Making Memories at Fifth and Sixth-Grade School Camp

We at Camp Marston and Raintree Ranch are very excited to announce that we plan on reopening Outdoor Education Camps starting this Fall! This past year kids have missed out on all kinds of amazing experiences and we can't wait to get 6th grade camp back for all 6th graders in the 2021/2022 school year. As of now, we are planning on running our camps at 50% capacity for the fall (Sept-Dec), and 75% capacity for spring (Jan-June).  

How to Register: With our camps being at lower capacities we cannot just slot your school into their traditional week. We plan on filling Camp as efficiently as possible with the needs of the schools in mind.  Below we have an Outdoor Education Interest form that will start the process of getting you registered.  

Timeline:  We will start registering schools, and sending out contracts on May 24th. Right now we are focused on getting our Summer Camp programs off the ground, and soon we will be able to focus on School registration. Fill out the form below and we will contact you at the end of May with contract details and when we can get you onto the calendar.  

I can't wait to feel all the life come back into this place and to get schools moving through camp again. Hope to see you and your students here soon!

Sincerely Yours,

Rich Krudner, Camp Director

COVID-19 OUTDOOR EDUCATION CAMP PROCEDURES - Please review the modified camp procedures.


Camp Marston’s Outdoor Education program, also known as School Camp, provides overnight environmental education experiences to fifth and sixth-grade students.

  • Hands-on experiential outdoor science classes aligned with several educational standards.
  • High energy activities in group dynamics, personal challenge and evening programs.
  • A strong Character Development program is woven through the experience.
  • Serving over 6,000 students and 95 schools each year September through June.
  • High-quality staff providing instruction and supervision.
  • Delicious and nutritious food served family style to promote conversation and community.

Our Curriculum

Our Outdoor Education classes at Camp Marston and Raintree Ranch are based on the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and California’s Education and the Environment Initiative.

Utilizing our large outdoor classroom, our activities are designed to build an understanding of ecological principals and the relationship between each student and the natural world. We incorporate Character Education into every aspect of our program using core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Our qualified staff instructs all classes and activities.

Cooperation and communication are of paramount importance and we encourage students to work together and appreciate their individual talents by creating positive social interaction among peers. We also introduce traditional camp adventures in a personal challenge such as boating, archery, and a 42-foot climbing tower.

School Planning Guide

Our School Planning Guide is designed to help you plan your school’s trip. Includes general information about the program, facilities, curriculum and all the necessary planning forms for your trip.

If planning your first trip you should print the entire School Planning Guide (we recommend every teacher have a copy of this Guide). If you just need specific forms or information, you can print smaller sections, too.

If you have additional questions, please contact us today!

Group Retreats Interest Form

If you'd like to bring a group to one of our overnight camps' Outdoor Education programs, please fill out and submit the interest form below. Once received, we'll reach out via email over the next few business days to continue the conversation.

If you have any issues, please reach out to our Program Director, Tamara Tharp, at [email protected] or Richard Krudner, at [email protected].