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 CampsCheley Colorado Camps: Cheley Colorado Camps is located at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Our programs include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, technical climbing, mountain biking, rafting, riflery, archery, crafts, and much more. Join us in the Colorado Rockies.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
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 CampsKennolyn Camps: Kennolyn offers California overnight camps in Santa Cruz and on Huntington Lake. We also offer a day camp in Santa Cruz. Employment available early/Mid-June to Late August. Join our team and transform your summer. Youth development is the most important summer job there is. Salary plus room and board.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!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: Walton’s Grizzly Lodge provides the ideal overnight summer camp experience for children ages 7–14. Our beautiful property is located in the mountains of Northern California about an hour from Lake Tahoe. Camp life centers around our own private lake and historic lodge. Campers choose daily from over 40 activities including water skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, skateboarding, horseback riding, arts and crafts, athletics, archery and our extensive ropes course challenges which include a 500 foot zip line across our lake. Established in 1926,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
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 CampsCatalina 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 AdventuresPali 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
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
Peninsula Bay Cities Day Camp & Sleep-AwaySierra Sleep-Away Camp: SIERRA SLEEP-AWAY Since 1970. Campers enjoy a true camping experience with tent living on the beautiful shore of Bass Lake, CA. The traditional 12-day session and a 6-day session offer 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
SuperCampSuperCamp: SuperCamp is a highly engaging experience where students acquire critical new learning and life skills, and build communication, leadership, relationship, and career capabilities. During the 7- and 10-day residential programs held at Stanford University, Cal State Long Beach, and Villanova University, students experience personal growth and a shift in learning as they build confidence to express themselves, become self-motivated lifelong learners, and discover what’s important to them in life - all leading to being their best self!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
Camp Motorsport, AstroCamp Virginia & Camp CHOP: Three different programs, one amazing location!

Camp Motorsport: Camp Motorsport’s is an exciting and dynamic motorsport-focused summer camp for ages 9 to 17. Your child will get the tools they need to build confidence and become a proficient driver, while learning new skills and making new friends. Campers receive basic and expert instruction in the classroom and on our 1.5 miles of paved go-kart track and 20 miles of off-road track and trails.

AstroCamp: If you have kids ages 8-17 who are interested in a science and adventure summer camp experience, AstroCamp is the perfect place for them! AstroCamp is a STEM-based science and adventure summer camp that pushes campers to deepen their understanding of science. Campers participate in hands-on activities playing in our state-of-the-art labs, building and launching rockets and searching the night sky with our vast array of telescopes.

Camp CHOP: Camp CHOP summer camp is a culinary camp for kids ages 10-17. This cooking summer camp provides a fun and dynamic hands-on educational experience for young chefs passionate about the culinary arts. In our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, aspiring chefs learn the basics of cooking, baking, and kitchen safety, while enjoying an enriching, memorable, and fun summer camp experience. The Camp CHOP instructional team includes professional chefs, veteran teachers, camp professionals, and scientists who provide a truly unique and immersive experience that kids will be talking about all year.
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Camp NorwesterCamp Nor'wester: Camp Nor’wester is an outdoor residential camp where children gain significant skills and insights in a caring and supportive atmosphere, taking advantage of the Pacific Northwest’s coastal character, through a program that is characterized by a commitment to: Develop a child’s maturity and a positive self-image. Provide programming that holds the physical and emotional safety of the child as a paramount concern. Teach children skills and values about responsibility for one’s self, others, and the environment. Provide a community where diversity, tolerance, and compassion are valued, respected, and promoted. Provide a positive outdoor group living experience that helps children develop the skills necessary for productive group and interpersonal interaction.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 CampTeton Valley Ranch Camp: At Teton Valley Ranch Camp we believe in living life beyond the edges of our comfort zone. We believe in striving toward our best selves, and always reaching for our potential. We believe in friendships forged in challenging times and strengthened in times of supportive reflection, and old fashion playful fun! We believe in unplugging from technology and plugging into the present moment. We believe in the importance of community, and the responsibility and contributions of each individual. We believe in the power of our traditions of Western Heritage and Western Adventure, as guideposts that lead us towards strengthening positive values like a strong work ethic, an abiding sense of gratitude, and a deep love and respect for the natural world. We believe in inspiring the strength to lead and the faith to follow, so that each camper is prepared to meet the challenges they face in their everyday lives with courage and resilience.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