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6th Grade Camp

March 11th - 15th 
 Camp Cuyamaca
On Monday, March 11 thru Friday, March 15, 2024, your student will have the opportunity to participate in the exciting and educationally rewarding 6th Grade Outdoor Education Program - Cuyamaca Outdoor School

This year the cost is $455 for the 5-day week, which includes transportation, food, lodging, and insurance. We certainly hope to have all of the students participate; however, it is not mandatory. Checks should be made payable to: Twin Peaks Middle School.

The Student Registration Form (pink) is required for attendance at camp. If your student will be taking medication, the Medical Authorization Form (yellow) is also required. Please do not overlook the date of your child’s last tetanus shot which is required on the reverse side of the pink form. If your child needs special meals or accommodations please contact Ms. Ana Moreno for the Medical Request for Special Meals.


Please complete, sign, and return the following required forms to your student’s teacher as soon as possible but no later than Friday, February 2, 2024:


  •      Pink Student Registration Form
  •      Yellow Medication Authorization Form (If taking meds to camp)
  •      Payment (Checks should be made payable to: Twin Peaks Middle School.)
Your student will be attending Camp Cuyamaca in Descanso. If you would like to write to your child, the address is Cuyamaca Outdoor School (Twin Peaks Middle School), 12561 Highway 79, Descanso, CA  91916. Your return address must be on letters sent to camp. Please mail letters no later than Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in order for them to arrive while your students are at camp.

There will be a drive-thru luggage drop-off area in the St. Gabriel’s Church (13734 Twin Peaks Road) parking lot beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11th. Please drive your car through, stop by the attendants and drop off your student’s bedroll and suitcase, and then exit the parking lot. Make sure all luggage is clearly marked with your student’s last name and first initial. Students should report as usual at 8:30 a.m. to their Homeroom teacher for attendance and final instructions. The buses will leave Twin Peaks Middle School at approximately 9:30 a.m.


The students will be returning to Twin Peaks School on Friday, March 15th, at approximately 12:00 p.m. The main Twin Peaks parking lot will be closed to all through traffic except for camp buses. Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged. All students should be picked up at 12:00 p.m. Students ARE NOT allowed to take a school bus home on March 15th, so it is imperative to have someone at school by 12:00 to pick up your child.


To maintain the health of all participating students during the week at Cuyamaca Outdoor School, each student will be screened for illness on the morning of departure from school. Any student who is feeling unwell should not attend. Students who have tested positive for COVID within the last five days may not attend; they may attend starting on Day 6 after a positive test if they are feeling well, their symptoms have improved/are improving and they are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours.


If a student has any of the symptoms below, they should not be allowed to attend:

  •      Fever* and/or chills
  •      Cough, shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing
  •      Tiredness (fatigue)
  •      Muscle and/or body aches*
  •      Headache • New loss of taste or smell
  •      Sore throat
  •      Stuffy and/or runny nose
  •      Nausea, vomiting*, diarrhea* and/or stomach cramps*


*Students should be free of vomiting/diarrhea/stomach cramps/headache/body aches/fever for at least 72 hours before traveling to outdoor school.


The material included in this packet should address any questions or concerns you may have. If you require further information about this outdoor education program, please feel free to call Ms. Moreno at 748-5131, Ext. 2808.


10 Minute video with Camp Principal:


Outdoor School YouTube channel:


My Journey Through 6th Grade Camp:


Camp Cuyamaca Dining Hall: