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Best 2016 Wilderness Summer Camps in California

Many of our California Wilderness Camps are still adding to their info on their 2016 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2016 Summer Wilderness Programs for Teens and Kids.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at California Wilderness Camps for Summer 2016

Some of the Best 2016 Wilderness Camps in California offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Wilderness Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Spring Wilderness Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in California are Starting in May, 2016

Many of our California Wilderness Camps offer Spring Wilderness Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in May, 2016.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Wilderness Camp you're interested in a call to check on Spring dates, times and availability.

Spring 2016 Wilderness Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Wilderness Camps will be hosting Spring Reunions for their previous campers, and Spring Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for May, 2016.

Best California Spring Wilderness Day Camps Starting in May, 2016

Looking for a Great California Wilderness Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best California Day Wilderness Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best California Year-Round
Wilderness Camps, Classes & Wilderness Programs

Many of our Best California Summer Wilderness Camps also offer Year Round Wilderness Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Wilderness Programs, too.

Best California Spring Wilderness Camp Jobs

Searching for California Wilderness Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Wilderness Camps are now listing their 2016 Spring Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Spring Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Wilderness Camps on the West Coast are here in California.

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Alpengirl Girls Summer Adventure Camp
Locations: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, & Oregon
406-570-6312

Ages: 11-16 . All Girl Campers. Overnight Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our traveling adventure camps for girls take place in wilderness areas near: Seattle, Washington; Bellingham, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Bozeman, Montana; Jackson, Wyoming; and Boise, Idaho. Alpengirl is a multi-adventure camp, we offer a variety of adventure activities in each session. Alpengirl Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and has a staff to camper ratio of 1:4 or 1:6.

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Fowler Museum Kids MUSE Summer Camp
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Fowler Museum Kids MUSE Summer Camp Website
3108257325
fowlereducation[AT]arts.ucla.edu
Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E. Young Drive North
Los Angeles, California 90095

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CAMPER AGES: 6-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Science, Academics, and more. Environmental, Ecology, Outdoor Activities, Sensory Play

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Dig in to summer and explore nature, ecology, art and conservation in this super fun day camp inspired by the exhibition Earth Matters. Eat mud pie, learn about plants and animals at the UCLA Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden, play with clay, go on scavenger hunt adventures, wear mud, create art from nature and experiment with movement and sound. Dirt has never been so exciting!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1: Ages 6—8, July 21-25, 9am—4pm
Session 2: Ages 9—12, July 28-August 1, 9am—4pm

Cost: $230 for Fowler Members / $275 for non-members

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California Wilderness Camps

Be sure to ask each California Wilderness Camp about the amount of wilderness instruction and the overall intensity of their wilderness program.

Some Top California Wilderness Camps offer rigorous daily wilderness training and lots of intensive wilderness experience. Other great California Camps offer wilderness and nature studies as an elective or recreational activity with much less training and intensity.


SOAR
California Location(s)

Visit Our SOAR Website
828-456-3449
admissions[AT]soarnc.org
226 SOAR Lane
Balsam, NC 28707

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Wyoming, North Carolina, Florida, New York, California

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our SOAR Video

MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2016 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs camp for children with ADHD and Learning Challenges.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: SOAR has 5 main programming locations: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, Northern New York and California as well as several International options

CAMP FACILITIES: SOAR has two major Base Camp facilities: one in Balsam North Carolina where we have rustic cabins, a dining pavilion, on site showers/bathrooms, high and low ropes course, as well as several gathering campfire locations.

The other is in Dubois Wyoming, where we have similar amenities as above except, this base camp is a working horse ranch!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Philosophy: SOAR believes all individuals identified with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorder (AD/HD) possess inherent talents and gifts. These abilities can mean incredible success in adulthood once these students negotiate the challenging obstacles of childhood, adolescence, and a traditional education system, usually unable to respond to individual learning styles.

SOAR�s programs are designed to allow students the opportunity to increase their independence while away from home. Independence is gained through self-motivation and life skills instruction. With this in mind, we involve our students in many decision making processes, such as setting individual goals, developing group guidelines, as well as trip and meal planning.

Please view our website for further information at: This Website Link or call our Admissions Office at 828-456-3435!

Thanks,

SOAR Admissions Team

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We begin our summer in early June and run through late August

Please see our website for program dates at This Website Link

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Wilderness Camps in CA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some California Wilderness Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some California Wilderness Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Bar 717 Ranch-Camp Trinity
Hayfork, California

Visit Our Bar 717 Ranch-Camp Trinity Website
(530) 628-5992
camptrinity[AT]bar717.com
17197 Hyampom Road
Hayfork, California 96041

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8-16 for Camp, 0-99 for Family Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Resident, Family Camp, Facility rental.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: The Bar 717 Ranch is located in Northern California, 80 miles west of Redding, CA on 450 acres surrounded by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Camp property consists of mountains and meadows, rivers and ponds for swimming and fishing, creeks for exploring, and miles of trails to discover on foot or on horseback.

CAMP FACILITIES: 24 cabins, indoor guest rooms and a outdoor covered eating area shaded by grand old oak trees. Miles of private river frontage, huge green pastures, and endless miles of wilderness to explore.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Today at the Bar 717 Ranch, the pioneer traditions of cooperation, resourcefulness, and respect for the land are the foundation for wholesome summers filled with fun and friendship, rewarding new experiences, and deep connection with nature. For more information, visit This Website Link.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
1st Session- June 19-July 2
2nd Session- July 3-16
3rd Session- July 17- 30
4th Session- July 31- August 6
Family Camp #1 - August 7-14
Family Camp #2 - August 14-21

TUITION: (Transportation costs not included)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Session (two weeks) $2990.00

4th Session (1 week) $1545.00.
Please ask about our other multiple session discounts.
Family Camp Adult ����$1145.00
Child 2-5 ���$495.00
Child 12-17�� $825.00
Child 6-11 ���$660.00

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Teen Wilderness Camps in California

California Wilderness Camps for Teens sometimes include more 'intense' or immersive wilderness activities, and can be much more rigorous. Teen Wilderness Camps in CA tend to have more focus on wilderness skills development, sometimes involving intense activities or experiences, with limited down-time, and include age-appropriate special camp events designed for teens.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Crazzy's Wasewagan Camp & Retreat
Angelus Oaks, CA

Visit Our Crazzy's Wasewagan Camp & Retreat Website
805-498-5572
crazzycraig[AT]earthlink.net
42121 Seven Oaks Road
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305

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CAMPER AGES: 5 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Basketball, and more. Ropes Course, Zipline, Archery, Horseback Riding, Canoeing, Riflery, Fencing, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting, Volleyball, Basketball, Hiking, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Paintball & More...

CAMP LOCATION: Minutes from Big Bear, CA. Nestled in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains with the Santa Ana River running along side of the camp. Family owned and operated. Originally Est. 1933. Please visit our website for more info and photos. Let us know if you would like a brochure mailed to you.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 12 cabins with bunkbeds that hold form 10-22 campers. The beautiful Santa Ana River runs along side the camp, where the kids go fishing. We have an amazing Rec Hall with a cozy fireplace and full game room. We go to Jenks lake, 1 mile away to go canoeing. We have a beautiful large pool for swimming and so much more...

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are ACA accredited. Our staff members are CPR & 1st Aid certified. Our staff are very well trained and professionally prepared in order to meet the emotional and physical needs of each child. Please go to This Website Link for more info.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Youth Groups, Girl/Boy Scouts, Weddings, Churches, Schools, Winter Camp, Reunions and more...

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp dates run from June - August. We offer 8 weekes of camp. The kids can come for 1,2,3 weeks or more. Please go to the web site for dates and pricing. We do offer a 5% discount on siblings.

Spring & Fall we are open for groups such as girl/boy scouts, retreats, weddings and any other group. Call for details 805-498-5572 or check out This Website Link.

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Carlsbad Art Farm
Carlsbad, California

Visit Our Carlsbad Art Farm Website
760-688-6147
director[AT]CarlsbadArtFarm.com
5855 Sunny Creek Road
Carlsbad, California 92010

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CAMPER AGES: Grades 2-8

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Carlsbad Art Farm is an award-winning arts and animal camp for Grades 2-8 on 10-acres of secluded private woodland habitat in north coastal San Diego County. Two-time winner "Most Awesome Camp for Kids in SoCal". Easy online registration. Visit Carlsbad Art Farm Facebook for many images of camp life. Spaces fill fast, so enroll today.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on 10-acres of private, creekside woodland property in north coastal San Diego County, CA, near the Village of Carlsbad. Please visit our website and Carlsbad Art Farm Facebook page for many photos of camp, student art work and Art Farm's wonderful menagerie of kid-friendly farm animals.

CAMP FACILITIES: All classes are based in outdoor tent classrooms, where students in Grades 2-8 work by age groupings with local teaching artists. Camp life centers on art, animals, and habitat explorations.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
One-week camp sessions start mid-June and continue through mid-August. Nine sessions to choose from. For rates, dates, registration information, and much more detailed information please visit our website.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Applicants for volunteer and paid work may visit our website and click the "Work/Volunteer" tab for information on how to apply for summer camp positions.

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International Wilderness Camps in California

Some of our California Wilderness Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each California Wilderness Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Wilderness Programs for International Campers.


Ventura Family YMCA - Sequoia Lake
Visalia , CA

Visit Our Ventura Family YMCA - Sequoia Lake Website
805-642-2131
sarah.abrams[AT]ciymca.org
107 W Tulare Ave
Visalia , CA 93277

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MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2016 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 9 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Resident Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Swimming, Soccer, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: This camp is located in the 900 acres of forest surrounded by Sequoia and Kings Canyoun national Parks at a privately owned YMCA Lake Camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: The camp is lake front and is the perfect location to explore the great outdoors, develop confidence and make memories that will last a lifetime. Activities include: sailing, high and low ropes courses, mountain biking, rock climbing, archery, swimming, outpost camping, fishing, painting, crafts, soccer, basketball, campfires, canoeing, hiking, creek walks, field games, skits, songs, non religious chapels, and personal leadership and development. Campers will share cabins with friends and meet new cabin-mates from other Y's and other communities providing an opportunity for your child to create new and lasting memories with campers from all over California.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Program

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Youth Camp - campers going into grades4-7th
Teen Camp - campers going into grades 7-10th
Both Youth and Teen Camps are held during July 21-26th.
Early Bird fee of $535 good through April 27th
Standard fee of $565 taken up through July 8th.
Fees are all inclusive, covering transportation from the Ventura Family YMCA to Sequoia Lake and back to Ventura, meals, activities, staffing and facility fees. Scholarships are available through the Open Doors Scholarship Program.

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California Wilderness Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some California Wilderness Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Camp Quest West
Nevada City, CA

Visit Our Camp Quest West Website
209 610-0651
west[AT]campquest.org
Camp Locations in Northern & Southern CA
Nevada City, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 1582, Lodi, CA 95241

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weeklong Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Humanist, atheist, agnostic, freethinker

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We blend world-class science and critical thinking games with the traditional all-American outdoor camp experience. Think the glories of evolution paired with campfires and canoeing! Along the way, we build community, letting kids know that the skeptical community has something special to offer the world and role models to emulate.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Swimming, Science, Academics, and more. Camp Quest Is Designed For Children From Non-religious Families: Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics, Freethinkers & Others With A Naturalistic World View.

CAMP LOCATION: Our Northern California session is in the California Sierra foothills near Nevada City, CA

Our Southern California session is at California Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood, CA

CAMP FACILITIES: Multiple cabins in a wooded area, outdoor pool and/or pristine lake for swimming, recreation/dining hall, outdoor activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We blend world-class science and critical thinking games with the traditional all-American outdoor camp experience. Think the glories of evolution paired with campfires and canoeing! Along the way, we build community, letting kids know that the skeptical community has something special to offer the world and role models to emulate.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers between the ages of 15 and 17 will love our Leadership Track program (and so will parents)!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid is available. More details: This Website Link

OTHER CAMP INFO: Campers between the ages of 15-17 will love our Leadership Track program (and so will parents)!

We have customized our curriculum and activities for teenagers to:
* Be more challenging,
* Include leadership and social responsibilities, and
* Provide an opportunity to chart their own course.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our Northern California session is from July 6-12.

Our Southern California session is from July 20-26.

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Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp
Agoura Hills, CA

Visit Our Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp Website
818-706-8255 or 805-523-7711
info[AT]campkinneret.com
29646 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 4 years old through entering 9th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Soccer, Basketball, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the rolling hills of Agoura Hills, northwest of Los Angeles on a beautifully rustic site.

CAMP FACILITIES: Large swimming pool, high & low ropes courses, mini golf, hiking trail, climbing wall, grass fields, archery ranges, basketball/handball/volleyball courts, paddle boat pond, petting farm, and more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp offers children a fun-filled program full of adventure and friendship. Founded in 1954, Camp Kinneret is a loving community rooted in tradition. Our focus on relationships and providing children with opportunities to learn, grow and discover themselves is at the heart of the Camp Kinneret philosophy.

Our attitude and approach to everything we do at camp focuses on creating a warm, welcoming environment in which kids can be themselves without fear of judgment and in which each child belongs. Our child centered philosophy creates a supportive atmosphere where campers develop skills and values to last a lifetime. We call it a child centered program, the campers call it the best summer ever!

Please see our website for more information and tons of pictures and videos!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session One: June 16- July 18
Session Two: July 21- August 15

Campers can enroll for 2 - 5 days per week.

Transportation is included in camp fees.

Please see our website for complete information about day combinations and fees.

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University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Programs
Online Camp

Visit Our University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Programs Website
603-862-3266
cathy.leach[AT]unh.edu
University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Summer programs also available in Manchester, NH; Milan, NH; and at the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island off the coast of Portsmouth, NH.

CAMPER AGES: 6 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Online.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Basketball, Football, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, and more. 4-H Camps, Field Hockey, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Ice Hockey, Track & Field, Upward Bound, Chinese Language & Culture, Writer's Academy, Additional Art Topics, Culinary, Hospitality Management, Future Leaders Institute, & Online Summer Non-credit Courses.

