Resident Camps - WAIC: Western Association of Independent Camps
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Friendly Pines CampFriendly Pines Camp: Nestled in the tall, cool pines near Prescott, AZ, Friendly Pines Camp shares 80 years of camping experience with boys and girls, ages 6-13, who participate in over 30 different activities during one- & two-week sessions.Learn More
Camp Granite LakeCamp Granite Lake: Located just west of Boulder, CO, Camp Granite Lake offers 2-week sessions for campers ages 7-16. We are committed to creating a supportive, inclusive community where campers build close connections with their peers, counselors, and the natural world around them.Learn More
Cheley Colorado Camps: Located in the Colorado Rockies, Cheley has been welcoming campers from around the world since 1921. Programs include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, rafting, SUP boarding, mountain biking, climbing, Via Ferrata, and much more. Our mission states, “We build the lasting character and resiliency of young people, creating unique life experiences in a challenging and nurturing natural environment.”Learn More
Colvig Silver CampsColvig Silver Camps: Colvig Silver Camps is a small, family owned, overnight, co-ed summer camp. We offer a unique combination of traditional camp activities and 3-5 day wilderness trips. Our non-competitive, choice based program is designed to develop self-esteem, responsibility, and leadership.Learn More
Geneva Glen Camp: "Geneva Glen is a place of transformations...where friends become family, ordinary kids become royalty, and summers become enchanted." Geneva Glen is a quality co-ed resident summer camp. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Geneva Glen has over 100 years of continuous seasons. Campers come for two-week sessions and participate in many different programs: horseback riding, swimming, archery, environmental education, high ropes course, crafts, sports, riflery, drama, and dance, just to name a few!Learn More
Sanborn Wesern CampsSanborn Western Camps: Sanborn Western Camps are overnight, single gender camps in Colorado specializing in outdoor adventure. On & beyond our 6000 acre property, you will have the opportunity to learn & teach while climbing mountains, riding horses, rock climbing & more.Learn More
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Bar 717 Ranch Camp TrinityBar 717 Ranch/Camp Trinity: Camp Trinity on the Bar 717 Ranch is the oldest accredited co-educational summer camp in California. Since 1930, the Gates family has welcomed children ages 8 to 16 to live, work, and play on 450 acres of pristine wilderness as part of our large ranch family. Today, 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 a deep connection with nature.Learn More
Carmel Valley Tennis CampCarmel Valley Tennis Camp: Est. 1970. Family owned and operated private facilit. y.Tennis…and a whole lot more. Excellent tennis instruction, healthy competition, and numerous sports and social activities. Sleepaway camp for children 10-18. ACA accreditedLearn More
Deer Crossing CampDeer Crossing Camp: Outdoor adventure for youth seeking challenge. No-road-access, wilderness location - campers hike in, gear is boated in. Campers learn to sail, windsurf, canoe, rock-climb, kayak, wilderness safety. Focus on building resilience. Teen leadership programs.Learn More
Farm CampFarm Camp: Our camp is located on 500 lush acres of redwood trees, creeks, lakes, and rolling coastal foothills, 1.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. We are nestled in beautiful Sonoma County, providing many opportunities to explore and appreciate the land. Campers play an integral role in caring for the animals and garden to help provide food for the camp, therefore bringing the freshest ingredients from the farm to the kitchen and ultimately, the table.Learn More
Kennolyn Camps: Kennolyn Camps offers a summer experience like no other! Established in 1946, our day and overnight camps are situated in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California, and offer a range of programs for children aged 5-16. Our dedicated staff prioritize safety, fun and personal growth for each camper, through activities like horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor adventure and more. Join our community and watch your child create memories that last a lifetime!Learn More
