Cambria, CA

Give your child a life-changing summer at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, CA. We’re a small nature-based resident camp, in a pine forest on the Pacific. Your camper will build friendships, experience amazing nature, and just get to be a kid!

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Idyllwild, CA
Other

Explore the wonders of the universe with qualified instructors of the physical and earth sciences. Summer enrichment with lots of fun traditional summer camp activities in a caring environment.

Inspire your artistic and creative spirit in the pines of scenic Idyllwild, CA. Day and residential summer workshops for teens ages 12-18, July 3-24, 2021. Offerings include dance, film, music (classical, jazz, songwriting), theatre, and visual arts.

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Julian, CA

Part adventure. Part self-discovery. All fun! Campers leave Camp Stevens full of stories about delicious food, new friends, caring staff and the new activities they tried, from archery and the climbing wall to campfires and sunset hikes.

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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.

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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Valley Trails offers a traditional summer camp with age-appropriate programming. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow and create long-lasting memories

Glennville, CA

Looking for a summer camp that gets kids immersed in nature, living simply, and tech free? JRC offers a community of positive individuals enjoying the simpler things in life, ranch living, and the satisfaction of learning and growing.

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Loma Mar, CA

Join us for Jam Camp West ONLINE! We may be sheltering in place, but there are still ways to make new friends, learn new skills, and have a blast this Summer! 4-weeks of classes + performances.

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Catalina Island Camps is located 26 miles from mainland Southern California on Catalina Island. Situated on the ocean our campers have the unique opportunity to live and play in a pristine marine environment.

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Laytonville, CA

CAMP WINNARAINBOW is a Circus and Performing Arts overnight camp in Mendocino County, CA. Drama, trapeze, juggling, unicycle, stilts, gymnastics, dance, music, magic, martial arts and art. Lake with 350 ft waterslide. Boys and girls 7-14.

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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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Cazadero Music 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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Avalon, CA

Explore the wonders of Catalina Island with qualified staff of marine science, snorkeling, scuba, sailing, kayaking and more. Facilities include dormitories, dinning hall, science labs and private beach

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Kennolyn has been offering the very best in camp experiences since 1946. Our privately owned 440 acre site in Santa Cruz County is bordered by a 10,000 acre state park.

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Committed to providing safe, fun, & growth-oriented outdoor adventures for teens for more than 23 years.

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Stanford, CA
Other

SuperCamp instills lifelong learning skills that build motivation, confidence and self-esteem in students ages 11-18. With more than 4 decades of experience and 85,000 graduates, we have helped students around the globe define their roadmap to success.

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New York City, NY
Other

MODELING CAMP invites all girls to 'discover the model you' this summer! Explore the world of modeling and fashion at this empowering summer camp for girls. Each day, campers learn about the industry from leading industry professionals, top models and top agencies! This Summer we are also introducing our new virtual camp program, MODELING CAMP ONLINE!

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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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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.





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.