CAMP LOCATION: Most camps are held on the campus of the University of New Hampshire, in the Seacoast region of the State. Camp Barry Conservation Camp is held in the northern part of the state in the beautiful White Mountain range, and our marine science program is held at the Shoals Marine Lab on the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. Additional academic programs are held at the University's Manchester campus, a more urban environment.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our camps are held on the campuses of a major public university, so utilize state of the art facilities -- athletic buildings and fields, computer and science labs and equipment, theatre and dance facilities, classrooms, and at the Durham location, new and updated college residence halls, as well as an award-winning dining facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: UNH hosts over 30 summer programs for youth ranging in topics related to athletics, academic enrichment, the arts, and traditional day and overnight camps. Please visit out website to view all program offerings at: This Website Link.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Future Leaders Institute.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Some camp programs offer financial assistance, please contact us for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Complete information for all UNH summer programs are on our website, at: This Website Link.

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Aloha Beach Camp
Malibu, CA

Visit Our Aloha Beach Camp Website
(818) 932-4600
eric[AT]alohabeachcamp.com
info[AT]alohabeachcamp.com
30100 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Aloha Beach Camp
PO Box 5338
West Hills, CA 91308

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 4 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. No sessions, sign up day by day.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Surfing, Jet Skiing, Boogie Boarding, Tubing, Boating, Fishing, Kayaking, All Aquatic Sports.

Aloha Beach Camp is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Malibu California offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Swimming, Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature and more. Aloha Beach Camp is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 4 - 15.
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CAMP LOCATION: Located on world famous Paradise Cove Beach and Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

CAMP FACILITIES: Located on world famous Paradise Cove Beach and Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Learn to surf, boogie board, swim in the ocean and more at Aloha Beach Camp Summer Camp in Los Angeles. Aloha Beach Camp is L.A.�s most comprehensive aquatic sports day camp offering more than 200 safe and fun beach activities for kids and teens including surfing, boogie boarding, boating, tubing, jet skiing, wake boarding, ocean swimming lessons, beach ecology and more with daily transportation available throughout L.A. Check out our website at This Website Link for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp operates Monday-Friday for 10 weeks from June 16 - August 22. We don't have any fixed sessions, so you can sign-up for camp day-by-day whenever you want with no fixed, advance or long-term session commitments. You can truly create your own camp schedule! Visit us online at This Website Link to learn more.

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Wilderness Augusta
Nevada City, California

Visit Our Wilderness Augusta Website
530.265.3702
david[AT]campaugusta.org
office[AT]campaugusta.org
17530 Lake Vera Rd
Nevada City, California 95959

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 12-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Wilderness Augusta trips are intentionally designed and facilitated outdoor adventures for children to make powerful, life-serving choices for themselves and others through challenging expeditions and in a skills-based learning environment.

Our curriculum and itineraries focus on character development and outdoor leadership through environmental stewardship and awareness and outdoor living skills. We focus on a unique, intentional design of “success counseling” that allows counselors to address diverse learning styles, feelings and needs.

We utilize powerful tools with campers such as: Challenge By Choice, Full Value Contract, 100% Responsibility, Compassionate communication and many other opportunities for the benefit of camper growth in mind, body and spirit. - See more at: This Website Link

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION:
Situated one hour northeast of Sacramento in Nevada County’s lush pine forest, Camp Augusta gives you the feeling of comfort. Our 65-foot waterfall, Lake Vera, rustic beauty and blue sky will create an atmosphere of peace and relaxation. Dedicated staff provide everything necessary for your best experience. Camp Augusta covers 80 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills, just outside the town of Nevada City. Each year, thousands of children, youth and family members enjoy Camp Augusta's rustic setting in the wooded lands of Lake Vera's western shores. Camp Augusta's four core programs are uniquely designed for summer youth campers, wilderness trips, elementary school children, and family groups.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our lodge, rebuilt in 2000, is a 1,400 square foot log structure. It features a great fireplace, a 1,000 square foot open-air deck, and a feeling of rustic nostalgia that will make your wedding, conference, seminar, retreat, or picnic unforgettable.

Facilities also include: amphitheater, 18 open-air cabins (holds 120 people), yurt, 2 modern cabins, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor dining area, 3 campfire rings, large activity field, lake, Rock Creek, waterfalls, and 80 acres.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Wilderness Trips (1 and 2 weeks)

We have a variety of incredible trips planned that offer a bit of a different twist on the typical Camp Augusta experience (if, indeed, anything at Camp Augusta can be considered ‘typical’!).

Backpacking Expedition at Grouse Ridge
Backpacking/Rock Climbing Expedition in Desolation Wilderness
Backcountry Wilderness Expedition in Hoover Wilderness
Split Session: Augusta Week + Backpacking at Grouse Ridge

Resident Camp (1 or 2 weeks):

Our program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8-16. Campers are placed in cabin groups according to age, gender, and parental requests. With a staff-to-camper ratio of 1:2, kids have full assistance in all aspects of camp life. Camp Augusta is a place where children learn to live together in a supportive atmosphere that promotes personal and social growth, increases self-confidence, and lasting memories and friendships. Our extensive activities offer something for just about any camper.

Mini Camp (3 days, 2 nights):

Intended as a first camp experience for the young child (ages 6 – 9), providing close supervision and an introduction to camping with lots of individual attention. A ratio of one staff member per two campers is maintained, and often better than that.

Communication, Independence, and Responsibility: Compassionate Leadership Empowerment (CIRCLE)

Mission: To inspire within teens aged 16-17 an appreciation for and understanding of the beautiful complexities of working intimately with children; to empower teens with focused leadership and communication skills that allow them to engage their world with independence, responsibility, and compassion.

- Wilderness Trips (1 and 2 weeks) We have a variety of incredible trips planned that offer a bit of a different twist on the typical Camp Augusta experience (if, indeed, anything at Camp Augusta can be considered ‘typical’!).

- Backpacking Expedition at Grouse Ridge - Backpacking/Rock Climbing Expedition in Desolation Wilderness

- Backcountry Wilderness Expedition in Hoover Wilderness - Split Session: Augusta Week + Backpacking at Grouse Ridge Resident Camp (1 or 2 weeks): Our program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8-16. Campers are placed in cabin groups according to age, gender, and parental requests. With a staff-to-camper ratio of 1:2, kids have full assistance in all aspects of camp life. Camp Augusta is a place where children learn to live together in a supportive atmosphere that promotes personal and social growth, increases self-confidence, and lasting memories and friendships.

Our extensive activities offer something for just about any camper. Mini Camp (3 days, 2 nights): Intended as a first camp experience for the young child (ages 6 – 9), providing close supervision and an introduction to camping with lots of individual attention.

A ratio of one staff member per two campers is maintained, and often better than that. Communication, Independence, and Responsibility: Compassionate Leadership Empowerment (CIRCLE). Mission: To inspire within teens aged 16-17 an appreciation for and understanding of the beautiful complexities of working intimately with children; to empower teens with focused leadership and communication skills that allow them to engage their world with independence, responsibility, and compassion

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Camp Augusta CIRCLE program combines months of pre-camp reflection and planning with an intense 3-week "on-the-ground" curriculum during July and August. This combination of introspection and action illustrates our vision of what is important to leadership, and how to achieve that. Focused reflections, logistical planning, extensive communication training, success counseling, and intimate interaction with children are just a few ways that we develop compassionate leaders.

The Camp Augusta CIRCLE program combines months of pre-camp reflection and planning with an intense 3-week "on-the-ground" curriculum during July and August. This combination of introspection and action illustrates our vision of what is important to leadership, and how to achieve that. Focused reflections, logistical planning, extensive communication training, success counseling, and intimate interaction with children are just a few ways that we develop compassionate leaders.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Augusta is about FUN with all of the activities you’d expect, but also so much more. In a small, tight, true community set in natural splendor, campers develop self-confidence, independence, social skills (emotional intelligence), creativity, activity skills, environmental awareness and appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills. Campers also learn what most modern children have forgotten -- how to simply play and be a kid without television, video games, cell/smart phones, the internet, canned games, or social pressure. Come enjoy some wish wonder and surprise with the Camp Augusta crew of 2014. Enjoy amazing food, family and friends, entertaining campfires and of course s’mores at our camp on the shores of Lake Vera in Nevada City, CA. See videos on our website. Prices are inclusive of everything -- food, lodging, and all activities.

OTHER CAMP INFO: See This Website Link for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
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Avid4 Adventure
California Location(s)

Visit Our Avid4 Adventure Website
800.977.9873
emily[AT]avid4.com
info[AT]avid4.com
10 Colorado & California Locations
1877 Broadway, Suite 100
Boulder, Colorado 80302

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Denver - Washington Park, Colorado
Denver - Stapleton, Colorado
Golden, Colorado
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Bailey, Colorado
Mill Valley, California
Palo Alto, California
Saratoga, California
Oakland, California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 287
Boulder, CO 80306

CAMPER AGES: Pre-K-7th Grade, Overnight - 11 grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Monday - Friday, 9-3pm *Extended Care Available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: This summer, experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure!

Avid4 Adventure summer camps teach pre-K – 12th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors.

With help from our time-tested curriculum and experienced instructors (all 21+ and certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR), we give campers solid outdoors skills and character-shaping confidence they can use at camp and beyond, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.

Day camps in Boulder, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Denver Washington Park and Denver Stapleton (NEW in 2015!), Colorado and Mill Valley, Palo Alto, Saratoga and Berkeley, California. Overnight camps in Bailey, CO.

Space is filling up fast - Register before February 28th to save with our Early Bird Deal. Use Coupon Code: earlybird and save BIG!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Team Sports, and more. Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Backpacking, Hiking & So Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: Avid4 Adventure offers multi-sport day camps along the front range in Colorado and the Bay Area in California, as well as overnight camps and Teen Leadership Programs in Bailey, Colorado.

CAMP FACILITIES: Colorado Mountain Camp at Windy Peak is a gorgeous location in the Rocky Mountains close to Bailey, Colorado. Designated as a historic site, Windy Peak has the look and feel of the quintessential sleep-away camp, complete with great and healthy food, comfortable lodging and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. Windy Peak has 13 cabins, all of which are single-sex and staff supervised. In the dining hall, Director of Food Services Renee (who has an advanced culinary degree and a passion for healthy eating) oversees a professional staff that cooks up delicious meals and accommodates food allergies and other dietary requests (such as vegan and gluten-free).

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Avid4 Adventure offers multi-sport day camps along the front range in Colorado and the Bay Area in California, as well as overnight camps and Teen Leadership Programs in Bailey, Colorado. Camps are fun and inspiring with activities that include Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing & much more! Overnight camps also include Whitewater Rafting, Horseback Riding and Backpacking Expeditions. Day Camps for grades Pre-K-11th, Overnight Camp for grades 2-8th and Teen Leadership Training for grades 9-12th.

Please visit This Website Link for more information. American Camp Association Accredited.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Teen Leadership Program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: In conjunction with Outside Magazine, Avid4 Adventure is accepting application to our scholarship program!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our website at This Website Link to see specific details regarding dates and times.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are seeking applicants that have a passion for kids and interests & experience in some or all of the following activities: hiking, biking, rock climbing, SUPing, canoeing, kayaking, overnight expeditions and outdoor education.

Working with Avid4 Adventure, you will help inspire budding outdoor enthusiasts and become part of an incredible team of adventurers. We have instructor jobs in the BAY AREA, CA and COLORADO.  Check out all available positions at our Avid4 Adventure Jobs page, and click through to our Online Application at This Website Link.

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JMTAdventures
Mariposa, California

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(415) 9386-568
daniel[AT]jmtadventures.com
info[AT]jmtadventures.com
Tuolumne Meadows
Mariposa, California 95389

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
51 Lake Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

CAMPER AGES: 13-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, and more. Backpacking, Hiking, Thru-hiking, Camping

CAMP LOCATION: JMT Adventures leads campers on a guided journey along California's John Muir Trail. The camp begins in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, and ends at Horseshoe Meadows Campground in Lone Pine, CA.

CAMP FACILITIES: We provide all of the hiking and camping gear JMT Adventurers will need for their 22-day hike. We will be sleeping in tents, or, weather permitting, under the Sierra stars!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer a one-of-a-kind summer camp adventure, covering over 200 miles of some of the most majestic scenery the United States has to offer. Our guides have extensive training as Wilderness First Responders, and have over 4,000 miles of combined backpacking experience.

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Rock-N-Water Christian Camps
Lotus, California

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800-738-0555
fun[AT]rocknwater.com
6580 State Highway 49
Lotus, California 95651

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. 1-5 Day overnight adventure camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Rock-N-Water Christian Camps provides outdoor adventure camps in California to church youth groups, families, and individuals looking to further their relationship with our savior Jesus Christ through fun and challenging adventures in the outdoors.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Swimming, and more. White Water Rafting, Outdoor Rock Climbing, Canyoneering, Backpacking

CAMP LOCATION: Located an hour east of Sacramento and an hour West of Lake Tahoe in beautiful Northern California

CAMP FACILITIES: We keep a rustic environment to help youth receive an outdoor experience. We have flushing toilets and hot showers, but we'll spend most of our time playing in the great outdoors.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Providing high quality Christian Camps in California to youth groups, families, college groups, and individuals looking to further their relationship with our savior Jesus Christ through fun and challenging adventures in the outdoors. Our camps include whitewater rafting and rock climbing, backpacking, team building, and snowshoeing winter camps. We also offer Christ centered California living history field trips for 3rd and 4th grade students in their study of California history and American history.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We also offer family camps, men's/women's camps, marriage retreats, parent teen retreats, and leadership training events. Please visit: This Website Link

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round camps are available, visit our website for details of what trips are available during what times.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Year round camps are available, visit our website for details of what trips are available during what times.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
At Rock-N-Water our passion is to impact young people with the joy of God’s Living Word, so that they might come to know Jesus and pass on God’s love with excitement.

Our staff come to Rock-N-Water with the purpose of providing superb outdoor Christian youth ministry adventures in California where they can build friendships with youth and help infect them with the love of Jesus Christ. While working towards this goal they often have a great time, grow closer to God, grow as Christians, develop life time friendships, grow muscles, and discover tans. But to them these other things are just a byproduct of their passion to be used by God in the lives of others. If you have a passion to be used by God, along with a passion for adventures in the outdoors, then Rock-N-Water may be a good place for you.

