MTRP Parent Information


Dear Camp Parent,

We are very excited that your child will be joining us for Day Camp at Mission Trails Regional Park!

Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the following information. This will help ensure the best possible experience for you and your child. 

Check-in process:

Parents/Guardians are required to sign each child in with an instructor or assistant. Camp begins at 9 AM. Check in for camp will begin 30 minutes before the camp is scheduled to begin.

You will need to park your car and walk with your camper inside the Visitor Center* to check them in.

Check-out process:

At the end of each day, drive up and stay in your car. The instructors will bring your camper to you and check them out.

A parent/guardian must show picture ID card to camp staff, who will match their name to the list of authorized adults (listed during registration). If the adult is not on the authorized list, we cannot release the child until a parent/guardian is contacted. Again, photo ID will be required to pick up a child on each day of camp. These policies are in place for one reason – the safety of children attending camp at Mission Trails Regional Park. Any camper not picked up on time after the end of camp will be charged the after hours fee of $8 per day.

*We may hold camp at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground for one or more days of camp.  We will communicate with parents in advance of what day(s) that will be.

How to prepare your camper:

What to bring to camp each day:

What to leave at home:

Program Cancellation Policy:

No refunds are given on programs cancelled by registrant less than 7 days prior to the program date.  For cancellations made by registrant more than 7 days prior to first date of program, an 80% refund will be given.  Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) reserves the right to cancel any program.  In the event that MTRP cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded.

Waiver and Release of Liability:

You will be required to complete and sign a copy of the Waiver and Release of Liability form when you drop off your child on the first day of camp.


If you will be sending your child with medication, please complete the MTRP Day Camp Medication Form and bring it with the medication on the first day of camp.

Attendance Policy:

Sick Policy:

If you have questions or special needs, please call (619) 535-6355 or send an email to

We look forward to seeing you at camp!