School Year Programs 2021- 2022

TOM SAWYER CAMPS

School Year PM Camp & Saturday Camp

Registration is now open!

Welcome to the Great Outdoors! We’ve learned a lot in the past year and a half about how to safely bring kids together in the outdoors for fun and connections with others. We have found our campers and staff have quickly adapted to face coverings and social distancing, and the feedback from kids, staff and parents has inspired us to continue our outdoor programs from summer into the school year.  Our School Year Programs consist of PM Camp for after school day activities, Saturday Camp for a once a week program and our traditional Horseback Riding Lessons.

We know our programs will engage your kids and will add to your child’s school day. 

Please call us with any questions  at 626-794-1156.

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We are pleased to offer the following programs:

PM Camp

  • Monday – Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Four-Week Sessions
  • Camp days are flexible
    • May choose 1 to 5 days per week as long as days are consistent each week for whole session
  • Rate is $50/day

Saturday Camp 

  • Two Saturdays per session
  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sessions are $140
  • Session Dates:
    • Sept. 25th and Oct. 2nd
    • Oct. 9th and Oct. 16th
    • Oct. 23rd and Oct. 30th
    • Nov. 6th and Nov. 13th
    • Nov. 20th and Dec. 4th
    • Dec. 11th and Dec. 18th

Horseback Riding Lessons and Trail Rides

  • Private Lessons for kids ages 3 to 14 (45 minutes)
  • Private lessons are $60 (one on one instruction)
  • Trail rides for up to four campers ages 7 and up (45 minutes)
  • Trail Rides are $40 per rider (two wranglers and four riders)
  • Register online for private lessons or trail rides and we’ll call to schedule a time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tom Sawyer PM Camp is an active, outdoor program for children 3 years old through 8th grade. PM Camp provides campers with safe, outdoor activities, and connections to other campers and counselors. Campers in PM Camp are grouped with up to 12 campers and 2 staff in PK, lower elementary, upper elementary and middle school groups. They participate in an all outdoor program with archery, games, hikes, and TSC fun!
PM Camp operates in four-week sessions, Monday - Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Camp days during the session are flexible as you have the ability to choose 1-5 days per week as long as the days are consistent through the entire session. Drop off and Pick up are offered in 30 minutes windows (2:30-3:00pm Drop off and 5:30-6:00pm Pick up).
PM Camp runs in four-week sessions. We recognize that some families may not need a 5 day/week program. Families are able to choose 1-5 days per week for the four-week session. Days must be consistent from week to week.
Tom Sawyer Saturday Camp is an active, outdoor program for children 3 years old through 8th grade. Saturday Camp provides campers with safe, outdoor activities, and connections to other campers and counselors. Campers in Saturday Camp are with up to 12 campers and 2 staff in PK, lower elementary, upper elementary and middle school groups. They participate in an all outdoor program with archery, games, hikes, and TSC fun!
Saturday Camp is 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for for two consecutive Saturdays. Pick up and drop off are 15 minutes before and after each session. Dates: Sept. 25th and Oct. 2nd Oct. 9th and Oct. 16th Oct. 23rd and Oct. 30th  Nov. 6th and Nov. 13th Nov. 20th and Dec. 4th Dec. 11th and Dec. 18th
Campers should bring a small backpack with snacks, a refillable water bottle, a spare face covering and a sunscreen stick. Saturday Campers need to bring a lunch. Campers should wear weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen. a face covering, closed toe shoes and a hat. Campers do not need to bring hand sanitizer as we have plenty on hand!
Tom Sawyer follows all the Day Camp Health Orders issued by the City of Pasadena and Los Angeles County. Campers should not come to camp if they are not feeling well. Campers and staff will have a daily health screening and temperature check, wear a face covering, practice physical distancing and regularly wash hands. For specific protocols click the blue banner at the top of the page.
Camp is held in Hahamongna Watershed Park where we have our summer programs. PM Camp drop off is 2:30-3:00pm and pick up is 5:30-6:00pm. Saturday Camp drop off is 8:45-9:00am and pick up is 2:00- 2:15pm Detailed information will be emailed after registration.
When you register there is a $25 non-refundable deposit. There is no charge for rescheduling sessions. Cancel 6 days before your session (Tuesday 5 pm for Monday sessions, Sunday 5 pm for Saturday sessions) and receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Cancellations within 5 days receive a full refund minus $125. Once a session has begun there are no refunds with one exception: if your camper cannot attend because of an extended illness or accident a pro-rated credit on account, or refund will be issued at the discretion of the Director. Proof of illness by written statement of a licensed physician may be required for any type of credit or refund offered by camp.
If the camp must close by order of the State of California, Los Angeles County or City of Pasadena Health Department, you will receive a full prorated refund less the $25 non-refundable deposit.
(due to popular demand we are currently not accepting new riders. Please email info@tomsawyercamps.com to be put on a waitlist) Horseback Riding lessons and trail rides are scheduled with the office after your registration is complete. Lessons and trail rides are scheduled throughout the day Monday to Saturday.
Horseback riding meets at the Corral in the park. Wranglers will greet you in the parking area when you arrive. A map and instructions will be emailed after scheduling.
Horseback riders need a refillable water bottle and lightweight gloves (like gardening or batting gloves)
There is a hikers adage that says, "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing". Except for the rainiest of days, we will hold camp. Please send a sturdy rain coat and waterproof shoes. We have several portable shelters we will use. Horseback riding is more sensitive to wet weather. We will let you know the day before if there is any change to our schedule. We will issue a pro-rated credit or refund if we cancel a day for bad weather.

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