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Cali Camp
Topanga, CA

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(310) 455-0404
info[AT]calicamp.com
1717 Old Topanga Cyn. Rd.
Topanga, CA 90290

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CAMPER AGES: 3 to 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Nestled in a wondrous natural world in the heart of rock-lined Topanga Canyon, Cali Camp is a welcome kids camp adventure in Los Angeles. A place to roam streams, meadows and oak trees. Forget the city – enter the new world. Established in 1955, our iconic summer camp and year-round day camps welcome boys and girls, ages 3 to 15, to the Santa Monica Mountains. Our staff holds hundreds of years of combined experience.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We have an inclusion program and coordinator.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, and more. Aerial Arts, Equestrian, & Adventure Camp

CAMP LOCATION: "We are located 7 miles East of the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Monica Mountains in Topanga, California on 21 acres. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our 21 acre facility filled with shady oak trees and tree-lined streams. Cali Camp provides quality summer day camp experiences for children ages 3 to 15 featuring over 30 activities including swimming, adventure programs - ropes course and rock climbing, a newly renovated equestrian / riding program, aerial arts pavilion, daily swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, arts & crafts, creative dramatics, tennis, pickleball, off-road go-carts, bamboo forest, archery, playgrounds, playfields and much more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Cali Camp also offers transportation with professional bus drivers. Our camp staff are the bus counselors and run our Bus Cup Challenge with fun activities, song contests and games for campers on their ride to camp. Lunch is available for purchase and we have a Snack Shack and Camp Shack with cool camp accessories available.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you are interested in applying for a job at Cali Camp, please visit: This Website Link.

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Camp del Corazon
California Location(s)

Visit Our Camp del Corazon Website
Office: (818) 754-0312
info[AT]campdelcorazon.org
samantha[AT]campdelcorazon.org
11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, California 91601

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Howland's Landing
Catalina, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
11615 Hesby Street
North Holllywood, CA 91601

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CAMPER AGES: 7-17 (at time of camp session)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. An overnight special needs camp for children living with heart disease.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): All are welcome in our family!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our camp serves children who have any form of congenital heart disease.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Swimming, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Archery, Target Sports, & Yoga.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the West End of Catalina, just west of the Isthmus at Howland's Landing cove. Our site has a beautiful desert island ecosystem which has lots of marine life to explore!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 20 modern open air cabins, large dining hall, outdoor basketball, tennis courts and large ball field. Being on an island, our site is right on the beach. We have an amphitheater for campfires and an amazing climbing wall and high-ropes facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are an ACA accredited camp that Serves children with heart disease. Camp del Corazon (Camp of the Heart) was founded in 1995 by a UCLA nurse and doctor who wanted to provide a new kind of healing to their pediatric cardiac patients. Today the camp serves over 400 children a summer.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer year-round retreats for congenital heart patients between 18 and 24 years old on the mainland. This program is called the Progressive Adult Congenital Experience (PACE).

This program is aimed at developing the practical and leadership skills that young adults with heart disease will need as they transition into their adult lives. This program often involves a weekend of camping, teambuilding games and workshops.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp del Corazon is free for our campers.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: In the Fall (October) and early Summer we host picnics for our camp community in the Los Angeles area so that families can meet our fabulous volunteer staff as well as other camper families.

OTHER CAMP INFO: This is a special needs camp for children living with heart disease.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1: August 21-August 25 Session 2: August 25-August 29 Session 3: August 29-September 2

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Skylake Yosemite Camp
Wishon, California

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559 642-3720
jeff[AT]skylake.com
office[AT]skylake.com
37976 Road 222 Box 25
Wishon, California 93669

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CAMPER AGES: 7-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Skylake Yosemite Camp is a west coast camp in an east coast tradition. Located on Bass Lake in a pine forest close to Yosemite. 70 years of tradition with full range of program, great food, small rustic cabins, and caring carefully chosen college counselors. Charter bus service provided from San Francisco and Los Angeles areas.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Skylake is located in the Sierra National Forest equal distance, approximately a four drive, from Los Angeles and San Francisco. The camp has a large private dock on Bass Lake and access to the entire national forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: Skylake's secret to success is its small cabin groups. "Boys' camp" and "Girl's Camp" each with their own 16 rustic cabins is where the Skylake spirit is born. The 6500 square foot lodge, dining hall and lakeside porch is a center of activity. Tennis courts, sand volleyball, climbing wall, campfire circle, private docks on Bass Lake all provide a complete camp experience.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: *Skylake staff are all college students with First Aid and CPR certifications.
*Skylake is family owned and operated with the same director since 1995.
*Skylake is a proud founding member of the Western Association of Independent camps and of the American Camp Association.
*Skylake is celebrating its 71st season in 2015
*Skylake is a camp that provides significant "space" to its campers to allow the best opportunity for personal growth

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers that have completed the 9th grade are eligible to apply for the Skylake "Camper In Leadership Training Program." Successful completion of this program may lead to invitation to return for the CILT II summer.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Skylake operates a Family Camp for a number of weeks prior to the children' camp sessions and again in the fall after children' camp concludes.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Skylake sessions run a minimum of two weeks. Sessions normally commence in the middle of June and conclude in the middle of August

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Mariposa Day Camp
Altadena, California

Visit Our Mariposa Day Camp Website
626-677-2303
bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org
615 E. Mariposa St
Altadena, California 91001

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
101 E. Wheeler Ave.
Arcadia, Ca 91006

CAMPER AGES: Grades K-6

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am - 4pm, before and after camp care available

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Mariposa is an oasis from urban life, nestled in the foothills of Altadena. Camp activities include arts & crafts, singing songs, team building, low ropes elements, a gaga court, a kids’ kitchen, and water play for those warm days. We are a Girl Scout camp, so Girl Scout badges will be earned through the summer, but no Girl Scout experience is required. Camp begins June 15th, 2015 and runs until August 14th, 2015. A new session starts every Monday!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We provide a warm, engaging environment that appreciates what each camper brings to the camp experience. Contact us to ask about your camper's specific needs!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Team Sports, Science, Technology, and more. Gaga Court, Low Ropes Elements, Kids Kitchen Each Week, Each Week Will Have A Different Theme!! Each Theme Covers A Different Cool Interest Including Performing, Writing, Video Game Technology, Outdoor Cooking & Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Altadena, California right off the 210 freeway. Thirteen miles from downtown Los Angeles.

CAMP FACILITIES: Mariposa Day Camp, located in Altadena, offers themed weeks with several different emphases for girls to choose from. Girls participate in new and traditional Girl Scouts activities while making new friends, developing self-esteem and making lasting memories. Introducing new and exciting activities this summer such as a brand new gaga court, low ropes and team building activities plus kids kitchen which gives each girl the opportunity to prepare a fun and different snack each week. The themes for each week provide additional activities and enjoyment for the campers. All day camps include daily snacks, a camp souvenir, any badges earned, and a 4X6 camp group photo. Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We also have before and after care beginning at 7:00am and ending at 6:00pm. All sessions serve grade K-6. For more information please contact Brianna Colomb at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Creativity, Inc.
June 15¬¬–19
Grades K–6 $160
Let your creativity shine! Explore all the ways you can express yourself through art. We will be learning about painting, tie dying, drawing, and more. Campers will work with a visiting artist on their masterpieces. On Friday the Camp Mariposa Gallery will be open for parents to see their child’s artwork. Brownies will earn their Painter badge, Juniors will earn their Drawing badge, and Cadettes will complete steps 3, 4, and 5 of their Book Artist badge.

Fashion Forward
June 22–26
Grades K–6 $160
It is Fashion Week at Camp Mariposa! Campers will learn the basics of fashion design, sewing, and jewelry making as they create their own haute couture. Girls will meet a fashion industry professional and show off their designs at a special Friday fashion show. Brownies will earn their Inventor badge, Juniors will earn their Product Designer badge, and Cadettes will earn steps 1, 2, 4, and 5 of their Entrepreneur badge.

Pioneer Days
June 29 – July 3
Grades K–3 $160
Grades 4–6, $175 (Thursday Evening Program)
Let’s journey back in time to when Laura Ingalls Wilder was a young girl. Campers will learn all about life on the prairie through hands on activities like making butter, sewing, and playing games from the past. Girls will also learn about their local government while we get ready to celebrate Independence Day. Friday will feature a special country fair for all campers! Brownies will earn their Celebrating Community badge, Juniors will earn their Citizen badge, and Cadettes will earn their Finding Common Ground badge. Girls entering the 4 grade and up are invited to join us for an extended day at camp that includes dinner, square dancing, and an old fashion campfire.

Literally Fun
July 6–10
Grades K–6 $160
Choose your own adventure and tell your story! We will dive into the wide world of our imaginations, exploring our favorite books, and writing our own stories. Girls will learn all about different ways to tell their story, from comic books to short stories. We will even be joined by a special guest author! Brownies will earn their My Family Story badge, Juniors will earn their Scribe badge, and Cadettes will earn their Comic Artist badge.

S.T.E.A.M Power! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
July 13–17
Grades K–6 $160
Making a miniature robot, launching film canister rockets, and mixing up a batch of slime are just a few of the fun things we have planned for this week of scientific discovery. STEAM will come alive as we explore all of these subjects through hands on experiments and demonstrations. Brownies will learn all about bubbles, slime, and static electricity while they also earn their Home Scientist badge. Juniors and Cadettes will design their own video games while earning the Videogame Designer patch. Full STEAM ahead!

Lions, Tigers, and Girl Scouts, Oh my!
July 20–24
Grades K–6 $160
Welcome to the Jungle! This week of camp is all about our furry, scaly, and slimy friends who call the jungle home. Campers will learn about animals and ecosystems while brushing up on the outdoor skills they need to visit our furry friends in their natural habitats. We will even have a few special visitors from the animal kingdom! Brownies will earn their Hiker badge, Juniors will earn steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their Camper badge, and Cadettes will earn parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their Trailblazer badge.

Camp Hollywood
July 27–July 31
Grades K–6 $160
Are you a born performer or is directing more your style? Join us as we explore life on the stage and screen. Girls will learn about writing a screenplay, honing their acting skills through improvisation games, and the art of movie make-up. The whole camp will show off what they have learned in a Friday performance. Brownies will earn their Dancer badge, Juniors will earn their Musician badge, and Cadettes will earn their Screenwriter badge.

Food Frenzy!
August 3–7
Grades K–3 $160
Grades 4–6 $175 (Thursday Evening Program)
Whether you’re a chef in the making or a newbie to the kitchen, join us for a week long culinary adventure. Girls will learn how to make delicious meals, satisfying snacks, and dazzling desserts. We will also be covering nutrition, international cooking, and much more! Brownies will earn their Snacks badge, Juniors will earn their Simple Meals badge, and Cadettes will earn their New Cuisines badge. Girls entering the 4 grade and up are invited to join us for an extended day at camp that includes a special outdoor cooking feast and a campfire program.

Girl Scouts Investigate!
August 10–14
Grades K–6 $160
Can you discover who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Sharpen your detective skills as we learn about the science behind forensics on our quest to unravel the mystery of the missing cookies! Girls will learn about fingerprinting, DNA, and much more. Brownies will earn their Senses badge, Juniors will earn their Detective badge, and Cadettes will earn their Special Agent badge.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Program Aide/CIT Program is available. Please contact Molly Briggs at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We provide "Camperships" to qualified campers. Applications are due May 9, 2015. More information can be found on our website at This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 15 -19 $160
June 22- 26 $160
June - July 3 $160 ($175 for grades 4-6 for a Thursday evening program)
July 6 - 10 $160
July 13 - 17 $160
July 20 - 24 $160
July 27 - July 31 $160
August 3 - 7 $160 ($175 for grades 4-6 for a Thursday evening program)
August 10 - 14 $160

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We hire a seasonal summer staff. For more information please contact Brianna Colomb at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org.

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Camp Yofi
Irvine, CA

Visit Our Camp Yofi Website
949-435-3400 ext. 275
campyofi[AT]jccoc.org
1 Federation Way
Suite #200
Irvine, CA 92614

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CAMPER AGES: 2nd grade - 11th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP FACILITIES: 10 cabins, outdoor pool, climbing wall, amphitheater, access to beautiful Jenks Lake, archery range, and much more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Yofi offers lots of fun and exciting activities! Campers can try new adventures and activities as well as old favorites. We have cabin activities such as sports and stream hikes, and also Chugim (activities that campers choose). Each day has a well balanced schedule so campers get to experience something new every day. Check out all the great choices for summer fun!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Camp Leaps n Boundz
Los Angeles, California

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310-821-0963
heather[AT]leapsnboundz.com
5433 Beethoven St.
Los Angeles, California 90066

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Daily 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Overnight trips vary from weekend to weeklong

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Leaps n Boundz offers children and teens with special needs the opportunity to explore new places, make new friends, and try new things. At Camp Leaps n Boundz we make every camp day one to remember. Our day camp hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Camp activities include:

Arts and crafts
Sports and games
Gymnastics
Nature hikes and activities
Recreation activities including yoga, dance, martial arts, and special theme days
Field trips
Surfing and Beach days
Swimming
So much more!
During each camp day, pro-social behaviors and socialization are encouraged to help make those lasting camp relationships!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Leaps n Boundz is a fun, active camp for children and teens with special needs. We welcome children of all abilities to participate in our day and overnight camps!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, and more. We Also Surf & Go On Weekly Field Trips.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the Westside of Los Angeles near Playa Vista and Marina del Rey. We are looking forward to opening a West Los Angeles location soon!

CAMP FACILITIES: Our home base is in a gymnastics gym with rooms and facilities for extra camp fun.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our highly trained staff specialize in caring for children and teens with special needs in the recreation environment. We have one staff per 3 children every day to cater to the safety and needs of our campers. Our programming is centered on each camper having a fun, safe, pro-social day in which new experiences can be grasped!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer camp internships to individuals who have graduated from high school. This growing opportunity allows the intern to learn from seasoned staff and advance into a paid position in the second session of camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer Day Camps and overnight trips throughout the year, especially during school breaks such as Winter Break, Spring Break, and more!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Day Camp Session 1: June 15-July 11
Day Camp Session 2: July 20-August 14

Overnight trips vary and include May 23-25, June 8-12, July 24-26, and August 3-7

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We always welcome resumes for our summer camp coach or intern positions. To be considered, email your resume to: heather[AT]leapsnboundz.com

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Catalina Island Camps
Altadena, California

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626-296-4040
tom[AT]catalinaislandcamps.com
info[AT]catalinaislandcamps.com
707 W Woodbury Rd
Suite F
Altadena, California 91001

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CAMPER AGES: entering 2nd through 11th grades

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Archery, Riflery, Water-Skiing, Tubing, Wakeboarding, Skin Diving, Ocean Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Ropes Course, Zipline, Climbing Wall, Gardening, Hiking, Arts & Crafts.

