Best Wilderness In California

David Lawrence
• Tuesday, 03 November, 2020
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July 24, 2014, Category: Hiking and Backpacking, Wilderness by Hannah Weatherman Vance Russell is the NFF’s California Director and has lived in the state for 15 years. Travel in California and you will experience diverse Wilderness areas spanning coast to alpine and desert to montane.

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Even the virtually unknown Sanhedrin and Yuri in the Mendocino National Forest are well worth a visit. While they are too beautiful and unique places, I chose to focus this list on National Forest Wilderness areas.

John Muir Wilderness (Sierra and Into National Forests) Dominated by multiple ragged and soaring granite peaks, including Mt. Whitney the highest in the continental US, this Wilderness encompasses everything John Muir stood for and loved in the Sierra Nevada: wildness, climbing, glaciers, wildlife and solitude.

The Wilderness is home to the world’s oldest living tree, the bristle cone pine, but habitat ranges from desert scrub to alpine. Below the multiple glaciers on the mountain are volcanic activity and massive fir and pine forests.

Steep and rugged beauty feature the coast mountains and include many large redwoods, the tallest tree on earth. It is the nation’s most visited wilderness, but a permit system has greatly helped with visitor ship.

San Gabriel Wilderness (Angeles National Forest) Where else can you be drinking champagne and eating caviar with fabulous stars in Los Angeles one moment, and then walking near a herd of bighorn sheep in sparse conifer forest the next? Miskito’s lush forest in the farthest reaches of wet northwestern California harbors special species.

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Many of our CaliforniaWilderness Camps offer Winter Wilderness Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in January 2021. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Wilderness Programs, too.

Winter COVID-19 Update, Please Read: Many Wilderness camps may be changing their schedules and plans because of COVID-19. Our Leadership Team and staff are committed to helping each child grow into his or her best self by combining excellent staff, quality training, small camp groups and a philosophy that puts campers first.

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! Founded in 1954, Camp Spinneret 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 Spinneret 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. Session Two: July 20 – August 14 Campers can enroll for 2 – 5 days per week.

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Other great California Camps offer wilderness and nature studies as an elective or recreational activity with much less training and intensity. J-Camp is primarily a day camp setting with a few overnight options for older grades.

Please visit our camp website for more information and driving directions. CAMP PROGRAM INFO: J-Camp's management team carefully selects all summer staff.

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 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 Junks Lake, archery range, and much more.

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.

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For Kiddy Camp We Have Tumble Time Express, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Happy Feet Soccer & Music With Ms. Hanna. Every Tuesday & Thursday fantastic field trips are taken to wonderful activities in the Bay Area.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Swimming supervised by certified lifeguards. CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited Financial Aid available upon application.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: SOAR serves youth and young adults diagnosed with ADHD and other Learning Disabilities CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Philosophy: SOAR believes all individuals identified with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorder (ADHD) 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. 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.

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CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES: We begin our summer in early June and run through late August Please see our website for program dates at Our Camp Website Link: www.soarnc.org 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. The camp has a large private dock on Bass Lake and access to the entire national forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: Sky lake's secret to success is its small cabin groups. 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: *Sky lake staff are all college students with First Aid and CPR certifications.

Successful completion of this program may lead to invitation to return for the CULT II summer. CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Academics, and more.

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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.

In 2010 YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake became its own branch of the Golden State YMCA Association to host all the Associations camping programs managing all programming on Sequoia Lake. CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Campers will share cabins with friends and meet new cab inmates from other Is 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. 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.

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 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.

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Campers are provided a space where they feel safe to step a bit outside 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. 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. 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.

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.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Adventure, and more. Our 65-foot waterfall, Lake Vera, rustic beauty and blue sky will create an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.

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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.

Campers are placed in cabin groups according to age, gender, and parental requests. 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.

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-cum 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.

