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
For campers aged 5-7 only
Runs from 9:30AM to 1:30PM (no swim program)
Campers entering K-5th grade in Fall 2021
Runs from 9AM to 3PM (includes daily swim)
Campers entering 6th-9th grade in Fall 2021
Runs from 9AM to 3PM (field trips included)
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.
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.
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.
Day Camp and Senior Outpost
The camp day 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 works. Contact our office if you have additional questions.
Each camper brings a backpack with a peanut-free lunch from home, along with a swimsuit and towel. Note that all electronics are strictly prohibited at camp, including 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Parents send a sack lunch with their Junior Outpost campers - Outpost provides water during lunchtime and a snack at the end of the day. Due to the severity and high volume of campers with severe allergies to peanuts Junior Outpost is peanut-free. To learn more about our camp's philosophy and safety try reading about our camp's mission, philosophy and safety.
If you have any questions about our Junior Outpost program do not hesitate to contact us!