Mountain CampMountain Camp: Mountain Camp is a traditional resident camp experience on a beautiful high Sierra lake. The program is co-ed for children seven to seventeen. Our program works to provide a minimal technology outdoor experience designed to make each child 'a winner'. Campers enjoy a wide variety of activities, spending one and a half hours every day at each of our three instructional areas: waterfront, outdoor activities, and lodge activities. All areas contain many program activities including Ropes Course, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Arts and Crafts, Wind Surfing, Drama, Dance, Archery, Kayaking, Wakeboarding & Waterskiing, Tubing, Parkour, Fencing, Guitar, and much more. Mountain Camp seeks to offer your child a well-balanced program of exciting activities and outdoor skills. We have always had a reputation of being a friendly, warm, accepting place where children find they feel quickly at home. Our goal is to provide each camper with a high adventure, educational, life experience.Learn More
Mountain Camp WoodsideMountain Camp Woodside: Mountain Camp Woodside is a co-ed summer camp located in Northern California that offers both Resident Camp and Day Camp programs. We are in the heart of the SF Bay Area on the campus of the Woodside Priory School, complete with modern food and living accommodations.Learn More
Mountain Meadow RanchMountain Meadow Ranch: Family owned & operated since 1956, Mountain Meadow Ranch is a classic traditional co-ed sleepaway camp for kids ages 7 to 16, uniquely located on a real 900 acre ranch just 10 miles south of Susanville and 75 miles northwest of Reno. Longer sessions and a smaller group provide for a more personalized summer camping experience and builds a family-like environment among campers and staff. Our goal is for campers to build self-confidence & self esteem from the many activities they can choose from daily, and bring newly learned life skills back home with them. Horseback riding, extensive high ropes challenge courses, tons of water sports, archery, fencing, paintball, arts, animal care and so much more.Learn More
Shaffers High Sierra CampShaffer's High Sierra Camp: Shaffer’s High Sierra Camp is a wilderness adventure summer camp for kids 8-17 located in California’s Tahoe National Forest. Kids have fun, make friends, and enjoy nature while building essential life skills! In addition to the sleep away summer camp classics every one loves, such as archery, arts and crafts, camp fire and evening program, performing arts, swimming (pool and lake), and volleyball, Shaffer's High Sierra Summer Camp offers exciting wilderness adventure activities including backpacking and hiking, challenge ropes course, disc golf, gold panning, horseback riding, lake kayaking, mountain biking, mountain boarding, paddle boarding, rock climbing, shelter building, whitewater rafting, and more!Learn More
Skylake Yosemite CampSkylake Yosemite Camp: Skylake Yosemite camp is a co-ed sleep away camp for children ages 7 - 16, and is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary in 2020! Skylake is located in the Sierra National Forest on Bass Lake, which is 15 miles from Yosemite National Park. At Skylake, campers experience a magical environment where they can create great memories while developing interests and skills in various activities all while creating life long friendships along the way. Skylake’s private docks on Bass Lake provide for a multitude of lake activities ranging from waterskiing, to StandUp Paddleboarding, to swimming and kayaking. Up on land, activities range from horseback riding, to tennis, to full challenge course and climbing tower, to a full variety of activities in arts such as guitar, ceramics and crafts…and much more. The acres around camp allow for numerous mountain biking adventures not to mention endless horseback riding trails. With Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness in our close proximate, day trips and backpacking trips take place every week.Learn More
Waltons Grizzly LodgeWalton's Grizzly Lodge: Established in 1926, Walton’s Grizzly Lodge provides the ideal summer camp experience for children ages 7–14. Our beautiful property is located in the mountains about an hour from Lake Tahoe. Camp life centers around our private lake and historic lodge. Campers choose daily from over 40 activities including waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, skateboarding, horseback riding, crafts, athletics, archery and our high ropes course which include a 500 foot zip line across our lake. Learn More
Astro CampAstro Camp: AstroCamp is an overnight co-ed camp located in the beautiful pine forests of Southern California. Serving campers ages 8-17, AstroCamp is a unique mix of outdoor camp adventure with a science exploration twist. With specialized labs and activities that range from rock climbing to advanced rocket building, campers are able to cultivate their scientific curiosity and enjoy an amazing mountain experience.Learn More