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Focused reflections, logistical planning, extensive communication training, success counseling, and intimate interaction with children are just a few ways that we develop compassionate leaders. Campers also learn what most modern children have forgotten -- how to simply play and be a kid without television, video games, cell/smartphones, 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.

Ride HorsesSnacks & Drinks ProvidedLearn Equine Health Safety & Nutritionally Games & Do Crawlspace is Limited (Reserve your spot $50 deposit) Camp Cost $300 or Daily Camp Rates AvailableMultiple Family Discounts 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.

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.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Learn from a certified ARIA equestrian trainer and respected California show judge. As campers become comfortable with daily routines, they are encouraged to contribute and given opportunities to assume more leadership responsibilities.

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Those interested in expanding their horsemanship have opportunities to assist riders and learn about teaching skills. 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 composed of those with corresponding ages and skills. 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.

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

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. On Friday the Camp Mariposa Gallery will be open for parents to see their child’s artwork.

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Campers will learn the basics of fashion design, sewing, and jewelry making as they create their own haute couture. Pioneer Days June 29 – July 3 Grades K–$3160Grades 4–6, $175 (Thursday Evening Program)Let’s journey back in time to when Laura In galls 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.

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. We will dive into the wide world of our imaginations, exploring our favorite books, and writing our own stories.

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)July 13–17 Grades K–$6160Making 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. This week of camp is all about our furry, scaly, and slimy friends who call the jungle home.

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Girls will learn about writing a screenplay, honing their acting skills through improvisation games, and the art of movie make-up. Food Frenzy! August 3–7 Grades K–$3160Grades 4–$6175 (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. 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.

Sharpen your detective skills as we learn about the science behind forensics on our quest to unravel the mystery of the missing cookies! CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We provide “Camper ships” to qualified campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. 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 Cuba 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 Our Camp Website Link: www.HighSierraCamp.com or call us at (866) 597-6617 for more information. 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.

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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! While kids come to camp the first time for all the great activities, they return for the magic.

When you mix all these positive developmental attributes with fun and friends in a beautiful mountain setting, you get all the ingredients for magic. Watch our video (Our Camp Website Link: youth. Be) and then give us a call.

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS: Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, British Columbia BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Adventure Treks’ summer camps for teens are all about making memories, fostering lifelong friendships, and creating more confident and capable young men and women.

We want each of our students to discover their best selves, and we believe that the great outdoors is just the way to do it. CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Swimming, Weightless, Team Sports, and more.

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CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Physical and emotional safety is our top priority. Fun and exciting outdoor activities help teens grow and gain life skills and a greater sense of self. Our exceptional instructor role models take a sincere interest in the growth and development of young people.

We inspire young people to develop a lifetime love of the outdoors and with a corresponding conservation ethic. We empower students to create an inclusive and reflective community that maintains a culture of kindness, sense of humor, and spirit of cooperation and volunteerism.

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS: Rec Sports FacilityCamps Enrollment Center2301 Bancroft Way Berkeley, California 94720 Our staff are second to none and will encourage your children to have incredible experiences in a safe and exciting outdoor environment.

We design our programs to provide kids with a summer full of adventure, learning life skills, friendship making, and confidence building! 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.

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.

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Specific focus is placed on making and maintaining friendships and the culture of winning and losing in sports and games. CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightless, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, Science, and more.

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA 94720 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.

Interviews begin in March and continue throughout the summer, though most of our hiring is complete by early June. Children attend our programs here from Auburn, Tahoe, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of Northern California.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our 200 acre property contains forest land, a swimming pond, activity fields and hiking trails. We have 14 cabins, a dining hall, meetinghouse and a large community garden attached to our farm lands and orchard.

Each week there are 3 day, 2 night trips to Tahoe, the Sierra Buttes, and/or the Cuba River. They will learn nutrition and cooking skills as they prepare many of their meals with the fruits and vegetables harvested.