CAMP LOCATION: Catalina Island Camps is located at Howlands Landing on the West End of Santa Catalina Island. Campers meet our staff in San Pedro and travel to camp on the Catalina Express. We are a beach front camp in a protected cove on the mainland facing side of Catalina Island.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live in Chalets (wooden buildings with canvas window and door coverings). Up to 10 campers and 2 or 3 staff members live in each chalet. Bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers are located within 100 feet of each chalet. Meals are served outdoors in the dining area. Food is excellent with fresh fruit, salad bar and hot entrees at each meal. Vegetarian and vegan meals are also available.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: 2015 is Tom and Maria Horner's 22nd summer directing Catalina Island Camps. CIC is an American Camp Association Accredited camp. We believe campers should be unplugged from their busy schedules and given ample opportunities to connect with each other and positive role models and to discover new activities in the unique natural environment of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers in Leadership Training and Counselor in Training programs both available to campers entering 10th through 12th grade.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Jean-Michel Cousteau Family Camp annually in August. Please visit: This Website Link.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: School year environmental education programs with Catalina Environmental Leadership Program and the Crescenta Valley Outdoor School.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit This Website Link for complete information and dates and rates for 2015.

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J-Camp
Palo Alto, CA

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(650) 223-8622
youth[AT]paloaltojcc.org
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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CAMPER AGES: K-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. J-Camp is primarily a day camp setting with a few overnight options for older grades.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): JCC

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Swimming, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Golf, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. Archery, Magic, Ice Skating, LEGO, Laser Tag, Ceramics, Urban Art, Mad Science, Carpentry

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 5 miles east of Stanford right off the 101. Please visit our camp website for more information and driving directions.

CAMP FACILITIES: Beautiful campus that offers a full service fitness facility, multiple rooms for programming, theater, and newly installed artificial grass.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: J-Camp's management team carefully selects all summer staff. Pre-interview essays determine candidates' outlooks, experience and intentions. Group interviews determine past experience with youth, leadership skills and general personality traits while individual interviews identify critical thinking abilities, supervision aptitude and problem solving skills. Finally, candidates receive background checks and undergo multiple reference checks.

Before camp starts, counselors train for over 35 hours and unit leaders complete over 55 hours of training.
Staff is trained in the following areas:
� • Safety certification including CPR and first aid
� • Adult/child mentorship and age appropriate activities
� • Behavior management and bully/abuse prevention
� • Field trip and off-site safety and procedures
� • Pool, beach and sun safety
� • Interpersonal communications and family relations
� • Curriculum development and team leadership (unit leaders only)

J-Camp International Staff
Each summer we hire a few outstanding international team members to motivate and inspire your kids! Your child will learn about different countries, customs and cultures first-hand from our fabulous international staff. Past staff has hailed from Australia, Israel, Holland, England, Scotland and South Africa.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our camp website to learn more about session dates and camp pricing.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
J-Camp is looking for skilled, friendly, and well-qualified individuals to come and be a part of the camp staff team at the OFJCC. Positions available include Head Counselor, Counselor, Jr. Counselor, Music Specialist, and Art Specialist.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our website at This Website Link.

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Lasting Adventures, Inc.
Yosemite National Park, California

Visit Our Lasting Adventures, Inc. Website
800-513-8651
Scott[AT]LastingAdventures.org
Staff[AT]LastingAdventures.org
Yosemite National Park, California 95389

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 1078 Groveland, CA. 95321

CAMPER AGES: 11-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our outdoor summer camps are our specialty. We offer a 5-day program for younger participants ages 11-13, and a choice of a
6-day or 11-day program for youth ages 13-17. Our goals include providing unforgettable experiences that intimately connects each youth with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them in Yosemite National Park!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Lasting Adventures, Inc. strives to give outdoor experiences to ALL youth. If a child is physically capable of participating in our Yosemite backpacking adventures, then we are able to accommodate most special needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Swimming, Science, and more. Adventure Based Programming. We Participate In Fun, Challenging, & Significant Events & Games, Providing Support Throughout.

CAMP LOCATION: We operate throughout the Yosemite backcountry. All youth trips meet in Tuolumne meadows which is approx. a 3.5-4 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay area. All trips end in Yosemite Valley proper.

CAMP FACILITIES: We teach respect for yourself, others, and the environment through a Yosemite backpacking adventure. Participants camp and sleep under the stars or in tents. We move locations and hike daily. We learn about nature and challenge ourselves to become better contributors in this world!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our outdoor summer camps, also known as the Yosemite High Country Adventure youth backpacking trips, are our specialty. Our weekly programs are six days/ five nights in length and average between 25-35 backpacking miles. These trips usually begin in the Yosemite High Country and conclude in Yosemite Valley proper. On all trips we conduct some side hikes (without backpacks) to famous sites and peaks (such as Half Dome, Clouds Rest, El Capitan, Mount Hoffman, and Red Peak).

These day trips average another 6 to 10 miles. Every other week we offer a different trail. So if you would like to choose a two-week adventure (13 days/ 12 nights) by combining two sessions; your child will be guaranteed to see different terrain each week. Additionally, by choosing the two-week option, your child will have a layover day in either Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley proper where the participants will partake in more sightseeing opportunities. During this layover day, participants will also have a chance to re-supply, wash-up, and eat some fresh food at a local eatery.

Throughout the adventure, participants will be guided along some of the most famous trails and to the top of some of the most famous passes and peaks within Yosemite National Park. Our experienced leaders have an extensive knowledge of the Yosemite backcountry. In addition to taking our participants to many of the famous locations, our leaders will also guide participants to lesser known areas that we have found over the years such as off-the-trail high alpine lakes (where fish are plentiful), backcountry waterfalls, alpine meadows, spectacular vistas, watering holes, cliff jumping areas, and natural waterslides.

On most trips, we backpack every day but one (a lay over day and location is usually agreed upon by the team) and we are on the trail for an average of 4-5 hours. Most of our trips go from a higher elevation to a lower elevation and throughout the experience we take our time, take in the views, and break at awesome watering holes. Yet, viewing the Yosemite backcountry is only one of the many outcomes that occur on these trips.

Our primary mission is to use the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach participants the necessary skills and attitudes for living successful lives. We also strive to foster an appreciation for the wilderness, nature, and the world around us. In addition to unique individual backgrounds and certifications, our leaders are all trained in Adventure Based Programming. Through Adventure Based Programming, participants will be challenged to improve their sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. Participants will participate in daily goal setting, group activities and debriefing (usually mixed in with marshmallows around the campfire.) This is all done within an environment of fun and support.

All participants will also learn basic backpacking skills, wilderness ethics, wilderness appreciation and engage in Leave No Trace principals. Along with creating lasting memories, it is our goal that participants will finish this adventure with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world, and the environment around them.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We develop Yosemite Guides! We have the only Junior Guide program in Yosemite. Open to youth ages 16-18 with a passion for the outdoors and helping others. 2-4 week sessions.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We are a non-profit! We offer scholarships on a sliding schedule. Please complete our Scholarship Application located on our Forms page.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Lasting Adventures, Inc, is also a leading Guide service within Yosemite National Park. In so doing, we have evolved into the experts in custom family adventures in the Yosemite backcountry. Contact us to schedule a custom Yosemite family adventure that is sure to create memories to last a lifetime!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Lasting Adventures has been recognized as the one Yosemite Guide Service that guides the most people into the Yosemite backcountry.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Weekly Sunday-Friday June-August. See our schedule online!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking for a Chinese speaking guide to join our team in 2015! 

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Kids Summer Horse Riding Camp
Murrieta, California

Visit Our Kids Summer Horse Riding Camp Website
951-288-0521
Kathleendressagetrainer[AT]gmail.com
38176 Calle De Lobo
Murrieta, California 92562

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CAMPER AGES: 6-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Join Us For a Fun Summer Horse Camp

Ride Horses
Snacks & Drinks Provided
Learn Equine Health Safety & Nutrition
Play Games & Do Crafts
Space is Limited (Reserve your spot $50 deposit)
Camp Cost $300 or Daily Camp Rates Available
Multiple Family Discounts

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Southern California Murrieta, California, La Cresta area

CAMP FACILITIES: Kathleen Elliott's equestrian program combines qualified staff, experienced horses, and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere where campers can refine their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends. Kathleen's summer & holiday vacation horse camps aim to teach children (ages 6-16) about the wonderful world of horses. Through horse-related games and activities, campers learn about the care of horses, their characteristics, breeds, colors, and safe handling--both on the ground and while mounted--in a fun-filled environment. Children are supervised by trained staff and counselors and learn horsemanship skills from horses suitable for the young rider. Kids Horse Camp is designed for all levels of riders--from a child's first experience with a horse to an experienced youth rider who shows hunter-jumpers or dressage.

Kathleen's camp is both an educational and recreational experience focusing on HORSES. We offer a variety of camp activities, which include playing HORSE games, grooming HORSES, riding HORSES, feeding HORSES, learning about horse health and nutrition, HORSE crafts, bathing HORSES, watching HORSES, oh and of course, more RIDING HORSES!

Our friendly and supportive atmosphere helps every camper feel important. We strive to make each camper feel special so campers develop confidence in their personal horsemanship and riding abilities. Our camp motto, “Anything is Possible at Kathleen Elliot’s”, translates into a positive enabling environment where kids know that anything is possible!

Helmet Provided (you welcome to bring your own)
Learn Proper Equitation and Fundamentals
Snacks & Drinks Provided
Learn About Equine Health
Instruction on Horse Safety & Nutrition
Play Games & Do Crafts
Space is Limited
$50 Nonrefundable Deposit
48 Hour Cancellation Policy

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Learn from a certified ARIA equestrian trainer and respected California show judge. We enjoy tailoring the horse camp experience to each camper and offer a fun filled summer learning adventure with horses and good friends.

There is a strong focus on camper participation, safety and leadership. As campers become comfortable with daily routines, they are encouraged to contribute and given opportunities to assume more leadership responsibilities. Those interested in expanding their horsemanship have opportunities to assist riders and learn about teaching skills.

Kathleen Elliott teaches skills and promotes confidence in horse care, safety practices, proper equitation and the joy of the relationship between horse and rider. Because our camp is a non-competitive, skills-oriented camp, we pride ourselves on giving our riders sound, safe information and practice with horse care and riding.

Our Summer HORSE PROGRAM is a fantastic way for children to learn about horses and riding as well as develop more proficient and nuanced riding skills. We have lots of fun riding and caring for some very sweet horses. We offer lessons in Western, English or bareback, which start at beginning levels but provide an opportunity for kids to advance based on their ability and experience. Each child is evaluated on his/her riding ability and placed in a group comprised of those with corresponding ages and skills. For kids who like horses, nothing can create memories of a lifetime like attending a quality Horse Summer Camp. We invite your child to enjoy all the fun a quality horse summer camp has to offer while improving their riding skills and their knowledge of horses at the same time. Summers spent at a riding camp can create friendships and experiences that your child will cherish for years to come. This Season's Summer Camp will have exciting demonstration's, horse related games, crafts and more. We also will educate your children on the knowledge and hard work it takes to properly care for their equine buddy.

Serving the following areas: Canyon Lake, Menifee, Sun City, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Quail valley, Murrieta, Hemet, Temecula, San Jacinto, equestrian horse riding, lessons summer camp, kids horse camp, Horseriding Camp, Ponies, pony horse, horses, horse camp, horseback riding, 951, 92587 , inland Empire, Southern California

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Kathleen Elliott Kids Summer Horse Riding Camp 2015
2015 Summer Camp
1st Session June 15, 16 & 17
2nd Session July 13, 14 & 15

Monday 3:00-7:00 Tuesday 3:00-7:00 Wednesday 8-11:00

Tuesday night we are offering a special optional sleepover, campfire and BBQ

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Please contact us for employment information.

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WorldStrides Summer Programs
California Location(s)

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434.284.9224, 1.885.812.8219
danielled[AT]worldstrides.org
info[AT]worldstridessummer.com
218 West Water Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Florida, California, New York, Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain

CAMPER AGES: Middle School and High School programs

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Golf, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, and more. Business Entrepreneurship Pre-college Program, Fashion, Writing, Art History, Investing Pre-college Program, Service Learning, Game Design, Law & Leadership, Digital Media, Business Of Sports.

CAMP LOCATION: Our programs are located both domestically and internationally including at UCLA,and New York City. Our abroad destinations include Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Scotland, and Spain.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our programs host students in college residence halls, hotels, and lodges.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: WorldStrides is the largest and most trusted educational travel organization in the nation. WorldStrides was founded nearly 50 years ago by an educator committed to enriching students’ lives through experiential travel, and has since grown to an international organization providing unique experiences to more than five million participants.

WorldStrides Summer programs offers students the opportunity to earn college credit through unique, educational, life changing experiences. With a diverse array of programs focusing on adventure and service, language, cultural, and science immersion, and university-based programs, we challenge students to gain new perspectives and expand their knowledge.

Join us, think more. WorldStrides Summer consists of a dedicated base team in addition to the support of many WorldStrides team members within the United States and internationally. During programs students experience the world’s best leaders through our Destination Directors and Specialists, and course leaders. Meet our team at This Website Link.

WorldStrides is a fully accredited travel study program. We maintain both school accreditation, which verifies the high academic quality of our programs, and corporate accreditation, which assures our organization’s commitment to safety, security, and financial stability. Our accredited status attests to our high academic standards. Traveling with an accredited travel study program means that your program is centered on a structured curriculum that is aligned with state standards.

Destination Directors and Specialists, who undergo continuous training in methods for delivering content to students, bring this curriculum to life through interactive activities and engaging lessons. Our designation as an accredited travel study program and our relationship with highly ranked colleges and universities allows WorldStrides Summer programs to offer students the opportunity for college credit.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: FLAG Scholarships One million dollars in FLAG Scholarship funding is available for WorldStrides programs for families with an annual adjusted gross income (AGI) up to $85,000. Last year, thousands of families benefited from the FLAG Scholarship program. Families are invited to complete a confidential, simple application to receive travel assistance funds. Contact the WorldStrides Summer team for a confidential application. Applications must be completed within 45 days of registration. SYTA Youth Foundation: The Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA) offers need and merit-based scholarships for student travel. Visit This Website Link for more information on how to apply. Contact the WorldStrides Summer Team for fundraising activities and tips. Contact a WSS team member for a fundraising information sheet.