C5 Los Angeles: C5LA is a five-year leadership development program for high-potential youth from under-resourced areas of Los Angeles. Of the five summer programs for each grade level served, the first summer component is the residential camp where participants get far out of their comfort zones. Campers experience new high adventure activities and engage in social awareness and leadership programming to understand how to address challenges and how to achieve their goals.Learn More
Camp del CorazonCamp Del Corazon: Camp del Corazon is a non-profit organization that provides year-round opportunities for children living with congenital heart disease. (CHD) Our central program is a free-of-charge, medically supervised, residential summer camp. For over 25 years, Camp del Corazon has been holding camp sessions on Catalina, now serving more than 350 children each summer.Learn More
Camp Ocean PinesCamp Ocean Pines: Camp Ocean Pines creates opportunities for kids to Connect, Explore, and Grow. Intentionally designed around Youth Development principles, kids visit tidepools, make scratch pizza, perform silly skits, care for animals, and have magical adventures.Learn More
Canyon CreekCanyon Creek Summer Camp: Canyon Creek Summer Camp provides a safe, non-competitive environment where boys and girls build confidence and independence, learn teamwork and develop problem-solving skills. We are your premier California overnight summer camp!Learn More
Catalina Island Camps: Established in 1922, Catalina Island Camps (CIC) operates a summer resident kids camp for boys and girls in 1st through 10th grade and is the home of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Family Camp and the school year Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP). Our overnight summer kids camp by the ocean offers kids the chance to UNPLUG from their busy, over-connected lives, CONNECT to their peers and our staff of adult role models and DISCOVER their strengths as they explore the outdoors. The southern California camp is located at Howlands Landing on Catalina Island, 22 miles from Los Angeles. Catalina Island Camps is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and is a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC).Learn More
Catslina Sea CampCatalina Sea Camp: Take a desert island, add a dash of sailing wind, a whole bunch of ocean, and a host of trained marine biologists, scuba diving instructors, and fun loving counselors, bake under the summer sun, and you have the complete recipe for a wild camp adventure. Spend 10 weeks at a one of a kind ocean adventure and marine biology summer camp located at Toyon Bay on Catalina Island. Help create an atmosphere of fun and excitement while leading campers on a host of ocean adventure, marine biology, and social summer camp activities. We are looking for cabin counselors with great personalities and a hunger for adventure - no science experience necessary.Learn More
Gold Arrow CampGold Arrow Camp: Gold Arrow Camp is a traditional coed summer camp in the High Sierra of central California. We believe in a rustic, technology-free camp experience where campers build lasting relationships in the beauty of nature.Learn More
Jameson Ranch CampJameson Ranch Camp: Jameson Ranch Camp has been providing children with a unique summer experience since 1934. Our program is designed for kids ages 6-16 who are interested in the outdoors, learning new skills, and having fun. Campers choose from our wide variety of daily activities, allowing independent decision-making, and giving each child the ability to customize the camp experience. Our rustic living offers children the opportunity to star gaze every night, experience the wilderness, and be an important part of a positive community.Learn More
Ojai Valley School and Summer CampOjai Valley School and Summer Camp: OVS Summer Camp is held on the two campuses of the Ojai Valley School in Ojai, California. Located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles and 30 minutes from the beach, this beautiful resort community is surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest. Our setting allows campers access to the mountains for hiking and the Pacific Ocean for swimming and exploring. Much like the mission of our School, the Summer Camp strives to provide a nurturing environment, caring and qualified staff and exemplary programs designed to help campers learn, grow and practice important life skills. The camp offers an opportunity for children to unplug, connect with friends and counselors from around the world, explore new challenges and build confidence, all while having the best time of their life!Learn More
Pali Adventures: Pali Adventures - the camp of choice! Campers select from 28 specialty programs and over 70 elective activities to custom build the camp experience they want while in a picturesque setting which prioritizes health and safety and develops 21st century skills.Learn More
