Transportation

Door-to-Door Camp Transportation, Included

Day Camp and Senior Outpost Programs Only

Outpost Summer Camps provides door-to-door transportation to many San Diego North Coastal and North Inland communities, including, but not limited to: Carmel Valley, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Sabre Springs, Poway, and Del Mar. We serve parts or all of these and other surrounding neighborhoods. We take our service and responsibility seriously – as transporting children to and from camp, as well as on field trips and special outings, requires the highest level of safety and supervision.

The door-to-door transportation for Day Camp and Senior Outpost is fully included in the program fee – there is no additional cost for this service. If you live outside of one of the communities listed above, and want to know if we serve your community/zip code area with our door-to-door service, click here for our Terms and Conditions, and scroll down to the transportation section, where there is a list of zip code areas served, or, contact our office.

Your child’s safety is our #1 priority

We use new-model 2017 Ford Transit 15-passenger vans specifically designed for passenger transportation, with the latest in safety features built into each vehicle. These vehicles are ordered directly from the manufacturer for our summer camp program. A California Class B driver’s license is required to operate these vehicles. Each of our senior counselor/drivers receives over 20 combined hours of classroom and behind-the-wheel training prior to driving the camp vans each summer. In addition to completing the training and earning their license, our drivers complete vehicle inspections each camp day prior to driving the van on the daily routes. The vans are serviced and maintained regularly using this inspection system throughout the summer by a licensed mechanic.

Our drivers come to your home each camp morning between 8 – 9 AM. We return your child home between 4:10 – 5 PM. Pick up and drop off order is determined by your home’s distance on the van route from Outpost Summer Camps. Offices and other pick up and drop off spots can often be arranged in lieu of a home. Our drivers visit each home the weekend before each session to meet the family and deliver the pick up and drop off times. We offer one and only one pickup/dropoff location for each family.

The van ride is part of the fun

We’ve found over the many years of running our program that the van ride is an important element of the Outpost experience. Our campers very much enjoy and value the “big kid” experience of getting to travel to and from camp separately from being driven by a parent. Campers form close friendships over a three-week session with the neighborhood kids on their routes, and a “van culture” often gets created by a van route, complete with nicknames, spontaneous games, and other adventures. Many of our campers identify riding the van to and from camp as one of their favorite parts of the program!

All the details for your camper’s transportation are covered in full during our normal online enrollment process. For more details on our transportation program, including exact areas serviced in North County, contact our office.