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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.

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.

All camps take place at Tumalo State Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Extended care options are available only for our August camp. See Camp Details.

2022 Tumalo Day Camp Schedule

August Camp: August 22-26 - Click here to register

CITs: Click here for more info and to register

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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.

 

NEW THIS YEAR:

In an attempt to make Tumalo Day Camp accessible to more kids, we have introduced a THIRD week of camp in July and we are limiting initial registration to one week per camper. In mid-March, if camp has not filled up, we will then open up registration to allow campers to register for additional weeks. Be sure to also check out SummerKids and Tech Camps for other great opportunities!

 

COST:

Pre-K and Kindergarten: $275/week

1st-3rd grade: $255/week

4th-6th grade: $280/week (includes one overnighter)

7th grade: $325/week (includes two overnighters and a field trip)

CITs (8th-12th grade): $165/one week, $35/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. 4th-6th grade groups reflect 1 overnighter. 7th grade group reflects 1 field trip and 2 overnighters.

 

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

Afternoons: $85/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 | $275

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 | $275

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 | $255

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 | $255

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 | $255

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 | $280

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. 4th graders have 1 overnighter at camp Thursday night, complete with a cookout, campfire, and fun nighttime activities!*

*We are planning on overnighters for 2022! If Camp Fire must cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds for this portion of camp will be made.

 

5th Grade | $280

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. 5th graders have 1 overnighter at camp Thursday night, complete with a cookout, campfire, and fun nighttime activities!*

*We are planning on overnighters for 2022! If Camp Fire must cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds for this portion of camp will be made.

 

6th Grade | $280

6th graders will improve their camping skills! Campers will strengthen their skills in conservation, compass use, camping, outdoor cooking, and backpacking. 6th graders have 1 overnighter at camp Thursday night, complete with a cookout, campfire, and fun nighttime activities!*

*We are planning on overnighters for 2022! If Camp Fire must cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds for this portion of camp will be made.

 

7th Grade | $325

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 1 field trip and 2 overnighters at camp Wednesday and Thursday nights, complete with cookouts, campfires, and fun nighttime activities!*

*We are planning on overnighters for 2022! If Camp Fire must cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds for this portion of camp will be made.

 

Click here for information on the Tumalo Day Camp CIT program

 

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