ICSS: Sierra Adventure Summer Camp

The Inyo County Superintendent of Schools is happy to offer our Sierra Adventure Summer Camp for Inyo County middle school students for the third year! This year we have spaces for 60 boys (June 19-23) and 60 girls (June 26-30).

The goal of this overnight camp at the Sierra Adventure Center near Big Pine is to provide a safe and fun experience away from home for a week. This time at camp fosters independence, resilience, responsibility, and confidence. Students spend the week at the Sierra Adventure Center in Big Pine with a very qualified and fun staff of classroom teachers and outdoor educators as well as responsible high school counselors.

We want students to know that nature is safe, fun, and deserves respect. Students connect to the outdoors by playing outdoor games, studying local plants and animals, hiking in the Sierra, tasting edible wild foods, collecting insects, learning some basic survival skills, wading through streams, and lying on the grass to look at the stars. Other activities include an introduction to archery on our archery range, various crafts and art projects, campfire with singing and s’mores, swimming, capture the flag, and other classic summer camp pastimes.

Being at camp is a break from screens and cyber- life. Kids interact face to face with their peers and practice communication and social skills without their cell phones. They eat dinner family-style where they learn table manners and how to make conversation with others.

A great camp experience in middle school can be life changing. Kids may discover interests in the outdoors, science, or art that guide their career paths. Young people come back with new friends and a new confidence in their ability to succeed in a world away from their families.

The cost for the whole week is only $20, so please encourage students in 5 th - 7 th grade to sign up!

Register Online: app.campdoc.com/register/inyocountyschools

You can also register at the following registration/Info nights that will be held at different schools:

  • Big Pine School: May 3rd from 3-5 pm
  • Lo-Inyo School: May 3rd from 3-5 pm
  • Owens Valley School: May 3rd from 5-7 pm
  • Home St. Middle School: May 4th from 5-7 pm
  • Casa Bilingue at Bishop Elementary: May 5th from 2:15- 4 pm

Contact Hillary Behr with any questions at 760-873- 3262 x 2131 or hbehr@icsos.us.