Saturday Camp

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.

This is an all outdoor program with activities like archery, games, hikes, horses, climbing wall and other TSC fun! Please dress accordingly as the weather changes.

Saturday Campers need to bring a lunch. Campers should wear weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, closed toe shoes and a hat. Campers should bring a small backpack with snacks, a refillable water bottle, and a sunscreen stick.

  • Two Consecutive Saturdays per Session
  • Program Time 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Feb 24 and Mar 2$180
Mar 9 and Mar 16$180
Mar 23 and Mar 30$180
Apr 6 and Apr 13$180
Apr 20$90
May 4$90


Tom Sawyer Camps operates an entry level riding program designed for novice to beginner riders who would like to develop familiarity and comfort around horses as well as obtain basic equestrian skills.

Horseback activities meet 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 to bring a refillable water bottle and should wear weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and closed toe shoes.

STEP 1: Register online. STEP 2: Our office will contact you after your registration is complete to coordinate scheduling. Lessons are offered throughout the day Monday to Saturday.

  • Private Lessons are for campers age 3-14 (45 minutes)
  • Private Lessons are $60 (one on one instruction)
School Year FAQs
What about Health and Safety?

Tom Sawyer Camps 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.

What happens if it rains?

Since we are 100% outdoors, occasionally we cancel program due to rain, poor air quality or heavy winds (especially horse programs). We will always notify you as soon as possible if this happens. Please remember to always send your camper in weather appropriate attire.

What if I need to reschedule/cancel?

Rescheduling: There is no charge for rescheduling sessions.

Cancellations: Receive a full refund minus the $25 non-refundable deposit if you cancel 3 days prior to your session start date. Cancellations should be emailed to with as much notice as possible.

Once a session has begun there are no refunds. If your camper cannot attend because of an extended illness or accident, a pro-rated account credit 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.

What if camp has to close?

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.

When we were looking at her camp group photo, I asked my daughter who her friends were. She said: "All of them!"

TSC Family

Felicity woke up each day looking forward to camp! She still sings the songs, talks about the horses, and mentions what she learned on a daily basis. It was a wonderful experience and we are so thankful to have had this opportunity.

TSC Parent

My campers often look at the TSC photo and still name their friends. Thank you and the TSC family for creating such a gift for families.

TSC Parent

Our Campers want to be Counselors someday, because of the examples that your Counselors set for them. Tom Sawyer is encouraging them to be leaders.

TSC Family

Camp has given our child confidence to try many new things like archery, horses, swimming, climbing, high ropes, and taking the initiative to make new friends.

TSC Family

I was impressed by the high level of communication between the camp leadership and parents. If something came up at camp, they helped my child grow skills to handle things and always updated me about it.

TSC Family

My daughter had the absolute best time! She learned new skills, made friends, and came home, every day, covered in mud! It was exactly what summer should be.

TSC Parent

Our son Oliver adores TSC. Loves the counselors, all the activities, and the fellow campers.  TSC has become a summer family tradition.  He hopes to one day be a counselor!

TSC Parent

Our daughter stepped outside her comfort zone on the rock wall and high ropes and is so proud of herself! The well-trained staff made it a great and safe experience for her.

TSC Parent

My son had a wonderful time. All his needs were met including his fear of swimming. The counselors were fantastic with him.

TSC Parent