Making Memories at Fifth and Sixth-Grade School Camp

We are very excited to announce that we are planning to run at full capacity for the 2022/2023 school year! I understand you are all busy with wrapping up this school year and there is a lot to do, I will be doing my best to respond to all questions as quickly as possible.

How to Register: We will be doing our best to getting back to traditional weeks for schools, I know there has been more movement recently due to COVID-19 guidelines, and we hope to get back to a seamless transition from year to year as we have had in the past. Below you will find a link to an Outdoor Education Interest Form where you can start the registration process. We will do are best to accommodate your schools requested week.

Sincerely Yours,
Ian McCrohan, 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 Ian McCrohan, at [email protected].

Camp Marston Outdoor Education Interest Form