Currently in 5th through 8th grade
Outpost (OP) is 9 weeks long broken into 1 or 2 week sessions. Camp day is from 9:15 – 3:45.
Outpost provides campers with the opportunity to embark on new adventures in a positive, relaxed, and fun environment with sensitive, mature counselors. This is a challenging adventure program designed to provide a more rugged and varied approach to the Tom Sawyer Camp day.
While campers ride horses and swim in the traditional Tom Sawyer programs, the emphasis of Outpost is on rock climbing, windsurfing, and the challenging ropes course taught by our staff at local sites. In each activity, campers progress through basic skills and safety procedures as they grow and challenge themselves within their own comfort level. Many lasting friendships are formed in Outpost, and a number of Tom Sawyer staff members were once Outpost campers. Campers are grouped by age in coed groups of 13 led by a Senior Counselor and an Assistant Counselor.
Since we have found that working and growing with the same group of peers on a daily basis enhances this experience, Outpost is available on a 5-day-a week basis only. Outpost operates for 9 weeks with three 3-week sessions. Camp runs daily from 9:15am to 3:45pm.
During the 10th week of camp we offer Outpost campers entering 8th or 9th grade a chance to preview our Campers in Leadership Training program. This give campers interested in becoming a Junior Counselor in the future a chance to experience what it entails. It is an opportunity to learn and practice the skills needed to work with children. Information about this program is provided in late spring.