A fun, unique and unforgettable experience for kids. Tumalo Day Camp is a rich group outdoor learning experience that lets kids share joy and responsibility while making new, lasting friendships. Here, campers discover, explore and build individual skills as they try new things rather than watch others do them.
Campers are immersed in the natural world, inspiring a sense of wonder while building self confidence and awareness. Learning outdoor skills such as shelter and fire building, knife and tool safety, basic orienteering and outdoor cooking, each camper becomes an integral part of a century-old tradition and memorable camp experience, filled with fun games, crafts, camp songs, silly skits and more.
Tumalo Day Camp is run by caring volunteers. As a volunteer leader at Tumalo Day Camp, your children can attend camp for free! Learn more on our volunteer page and contact us right away to express your interest.
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.
Pre-K and Kindergarten: $255/week
1st-7th grade: $235/week
CITs (8th-12th grade): $135/week
Costs reflect a lower staff:youth ratio for our pre-k and kindergarten groups. All camps are priced by the week and we do not prorate for daily attendance.
EXTENDED CARE OPTIONS (only offered for August camp, not available in June):
While our regular programming runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, we do offer PM extended care options at August camp for those with schedules that run longer than our program. When you sign up for extended care, you can pick up as late as 5:00 pm.
WHAT TO BRING:
Lunch & snacks - We will not be providing lunch or snacks. With a full day of activities all of our campers get hungry for a snack during the day. Please pack enough food for your child to stay comfortable all day long.
Water bottle - labeled with child's name, to make sure your child stays hydrated.
Sunscreen - please apply every day prior to arriving.
Closed-toed shoes - that stay on and will keep your child's feet warm while outside. No flip-flops.
All-weather clothing - We spend every day outside, no matter the weather. Campers should be prepared for heat, sun, rain, and all of our variable Central Oregon weather.
Learn more about our financial assistance process here.
Learn more about our registration policies including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy.
8th-12th grade | $135
Discount available for CITs that sign up for both June and August camps.
Learn leadership and teamwork skills, while having fun at camp! CITs are an invaluable part of Tumalo Day Camp. The CIT program provides great experience that youth can draw from as they apply for jobs, hone their own camp counselor skills, or even apply to colleges.
Each CIT is assigned to a small group to assist the Camp Counselor in all activities, as well as lead songs and games with the other CITs. If you would like to be a CIT at Tumalo Day Camp, you must be available all five days of camp, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.
*Note: Registering as a CIT serves as an application to ensure that the person applying is a good fit. We do our best to find a good fit for everyone, however, we cannot guarantee your spot. If for any reason, you do not get a spot, we will refund your registration fees.
Mandatory Training - Dates TBD at Tumalo State Park
To make sure all of our CITs are well trained and know what is expected of them at camp, we will have a mandatory training at Tumalo State Park in early June. Even if you have been a CIT before, training is important to ensure that you bond as a team and that you are a part of planning any special themes or activities for camp. And, it's fun! Details will be sent out in an email prior to the training.
Pre-K | $255
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 | $255
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, how to make a simple mini first-aid kit, and how to plan for a short hike.
1st Grade | $235
1st 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, and some first aid basics.
2nd Grade | $235
2nd graders start to delve a little deeper into building some real skills for enjoying the outdoors and camping including: learning basic useful knots, how to look for animal tracks and signs, planning a hike, and important fire safety.
3rd Grade | $235
3rd 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 | $235
4th graders practice skills such as advanced knots, fire building and fire safety, how to measure distance in paces, use, care and safety of a pocket knife, planning a longer hike, and outdoor cooking techniques. Traditionally our 4th grade group has 1 overnighter at camp. This may be added as an option for August camp depending on covid restrictions at that time.
5th Grade | $235
5th 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. Traditionally our 5th grade group has 1 overnighter at camp. This may be added as an option for August camp depending on covid restrictions at that time.
6th Grade | $235
6th graders will improve their camping skills! Campers will strengthen their skills in conservation, compass use, camping, outdoor cooking, and backpacking. Traditionally our 6th grade group has 1 overnighter at camp. This may be added as an option for August camp depending on covid restrictions at that time.
7th Grade | $235
7th graders will perfect their camping skills! Campers will add to their knowledge of nature, ecology, compass use, outdoor cooking, and fire safety. Traditionally our 7th grade group has 2 overnighters at camp. This may be added as an option for August camp depending on covid restrictions at that time.
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