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CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES: See our website for current rates. BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: For more than half a century, we have provided children and adults with developmental disabilities a full program of recreation, education, fun and adventure. We offer Summer Camp and a Year-Round Respite Program.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Serves children and adults of all disabilities, Autism, Asperger's, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, other physical/ emotional challenges CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Families may apply for limited “need-based” partial camper ships.

This growing opportunity allows the intern to learn from seasoned staff and advance into a paid position in the second session of camp. CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Swimming, Science, Academics, and more.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. Ropes Course, Stand Up Paddle Board, Zip line, Archery, Horseback Riding, Water Slide, Roller Skating, Canoeing, Rifler, Fencing, Swimming, Zoo Trip, Volleyball, Glow Bowling, Basketball, Hiking, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Paintball & Much More...

Nestled in the beautiful Mountains with the Santa Ana River running alongside of the camp. The beautiful Santa Ana River runs alongside the camp, where the kids go fishing.

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We have an amazing Rec Hall with a cozy fireplace and full game room. Our staff is very well-trained and professionally prepared in order to meet the emotional and physical needs of each child.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Youth Groups, Girl/Boy Scouts, Weddings, Churches, Schools, Winter Camp, Reunions and more... Located in Northern California on 450 acres, the ranch is 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 INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, and more.

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 an outdoor covered eating area shaded by grand old oak trees.

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. Through nature connection, supportive sisterhood, ritual, play and mentorship our true gifts emerge.

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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.

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.

When we commune with our unity; we naturally develop compassionate communication skills with all beings. With an understanding of our inter-connectedness to Earth and each other, we grow the roots to support a life of balanced giving and receiving.

We help grow a culture of listening to mother earth as our wisest mentor. 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. The rites of passage are 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.

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Ceremonial Arts:At Earth Path Education we are committed to the beauty way. Our dreams bring us messages, and as we tune into our rhythms, and synch up with the rhythms 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.

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.

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 one's passion is meeting the Christ 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 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. 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.

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. With the guidance of mentors and a close connection to the earth, a culture is created that marks this powerful transition with intentional ceremony.

We learn about the traditional Moon Lodge, a sacred space established to honor a woman’s noontime. Through implementing these ceremonial practices, we learn how we can create space to deeply explore the blessings of being a woman.

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! Is located an hour and a half from Orange County and Los Angeles, just outside Driftwood, CA.

This overnight camp allows children and adults to unplug from everyday life, explore the great outdoors, and connect with themselves and others. Features traditional camp activities and ways to find adventure like hiking, swimming, ropes courses, and archery.

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS: Bats Camp 38176 Called De Lobo Murrieta, CA 92562 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.

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.

An overnight special needs camp for children living with heart disease. SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our camp serves children who have any form of congenital heart disease.

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 often involves a weekend of camping, team building games and workshops.

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

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. Quest is a unique, evidence-based program that combines recreational activities, behavioral milieu and group psychotherapy.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Quest specializes in children's special needs including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), high functioning Autism, Asperger's Disorder, adjustment disorders, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, mild to moderate social, emotional, and/or behavioral issues, etc. CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Soccer, Academics, Technology, and more.

We run a lot of our programming in the park, at the sports arena, and at Climb Indoor Rock Climbing Gym! Children who participate in Quest programming often have diagnoses of ADHD, anxiety, Asperger's Disorder, depression, learning disabilities and/or social problems.

1) Individualized behavior plans; 2) Group therapy four times per week; 3) Occupational therapy services to assist children in building their skills in self-regulation, sensory processing, motor skill development and bilateral coordination; 4) A 6 to 1 camper to staff ratio; 5) Parent meetings with home therapeutic goal development; 6) Consistent positive interventions;7) Engaging fun activities for campers such as rock climbing, soccer, arts and crafts, and field trips such as high-ropes courses, trips to Knot's Berry Farm, The Discovery Science Center, The Ocean Institute, and beach days. Quest utilizes a comprehensive therapeutic system that provides a treatment plan individualized for each child.

