Where Lifelong Memories Are Made

Tom Sawyer Camps have been creating lifelong memories for kids since 1926

Friday, April 12, 2013 | 5:55 pm

It’s been said that youth is wasted on the young. Whoever said that probably never went to summer camp.

What defines us as adults is the result of what’s instilled in us when we were kids. Pasadena’s long-reknown Tom Sawyer Camps aims to define future grown-ups with values and ethics by summer camping them with a fun, healthy and grounded programs both kids and parents love.

Located at Hahamogna Watershed Park in the northern part of Arroyo Seco, the camp is surrounded by acres of wilderness where kids from 3 to 14 years of age can live out their own Tom Sawyer-inspired adventures.

The camp was founded in 1926, and has been owned and operated by Sally and Mike Horner for the past 30 years. Their daughter, Sarah Horner Fish is the camp’s executive director and has been a longtime camper and counselor.

The Camps are organized into four camp programs separated by age operating for 10 weeks of summer. There is Pre-Camp for 3-5 year olds, Tom Sawyer/Becky Thatcher Summer Day Camp for elementary-aged campers, Outpost for middle school campers, and TSC too! for kids ages 5 to entering 4th grade.

Campers are divided into groups, complete with unique names and secret forts, to create a sense of unity and belonging.

Activities available in the camp range from swimming, horseback riding, rock-climbing and windsurfing for older campers, group games, and a host of secret quests and challenges designed to challenge young minds.

An accredited member of the American Camp Association since the 1970′s, Tom Sawyer Camps are dedicated to follow safety standards and guidelines, giving parents the peace of mind whenever their kids go off for camp.

The camp’s ultimate goal is have campers make new friends, learn to appreciate the great outdoors and build confidence through safe risks.

The biggest takeaway for the kids? Memories to last a lifetime.

To learn more about Tom Sawyer Camps, visit http://www.tomsawyercamps.com or call (626) 794-1156.

Tom Sawyer Camps office is located as 707 West Woodbury Rd., Unit F, Altadena.

You can also email at info@tomsawyercamps.com


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