OTHER CAMP INFO: WorldStrides Summer programs also focus on future career opportunities. Many programs offer hands-on experience in the field that exposes students to specific industries and working professionals. These valuable experiences support both career preparation as well as college achievement. According to CNBC (2013), recruiters recommend adding six types of college courses to your schedule in order to stand out in future job interviews: STEM classes, Internship-driven picks, Business and economics, Theater Arts, Professional Writing, and Leadership Studies. It can be beneficial, no matter your interest, to have a strong foundation in public speaking, writing, leadership, and business. Get a head start with WorldStrides Summer programs as you promote a well-rounded and qualified you!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our dates and fees vary per program, please visit This Website Link to find the information for your program of interest.

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Backyard Bunch
Long Beach, California

Visit Our Backyard Bunch Website
562 421-2725
astruiksma[AT]campfirelb.org
7070 E Carson St
Long Beach, California 90808

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CAMPER AGES: 5-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Camp Fire

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Football, and more. Archery, Ropes Course, Rock Climbing Wall, Cooking Over An Open Campfire, Culinary Instruction, Field Trips (optional), Outdoor Education, & Arts & Crafts.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the corner of Carson and Los Coyotes Diag. We are roughly a mile West of the 606 Freeway.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a 5 acre tree lined property in the middle of the city. It is equipped with an outdoor amphitheater, archery range, low and high ropes course, 17 fire rings, indoor meeting lodge, etc.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Backyard Bunch is a 9 week summer long day camp that runs June 22-August 21 in summer 2015. We offer different age and activity based camps.Please visit our Program Options page on our website for more details.

Day Camp provides a fun filled summer with a wide variety of supervised activities. The program focuses on teaching campers new skills and social development. Backyard Bunch is a unique place where kids of many ages make new friends, explore new and old interests, develop character and build a sense of belonging.

Each session is one week providing an array of indoor and outdoor activities and experiences based on a weekly theme. Our 5 acre facility provides your child a nature based camp experience in the middle of the city.

For over 25 years we have been a proud member of the American Camp Association closely following hundreds of standards for health and safety, and self submitting to accreditation visits.

All of our staff must attend intensive pre-camp training sessions that include: policies and procedures, health and safety, camp activities, appropriate staff and camper interactions, and a variety of other essential skills. Sections of the trainings also provide instruction on how to deal with situations that may occur at camp.

Beyond summer camp, most of our staff work with kids year round within the Long Beach Unified School District After School Programs. They work with kids from a variety of socioeconomic and special needs backgrounds. All of our staff are required to be at least 18 years of age.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a camp scholarship. Visit our website for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2015 Dates and Themes

#1 June 22 - 26: Eww That's Gross, $145 - $195

#2 June 29 - July 3: Imagine That, $145 - $195

#3 July 6 - 10: CF Book of World Record, $145 - $195

#4 July 13-17: Challenge Accepted, $145 - $195

#5 July 20-24: As Seen on TV, $145 - $195

#6 July 27 - 3: The Great History Mystery, $145 - $195

#7 Aug. 3-7: TRAVEL WEEK, $195

#8 Aug. 10 - 14: Camp VS. Food, $145 - $195

#9 Aug.17-21: That's Splashtastic $145 - $195

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Working as a summer camp staff member provides you the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children. Camp allows staff to grow in leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem solving, in a fun environment. Being a counselor will likely be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you ever encounter.

If you are interested in becoming part of our fantastic summer staff team, please visit our website for application information.

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Murrieta Horse Riding Camp
Murrieta, California

Visit Our Murrieta Horse Riding Camp Website
951-288-0521
Kathleendressagetrainer[AT]gmail.com
38176 Calle De Lobo
Murrieta, California 92562

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Kats Camp
38176 Calle De Lobo
Murrieta, CA 92562

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Murrieta Horse Riding Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 6-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Week days

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Kathleen Elliott's equestrian program combines qualified staff, experienced horses, and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere where campers can refine their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends. Kathleen's summer & holiday vacation horse camps aim to teach children (ages 6-16) about the wonderful world of horses.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Kats Camp
38176 Calle De Lobo
Murrieta, CA 92562

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Through horse-related games and activities, campers learn about the care of horses, their characteristics, breeds, colors, and safe handling--both on the ground and while mounted--in a fun-filled environment. Children are supervised by trained staff and counselors and learn horsemanship skills from horses suitable for the young rider. Kids Horse Camp is designed for all levels of riders--from a child's first experience with a horse to an experienced youth rider who shows hunter-jumpers or dressage.

Kathleen's camp is both an educational and recreational experience focusing on HORSES. We offer a variety of camp activities, which include playing HORSE games, grooming HORSES, riding HORSES, feeding HORSES, learning about horse health and nutrition, HORSE crafts, bathing HORSES, watching HORSES, oh and of course, more RIDING HORSES!

Our friendly and supportive atmosphere helps every camper feel important. We strive to make each camper feel special so campers develop confidence in their personal horsemanship and riding abilities. Our camp motto, “Anything is Possible at Kathleen Elliot’s”, translates into a positive enabling environment where kids know that anything is possible!

Helmet Provided (you are welcome to bring your own)
Learn Proper Equitation and Fundamentals
Snacks & Drinks Provided
Learn About Equine Health
Instruction on Horse Safety & Nutrition
Play Games & Do Crafts
Space is Limited
$50 Nonrefundable Deposit
48 Hour Cancellation Policy

Kathleen Elliott Kids Summer
Horse Riding Camp 2015

Monday 3:00-7:00 Tuesday 3:00-7:00 Wednesday 8-11:00

Tuesday night we are offering a special optional sleepover, campfire and BBQ

Join Us Fun Summer Horse Camp

Ride Horses
Snacks & Drinks Provided
Learn Equine Health Safety & Nutrition
Play Games & Do Crafts
Space is Limited (Reserve your spot $50 deposit)
Camp Cost $300 or Daily Camp Rates Available
Multiple Family Discounts

Welcoming Horse Lovers Of All Levels
Ages 6-16

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Camp JCA Shalom
California Location(s)

Visit Our Camp JCA Shalom Website
818.889.5500
info[AT]campjcashalom.com
34342 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, California 90265

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp is operated off-site in West Hills, Ca, with daily trips to overnight site in Malibu

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CAMPER AGES: overnight - entering 2nd - 12th. Day camp entering 1st - 8th

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We are able to accommodate the needs of many special needs campers. Please email info[AT]campjcashalom.com or call 818.889.5500 to discuss

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, and more. Outdoor Adventures, Climbing Wall, Horseback Riding, Zip-Line , Rappelling, Ropes Course, Beach Trips, Pioneer Living & Indian Crafts, Sea Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Maccabiah Games, Concerts, Campfires, Overnights, Animal Education, Beach Trips, Israel Days, Archery, Israeli Dance, Digital Photography, Organic Gardening, Drama Productions, Martial Arts / Krav Maga, Ceramics, Ping-Pong, & Hiking.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 minutes from Los Angeles, in Malibu California. We are approximately 6 miles from the ocean in the beautiful Malibu mountains

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located on 220 acres in the Malibu mountains. It is a nice rustic-type camp , with refurbished boys' side cabins as of 2014 and the girls' side on schedule for refurbishment within the next couple of years. We have an outdoor pool, basketball courts, ping pong tables, gaga court, sports field, ropes course (upper and lower elements) hiking trails, indoor dining hall, conference center, an area for outdoor camping and adventures and more. We have an organic garden, and animal center - with 26 horses, goats, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, a cow and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer two week sessions for children entering grades 2-8, three-week sessions for children entering grades 5-8, special one-week mini-camps for children entering grades 2-6, and a variety of programs for teens entering grades 9-12.
The heart of Camp JCA Shalom is our friendly and loving staff. Staff are carefully selected for their skills and sensitivity in working with children. Our staff comes from all over the world: Los Angeles, the Bay Area, the Southwest, the East Coast, Canada and Israel.

All staff are required to participate in an orientation and training program prior to the campers’ arrival.

Low camper-to-staff ratios ensure that each camper receives attention and guidance throughout his/her stay. In addition, we have talented staff who run our arts & crafts, ropes course, dance, music, aquatics, Judaica, nature, and other specialty programs.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS:
TASC : Teen Age Service Camp
(entering 10th -11th grades)

TASC is geared toward developing leadership, through a group-oriented community project implemented by the campers, and through special programs. Throughout the session, TASCers experience pride and fulfillment as they enrich the Camp JCA Shalom campus. In addition, TASCers get to experience the best components of the general camp program along with a special out-of-camp overnight trip. For over 45 years, the TASC program has been one of our most popular teen programs.

TASC : California Kibbutz -
(entering 11th grades)

TASC Kibbutz is a new program created just for entering 11th graders. This program is an immersive three week program designed to be the ultimate Jewish camping and leadership experience. In TASC Kibbutz, we transport ourselves back a hundred years ago to feel what it was like for some of the pioneers who made their way to Israel. The "Kibbutzniks" will have to "create their own world" at camp. They will build their own living area, cook many of their own meals, and even help work the farm at camp! By creating a kibbutz at JCA, the Kibbutzniks will come together as a tightly knit community, grow closer to the land; learn about sustainability and organic farming; and gain knowledge of kibbutz life in Israel- all while having fun at camp! While the Kibbutzniks will spend the majority of time creating their kibbutz, they will still be connected to camp, spending sometime every day with the rest of the camp community, and still participating in many of camps offerings such as horseback riding and the ropes course. At the end of the program, the Kibbutzniks will leave with a sense of accomplishment, a set of friends for life, and a true finale of their last camp experience before becoming a Counselor-In-Training (CIT).

CIT: Counselor-In-Training
(entering grade 12)

These future leaders have a lasting effect on both the spirit and welfare of Camp JCA Shalom. Workshops in Jewish programming, child development and leadership training, along with observation, individual supervision and actual work with younger campers, helps the CIT explore the functioning and philosophy of camp, and develop his/her leadership abilities. This is an enriching and exciting experience as well as an important step towards future staff positions at camp. By the end of the summer, the CITs have the opportunity to become junior counselors during Session 3, and will receive a small stipend. Personal Interview required.

All Teen Leadership Programs:

- Require an additional application and interview prior to acceptance.
- Have a minimum and maximum number of participants.
- Have opportunities to gain community service hours.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarship and financial aid is available through a couple of resources. contact camp for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Year-round programs include family camp weekends, weekend holiday camps, and a week long winter camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We hold fall and spring weekend camps and a week long winter camp. We have family weekends, Jewish holiday day-long programs. We work with synagogues, schools and organizations throughout the west customizing their school, nature and leadership programs. we serve as a community convener for collaborative programs in the Los Angeles area Jewish community.

OTHER CAMP INFO: For 60 years, Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp for All Seasons,” providing thousands of campers and counselors with the adventures, friendships, and memories that last a lifetime.

Located on the Shalom Institute's gorgeous Malibu campus, only 5 miles from the Pacific ocean and 45 minutes from Los Angeles, Camp JCA Shalom offers expansive facilities that include an Olympic-size swimming pool, two outdoor amphitheaters, conference center, retreat house, archery and sports fields, ropes course, climbing wall, two waterfalls, nature center, the Marla Bennett Israel Discovery Center and Garden, miles of hiking trails, and so much more. Camp JCA Shalom's vision of Tikkun Olam (creating a better World) is fulfilled through a positive Jewish living experience. In our warm and supportive community environment, campers are able to live, learn, and play in a group setting that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.

Campers participate in a variety of dynamic programs and activities that develop a wealth of new skills and interests. From our youngest campers, to our counselors-in-training, Camp JCA Shalom promises a fun-filled adventure that will have you coming back year after year. We invite you to come and enjoy the beauty of nature, the feeling of community, the comfort of friends, the joy of learning, and the experience of a lifetime!

Shalom Institute & Camp JCA Shalom promote and maintain a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of all programs and services.

Camp JCA Shalom is an independent non-profit organization,

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit This Website Link.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Applicants for camp counselor, specialists, admin and support should contact info[AT]campjcashalom.com

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Camp Woolman
Nevada City, CA

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530-273-3183 X11
camp[AT]woolman.org
13075 Woolman Ln.
Nevada City, CA 95959

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Coed/Residential/Wilderness Tripping.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Quaker

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Woolman offers overnight programs for kids age 9-14 and teens age 15-16. It is located in the foothills near Grass Valley and Nevada City, CA. Children attend our programs here from Auburn, Tahoe, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of Northern California.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Soccer, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Nevada City in the foothills of the Tahoe National Forest, only 60 minutes Northeast of Sacramento. The beautiful Yuba River is only a 10 minute drive away, and endless Wilderness destinations are at our fingertips!

CAMP FACILITIES: Our 200 acre property contains forest land, a swimming pond, activity fields and a maze of hiking trails. We have 14 cabins, a large stone house, a dining hall, meeting hall and a massive community garden attached to our farm lands and dairy.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer Camp - Ages 8-14: Campers come for 1 week or two week session (and some for 3, 4, or 5 weeks!) and go on wilderness trips. Each week there are 3 day, 2 night trips to Tahoe, the Sierra Buttes, and/or the Yuba River.

Teen Leadership Camp - Ages 15-16: These exciting programs takes the Summer Camp experience to a whole new level for 15 and 16 year olds: We offer a two-week hiking program, a one-week farming and cooking program, and a two-week bike repair and bike touring program.

Hiking Program (Two weeks): TLCers will spend two days bonding, learning about their trip, and preparing for hiking. They and their trip leaders will then embark on a 10-day backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). They will then return to camp, and will have two days of closure at the end.

Farming & Cooking Program (One week): TLCers will spend their week working in Woolman's organic garden, learning about farming, plants and the farm to table journeys of the food we eat. They will learn nutrition and cooking skills as they prepare many of their meals with the fruits and vegetables harvested.

