Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito gives donation


Combining scientific facts with outdoor fun for San Diego County sixth graders has been a winning combination since 1946. More than one million children have participated in hands-on lessons through the Cuyamaca Outdoor School, more popularly known as “Sixth Grade Camp.” According to AB1330, “children who attended outdoor school significantly raised their science scores by 27 percent…”

Sixth graders look forward to their sixth grade camp experience but the $350—$400 cost is prohibitive to families experiencing financial difficulty. Community support helps these children attend camp and relieves the financial burden on school districts.

Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito (ALRSD) recently presented the Cardiff School District a check for $1,725. ALRSD’s Operation School Bell/Scholarships Program awards money annually to local school districts to help with the costs of sixth grade camp.

Pat Talmon, ALRSD’s vice president of Philanthropic Programs, presented the check to Jill Vinson, district superintendent.

Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults affected by trauma, violence and poverty. It is one of more than 120 chapters of National Assistance League, a nonprofit organization dedicated to putting “caring and commitment into action.” To learn more about ALRSD, visit