Summer Camp Announcement

Mission San Luis Rey Summer Camp for Children

Mission Summer Camp for Children
Dates: Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12th|
Times: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $235 per child


  • Snack, lunch, and all materials included
  • Family picnic on the last day of camp
  • For children ages 8 to 12
  • Space is limited to 25 children.
  • The camp will be daily from 8 am – 1 pm
  • Join us at Mission San Luis Rey for our first summer camp. It will be a week of fun activities in which children will learn about the community at Mission San Luis Rey, from the Native Americans and the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, the Franciscan friars, and all the groups that are part of our Mission today. We can connect past and present with fun, creative activities to let your children discover more about our community.

Day 1. The Original Inhabitants

Day 2. Franciscans and their Legacy

Day 3. Diversity

Day 4. Our Land – Nature and the Environment

Day 5. Family and Community

The week will include exploring the mission grounds through exciting scavenger hunts and guided nature hikes while learning about the history of the Luiseno people and the Franciscan Friars. Hands-on activities through Luiseno and Franciscan-inspired arts and crafts that emphasize the value of creation and use of natural elements such as a gourd rattle, beaded jewelry with recycled paper, bird feeder, and nature prints with clay and decorated with dye from the native cochineal insects. Campers will also work as a team to build a model of the mission with hand-made adobe bricks.

After signing up, you will receive a registration form, a full schedule, and our summer camp guide. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Helena Hazleton at or at 760-757-3651 ext. 170

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