Bike Repair and Bike Touring Program (Two weeks): TLCers will spend the first 5 days fixing up a Woolman bike or a bike they have brought from home, learning bike repair, learning bike safety, and building panniers (saddlebags). The group will then embark on a week of various day-long and overnight cycling trips in Northern California. They will then return to camp, and will have two days of closure at the end.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS:
Teen Leadership Camp - Ages 15-16.
CIT Program - Age 17+

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer financial aid, please see our website for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: During the rest of the year our campus is a semester school.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake
miramonte, CA

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559 624 1110
campoffice[AT]campsequoialake.org
49716 Highway 180
miramonte, CA 93641

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
320 N.Akers Street
Visalia, CA
93291

CAMPER AGES: 9 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. YMCA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Academics, and more. Sailing, High & Low Ropes Course, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Archery, Swimming, Outpost Camping, Fishing, Painting, Crafts, Soccer, Basketball, Campfires, Canoeing, Hiking, Creek Walks, Field Games, Skits, Songs, Chapels

CAMP LOCATION: Over 900 acres of forest surrounded by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks make YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake the perfect location to explore the great outdoors, develop confidence and make memories that will last a lifetime.

CAMP FACILITIES: YMCA Camping is at its best at Sequoia Lake. Established by 5 Valley YMCAs the property of Sequoia Lake is held in trust by the Sequoia Lake Conference of YMCAs to be operated exclusively by The YMCA. In 2010 YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake became its own branch of the Golden State YMCA Association to host all of the Associations camping programs managing all programming on Sequoia Lake. Villages Today YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake is home to 5 independent villages which house a wide variety of programs during the summer. Sequoia, Gaines, Redwood, Millwood and Tulequoia.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Campers will share cabins with friends and meet new cabinmates from other Ys providing an opportunity for your child to create new and lasting memories with campers from all over Southern California. YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake creates an environment that encourages heartfelt laughter, interactive learning and personal growth.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership programs.

OTHER CAMP INFO: YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake activities include: sailing, high and low ropes course, mountain biking, rock climbing, archery, swimming, outpost camping, fishing, visit to the national park, painting, crafts, soccer, basketball, campfires, canoeing, hiking, creek walks, field games, skits, songs, chapels, and personal leadership and development.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Youth, grades 4-7 Teen, grades 7-10 CIT (Counselor in training) grades 11-12

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Fox Mountain Adventures
Santa Ysabel, California

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(855) FOX-CAMP
(855) 369-2267
info[AT]foxmountainadventures.com
24102 Highway 76
Santa Ysabel, California 92070

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
13223-1 Black Mountain Road #258
San Diego, CA 92129

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 10-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Accredited by the American Camp Association.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Nestled in the foothills of the Palomar Mountains, Fox Mountain Adventures is the camp of variety, with over 50 daily activities and electives to choose from: Rock Climbing, Slack-line, Orienteering, Archery, Crafts, Laser Tag, Wilderness Survival, Disc Golf, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Karaoke, Color Wars, Capture the Flag, Improv, plus over 40 more! Kids become better communicators, more effective leaders, more independent, and less reliant on technology for social interactions. We accomplish this through a safe, supervised, and experience-based program that is an absolute blast! Accredited by the American Camp Association.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. Rock Climbing, Slack-line, Orienteering, Archery, Crafts, Laser Tag, Wilderness Survival, Disc Golf, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Karaoke, Color Wars, Capture The Flag, Improv, Plus Over 40 More!

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Fox is nestled at the base of the Palomar Mountains, just 1 hour from San Diego's North County in the Cleveland National Forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Fox has 8 cabins with individual captains beds, an outdoor swimming pool, lodge, dining hall, camp store, basket ball court, two amphitheaters and fire pits, a field, arts and crafts rooms, infirmary, and miles of wilderness hiking trails!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Fox Mountain Adventures is the camp of variety, which is why we offer over 50 daily activities and electives to choose from. Over the course of a single week, campers can choose from Rock Climbing, Slack-line, Orienteering, Archery, Crafts, Laser Tag, Wilderness Survival, Disc Golf, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Karaoke, Color Wars, Capture the Flag, Improv, plus over 40 more!

Fox Mountain Adventures is staffed by a handpicked team of counselors who are all college-age or older. All our staff are CPR/First Aid Certified, and many are certified lifeguards with the Red Cross. Fox Mountain Adventures also has a registered nurse and director team available onsite 24/7 for campers and parents.

Fox Mountain Adventures is Accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting or exceeding over 250 national health and safety standards.

At Fox Mountain, we believe an intentional, high-quality camp program can give the kids the skills they need to succeed. Camp helps kids become better communicators, more effective leaders, more independent, and less reliant on technology for social interactions. We accomplish this through a safe, supervised, and experience-based program that is an absolute blast!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Fox Mountain Adventures knows kids make excellent leaders, and components are included in each of our camp sessions. With opportunities to lead games with peers to helping shape cabin rules, campers are empowered to help create their own camp experience!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Tiered pricing allows Fox Mountain Adventures' families to attain financial aid easily during registration. Limited high school scholarships are also available.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Fox Mountain Adventures is a San Diego overnight camp unlike anywhere else! Whether we are on an all day spy adventure complete with nighttime laser tag mission throughout camp or making our own movies and screening them poolside at our floating film festival, each day brings new experiences and adventures.

We hope you will join us this summer at Fox Mountain Adventures!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our 6-day traditional overnight camp (Ages 10-15) is available July 7-12, 2014. Our 6-day High School Improv Camp is available July 14-19, 2014.

Tiered pricing ranges from $750-850 per camper, with an optional transportation option of $50 (round trip)

Complete session information is available online at This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Counselor positions are available for summer 2015. Please see our website for complete details.

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The Road Less Traveled
California Location(s)

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info[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com
2331 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60614

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Colorado, Florida, California, Louisiana (New Orleans), Alaska, Hawaii, Norway, Africa (Tanzania), India, Belize, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Guatemala, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Italy, Taiwan

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
See listed above - primary address

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CAMPER AGES: 11-17 (approximately)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Two-four week long community service, wilderness adventure, and language/cultural immersion programs.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing educational travel experience - an extraordinary opportunity to join with others, explore humanity, and build deep relationships and an appreciation for our world’s vast adventurous scenery. RLT offers domestic and international community service, language, and multi-sport adventure travel programs all over the world. We engage in the service of presence and active listening. We support young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community, and understand the world in a new way. We encourage involvement, cultivate leadership and sensitivity, develop personal initiative and communal participation skills, and inspire a sense of social activism and environmentalism.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Academics, and more. Scuba Diving, White-water Rafting, Rock-climbing, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Zip-lining, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Farming, Teaching English, Cooking Classes, Yoga Classes, Music Classes, Art Classes, Cultural Immersion, Community Service

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in the heart of Chicago, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our trips are run in a multitude of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Michigan, several weeks before trips are scheduled to depart.

CAMP FACILITIES: Facilities and accommodations vary from trip to trip.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Road Less Traveled as an organization was founded by Jim and Donna Stein in 1991, and has been successfully running safe, exciting, life-changing trips for teens ever since. Both Jim and Donna are still the current directors, and are integrally involved in every single aspect of the company. In the summer, they are on call 24/7, available both to parents as well as to our leaders in the field.

We are an ACA accredited organization with an impeccable track record. We believe in the process of accreditation. It allows us to compare our standards to other professionals in the industry. Our accreditation allows us to follow specific standards related to leader screening including use of application forms, reference checks, personal interviews, work history review, and background checks.

Many years ago, we were the first company serving young adults to require that all leaders have a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) medical certification. WFR training is far more advanced than standard first aid or wilderness first aid. In addition to this certification, we carry extensive first aid kits on all of our programs that include antibiotics and epinephrine. Contents, protocols, and standing orders are reviewed and updated every year by our Medical Director who is an MD.

Since our inception, RLT has been on the cutting edge of technological advances in communication. We began carrying Iridium satellite phones on all of our programs as soon as they were available. Today we continue to carry the latest in emergency communication systems. According to geographic location, programs are equipped with satellite phones, ground-to-air radios, and/or cellular phones providing the possibility of 24-hour access to medical help in case of emergency.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer many need-based scholarships and financial aid packages. Visit Geography of Hope's website to learn more: This Website Link

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer custom trips as well as family programs in the winter, spring, and at the end of the summer. Please contact us at 773-342-5200 with any questions.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Flights, travel arrangements, and other trip-specific information is available on our website.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit our Program Chart to see all trips, dates, and prices: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Trip Leader/Co-Leader

Travel domestically and/or internationally with a group of high-school and/or middle-school students, monitoring and facilitating community service, language/cultural immersion, and/or wilderness adventure trips

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum of 21 years of age
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree or in the process of completing a degree. Equivalent experience working with teenagers in related field will be considered if not currently enrolled in school
• Experience Previous program leader experience working with and or teaching young people age ranging in age between 12-19. Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics, teaching or facilitating groups, supervision of meal planning, food preparation and cooking, managing logistics. Ability to teach program specific skills, environmental awareness, and related scientific, cultural, and historical knowledge pertaining to the regions through which you will travel and their relationship to each other.
• Strong Physical Condition
• Current CPR for the professional rescuer
• Current Wilderness First Responder, WEMT or EMT certification
• Current Red Cross lifeguard or Swiftwater rescue certifications preferred but not mandatory
• Current unrestricted valid drivers license with no major convictions during the previous three year period; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, hit and run, homicide or assault with a motor vehicle, drag racing, operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, license suspended or revoked within the previous three year period for accidents and or moving violations. Driving record should reflect no more than three moving violations and/or chargeable accidents during the previous three years

• For Adventure Programs: Knowledge of three or more wilderness travel methods. Whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, international trekking, biking, backpacking, technical rock or ice climbing and mountaineering. Mandatory requirements for adventure trips include: the ability to lead groups of students on backpacking trips of three to eight days, ability to comfortably lead through remote wilderness areas. This includes, but is not limited to, backpacking preparations, backcountry travel, route finding, campsite selection, equipment maintenance, Leave No Trace camping techniques in desert and alpine terrain and proper protocol in dense bear country.

All leaders must possess the ability to make prudent decisions in adverse conditions. International Service Learning and Language Immersion Programs: Leaders and must be highly proficient or fluent in the spoken language of the program country (Spanish, etc.) and have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, and Snorkeling

• International Service learning and Language Exposure Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, Snorkeling 

• Service Learning Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, experience managing multiple responsibilities, construction experience preferred. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Hiking, PADI Scuba certified
• Ability and experience supervising co-instructors and participants
• Valid Passport
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
• Ability to communicate and work with teenagers and co-instructors, and provide necessary instruction
• Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities, and co-instructors
• Ability to observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self -control
• Ability to follow written procedures as outlined in the leader-training manual
• Ability to support program philosophy and implement procedures
• Ability to work long hours
• Ability and experience in facilitating groups

Specific Responsibilities/Job Description
1. Plan, coordinate and execute daily activities and trip logistics 
2. Monitor co-instructor and participant assignments for the day 
3. Monitor groups and supervise co-instructors' responsibilities 
4. Act as a positive role model for participants 
5. Responsible for the relationships with general public, people of the land, and subcontractors 
6. Monitor ongoing safety and provide education for co-instructor and participants 
7. Supervise the health and safety of the participants and environment 
8. Together with co-instructor and participant, plan and execute the evening program 
9. Identify and address inappropriate behavior with participant or with other co-instructor, for actions that put health and safety of a participant at risk 
10. Together with co-instructor, plan and implement evening program as needed
11. Management of financials and accounting including monitoring of expenditures, record keeping, advances, bookkeeping and end of trip summary of information 
12. Management of gear, vehicles, inventory, storage, documentation and end of trip summary information 
13. Evaluate co-instructor and perform reviews and summer end evaluations 
14. Evaluate program and current season and make suggestions for following season

Dates of Employment
June through August seasonally - recommend early application.

Remuneration
Salary is commensurate with experience/certifications/qualifications. Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. We also offer pro-deals on outdoor equipment from a variety of well-known manufacturers.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Jim Stein-Director
2331 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
employment[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com

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Cal Youth Camps
Berkeley, California

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Enrollment: 510-643-2267
camps[AT]berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Rec Sports Facility
Camps Enrollment Center
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California  94720

CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: Monday - Friday from 9AM-430PM. AM and PM Extended Care Options available for all camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We at Cal Youth Camps are proud to uphold the UC Berkeley tradition of excellence. We offer a wide variety of camps and sport activities for kids of all ages and have been doing so since 1960.

We believe our staff are second to none. We design our programs to provide kids with a Spring and Summer season full of adventure, friendship, confidence building, and fun. Go Bears!!

TOP FIVE REASONS PARENTS & KIDS CHOOSE US
1. EXPOSURE to a variety of activities and sports in a less competitive environment.

2. ACTIVE full and half-day programs that include morning and evening extended care.

3. ENTHUSIASTIC, caring and well trained staff that return year after year.

4. NEW FRIENDS and memories that will last well beyond the last day of summer camp.

5. EMPHASIS on character development, creativity, team work and social interaction.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS:

Blue Camp, located on the U C Berkeley Campus, has one-of-a-kind social skills camps for children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and children with similar social skills deficits. There is an application for the program to ensure the best fit between the camper’s needs and program structure. These programs are not designed for children who need one-to-one assistance or have significant non-compliant or aggressive behavior.

Our goal is to provide a supportive environment for children to learn social skills through participation in sports and recreational activities. Specific focus is places on making and maintaining friendships and the culture of winning and losing in sports and games.

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CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, Science, and more. Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Frisbee, Fun N Games, Magic Cards, Tennis, Leadership Development Programs For Teens, Motor Fitness, Rugby, Softball, & More!

CAMP LOCATION:

We have three main locations:

Golden Bear Rec Center
25 Sports Lane
Berkeley, CA 94720

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area
Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

UC Berkeley Marina
124 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720

CAMP FACILITIES: We offer American Red Cross swimming lessons at our pool facilities, bountiful fields, indoor spaces for learning, out door basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and softball fields.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Cal Youth Camps are in the business of teaching Life Skills to young, developing campers. We are proud to uphold the Cal tradition of excellence.

We offer a wide variety of camps and sport activities for kids of all ages and have been doing so since 1960. We believe our staff are second to none. We design our programs to provide kids with a Summer and Fall season full of adventure, friendship, confidence building, and fun.

Go Bears!!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Cal Youth Camps have a Junior High and High School Leadership-to-Work Program that provides kids with an opportunity to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.

Apply here: This Website Link

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp is a great experience for kids. It’s a place to learn new skills, meet friends, and have fun! We want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to attend our camps. But we also know that the cost of camp can be a burden for some families. For that reason, we’ve created a scholarship program.

