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Tumalo Day Camp

Serving youth at Tumalo State Park since 1989, Tumalo Day Camp is Camp Fire Central Oregon’s oldest and most popular summer camp. However, Tumalo Day Camp is more than just a week or two of fun in the summer; it is a community of staff, volunteers, and youth coming together year after year in a mutual outdoor learning experience that allows them to share joy and responsibility in nature, to feel a sense of belonging and purpose, and to create a pathway for continued outdoor engagement and leadership.

Through games, skills progressions, and relationship building, this program emphasizes connection with nature, leadership, environmental stewardship, outdoor recreation and experiential learning. This camp is available for PreK thru 7th grade, with Counselor in Training opportunities for grades 8-12 as well. At each camp, we offer fun overnights—two nights for 7th graders, one night for grades 4-6!

Tumalo Day Camp is run by caring volunteers. As a volunteer leader at Tumalo Day Camp, your children are guaranteed a spot and can attend camp for free! Learn more on our volunteer page and contact us right away to express your interest.

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2023 Tumalo Day Camp Schedule

All camps take place at Tumalo State Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • June 26-30
  • July 31-August 4
  • August 21-25

Extended care options are available only for our August camp. For more information about extended care and camp pricing,  See Camp Details & Pricing.

Tumalo Day Camp Overnights

While at Tumalo Day Camp, campers get to spend one or two nights, depending on age, camping at Tumalo State Park. Dates for overnighters for each camp:

  • June Session:  6/28  (just 7th) & 6/29 (4th-7th)
  • July Session: 8/2  (just 7th) & 8/3 (4th-7th)
  • August Session: 8/23 (just 7th) & 8/24 (4th-7th)

What Will Campers Be Doing During the Day?

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Counselors in Training (CITs)

Program Details:

• Daily Timeframe: 8:30 am-2:30pm (required training and overnight June 2-3)
• Location: Tumalo State Park, 64170 O. B. Riley Rd, Tumalo, OR 97703. Camp is held in the Day Use area of the park on the west side of O.B. Riley Road.
• Cost: $200/one week, $50/each additional week. CITs do not register through the lottery but our traditional sign-up system. Scholarships and financial assistance available. Learn more here.

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Program Details:

PROGRAM HOURS: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

LOCATION: Tumalo State Park

64170 O. B. Riley Rd, Tumalo, OR 97703. Camp is held in the Day Use area of the park on the west side of O.B. Riley Road.

 

COST:

Pre-K and Kindergarten: $325/week

1st-3rd grade: $300/week

4th-6th grade: $330/week (includes one overnighter)

7th grade: $375/week (includes two overnighters and a field trip)

CITs (8th-12th grade): $200/one week, $50/each additional week

All camps are priced by the week and we do not prorate for daily attendance. Pre-K and Kindergarten groups reflect a lower adult:youth ratio. The 4th-6th grade groups reflect one overnighter. The 7th grade group reflects one field trip and two overnighters.

 

EXTENDED CARE OPTIONS (only offered for August camp, not available in June/July)

Afternoons: $95/week

Camp runs from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. When you sign up for extended care, you can pick up as late as 5:00 pm.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: 

Financial assistance is available for all of our programs. Learn more about our financial assistance process here.   

 

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: 

Learn more about our registration policies including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy. 

 

SPACE IS LIMITED: 

Don't wait to register... High-quality youth programs are in high demand.  Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great Adult:Youth ratio and create the best learning experience possible.

Space is limited and many sell out quickly!  If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the wait list.

Tumalo Day Camp Group Descriptions

Pre-K | $325 per week

Let the fun begin! Our Pre-K Camp is for children 4 years of age. It's a great introduction to a group setting, where campers will start to learn best practices for safety in the outdoors and enjoy nature walks. They will especially enjoy our daily sing ring, learning some simple camp songs, making crafts, and playing games.

 

Kindergarten | $325 per week

Before Kinders head off to school in the fall, camp is a great opportunity to build their confidence. They will have lots of fun learning camp songs, making crafts, and playing games. They will also begin to learn important skills of what to do if they are lost in the outdoors, and how to make a first-aid kit as a group.

 

1st Grade | $300 per week

First graders will have lots of fun learning camp songs, making crafts, and playing games. They will also continue to build skills in hiking, learn important skills of what to do if they are ever lost outdoors, how to make a group first aid kit, and learn the 10 essentials. 

 

2nd Grade | $300 per week

Second graders start to delve a little deeper into building some real skills for enjoying the outdoors and camping including: Learning what to do if lost, making individual first aid kits, basic knots, fire safety, and more!

 

3rd Grade | $300 per week

Third graders continue to build their outdoors skills including: learning a project with knots, how to identify animal tracks, planning a lunch hike, important fire safety, and planning their own lunch cookout.

 

4th Grade | $330 per week

Fourth graders practice skills such as advanced knots, fire building and fire safety, how to measure distance in paces, the use, care and safety of a pocket knife, planning a longer hike, and outdoor cooking techniques. 4th graders have one overnighter at camp Thursday night, complete with a cookout, campfire, and fun nighttime activities!*

*We are planning on overnighters for 2023! If Camp Fire must cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds for this portion of camp will be made.

 

5th Grade | $330 per week

Fifth graders start putting their new camping skills into practice! Campers will further skills such as advanced knots, compass reading, pocket knife use, and outdoor cooking. They will also explore environmental conservation. 5th graders have 1 overnighter at camp Thursday night, complete with a cookout, campfire, and fun nighttime activities!*

*We are planning on overnighters for 2023! If Camp Fire must cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds for this portion of camp will be made.

 

6th Grade | $330 per week

Sixth graders will improve their camping skills! Campers will strengthen their skills in conservation, compass use, camping, outdoor cooking, and backpacking. 6th graders have one overnighter at camp Thursday night, complete with a cookout, campfire, and fun nighttime activities!*

*We are planning on overnighters for 2023! If Camp Fire must cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds for this portion of camp will be made.

 

7th Grade | $375 per week

7th graders will perfect their camping skills! Campers will add to their knowledge of nature, ecology, compass use, outdoor cooking, and fire safety. 7th graders have one field trip and two overnighters at camp Wednesday and Thursday nights, complete with cookouts, campfires, and fun nighttime activities!*

*We are planning on overnighters for 2023! If Camp Fire must cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds for this portion of camp will be made.

 

8th-12th Grades | Cost per week + each additional week TBD

Click here for information on the Tumalo Day Camp CIT program

 

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

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