R.M. Pyles Boys Camp: R.M. Pyles Boys Camp promotes long-term positive behavioral change for low-income, disadvantaged boys by providing a multi-year wilderness camp experience supplemented by year-round mentoring that builds life skills and instills the values of hard work, education, and positive choices. Selectors in each community work hard to send deserving youth from local neighborhoods. If you are interested in enrolling your son, please connect with a teacher or guidance counselor for more information.Learn More
River Way Ranch CampRiver Way Ranch Camp: River Way Ranch Camp is a co-ed sleepaway camp for boys and girls ages 7-16, providing memories and friendships since 1967. Located in the beautiful foothills of and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, we provide an inclusive environment where campers can thrive, grow, and build confidence. With over 75 activity offerings, campers are able to build their schedule and enjoy activities such as: wakeboarding/water skiing at Pine Flat Lake, martial arts, motorsports, English/Western horseback riding, paddleboarding, gymnastics, dance, theater, overnight camping trips, film, photography, team sports, and much more!Learn More
Sierra Sleep-Away Camp: Since 1970. Campers enjoy a true camping experience with tent living on the beautiful shore of Bass Lake, CA. This special 12-day program offers fun and adventure with watersports and offsite adventures, along with camp favorite activities and special events. Children and teens gain valuable life skills, independence, communication, confidence, tenacity and grit while connecting with nature.Learn More
Yosemite Sierra Summer CampYosemite Sierra Summer Camp: Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp, located just south of Yosemite National Park, offers 2-week long Christian adventure camps for kids ages 8 to 16. Through its nurturing and creative environment, YSSC helps campers grow in character, skills, relationships and faith.Learn More
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Camp NorwesterCamp Nor'wester: Camp Nor'wester provides an outdoor living experience unique in today’s world—an experience which challenges a diverse group of young people to develop skills of self-confidence while fostering respect, responsibility, and compassion for themselves, their community, and the environment. We provide outdoor experiences for a diverse group of campers ages 9-16. Less Technology-More Independence. Campers discover new interests and friendships through engaging, life-shaping experiences. Working through challenges in a supportive, group living environment, they will learn to build relationships, share adventures, and take on responsibilities.Learn More
Canoe Island French CampCanoe Island French Camp: At Canoe Island French Camp, campers aged 9-16 learn French while participating in outdoor and artistic activities on a private island in the San Juan Islands. Enjoy kayaking, sailing, theater, art, cooking, photography, fencing, and swimming en français!Learn More
Four Winds - Westward Ho Four Winds * Westward Ho: Four Winds * Westward Ho is an independent, residential summer camp for children located on Orcas Island in Washington State. Founded in 1927, we continue our strong traditions, creating a place where children are valued for who they are every summer.Learn More
Teton Valley Ranch Camp: TVRC is an overnight summer camp for boys and girls ages 11-16 located in Dubois, Wyoming. Campers choose their own adventure and discovering grit. Our mission is to provide inspiring Western Adventure in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Many of our trips are on trails we have been hiking and riding for 85 years. TVRC has become a trusted partner with our families as we help campers become leaders ready for challenges ahead.Learn More
Wilderness AdventuresWilderness Adventures: Established in 1973, WA has a long history of impactful and fun outdoor adventure programs around the globe for 5th-12th+ graders. We offer 2 – 5 week expedition style trips on 6 of the 7 continents where we explore the regions through a multitude of activities including, scuba diving, climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, surfing, backpacking, rafting, the list goes on. At Wilderness Adventures our mission is Do Something Wild – Inspire growth and wonder, and this is what we accomplish on our trips. From scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania our students return home with leadership skills to make positive change, feeling part of a great community of alumni and the inspiration to protect our natural world.Learn More