Apply here: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Cal Youth Camps offer 2-week and 1-week camps each summer from June 13-August 19th. Please search our website by age or activity to find the camp perfect for your camper: For complete info, please visit: This Website Link

2016 Session Dates
Session 1: June 13-24
Session 2: June 27-July 8 (no camp July 3)
Session 3: July 11-22
Session 4: July 25-August 5
Session 5 August 8-19

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Thank you for your interest in working at one of our camps! Our hiring process is competitive and we receive hundreds of applications each summer, so apply now! Please review the job descriptions and the steps for applying. Interviews begin in March and continue throughout the summer, though most of our hiring is complete by early June.

Apply at: This Website Link.

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Growing Goddess Camp
California Location(s)

Visit Our Growing Goddess Camp Website
(502)396-6408
lena[AT]earthpatheducation.com
96 Rocky Cove Rd.
Candler, North Carolina 28715

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Sebastopol, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
10 Weaver Smith Dr. Candler, NC 28715

CAMPER AGES: 11-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Growing Goddess is a Nature Based Rites of Passage Camp (ages 11-14) that celebrates the sacred time when a girl is becoming a woman. Through nature connection, supportive sisterhood, ritual, play and mentorship our true gifts emerge.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Swimming, Soccer, and more. Camping • Hiking • Arts & Crafts • Wild Edibles • Body-Awareness • Wilderness Safety • Song Sharing • Self-Care Medicine-Making • Fire Skills • Build A Moon Lodge • Council Circles

CAMP LOCATION: 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC. Sacred Mountain Sanctuary is nestled on hundreds of acres of pristine mountain land, surrounded by Pisgah National Forest. The property encompasses 2 mountain coves and neighbors a 3600ft elevated mountain bald with breathtaking views of Mount Pisgah and the surrounding areas. The coves are abundant with pristine water and important native plant species. Much of the property is blessed with a century-old mixed deciduous forest, making it an important species repository of the Southern Appalachian biome. - See more at: This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: Spring water, beautiful camp spots, tents provided, outdoor kitchen

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our Vision
At Earth Path Education we encourage the experience of being at home in nature and within oneself. We empower girls, boys, young women and men, adults and elders to claim the path to earth connection that is within each of us. We begin to see how bio-mimicry, being like the stream, being like the deer, can help us to live harmoniously, reducing stress and enhancing the ease of our existence. Through learning Earth skills, nature awareness, and ancestral wisdom we remember our place in an interconnected web; we remember who we are.

When we commune with our unity; we naturally develop compassionate communication skills with all beings. These skills aid us throughout life by allowing us to feel how our thoughts, words, and actions affect the whole of our community, the whole of life. We then begin to understand how we want to show up for ourselves, our communities, and our world.

With an understanding of our inter-connectedness to Earth and each other, we grow the roots to support a life of balanced giving and recieving. We naturally develop the inner wisdom that allows each of us to live our lives with confidence in ourselves and our visions, integrity within our relationships and actions, and humble gratitude for all that we experience everyday.

We help grow a culture of listening to mother earth as our wisest mentor.

Our Approach
Nature Awareness:
Through focusing on nature awareness we encourage our students to experience what is happening around them, awakening curiosity and inspiration. When students are empowered to root in processes like making fire, foraging wild foods, making rope, and learning bird songs; they begin to feel capable of relaxing and deepening in the wilderness. We believe that learning skills of how to source our human lives from the abundant life around us grows respect; respect for the plants that heal our wounds, the sticks that give us warmth, and the creek that cools us. We develop a deepening gratitude to the elements that offer us life.

Regenerative Presence:
We use a variety of tools to inspire a regenerative presence on the planet. At Earth Path Education, we believe that the concept of regeneration is the key to a harmonious future here on Earth. We believe that as humans we can do more than not harm, we can actually feed all of creation with our beauty, our rituals, our songs, and our deep listening.

Village Building:
We hold necessary the role of the village in our Wilderness Rites of Passage ceremonies. It is the village that sends the initaites into their journeys, and the village that catches the initaites and witnesses the transformations. The rites of passage is also a key part to the health of the village, pumping all members with health, inspirations and vitality, bringing to the village the vision seeds that are to sprout us into a more harmonious way of relating.

Ceremonial Arts:
At Earth Path Education we are committed to the beauty way. We make earth offerings, and leave equsitie altars in the forest. We sings and dance, at each spring, we feed the fire with our stories and we compost our grief and our burdens, so that life can grow corn with it to feed the people. We pray for our lives, we pray for the earth. Our dreams bring us messages, and as we tune into our rhythms, and synch up with the rythms of the land. The earth starts to dream up through us, clarifying our purpose, calling us forward, and illuminating our gifts. Our ceremonies are an art of listening, to that wisdom which has been held in the earth and is just waiting to be danced up through us.

Permaculture:
Permaculture creates systems that provide for Human needs and the Earth’ s needs through mutually beneficial relationships. The health of our human community is linked to our local bioregion, which in turn is linked to the wellbeing of all ecosystems. We instill the ethics of Elemental Linking and Holistic Thinking. As every element becomes an integral part of the whole system, the whole community becomes more dynamic, harmonious, and energy efficient. These enhanced relationships reduce maintenance and stress, while increasing yields and happiness. These permaculture principles apply to our ecological relationship and our social relationships.

Play:
We instill the idea that work and play can be one in the same. We inspire youth and adults to follow the things that they are truly passionate about. We help guide each other to feel confident in achieving our dreams, and manifesting a life that we are happy to be living each day. We believe that the most harmonious accomplishments come from a people who love what they were doing, feeling that their calling, is a place where ones passion is meeting the thrist of the world and bringing sweet water to the driest of places. We support our participants in finding this inspiration, passion, and motivation within themselves and taking action on their calling.

Meet Our Instructors
We offer instruction from connected, knowledgeable Ecologists, Naturalists, Primitive Skills Enthusiasts, and Crafts Teachers, and other Earth-loving individuals. We invite special Guest Teachers and Inspirational Elders to join us throughout our programs. Please check out our instructor bios. All of our instructors will share with your children and teens the wisdom they have been so committed to incorporating into their lives and the world. The great thing is we will learn as much if not more from them!

- See more at: This Website Link

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Moon Mystics for ages 15-18
This Website Link

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Contact lena[AT]earthpatheducation.com for financial need scholarship information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Families are invited to our send off ceremonies, and welcome home celebrations. The first and last day of our sessions.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: This Website Link for year round program opportunities

OTHER CAMP INFO: Growing Goddess is much more than your average camp. Here at Earth Path Education, we are truly passionate about supporting youth as they grow and mature. We think of these young women as a part of our family, and strive to support them in all aspects of their lives. We provide a safe space for these girls to freely share their joys and their sorrows. We thrive together through honoring our sisterhood. As we see the benefits of connecting together within a supportive network, all competitive energy melts away. With the guidance of mentors and a close connection to the earth, a culture is created that marks this powerful transition with intentional ceremony.

The Rites of Passage allows each young woman to connect to her inner guidance. This clarity inspires self-confidence, empowered decision-making, compassionate communication, and goal motivation. We come together to find the beauty inherent in each of us, so we fully believe in ourselves and each other. We sing, we dance, we celebrate! We learn about who we are and how we want to show up for our communities, this earth and our lives.

We learn about how to care for our amazing bodies, and discuss how to maintain a positive body-image. We learn about the traditional Moon Lodge, a sacred space established to honor a woman’s moontime. Through implementing these ceremonial practices, we learn how we can create space to deeply explore the blessings of being a woman.

We experience ourselves through ceremony and through play! We learn ancestral crafts, games, stories, and songs as we root into our bio-region! As we camp and hike our amazing landscapes, we explore the ways in which we can sustain ourselves through our understanding of the natural world. We learn a variety of earth skills including how to make fire, wild edibles, permaculture, plant medicines, and much more.

We call upon elders in our community to share their wisdom; we bring in strong role models to teach a variety of skills, crafts, and classes. Together we form a web that nourishes the fertile soil that feeds our growth and expansion throughout life. This quest is a powerful and fun-filled experience for all, helping to create the beautiful, heart-centered women of our future!

- See more at: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 22-26, 2015: 5 day overnight Rites of Passage Camp
$650 if paid by March 15th
$675 if paid by June 21st
$1,000 for two sessions: June and July, 2015 (10 days)

July 6-10, 2015: 5 day overnight Rites of Passage Camp
$650 if paid by March 15th
$675 if paid by June 21st
$1,000 for two sessions: June and July, 2015 (10 days)

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Camp Natoma
Paso Robles, CA

Visit Our Camp Natoma Website
805-773-5126
info[AT]campnatoma.org
Paso Robles, CA

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1 week overnight sessions

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Swimming, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: 360 acres of oak and sycamore shaded valley in Northern San Luis Obispo County

CAMP FACILITIES: Sleep under the stars on cots
Swimming Pool
Archery Range
Dining Hall
Creek
Camp Fire Ring
Trails

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Natoma is owned and operated by Camp Fire Central Coast of California.

A week of sleeping under the stars provides campers with an experience they will remember for a lifetime. Campers gain self-confidence, become positive team-players, expand their imagination, and develop a relationship with the natural world.

Check out our website for more information!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

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Adventure Treks
California Location(s)

Visit Our Adventure Treks Website
888-954-5555
info[AT]adventuretreks.com
PO Box 1321
Flat Rock, NC 28731

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, British Columbia, California, & North Carolina

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CAMPER AGES: 13 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Adventure Travel Program

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Adventure Treks is an exciting, unique opportunity to explore the outdoors with great new friends in beautiful locations across North America. Whitewater raft, hike, kayak, rock climb, climb mountains, backpack, swim, zip line, and much more!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Backpacking, Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Zip Lining, Inflatable Kayaking, Ice Climbing, Swimming.

Adventure Treks is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Flat Rock California offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature and more. Adventure Treks is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 13 - 18.
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CAMP LOCATION: We operate 13- to 30-day camps in CO, WA, OR, BC, NC, CA, and AK. All of our activities take place in stunning outdoor scenery!

CAMP FACILITIES: In two to four weeks, you'll make the best friends ever, have the best time of your life, see beautiful new places, discover how capable you truly are, and be part of something bigger in your close-knit community. All electronics free!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Summit is for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and is the perfect opportunity to strengthen leadership skills for roles in the outdoor industry starting in college. Returning students only.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid available to several students a year, based on need and merit. Email info[AT]adventuretreks.com for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
13–30 day trips, $2,895–$5,395. See This Website Link for full schedule.

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Camp Gan Israel- Contra Costa
Danville, CA

Visit Our Camp Gan Israel- Contra Costa Website
925-937-4101
camp[AT]jewishcontracosta.com
The Athenian School
2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd
Danville, CA 94506

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Gan Israel Office Address is 1671 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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CAMPER AGES: 3 - 12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Day camp with 2 overnights for grades 3 & up

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Gan Israel offers an exceptional Jewish experience with swimming, sports, arts, two weekly trips and overnight camping. Two, 3-week sessions, June 27- August 4, 2016; 9:00 -3:30 pm, after care options and bus transportation available.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Baseball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Science, and more. Hula Hooping, Woodworking, Jewelry Beading. Scrapbooking, Nature Hikes, Kosher Cooking, Archery. For Kiddy Camp We Have Tumble Time Express, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Happy Feet Soccer & Music With Ms. Zhanna.

Camp Gan Israel- Contra Costa is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Danville California offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Martial Arts, Fine Arts/Crafts, Science and more. Camp Gan Israel- Contra Costa is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 3 - 12.
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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Gan Israel is located at the Athenian School on the foothills of Mt. Diablo. Every Tuesday & Thursday fantiastic field trips are taken to wonderful acitvities in the Bay Area. Please visit our webiste for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Gan Israel enjoys air-conditioned classrooms with superb sports fields, an archery ranges and swimming pool.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Swimming supervised by certified life guards.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Leadership program for those entering 7th and 8th grades. New CIT traveling Camp program August 1-4, 2016. A 4-day, 3 night LA overnight to Disneyland & Magic Mountain.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited Finiancial Aid available upon application.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp Gan Israel offers two 3-week sessions. Session 1 is June 27-July 15, 2016, Session 2 is July 18-August 4, 2016. There is a discount for enrolling for all 6 weeks.

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Camp Pendola
Camptonville, California

Visit Our Camp Pendola Website
Winter: 530-389-2780
Summer: 530-288-3263
Registrar: 916-733-0123
Info[AT]pendola.org
PO Box
Camptonville, California 95922

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
28000 Rollins Lake Road
Colfax, CA 95713

CAMPER AGES: Grades 1-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Roman Catholic.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Pendola is owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento. Celebrating 55 years in 2015, Pendola is a traditional summer camp that celebrates it's Catholic identity. Week long sessions, living in rustic screened in cabins, fosters stewardship of all God's creation while living in a small group christian community. Special High School programs encourage campers to learn, develop and practice leadership skills both in camp and at home.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 2 hours northeast of Sacramento, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Tahoe National Forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 12 rustic cabins, 1/3 acre natural pond, modern kitchen/dining room, activity building with small group rooms and a game room, Chapel, archery range, shower houses, arts and crafts area, outdoor games, 1/2 court basketball court, 2 campfire areas.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Pendola is an ACA accredited camp. Serving an average of 65 campers each week. sessions range in size from 40 - 96. All of campers spend at least one night sleeping out under the stars. Except for our very youngest campers (Grades 1 and 2), campers hike to remote camp sites, most on Tahoe National Forest Service land, play, prepare dinner and breakfast the following morning, and sleep out under the stars.

Camp staff are college age young adults who are hired for the season. All staff are certified in CPR/AED and First Aid. About 1/2 of the staff have basic certification in Wilderness First Aid. And 90% of the staff are certified lifeguards.

The camp director has been in their current position for 8 1/2 years with over 15 years of experience in administrative camping positions.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LIT Program for 9th and 10th graders. With an expanded option for 10th graders.

High School Volunteer Program allows for a more flexible leadership training fro those who are unable to commit to multiple consecutive weeks. !0th, 11th and 12th graders.

CIT Program for 11th and 12th is a 4 week program over 2 summers that focuses on skills to be a camp counselor.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited financial aid is available. See our web site for application and information

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Faily Camp is available Labor Day weekend of each year

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to This Website Link for dates and additional information.

