Welcome Letter for New Parents

Dear Parent,

We’re still all dealing with a global pandemic, and we’re thankful that we were able to offer a safe and incredible program in Summer 2021!

In our family, we have five children. Our oldest is a junior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and our second oldest joined him there this year as a freshman. We have a high school daughter (junior at Rancho Bernardo HS), and two elementary school kids (4th grader and 1st grader at Creekside Elementary). Just like you, we’ve been adjusting to all the challenges that the pandemic has brought all of us – both personally and professionally AND working as hard as we can to continue to offer our summer camps in 2022.

Welc Letter

Here’s what we learned last summer in 2021:

More than any other piece of feedback we received, we heard this: Thank you for healing my child.

Children needed summer camp more than ever before, quite literally. They needed to be outside. They needed to be with each other. They needed to run, explore, play, laugh, and enjoy each other’s company in person, every day.

They desperately needed a break from their devices, their screens, and their Zooms.

They needed to practice being together. Sharing, taking turns, listening, going first, going last, sitting next to each other, waiting, learning, laughing, playing, and just “being”. And we did it. All of us. And it was wonderful.

We welcome your family to join ours this upcoming summer at our summer camp program. Our children need it more than ever. Our staff are ready to “catch” your child no matter how the pandemic has affected you and your family.

We’ve worked very hard to prepare for this responsibility. Last summer, we worked closely with the State of California and our local County of San Diego health department to develop a safe operating plan grounded in both state health guidelines for Day Camps and informed by best practices developed through the American Camp Association. We can and will continue to operate as safely as possible given the conditions.

For you as a parent deciding what to do with your child this summer: Choosing Outpost means trusting us to take care of your child, operate as safely as reasonably possible, and provide the outdoor, group-centered camp experience for which Outpost has been counted on for twenty years.

Our website has all of the information about our programs, and we offer secure, online enrollment 24/7. We are also here to answer any questions you have, so contact us at any time. This is our family’s business, and our loyal and talented director team has been with Outpost for many years helping us create each memorable summer. We hope you will consider choosing Outpost for your child, not only for this summer but for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you into our camp family!

Kelly and Stuart Jones

Feel free to email us, parent to parent. We are always happy to discuss camp.