Kumeyaay Days

Uncovering Local History

Did you know the Kumeyaay used to live in the valley that Indian Hills Camp calls home? You can bring your class here to see how the Kumeyaay people once lived! With this program, your students will experience what is was like to be part of a tribe, learn about native plants and how they were used by the Kumeyaay. Students will get to see real artifacts, practice native craftsmanship, learn archery, and hear a folklore of stories  around a campfire.

This program is perfect for 3rd grade classes studying California History and meets California State Standard 3.2 for Social Science.


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Kumeyaay Days is offered as a day or an overnight program. See the details below to find what fits your needs!

Day Program

Our day program begins at 10 AM (check in at 9 AM) and ends at 7:00 PM. Food service is provided for lunch and dinner. The program is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  (Please note 2018-2019 school year pricing is subject to change.)

Student fee: $45.00
Teacher/Chaperone fee: $45.00

Sample Schedule
9:30: Arrival
10:15 - Naming Ceremony/Drum Circle at Tepee Village
11:00 - Culture Class
11:45 - Kumeyaay Craft
12:30 - Lunch
1:15 - Playground/Store
2:00 - Tribal Games
3:05 - Archery
4:10 - Plant Hike
5:30 - Dinner
6:30 - 7:00: Campfire - Native stories & folklore at Old Miner Jack's

What to Bring

Overnight Program

Our overnight program begins at 4 PM on the first day (check in at 3 PM) and ends at 1:30 PM on the following day. Your students will stay the night in one of our Tepees. Full food service is provided for dinner on the first day to lunch on the second day. Arrival days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Please note 2018-2019 school year pricing is subject to change.)

Student fee: $60.00
Teacher/Chaperone fee: $60.00

Sample Schedule
Day 1:
3:00 - Arrival/ Move In/ Playground
4:00 - Naming Ceremony/ Drum Circle at Tepee Village
4:45 - Dinner
5:45 - Culture Class
6:30 - Playground
7:00 - Kumeyaay Craft
7:45 - Campfire at Tepee Village
8:30 - Ready for bed
9:00 - Lights Out

Day 2:

7:00 - Rise & Shine! (Wash Up/Pack Up)
8:20 - Breakfast
9:15 - Plant Hike
10:15 - Archery
11:15 - Tribal Game
12:30 - Lunch
1:00 - Playground/Store

What to Bring


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Jacques Van Wyk

Program Supervisor, Instructoroffice: (619) 669-6498

Matt Spears

Guest Programs, Activities Coordinator, Instructoroffice: (619) 669-6498

Melissa Fierro

Resident Camp Registraroffice: (619) 669-6498

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