California Summer Camps

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Total: 314
Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
Cazadero, CA

Cazadero Music Camp is a co-ed, residential summer camp, ages 10-18. Established in 1957, Cazadero is located in a spectacular redwood grove just north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, California.

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Between Pollock Pines & S. Lake Tahoe, CA

An exciting, challenging, High Sierra experience on beautiful Loon Lake in California. Real wilderness living—no road access, off-the-grid. Skill development emphasis in structured/free choice activities, from beginning to advanced levels. Outstanding leadership programs. Lodge and platform tents. ACA accredited.

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No two campers are alike, and no two camp programs are exactly alike. Campers' experiences are built first and foremost on their interaction with the camp staff. Camp Kinneret's programs and reputation are built on this foundation.

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Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Inland Empire, CA

Week long summer programs for students with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, ADHD, autism, and other learning differences. Specializing in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire.

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Global Leadership Adventures
San Diego, CA

Global Leadership Adventures is like Peace Corps for Teens. We offer life-changing volunteer abroad programs throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Carlsbad, CA

ANA Summer Programs offers several camps whether you are interested in a traditional recreation experience, would like to take some enriching classes, or are looking to enhance your leadership skills.

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Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Haven, Atlanta, Cambridge, NYC, and more, CA
Other

Take your coding skills to the next level and experience the thrill of startup culture – all within a prestigious university setting. After two weeks of elite instruction, Industry Insights, and peer networking, you’ll leave with a polished portfolio and the skills needed to succeed in school, college, and the ever-evolving field of computer science.

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YMCA Camp Jones Gulch
La Honda, CA

YMCA Camp Jones Gulch's traditional resident camp provides an opportunity for youth, ages 8-17, to experience the wonders of camp, nature and friendships in a beautiful Redwood forest. We also offer High Adventure Camp trips for teens.

Circle V Ranch Camp
Santa Barbara, CA

Circle V provides youth ages 7-13 with and outdoor camp experience. Activities include hiking, sports, theme days and much more. Come join the fun!

Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and more, CA
Other

This summer, explore a top campus, make friends as you master new tech skills, and join a community of more than 275,000 alumni. At iD Tech summer camps, students ages 6-18 can learn to code, build websites, design video games, experience virtual reality, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, and more!

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Tysons Corner, VA
Other

Modeling Camp invites you to explore the world of modeling and fashion! If you want to 'discover the model' in you - this is the place to get started! Featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, we offer modeling camps in NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington DC. From fashion shows, to photo shoots, making TV commercials and meeting top agencies...this camp is for ALL fashionistas!

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Adventure Science Camp - Teaches 21st century skills.

The Game Experience is an all-inclusive game camp designed for today's students. Students will learn what it takes to create a game from start to finish and see firsthand what it takes to have a career in the industry!

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Agoura Hills, CA
Other

Summer arts camps for children 5-15. Inspirational teachers and fun camp counselors! 2,3 or 5 day options. Extended hours. Art Camp campuses in Valley Village & Agoura Hills.

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Intensive workshops in the visual and performing arts for students of all ages and abilities including families.

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Bonsall, CA

A Southern California tradition since 1964. Features ranch activities, daily western riding lessons, animal & horse science classes, animal care time, vaulting lessons. Ideal for beginning/intermediate riders. CCCA & CHA accredited. WAIC member camp.

Balsam, NC
Other

SOAR offers high adventure summer camps designed specifically for youth and young adults between the ages of 8 and 25 diagnosed with ADHD and LD. Each of our summer camp programs promotes friendships, increase self-confidence, and develop life skills.

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Los Angeles, CA

We're proud to partner with the University of Southern California (USC) to give career-driven high school students an opportunity to explore a career in fashion.

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Multiple Cities, AZ

Advantage Basketball Camps are nationally recognized as one of the Top ball handling camps in the world. Advantage was named by sports illustrated as one of the top two camps in the country

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Currently we have openings in a number of our sessions. Please check our website for updated availability. Walton's Grizzly Lodge is a traditional, residential summer camp located one hour north of Lake Tahoe. Grizzly Lodge has been in operation since 1926 and is currently under the leadership of fourth generation owners and directors.

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General Notes About Camps in the State of California

The State of California has the largest population in the US and is third largest by area. Given the sheer size of the state and number of people, there are several regions which reflect a clustering of summer camps. The two largest metropolitan areas in the state - Los Angeles and San Francisco - contain a significant number of day camps which are embedded directly within their municipal boundaries as well as within outlying communities. The predominantly remote and rugged nature of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and it's respective forests lends itself well as an ideal setting for residential sleepaway camps and other summer programs. The Sierra's are relatively close to the state's major population center's vs. the Cascade Range which extends further north to the Oregon border. The vast expanse of the Central Valley and foothills may lend itself well to ranch or farm camps. Likewise, the enormous coastline provides an excellent location for specialized camp activities such as a surf camp, sailing, kayaking, marine biology / sea camp, etc. At the other extreme, California also contains a large expanse of desert terrain such as the Mojave desert and Death Valley in Southern California which are not as hospitable or forgiving as other regions and thus reflect a very minimal frequency of camps.

While much of the state experiences a temperate climate -- providing generally favorable conditions for camps to operate in the summer -- the climate in California varies tremendously from extremely hot desert temperatures in Death Valley to the much colder mountainous peaks of Yosemite National Park.

Summer programs which focus on or encounter wildlife will have a wide array of animals and plant life to observe: bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, ancient redwoods, douglas fir, wild mountain flowers, Joshua trees, cacti and other desert species to name a few.