Dates & Rates

Summer 2021 Dates and Rates

Each session of camp is two weeks long and runs Monday through Friday five-days-per-week only. The session dates for Summer 2021 are:

  • Session 1: June 21 to July 2
  • Session 2: July 5 to July 16 (session begins as scheduled on Monday, July 5 - no closure this day)
  • Session 3: July 19 to July 30
  • Session 4: August 2 to August 13

*Please note: As of May 1, 2021, all programs and sessions are full except Junior Outpost Session 4.

Junior Outpost

For campers aged 5-7 only.
Campers must be 5 years old by the first day of their camp session.

9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (no swim program)

$530

Day Camp

Campers entering K-5th grade in Fall 2021.
Campers must be 5 years old by the first day of their camp session.

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (includes daily swim)

$850

Senior Outpost

Campers entering 6th-9th grade* in Fall 2021
*10th graders eligible for Sessions 1 & 2

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (out of camp excursions included)

$1000

At the time of enrollment, there is a $50 application fee per camper (non-refundable). This fee is in addition to the fees shown in the table above. With regards to the listed fees above, a $200 deposit per child is due at the time of enrollment, with the full family balance due on June 1. Contact our office for more details.

The fees listed above are for each two-week session and are all-inclusive: They cover all program activities, transportation to and from the pool and other venues for the Day Camp and Senior Outpost programs, two Outpost t-shirts, a group photo, and a daily snack.

A daily PM extended program is available for Day Camp and Senior Outpost campers only, that runs from 3PM to 4:30PM each day. Enrollment is available on a full session basis only (all ten days of the session) and costs $100. This option will be available to you at enrollment if desired.

If your child has special medical needs, please contact us directly prior to enrollment. To read about our COVID-19 Operations, click here.

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 (entering K-5th) and Senior Outpost (entering 6-9th)

Outpost CamperThe camp day for Day Camp and Senior Outpost is 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Parents may drop off their children between 8:45 and 9:00 AM and pick them up between 2:45 and 3:00 PM. Prior to the beginning of your child's session, we will offer a drive-by Open House where you will be able to practice the drop off and pick up, meet the camp director, and receive your child's shirts and car placard. You will also receive more detailed information about how drop off and pick up. Contact our office if you have additional questions.

Each camper brings a backpack with a water bottle, peanut-free lunch from home, and a swimsuit and towel. Note that all electronics are strictly prohibited at camp, including smart watches and all phones of any type. We serve a daily snack in the afternoon, such as crackers and watermelon.

We swim Mondays through Fridays at Fit Athletic Club in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Each camper is individually evaluated on their 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.


Junior Outpost - ages 5 to 7

Our youngest campers - ages 5 to 7 - have two program options. They are eligible to enroll in the Day Camp program (described above) OR Junior Outpost.

The Junior Outpost 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.

Junior Outpost has been carefully designed as an introductory summer day camp experience: a shorter day, no pool, and age-appropriate activities. 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 engage in program activities include hiking and exploring the wilderness preserve, 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 their "special group." We know that 5-7 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.

Each camper brings a backpack with a water bottle, peanut-free lunch from home, and a swimsuit and towel. Note that all electronics are strictly prohibited at camp, including smart watches and all phones of any type. We serve a daily snack in the afternoon, such as crackers and watermelon.

If you have any questions about our Junior Outpost program do not hesitate to contact us!

To learn more about our camp's approach, read about our camp's mission, philosophy and safety.