Info for Parents

What To Know
For Camp

Info for Parents

What To Know
For Camp

Dear Parents,

San Gorgonio Outdoor Science School, located in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino Mountains, is very pleased to offer a 4 day residential program where your child may discover science, build friendships, practice leadership skills, and gather life-long memories.

We know how difficult a decision it may be to allow your child to be away from home. We do not take our responsibilities lightly.  Our promise to you is that we will provide adult supervision at all times to promote safety, learning and an enjoyable visit.

We encourage two or three parents from your school to come and visit us, to take pictures, and see our site before your child attends. In this way you can share the excitement and the learning that takes place.

Sincerely, 

Susan Brown, Program Director

 

Dear Parents,

San Gorgonio Outdoor Science School, located in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino Mountains, is very pleased to offer a 4 day residential program where your child may discover science, build friendships, practice leadership skills, and gather life-long memories.

We know how difficult a decision it may be to allow your child to be away from home. We do not take our responsibilities lightly.  Our promise to you is that we will provide adult supervision at all times to promote safety, learning and an enjoyable visit.

We encourage two or three parents from your school to come and visit us, to take pictures, and see our site before your child attends. In this way you can share the excitement and the learning that takes place.

Sincerely, 

Susan Brown, Program Director

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will my child be supervised at all times?

Yes, Students are always under adult supervision. While in the cabins, the ratio is 1 Cabin Leader to 12 students or less. A paid Cabin Leader sleeps in the cabin with the students to assure safety.

Are the boys and girls in separate cabins?

Absolutely! Boys cabins are on one side of our camp and the girls are on another.

What if my child becomes ill or injured?

We have a registered nurse on site. There is an infirmary stocked with all necessary first aid items. All of the staff is trained in CPR/First Aid.

In addition, paramedics are just 15 minutes away from our site. Drive time to Big Bear or Loma Linda hospitals is generally 25 to 30 minutes depending on traffic. In extreme instances, students can be air lifted from our site.

What if my child is homesick?

This sometimes happens in the first 24 hours, but usually it fades quickly. We will allow your child to telephone you if homesickness continues. Also the nurse is very practiced in treating homesickness.

Will my child have privacy for shower and the restrooms?

Definitely. The shower stalls are individual, separate and private. The cabin leader monitors student behavior to be certain that your child experiences the utmost privacy.

What if I need to contact my child?

Please reach out to the School Principle as the first point of contact.

You may also send letters. Please send letters one week before your child leaves for science school.

May my child take a cell phone to camp?

We feel that to enjoy the full experience of the program that students have an electronic free week. Due to privacy matters any phones brought on site will be collected by the teacher and returned to the student at their home school.

How will my child take pictures?

Your child may bring an inexpensive disposable camera. We are not responsible for lost or broken cameras.

What if there is rain or snow?

If your child has raingear, please send it. If the storm is too heavy, we have many places for indoor activities.  If you do not have appropriate raingear, we have extras on site.

May I send food?

No food is allowed in the cabin. Cabins need to be food-free so as not to attract wildlife. Students who are diabetic or have special food needs may bring food which will be distributed by the nurse.

How will my child receive their medications?

The registered nurse will dispense all medications at appropriate times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please Click Each Tab for the Answer

Will my child be supervised at all times?

Yes, Students are always under adult supervision. While in the cabins, the ratio is 1 Cabin Leader to 12 students or less. A paid Cabin Leader sleeps in the cabin with the students to assure safety.

Are the boys and girls in separate cabins?

Absolutely! Boys cabins are on one side of our camp and the girls are on another.

What if my child becomes ill or injured?

We have a registered nurse on site. There is an infirmary stocked with all necessary first aid items. All of the staff is trained in CPR/First Aid.

In addition, paramedics are just 15 minutes away from our site. Drive time to Big Bear or Loma Linda hospitals is generally 25 to 30 minutes depending on traffic. In extreme instances, students can be air lifted from our site.

What if my child is homesick?

This sometimes happens in the first 24 hours, but usually it fades quickly. We will allow your child to telephone you if homesickness continues. Also the nurse is very practiced in treating homesickness.

Will my child have privacy for shower and the restrooms?

Definitely. The shower stalls are individual, separate and private. The cabin leader monitors student behavior to be certain that your child experiences the utmost privacy.

What if I need to contact my child?

Please reach out to the School Principle as the first point of contact.

You may also send letters. Please send letters one week before your child leaves for science school.

May my child take a cell phone to camp?

San Gorgonio OSS FAQs for Parents

We feel that to enjoy the full experience of the program that students have an electronic free week. Due to privacy matters any phones brought on site will be collected by the teacher and returned to the student at their home school.

How will my child take pictures?

Your child may bring an inexpensive disposable camera. We are not responsible for lost or broken cameras.

What if there is rain or snow?

If your child has raingear, please send it.  If the storm is too heavy, we have many places for indoor activities.  If you do not have appropriate raingear, we have extras on site.

May I send food?

No food is allowed in the cabin. Cabins need to be food-free so as not to attract wildlife. Students who are diabetic or have special food needs may bring food which will be distributed by the nurse.

How will my child receive their medications?

The registered nurse will dispense all medications at appropriate times.

SEASONAL WEATHER

Winter Conditions at Science Camp

Seasonal conditions can create some BIG changes at our camp. Cold weather and snow can occur at any time of year, so please come prepared.

The following tips are hugely important in any season but even more so for Winter:

  • Pack layers of clothing for warmth.
  • Two pairs of shoes & extra socks to keep dry.
  • Send a heavy coat if your child has one.
  • Please send a beanie or hat, scarf, and gloves or mittens.
SEASONAL WEATHER

Winter Conditions at Science Camp

Seasonal conditions can create some BIG changes at our camp. Cold weather and snow can occur at any time of year, so please come prepared.

The following tips are hugely important in any season but even more so for Winter:

  • Pack layers of clothing for warmth.
  • Two pairs of shoes & extra socks to keep dry.
  • Send a heavy coat if your child has one.
  • Please send a beanie or hat, scarf, and gloves or mittens.