Camp Woolman is an overnight outdoor adventure camp for 9-16 yr old boys and girls. We have programs for 9-14 yr-olds (aka Sierra Friends Camp) and for teens 15-16 (aka Woolman Teen Leadership Camp).
Located next to the wild and scenic Yuba River and Tahoe National Forest, Woolman is a fantastic place to spend the summer. The 230 acre campus includes sports areas, a swimming pond, hiking trails, a garden, beautiful cabins, wonderful people and so much to explore!
MINI CAMP: (age 6-9) A wonderful opportunity for young campers to get an appropriately-lengthed slice of the action! This program runs for two days and two nights and packs both full of activities, fun, connection and play. Plus our max capacity is half of normal, so our young campers enjoy even more counselor attention.
SUMMER CAMP: (age 9-14) Features weekly camping trips to rivers, farms, and mountains. The programs focus on community building, stewardship of nature, and values of peace and sustainability.
Activities include games, hiking, swimming, singing, art, campfires, drama, rope-swings, sports, garden and nature, and camping under the stars.
Food at camp is local, organic, vegetarian-friendly, and delicious.
The small size (40 campers per session) and friendly atmosphere make it ideal for first-time campers, and of course many kids return year after year.
TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP: (age 15-16) is an adventure, service and leadership program for teens. The two week trips include hiking, swimming, camping, biking, team-building, and service-learning.
Work-trades and financial aid are available to all. As a nonprofit one of our goals is to ensure that everyone gets to experience the outdoors this summer, and not let cost be a barrier. You do not need to be "low income" to get help from us with your tuition.
We are proud to be affiliated with Friends (Quakers), who uphold values of equality, integrity, peace, and unity with nature, and have a long history of excellence in education. We are not, however, a religious education camp; we welcome people of all backgrounds, and encourage open discussion of all beliefs (spiritual, political, etc) without upholding one ideaology over any other. Our Quaker values are expressed in the way we treat all people with respect, foster healthy community, and teach children about peace and environmental sustainability. Quaker spirituality at camp is manifested in the moments of silent thanks we share before each meal, and in how we start each day with a few minutes of silent reflection.
Visit our website for more information, or call 530-273-3183.