By observing the child in camp activities throughout the day, our staff is able to see how problems present themselves. Jodie Knot, Ph.D., camp director and licensed clinical psychologist, coordinates the Quest treatment program.

She has created and facilitated therapeutic, experiential learning interventions for children for over 12 years and specializes in the assessment and treatment of attention and learning disorders, in addition to mood disorders. Quest staff is trained to provide positive intervention to teach new, constructive behaviors.

During the summer of 2008, 155 families participated in an independent research study by Lisa Greenberg to measure the effectiveness of Quest's therapeutic program. Quest was found to provide effective individualized treatment for children 6-18 years old with mild to moderate behavioral, emotional and/or social problems.

Behavioral problems were found to decrease not only at camp, but also at home, school and everyday life. Children who come to Quest struggling to make friends, handling frustration and conquering their fears, leave with increased self-esteem and improved peer and family relationships.

Children and adolescents attend the after school program once a week for two hours (from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) and are grouped based on age and ability. The After school Program employs the Quest System, and includes an activity hour to work with the campers in a naturalistic environment and an hour of small-group therapy to focus on individual goals and group dynamics.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Weightless, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, Computers, and more. CAMP LOCATION: New York: 100 acres in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.

Rolling hills, forested, hilly, green, warm days and cool nights. All other locations: held at private schools or universities with varying climates and amenities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our caring, fun, and nurturing counselors help provide a wonderful environment for our campers. ARIZONA: Camp Shane Arizona located at the naturally beautiful Orem School with 360 degree views of distant mesas and mountains boasting 19th century ranch buildings is truly a place to laugh, learn and lose weight.

At an elevation of 4000 feet the climate is remarkably ideal without the intense heat of southern Arizona. This camp is unique in that it offers 25,000 acres for horseback riding as well as the facility offers climate controlled indoor gymnasiums, green playing fields and lawns and a beautiful outdoor pool.

Campers ranging in age from 8 to 18 can take advantage of two, four or six week sessions at an affordable price. With a climate controlled state-of-the-art fitness center, a variety of outdoor sporting facilities, a huge aquatic center and 6 brand-new tennis courts Camp Shane California will transform your camper’s life.

With our proven program your camper is guaranteed to lose weight and gain a healthy outlook to last a lifetime. An hour and a half drive from Atlanta, Georgia it's a quiet and safe setting on 200 acres.

All facilities air-conditioned, and it boasts an indoor 9-lane collegiate size pool, Aquatic Center, 4000 Sq.ft. Air-conditioned Fitness Center with state-of-the-art wellness equipment, fabulous new dormitories, quad style with one or two campers sharing a bathroom.

Minutes from Georgia state parks, river activities, and Lake Hartwell. It's a wonderful place to experience summer fun while learning about nutrition, healthy cooking and fitness.

Dormitories are modern with custom furniture, granite bathroom counter tops and polished concrete floors. There is an outdoor classroom, garden, orchard, chicken coop, and miles of nature trails as well as a state-of-the-art weight room, fitness center, multi-purpose room, two gymnasiums and a new indoor swimming pool.

Extensive walking paths on the grounds allow for easy exercise and a scenic river runs through the campus which is suitable for kayaking. Campers can relax in a beautiful, modern lounge and use the theater for performance arts activities and to watch movies.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS: Directors, head staff, counselors, photographers, videographers, office support, nutrition instructors and many more. 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.

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, Weightless, Basketball, Team Sports, Academics, and more. Youth, Kinder, Team & Special Education Camps Available.

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. Ball sports, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, music and dance round out the curriculum.

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.

Videotaping, dance and gymnastic related outings are planned for enrichment and cross-training. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

Gymnastics paired with other sports as well as art, drama, field trips, 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.

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.

Ft. facility offers you dynamic gymnastic classes, spectacular birthday parties, memorable camps and much more all year long. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS: Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Bonfire, Belize, Costa Rica, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Azores, Scotland, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, New Orleans, Wyoming, New Zealand, Ecuador and the Galápagos Two-four week long community service, wilderness adventure, and language/cultural immersion programs.

