Pre Camp

Camp Adventures for Children Ages 3-5

Pre Camp is the “perfect first camp experience” created just for our youngest campers. Carefully designed by our directors to be a nurturing introductory program for preschoolers located in Poway just off the 15 freeway, Pre Camp is full of traditional Outpost fun and adventure. Our counselors are chosen and trained to embrace the creativity and imagination of each camper to create an inventive and inclusive environment. Each two or three-week session has options for two, three or five days per week. Learn more about our dates and rates.


Set Up for Success

Our staff are skilled at pacing the day appropriately by ensuring that activities alternate between very active and quietly passive. By tailoring the day to the appropriate age, each camper can navigate camp more successfully.

Small Groups

Small groups of the same age are the focus of our program’s design. Group centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friendships, and connect with their counselors.

Genuine Connections

Genuine Connections

Our small group sizes and longer sessions give each camper the opportunity to genuinely connect with and keep friends. We have found that this is especially important for our youngest campers as they adjust to the camp day with familiar faces.

Hand Picked Staff

Hand Picked Staff

Our counselors are carefully selected and intentionally trained to ensure every child feels included, valued and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our counselors; they’re the ones who create the magic.

Back To Basics

Back to Basics

Campers visit a tree fort where facilitated free play encourages campers to get back to basics and simply play outside. This allows campers to learn collaboration, creativity, initiative, leadership and responsibility.

Strong Sense Of Belonging

Strong Sense of Belonging

Each group’s unique sense of identity and inclusivity provides a safe platform for kids to develop their physical, emotional and social skills by choosing group activities, trying new and silly things, and enjoying themselves outdoors.

Lasting Memories

We find that campers remember most the in-between moments filled with inside jokes, ridiculous games and silly conversations. From ninja spying on another to group to leaving notes to the Leaf People, these are the stories you’ll hear from your campers over dinner.