Foundation-Led School Field Trips & Classes

If you are seeking information about the MTRP Foundation’s Level-Up Summer Programming for 2022, please visit the In Play website to learn more and register. 

The MTRP Foundation’s field trip program will resume in 2022-2023 school year. Check back in August 2022 for more information.

Environmental Education School Field Trips
funded through SDG&E’s Environmental Champion Grant

The MTRP Foundation school programs meet Core Curriculum requirements and Next Generation Science Standards. The curriculum has been developed for individual grade levels. Teachers can also request an emphasis on specific subjects depending on the lessons being taught in the classroom at the time of the field trip.

One-Day Field Trip for Grades K-8

Field trips are held at the Mission Trails Visitor Center, last three hours, and are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the school year.  We can accommodate 60 students at a time. If your group is larger than 60 students, please request two dates.  You can arrive as early as 9:00 am.  We will confirm your actual arrival time when scheduling the field trip.

Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation-Led Field Trip Information for Teachers  (Download pdf  version here)

One-day field trips include:

  • Guided nature hike with an Education Program Instructor.
  • Tour Visitor Center, including an educational scavenger hunt, the exhibits, and a film.
  • Bus reimbursement up to $225 per trip.

Overnight Camping Program for middle school classes in the San Diego Unified School District

This pilot program offers an overnight camping experience at Mission Trails Kumeyaay Lake Campground. Overnight Camping Program includes:

  • Check in at 10AM on Thursday and check out by noon on Friday.
  • Reimbursed transportation to and from the campground up to $225 per trip.
  • Campsites, tents, and mattresses provided.
  • Guided nature hike with an Education Program Instructor.
  • Native American history and culture presentation.
  • Stargazing with telescopes and instructors.

For more information about any of the educational programs listed above, contact the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation at or 619-668-3280.