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. Our staff training is held every year in Michigan, several weeks before trips are scheduled to depart.

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.

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 (WAR) medical certification.

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.

• 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.

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.

Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. 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, Maccabees Games, Concerts, Campfires, Overnights, Animal Education, Beach Trips, Israel Days, Archery, Israeli Dance, Digital Photography, Organic Gardening, Drama Productions, Martial Arts / KAV MAGA, Ceramics, Ping-Pong, & Hiking. 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.

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, Judaic, nature, and other specialty programs.

TASK is geared toward developing leadership, through a group-oriented community project implemented by the campers, and through special programs. Throughout the session, Tasers experience pride and fulfillment as they enrich the Camp JCA Shalom campus.

In addition, Tasers get to experience the best components of the general camp program along with a special out-of-camp overnight trip. In TASK 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.

By creating a kibbutz at JCA, the Kibbutzim 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! At the end of the program, the Kibbutzim 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).

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 City have the opportunity to become junior counselors during Session 3, and will receive a small stipend.

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 Tikki Slam (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.

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

Campers meet our staff in San Pedro and travel to camp on the Catalina Express. We are a beachfront camp in a protected cove on the mainland facing side of Catalina Island.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live in cabins (wooden buildings with canvas window and door coverings). Food is excellent with fresh fruit, salad bar and hot entrées at each meal.

Special diets can be accommodated with conversations ahead of time. 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.

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS: We have multiple day camp locations throughout the Front Range of Colorado (12); Bay Area of California (9), Minneapolis, Minnesota; Portland and Bend Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. Our overnight camps are located in Dorinda, California ; Bailey, Evergreen and Boulder, Colorado.

Our facilities have 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. Our Head Chef 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).

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, Suing, canoeing, kayaking, overnight expeditions and outdoor education. Each summer, we hire Instructors, Camp Leadership, Facilities and Kitchen staff.

Check out all available positions at our Avid4 Adventure Jobs page, and click through to our Online Application at Our Camp Website Link: avid4.com. 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.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Swimming, Weightless, Team Sports, and more. Our 4-day program (R4.0) is located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, CA.

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. 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. In this instance, we can tailor a program to handle the groups' fitness level.

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. We Participate In Fun, Challenging, & Significant Events & Games, Providing Support Throughout.

CAMP FACILITIES: We teach respect for yourself, others, and the environment through a Yosemite backpacking adventure. 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).

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 Toluene 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. 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.

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.

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 surrounding environment. FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Lasting Adventures, Inc, is also a leading Guide service within Yosemite National Park.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Offering a wide variety of supervised activities and enriching opportunities, Backyard Bunch has provided a unique setting that fosters exploration and social development since 1985. Camp is the place to try new things, make new friends, and build character in a nurturing environment.

An array of ever-changing activities is sure to spark interest and everlasting memories for campers of all ages. CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Volleyball, 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 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. 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. 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.

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-cum 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.

Camp allows staff to grow in leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving, in a fun environment. If you are interested in becoming part of our fantastic summer staff team, please contact Azure Truism at altruismcampfire lb.org.

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.

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

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.

High School Volunteer Program allows for a more flexible leadership training for those who are unable to commit to multiple consecutive weeks. There are two Horsemanship boot camps offering an introduction to horses with no prior experience.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Equine Passion is a simple fact of life for Head trainer, Mailed Bennett of Hidden Creek Ranch in Orange, CA. With over 20 years of experience, she goes many steps further to facilitate growth in her team of riders, so they can progress toward their own goals involving horses.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES: 6.26 to 6.30 Boot Camp7.10 to 7.14 English Riding7.18 to 7.21 English Jumping7.31 to 8.04 Boot Camp8.07 to 8.11 Horse Show camp8.14 to 8.18 Trail camps Our Camp Website Link: www.hcroc.com for more information and forms. CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Swimming, and more.

