August 2021
Dear Teachers and Parents,
Mission San Juan Capistrano New Official Website Launched in August
Thank you for choosing Mission San Juan Capistrano as a favored field trip destination for you and your students. We are honored to continue to be a special "Rite of Passage" experience for 4th Grade Students whether in person or from afar.

View our new Virtual Field Trip Package that includes a live guided virtual field trip, pre-recorded videos, distance learning activities and more or book an onsite Field Trip and add on an education program to enhance your learning. Book your Mission experience today!

Be sure to visit our brand new official website featuring free resources for both teachers and students, view our video collection and learn about our upcoming educational events.

Mechelle Lawrence Adams, Executive Director
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Featuring Onsite Educational Programs, Immersive Experiences and Distance Learning
Check out our brand new Educator's Guide featuring onsite educational programs, immersive experiences and distance learning options. Students can learn about the diverse history of early California through a live guided onsite or virtual field trip, Native American history and storytelling videos, and more!
The Mission Meets and Exceeds the Standards Both Onsite and Remotely
Mission San Juan Capistrano is dedicated to providing students with the highest quality, standards-based field trip experience. All of our tours and education programs support the Mission San Juan Capistrano is dedicated to providing students with the highest quality, standards-based field trip experience. All of our distance learning and onsite programs support the California History-Social Science Content Standards and Framework (CA HSS). In addition to this, many of our education programs also align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our educational experiences are geared toward 3rd and 4th Grade learning, however, they can be adjusted to be appropriate for any grade level if you let our staff know when you book your field trip.
An Educational Activity for You and Your Students
Looking for a fun and interactive activity for your students in the classroom? Mission San Juan Capistrano recently hosted virtual art lessons as part of our summer programming. The lessons are led by Mission Staff Artist in Residence Melanie Rayburn and designed to be enjoyed and accessible to people of all ages and levels of experience. The subject of the pastel class is the Mission's cactus plants and the subject of the watercolor class is the Mission's resident koi fish. Please enjoy both videos as part of our online video collection or share with your students to enjoy in their own time with their families. Stay tuned for future live online lesson dates coming soon!
Resurgam: The Rise of the Mission in the 1920s Exhibit
Plan your field trip now to view Mission San Juan Capistrano's newest exhibit, "Resurgam: The Rise of the Mission in the 1920s" featuring historic photographs from the Mission's archival collection.

The 1920s was a great time for renewal and restoration at Mission San Juan Capistrano led by then Pastor Father St. John O'Sullivan (Mission Pastor 1914-1933) and Charles Lummis, Founder of the California Landmarks Club. This important time in the Mission's history ushered in the era of restoration, conservation and stewardship that continues to this very day.

The exhibit is on display Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is included with the price of admission.
Mission San Juan Capistrano Celebrates its Student Community
Mission San Juan Capistrano celebrates its student community and the annual return of students to the Mission. This voucher is offered to encourage students to visit the Mission with their family and is valid through June 1, 2022!

Be our guest! For those joining us digitally this school year, share this voucher with your learners to come visit us with their families this fall and enjoy a 10% off shopping pass in the Mission Store.

Please note this free student voucher is not applicable to field trips.
Featuring Many Resources for Your Students Back-to-School Needs
Support the Mission by shopping at the Mission Store featuring many resources for your students back-to-school needs including report workbooks for those studying the California missions, learning kits and activities, water bottles, journals and more!

Net proceeds from the purchases protect the religious and historic significance of Mission San Juan Capistrano and further educational programs, exhibits and preservation efforts.

Download our easy shopping forms to return to Mission San Juan Capistrano on your scheduled Field Trip Day or before your distance learning program and receive a FREE Mission San Juan Capistrano membership with a 10% discount at the Mission Store all year!
BONUS VIDEO for ALL Distance Learning and Onsite Experiences!
  1. Book ANY Onsite Program or Distance Learning Program for the 2021-2022 school year and receive our FREE “In our Voice: Mission Bell Ringing and Native American Singing” video (a $50 value).

  1. Receive a FREE Mission Matters Class if you book and take your field trip by November 30, 2021 (subject to availability)
See What Parents are Saying...

"Mission San Juan Capistrano is truly a GEM from its outstanding architecture, cool ruins, and gorgeous landscaping to its rich history and culture. We spent 3 hours here! There are countless picture opportunities at this stunning picturesque location!

We LOVE to hear from you! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your photos and we will share them in our next issue.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano is the
#1 Destination for Learning Remote and In-Person!
3 Ways to Book Your Mission Experience:

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Book ANY Distance Learning or Onsite Experience and receive "In Our Voice: Mission Bell Ringing and Native American Singing" video for FREE (a $50 value)!