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Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps Website
310-302-0035
hedillin[AT]aol.com
Info[AT]BroadwayGym.com
5433 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, California 90066

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CAMPER AGES: Kinder Camp 3.5-5 Years, Youth Camp 5-12 years, Special Education Camp Ages 5+

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: 9am-3pm, Kinder Camp (3.5-5 years): 9am-12:30pm, Before & Aftercare 8am-9am & 3pm-5:30pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics is paired with a variety of sports, arts, drama, field trips, and an exciting array of activities to captivate all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. Before and after care is available and can be arranged at registration.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Education Summer Camps Available

1st Step Camp - Ages: 5-10 Years
Jr/Sr Camp - Ages: 11 & Up

Special Needs Sign-up Procedures: Please call Ose at (310) 450-0035 x32

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Soccer, Weightloss, Basketball, Team Sports, Academics, and more. Youth, Kinder, Team & Special Education Camps Available.

CAMP LOCATION: This Website Link

DIRECTIONS FROM SANTA MONICA: Travel Southeast on LINCOLN BLVD. Turn LEFT on W. JEFFERSON BLVD. Turn LEFT onto BEETHOVEN STREET.

HIGHWAY DIRECTIONS- Travel Southeast on LINCOLN BLVD. Turn LEFT onto OLYMPIC BLVD. Take I-10 E towards LOS ANGELES. Take I-405 S. to the 90 E. (Marina Freeway) Turn LEFT on CENTINELA. Turn RIGHT on JEFFERSON BLVD. Turn RIGHT on BEETHOVEN.

CAMP FACILITIES: MODERN FACILITY: Broadway Gymnastic School is a stateof-the-art gymnastics and children’s fitness facility offering all equipment used in the Olympics as well as trampolines, mini tramp, tumble trak, creative obstacle courses and the zip-line (a favorite among our campers). We also have an activity room, lunch room, arts & crafts room, dance studio and free wi-fi.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics is paired with a variety of sports, arts, drama, field trips, and an exciting array of activities captivates all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. Before and after care is available and can be arranged at registration.

ACTIVITIES/TRIPS: Gymnastics is the foundation of our 2015 fitness day camp activities. Ball sports, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, music and dance round out the curriculum. We are also known for our educational field trips: Kid Concepts, Whale Watching, Sky Zone, Aquarium of the Pacific, California Science Center and Adventureplex.

Dance, music, art and science activities are scheduled throughout the summer. Campers get the chance to try new activities, discover new talents and gain confidence in themselves. Other special themed days include Bring- A-Friend Day, Karaoke, bounce houses, zip-lining, plus Water Days filled with water balloon activities and swimming adventures. At the end of each week BGS will host a Friday Night Traffic Jam Party from 3-3:30pm!

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: Your child’s day will begin with gymnastics. Our training emphasizes the educational as well as the physical benefits of gymnastics such as concentration, self-discipline, psychological and emotional development, social adjustment and artistic expression. Positive feedback is constantly given so the camper not only develops good physical functioning of the body, but also gains self-confidence, self-respect, grace and poise. A customized curriculum has been designed for campers with special needs.

STAFF: The staff is headed by Broadway Gymnastic School Owners and Directors, Michael & Mary Cates and Facilities Manager & Camp Supervisor J.T. Moyé. Camp programs designed by the Cates are applauded by parents for the educational benefits, safety standards and enjoyment their children receive during the program. J.T. has been an integral part of the Camp program for many years, he has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Connecticut and has had an accomplished career in the Theatre on Broadway.

Camp staff have backgrounds in child development, physical education, psychology and recreation as well as gymnastics. All staff are first aid & USAG certified. Broadway’s first rate staff & our commitment to our students makes certain all campers get the most out of each day!

COMPETITIVE TRAINING: An innovative summer training program has been designed for our pre-competitive and competitive gymnasts. World-class coaches train boys and girls for all levels of competition. Videotaping, dance and gymnastic related outings are planned for enrichment and cross training. We welcome competitive gymnasts who are vacationing in Los Angeles to join us.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We created our Coach in Training (CIT) program for children ages 10-15 years as a way to transition older campers. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics paired with other sports as well as art, drama, fieldtrips, and swimming ensures children will get the most out of each day. Camp begins at 9am and is filled with an exciting array of activities to captivate all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. We offer flexible scheduling as well as before (8am-9am) and aftercare (3pm-5:30pm) for youth campers.

Youth Camp
Ages: 5-12
Hours: 9am-3pm

Kinder Camp
Ages 3½-5
Hours: 9am-12:30pm

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have been "helping children grow" since 1979. There is a place for everyone at BGS, whether your child wants to learn a new sport, stay in shape, has special needs or hopes to become an Olympic competitor. Known for our safe and nurturing environment, our instructors are caring professionals trained to encourage your child to have fun while participating in our motivating gymnastic program.

Our 29,000 sq. ft. facility offers you dynamic gymnastic classes, spectacular birthday parties, memorable camps and much more all year long. As educators in special education and gymnastics for over 30 years, our personal care and involvement will ensure that your child receives a positive and productive experience.

Health and fitness is the gift of life and Broadway Gymnastic School welcomes you to enjoy our facility and the sport of gymnastics. All our programs are educationally based and we offer a wide variety of physical education services. Please contact our office for more information. Our staff will be happy to assist you. Thank you for choosing the best gym for children in LA! (KNBC News)

OTHER CAMP INFO: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Download Registration form/Session Dates/ Fees: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:

COACH IN TRAINING PROGRAM
We created our Coach in Training (CIT) program for children ages 10-15 years as a way to transition older campers. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

For employment info please visit: This Website Link.

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The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu
Malibu, CA

Visit Our The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu Website
(310) 457-8700
theranchmalibu[AT]gmail.com
inquiry[AT]theranchmalibu.com
12220 Cotharin Road
Malibu, CA 90265

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CAMPER AGES: Generally 18+ (we have taken younger guests however)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 7 day and 4 day programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: A results oriented fitness and wellness retreat located on an organic, vegetarian ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Los Angeles. Our program features yoga, hiking and daily massage.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Weightloss, Team Sports, and more. Hiking, Yoga, Massage Therapy, Nutrition Classes, Fitness Classes, Core Training, Swimming, Meditation, Guided Imagery

CAMP LOCATION: The Ranch is located in the Santa Monica Hills of Malibu, just north of Los Angeles. Our 4 day program (R4.0) is located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, CA.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu is set on a historic working ranch with a place in Southern California history. Our retreat spans acres of native grounds, offering hiking trails, picturesque mountain and canyon views. The Ranch offers the perfect setting to focus on your health, fitness, nutrition and wellness goals. The calming colors and beautiful decor of our private accommodations enhance relaxation. Your stay at The Ranch will feel as if you are in a friend's comfortable guest house.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Food, fitness activities, classes, and private accommodations are included with the price of one week's stay. Food served here is all vegetarian and organic, with a good portion of the produce coming from our own sustainable farm. We allow groups to reserve the entire week and bring their friends. In this instance, we can tailor a program to handle the groups fitness level. This can include corporate executives, YPO Forums, Seniors, mother/daughter groups, friends, colleagues, college groups, large families, etc. In addition to all the usual amenities of our weeklong program, R4.0 guests also have access to the California Health and Longevity Institute and its many treatments and the Four Seasons Spa (at additional cost).

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Both the original weeklong program and R4.0 are year round.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu is open year round. Please see our website for more information.

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Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem
Boulder Creek, CA

Visit Our Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem Website
510 222-6662
campkrem[AT]gmail.com
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Boulder Creek, CA

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CAMPER AGES: 5 - 1, 1955

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weekends, Overnights, Travel Programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Serves children and adults of all disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, other physical/ emotional challenges

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Cheerleading, Team Sports, and more. Special Needs

CAMP LOCATION: 60 miles South of San Francisco. One hour from San Jose airport.

CAMP FACILITIES: Nearly 100 acres, cabins, large multi-activity center / dining hall, Art Center, extra-large swimming pool, sports, playground areas, outdoor camp area, miles of nature trails

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Serves children and adults of all disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, other physical/ emotional challenges

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

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Marin Ranch Camp
Petaluma, California

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Walker Creek Ranch
1700 Marshall Petaluma Road
Petaluma, California 94952

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CAMPER AGES: 7-17 (2nd - 12th grades)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Marin Ranch Camp is an outdoor adventure camp in the hills of West Marin, north of San Francisco. We offer traditional camp activities within a caring community.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, Science, and more. Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Exploring The Hills Around Camp, Creek Hiking, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Organic Gardening, Farm Animals, Games, Slingshot Range, GaGa Ball, Capture The Flag, Camp Songs, Ropes Course & Team Building, Night Hikes, Camp Fires, Flashlight Tag, Mud Ball, Sports, Survival Skills, Theme Activities & Games, Camp Fire Building, Forts & Survival Shelters, Fishing For Crawdads, S'mores & Other Goodies, Cooking Meals & Snacks On The Camp Fire, All-camp Games & Events, Hanging Out With The Greatest Camp Counselors Around!

CAMP LOCATION: Walker Creek Ranch is located at 1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road, about 14 miles South West of Petaluma, and 14 miles North West of Novato. If you are coming from along the coast, the Ranch is about five miles East of the town of Marshall, a small town on Tomales Bay.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Marin Ranch Camp is Marin County's premier residential adventure camp. We're known for our core values of Friendship, Adventure, Community, Tradition & Safety.

We offer a fun and engaging camp program where any kids entering 2nd - 8th grade (LIT for 9th - 12th) can hike, swim, boat, explore and play. A place where children can be themselves while participating in traditional, good old fashioned summer camp activities.

At Marin Ranch Camp, the opportunities to engage with nature are limitless thanks to our lake, river, organic garden, farm animals and hiking trails spanning over 1,700 acres in beautiful West Marin.

Sure, we do all the traditional camp activities like canoeing, archery and a ropes course to name a few, but it goes much deeper than that.

We believe in the power of our sleep-away camp.

We recognize the importance of providing children with a space where they can get away from the pressures of everyday life and experience freedom from stress and over-scheduling.

Our caring and thoughtful team helps each child have the best possible experience by acknowledging them as an individual with their own strengths, challenges, fears and passions. Campers are provided a space where they feel safe to step a bit outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves by experiencing new adventures.

We hold a deep understanding of the incredible transformation that occurs when kids attend our residential camp. We support them as they learn and grow in a new and encouraging environment, away from the familiar surroundings of home and family, and we welcome them into our loving community where it is safe be yourself.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our high school campers are Leaders-in-Training (LITs). Campers in this program will get the same great Marin Ranch Camp experience, with many added responsibilities and activities. Our trained and experienced directors take a special interest in these young leaders, gauging their established leadership, teamwork and communication abilities and taking them to the next level using fun games and ropes course challenges.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camping Season: August 12th - 16th
Pricing: $1,195 per week
Register online at MarinRanchCamp.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
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Shaffer's High Sierra Camp, Inc.
Sattley, CA

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(866) 597-6617
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38782 State Highway 49
Sattley, CA 96124

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CAMPER AGES: 8 to 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Backpacking/Outdoor Living Skills, Leadership

CAMP LOCATION: The camp is located in California's splendid Tahoe National Forest, 1-1/4 hours north of Lake Tahoe, on the peaceful headwaters of the North Yuba River and adjacent to the Lakes Basin Recreation Area with dozens of pristine mountain lakes and miles and miles of hiking, biking, and horseback trails. Please visit This Website Link or call us at (866) 597-6617 for more information.

CAMP FACILITIES: The facility is rustic, in keeping with its wilderness adventure program. Participants sleep in cabins and large traditional tipis. There is a bathhouse with private showers and flush toilets. In addition, there is an administrative building with the camp's office and health center, recreation hall, dining hall, bike shop, arts & crafts hut, pool, volleyball court, archery range, challenge ropes course, horseshoe pit, disc golf course, and a camp fire area including a stage.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The camp's focus is on helping children 8 to 17 take another step toward becoming happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults.

We promote positive youth development through a program that includes many of the summer camp classics, such as arts & crafts, archery, camp fire, dance, drama, games, swimming, etc., plus exhilarating wilderness adventure activities, such as rock climbing, mountain biking, mountain boarding, horseback trail rides, hikes, backpacking, etc.

We also offer three specialized program tracks in which kids who love rock climbing, mountain biking or outdoor living skills (backpacking) can really focus on those activities.

In fact, our program has so many fun activities kids can't do them all in a single week! After a day of team building fun and games designed so kids get to meet and know others, kids sign up for activities every other day. They are not locked into a block schedule. Rather, they can sign up for the activities they really enjoy, or to be with friends. After all, when people think of camp, they think of fun and friends.

And our camp is so confident that your child will have fun, it offers a money-back guarantee. If your child doesn't have fun, we'll refund your money. No questions asked. (See the web site for details.) We don't know of another camp that backs its program with such a promise.

But fun isn't even the best part of camp. While kids come to camp the first time for all the great activities, they return for the magic. They simply feel exhilarated and nourished from their experience. This springs from our focus on youth development, with activities designed to help kids:

* build self-esteem and self-worth by contributing to their community,

* develop self-confidence by trying new activities in a criticism-free zone and acquiring new or improved skills such as in rock climbing, dance, paddle boarding, drama, or mountain biking,

* increase independence by successfully living away from home and making decisions for themselves such as what activities to pursue and even designing their own activity period,

* gain in understanding of others who come from different regions of the world (children and staff have come from virtually every continent on earth, including Antarctica where one of our staff member help build the research station),

* nurture an enduring sense of adventure, unafraid to try new things, springing from all the opportunities at camp, the encouragement and the lack of criticism by both peers and adults, and

* enhance an appreciation of nature by unplugging from electronics and living in a beautiful living, breathing forest.

When you mix all these positive developmental attributes with fun and friends in a beautiful mountain setting, you get all the ingredients for magic.

We think this contributed to Outside Magazine naming Shaffer's High Sierra Camp as one of its five favorite camps in the entire country. And with a money-back guarantee, you can't go wrong.

Don't settle for just a fun time when your child can have a life-changing experience. It's one of the best gifts you can give your child.

Watch our video (This Website Link) and then give us a call. We'd love to talk to you!

P.S. With room for just 70 campers at any one time, sessions fill. Don't be left out. Call today!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
The camp offers sessions from one-week all the way up to eight weeks long.

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