to the generosity of our supporters & camp parents. To request a campership application packet, or if you would like to make a contribution to our campership program (all contributions are 100% tax-deductible), contact us.


General Information

Day Camp and Senior Outpost

Outpost CamperThe camp day is 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Our door-to-door transportation service is included in the camp fee. The camp van comes to your home to pick up your camper between 8:00 - 9:00 AM, and returns to drop off your camper between 4:10 and 5:00 PM. The exact pick-up and drop-off time varies depending on your home's distance from the camp site. Offices and other pick-up and drop-off spots can often be arranged in lieu of a home if you are out of our transportation service area. Additional express pick-ups at neighborhood locations may be possible for those far-reaching areas that we do not regularly service if enough children from that area enroll.

In addition to our standard door-to-door transportation option, parents may choose two other options for arrival and pick-up each camp day. Parents may bring their campers to and from camp - families choosing this option must drop off their children between 8:45 and 9:00 AM, and pick them up between 3:45 and 4:00 PM. We also offer an Extended Camp program. Parents may drop off their campers as early as 7:30 AM and/or pick them up anytime up until 5:30 PM. Extended Camp is offered at an additional fee of $5 per camp day for either the AM or PM program, or $8 per day for both. Families must select door-to-door transportation, parent drop-off/pick-up, OR extended camp for the entire 3-week session. Families can choose one option for AM and one for PM if desired. Contact our office if you have additional questions about these options.

Each camper brings a lunch from home. We serve a daily snack in the afternoon, such as granola bars and watermelon.

We swim Mondays through Fridays at Mt Carmel High School pool or Westview High School pool, located a few miles north of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. Campers bring their swimsuits on their first day of camp. We keep the swimsuits at camp, where they are rinsed, dried and available for the next day. In addition to fun and unique water games and activities, campers can participate in a lap-swimming program to earn badges. Each camper is individually evaluated on his/her swimming skills on the first day of each session, so that the best level of supervision and coaching can be provided at all times.

If you have other questions about our program, try reading our "frequently asked questions" page or give us a call.


Pre Camp

The camp day is 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Parents drop off their campers between 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM and pick up between 1:15 PM and 1:30 PM.  The program is located at the North City Presbyterian Church in Poway, minutes east of I-15 off of Poway Rd. There is not door-to-door transportation or an extended day option for Pre Camp.

Pre Camp has been carefully designed as an age-appropriate introductory summer day camp experience. We create a nurturing environment built around the individual needs of each of our campers. A typical camp day begins with a "campfire", our traditional assembly full of songs, skits, and other old-fashioned camp activities. Campers then split into small, co-ed groups led by staff who balance camper needs (in a parental-type of approach) with creating excitement and energy for the camp activities.

In their small groups campers then begin the program. Activities include hiking and exploring the surrounding area, scavenger hunts, mystery guests, nature based crafts, old-fashioned age-appropriate camp games, and other traditional camp programming. We strive to create a unique community with a strong sense of belonging, so that each child feels a part of his/her "special group".

Parents send a sack lunch with their Pre Campers - Outpost provides water during lunchtime. We know that 3-5 year old children vary in their ability and stamina to handle situations over the course of a busy camp day - so we're always on the lookout for anyone who needs extra attention or nurturing.

If you have any questions about our Pre Camp program do not hesitate to contact us!