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 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.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Carlsbad Art Farm is a small visual arts school tucked away on a beautiful streamside woodland property in north coastal San Diego County. Winner of Red Tricycle’s “Most Awesome Camp for Kids in Local” award for the past three years, Art Farm’s unique blend of outstanding art instruction in the woods with a menagerie of farm animals has enchanted local students and families for the past 14-years.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more. CAMP LOCATION: Getting to Art Farm is a small adventure, and it always delights families to discover our idyllic hideaway in middle of an urban setting.

We are located down a farm road and across a wood bridge on 10-acres of private, Creekside woodland property in north coastal San Diego County, CA, near the Village of Carlsbad. CAMP FACILITIES: Our woodland habitat is a beautiful setting where students work with local artists in outdoor base camp studios, inside our Imagination Print Studio and barn, down by the creek, and alongside a menagerie of kid friendly farm animals.

One parent described the Art Farm setting as being “like a national park and a zoo combined.” CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Carlsbad Art Farm's mission is simple: to inspire and encourage a deep connection to animals and the natural world through traditional studio art education.

Many local families have a long association with Art Farm, sending their kids annually to our camps until they age out. Because our program offers high quality, skill-building instruction at multiple grade levels, students may return annually to continue building on skills they've learned here.

For complete information about Carlsbad Art Farm summer camps, instructor bios, and all things Art Farm please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.CarlsbadArtFarm.com. YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Carlsbad Art Farm offers classes and workshops for children and adults during the academic school year.

To stay in the loop, visit our website and join our mailing list at the bottom of the homepage. We only send messages to announce classes, workshops and summer camps.

For complete information and online enrollment, visit our website summer camp page. SUMMER CAMP JOBS: Experienced visual arts and environmental education instructors local to Carlsbad may inquire about openings for the summer camp season by emailing directorCarlsbadArtFarm.com.

All positions at Art Farm require working outdoors, hiking, lifting, and lots of standing. BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Mountain Meadow is a co-ed, sleep away summer camp for kids ages 7 to 16, uniquely located on a spacious 900 acre ranches in the Sierra Nevada Mountains north of Lake Tahoe.

CAMP LOCATION: Nestled on a historic and spacious 900 acre working horse and cattle ranch, Mountain Meadow offers a superb, natural environment unlike any summer camp environment in California. Unique in beauty and atmosphere, Mountain Meadow enriches the lives of all who visit.

To our east lies the Great Basin Desert, and to the west we are bordered by richly forested mountains. It’s also the site of one of our biggest color wars competitions of each session, the all-camp Aqua Fest.

The lagoon is fed by a babbling brook just waiting to be explored, and which carries native brook and German brown trout, making the lagoon a great fishing spot as well. Food is served & buffet tables are set up inside at mealtimes, while campers eat under the canopy outside, affording everyone a view of the sprawling meadow and lagoon.

Our all-camp dances take place here, and on those rare but wonderful occasions when we get an evening rainstorm, we have someplace dry to gather for some indoor games, too! Many have a front deck that overlooks the central meadow, a great place to catch up with their cabin mates and enjoy the view.

Campers sleep in their own twin-sized cozy wooden bunk beds with bedding or sleeping bags, all clothes and belongings are kept in trunks or luggage that slide under or to the side of their bunks. In 2017, we had 40 children come to Mountain Meadow through the generosity of Fun Camp.

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS: Aloha Beach Camp PO Box 5338West Hills, CA 91308 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 L.A.is 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, wakeboarding, ocean swimming lessons, beach ecology and more with daily transportation available throughout L.A.

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, Improve, plus over 40 more! CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Wilderness /Nature, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, and more.

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, Improve, plus over 40 more! Fox Mountain Adventures is staffed by a handpicked team of counselors who are all college-age or older.

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. 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.

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