Our program is competitively priced. Select schools will have the opportunity to apply for financial reimbursement for both student fees and bus transportation costs. Specific criteria must be met (ie. Title I schools, free reduced lunch, etc.). The OSPREY Camp Director will notify principals if their school qualifies for reimbursement for their OSPREY Camp experience.
With the capacity to accommodate over 250 overnight guests, OSPREY Camp can serve several schools from the same district, providing valuable social bonding prior to entering middle school.
Mentor Recruitment, Training and Supervision
During their week at OSPREY Camp, students are with their classroom teachers during academic activities; both in the morning and in the afternoon. When not with their teachers, students are with high school mentors who are supported by our adult OSPREY Camp Staff. This is in keeping with our model of high school mentors serving as positive role models to our 5th and 6th grade students. The OSPREY Camp Staff works with local high schools to recruit ideal mentors for our weeks of camp. After completing a rigorous application, selection and training process, high school mentors are supervised and supported by camp staff 24-hours a day.
Whether it’s a campfire at the edge of Lake Stampfer, square dancing, a gaga ball tournament or owl calling, the OSPREY Camp staff provides the opportunity for a variety of evening activities. Time between classes is also planned and monitored by camp staff to ensure students are positively engaged throughout their time at OSPREY Camp. Whether it’s practicing an environmental skit or song to present at the closing campfire, working on cabin presentations for meal times or taking part in various cabin competitions, students are encouraged at all times to make a positive contribution to OSPREY Camp.
Conveniently located 10 minutes from I-5, just off exit #101, Camp Solomon Schechter is an oasis of 170-acres of wildlife and nature in what many consider to be a suburban location. To calculate your school’s actual cost of transportation, use Tumwater, WA.
OSPREY Camp is a nut-free, pork-free, Kosher facility. Our amazing chef and kitchen staff work tirelessly to provide three wholesome meals each day. Fresh fruit is also available, at all times, for a quick snack. OSPREY Camp works hard to accommodate most diets and allergy requests; including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and lactose intolerant.
The camp’s entrance is controlled by an electronic gate, so only authorized guests are permitted access. Additionally, major hospitals are only minutes away, and camp is 911 served.
Many factors contribute to the decision for a school to select an overnight outdoor education program, and with over 50-years of experience in the field, OSPREY Camp Staff will make your stay an experience of a lifetime. All OSPREY Camp Staff are CPR/AED/First Aid certified. While the OSPREY Camp Director’s primary role is working as the director and maintaining the safety of all in camp, she is also a registered nurse in case of an emergency.