Welcome, parents, to the Camp Highland community. Whether you are aware of it or not, you, our parents, play a crucial role in making Camp Highland an extraordinary place for each and every student who visits us.
You are the one who decides whether your child will attend our program. Having a child away from home for a few days can cause some anxiety, especially if it is his or her first adventure. We realize that a visit to our program is a big one for many students, and that is why our first and foremost concern is the physical and emotional safety of our students.
This is why we are committed to providing a safe, fun and meaningful environment in which each child can learn about their self, their world and the people around them. Let's talk about just a few of the things we do to make this such a tremendous place for your child, whether it's their first time or just one of one of many times away from home...
Our Staff... Camp Highland is committed to fielding a staff of child-first individuals. Each member of our staff is trained in CPR and First Aid and is required to pass a fingerprint background check before working with children. In addition, we routinely hire instructors with extensive experience and a genuine motivation for working with children and we provide two weeks of training to ensure that each interaction is a positive one. We truly practice what we preach.
Our Medic... We have a Medic on call 24 hours a day during your child's stay. The Medic has advanced certification and training as either a Wilderness First Responder or EMT and is solely responsible for the health and well-being of our students. In the case of any major emergency, we are within three miles of San Gorgonio Hospital.
Our Philosophy... One of the cornerstones of Camp Highland Outdoor Science School is our focus on positive interactions, both between staff and students and between students and students. We reward positive behavior, while working together with students to determine how to make appropriate choices. We strive to show our students how we affect the world us and how we the world around us affects us - all the while in a fun atmosphere where children can be children in a safe and positive learning environment.
Homesickness... For students that haven't been away from home for an extended period of time, our program is an ideal place to first experience life away from the comforts of home. With the security of friends, teachers, and an energetic staff focused on making their experience a happy one, students find the strength to overcome homesickness and grow in the process.
Camp Highland is an amazing place where kids learn more about themselves and the people around them. We appreciate the opportunity that you give your children by sending them to us, and we treat them like our own!