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Over 72 California Leadership Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Best 2020 Leadership Summer Camps in California

Many of our California Leadership Camps are still adding to their info on their 2020 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2020 Summer Leadership Programs for Teens and Kids.

Summer 2020 Update, Please Read: Many Leadership camps may be changing their summer plans because of COVID-19. For the most current information, please contact each camp individually.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at California Leadership Camps for Summer 2020

Some of the Best 2020 Leadership Camps in California offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Leadership Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Summer Leadership Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in California are Starting in July, 2020

Many of our California Leadership Camps offer Summer Leadership Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in July, 2020.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Leadership Camp you're interested in a call to check on Summer dates, times and availability.

Summer 2020 Leadership Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Leadership Camps will be hosting Summer Reunions for their previous campers, and Summer Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for July, 2020.

Best California Summer Leadership Day Camps Starting in July, 2020

Looking for a Great California Leadership Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best California Day Leadership Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best California Year-Round
Leadership Camps, Classes & Leadership Programs

Many of our Best California Summer Leadership Camps also offer Year Round Leadership Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Leadership Programs, too.

Best California Summer Leadership Camp Jobs

Searching for California Leadership Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Leadership Camps are now listing their 2020 Summer Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Camp Pillsbury
Owatonna, Minnesota
507-214-2200

Ages: 6-17 . Coed Campers. Overnight Camp. Day Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Pillsbury is a unique summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 17. Strong offerings in Theater, Circus, Music, Dance, Sports, Magic, Technology, and more. More than 100 activities! Campers choose their activities daily, making each day special for each individual camper. Five, 2 WEEK sleepaway sessions begin June 14th to August 23rd. Enroll now at CampPillsbury.com.

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Camp Lantern Creek
Montgomery, Texas
936-597-8225

Ages: 7 - 17 . All Girl Campers. Overnight Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: While summer might look a little different this year, Camp Lantern Creek promises it will continue to bring the Creeker spirit to our campers and families this summer! CLC Unique, our virtual camp option, will begin on June 22, and will consist of week-long sessions that will offer one-of-a-kind programs unique to each session. Through our virtual programming, we will create memories with our new and seasoned Creekers, virtually.

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URJ Camp Newman
Santa Rosa, California

Visit Our URJ Camp Newman Website
(415) 392-7080
campnewman[AT]urj.org
4088 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, California 95404

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
711 Grand Avenue, Suite 280
San Rafael, CA 94901

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our URJ Camp Newman Video

CAMPER AGES: Grade 3-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: URJ Camp Newman offers fun, immersive Jewish experiences that empower people of all ages to better themselves, their communities and the world. Since 1947, the URJ Camp Newman community has impacted the lives of over 100,000 children, teens, and adults.

Year after year, our campers return to renew the strong bonds of friendship they build here. Our hope is to provide each and every camper with a meaningful and memorable experience.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Gaga, Ultimate Frisbee, Archery

URJ Camp Newman is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Santa Rosa California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports and more. URJ Camp Newman is a top Leadership Camp for ages: Grade 3-12.
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CAMP LOCATION: Situated in the Santa Rosa hills, about an hour north of San Francisco, CA, Camp Newman provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable camp experience. With over 500 acres of land, great sports and arts facilities, a pool, an amphitheater, a sustainable farm and more, there are plentiful indoor and outdoor space for campers to learn, live and explore all summer. Miles away from the city glare, the star gazing is spectacular. And all campus buildings are within a few minutes’ walk of each other, creating an environment that is both safe and accessible for children of all ages.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live with their counselors in one of several villages grouped by age and gender. Our facilities also include multiple indoor and outdoor program spaces (including a 700-person Amphitheater), a sustainable farm, a vineyard, four outdoor plazas, athletic facilities and fields, an alpine climbing tower, a low ropes course and a 400-feet zip line, overnight space, hiking trails, multiple arts facilities - and a pool and waterslide.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At URJ Camp Newman, we’re building a foundation for a vibrant and joyful Jewish life. Rooted in Jewish values and guided by our experienced staff, we offer fun, immersive summer sessions that give your child the opportunity to develop community, teamwork, self-esteem, and individual skill.

Activities include athletics, outdoor adventure sports, music, art, dance, leadership training, and social action. Campers celebrate their best selves, form lifelong friendships, and find a community where they belong.

There are so many amazing things to do: Conquering the Alpine Tower as a team. Seeing the final point scored in Ultimate Frisbee. Dancing together on Shabbat. Singing arm-in-arm every night before bed. Hiking to the Star that overlooks camp. Making more friends in a week than they could all year.

We believe that these transformative experiences inspire kids to bring camp home to their daily lives, applying what they learn here to better themselves, their communities and the world.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a phenomenal group of teens applying for spaces in these eight-week programs. Spaces fill quickly on a first come, first served basis, and require an intensive application process. Apply as early as possible! Info: 415.392.7080 or CampNewman[AT]urj.org.

Avodah
11th Grade

Avodah is a multifaceted, service-based program in which campers play an integral role in camp’s day-to-day operations. Avodahniks develop a strong work ethic and serve as Jewish role models at camp. Beyond daily activities, campers work diligently on a significant camp improvement project and march as a team in both the annual Pride Parade and AIDS Walk in San Francisco.

Counselor in Training (CIT)
12th Grade

Our highly-selective and popular CIT program trains our future staff and camp leadership, offering young adults a valuable personal and professional growth opportunity. Leadership workshops and Judaic programs are combined with practical hands-on training with children of all ages.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A lot has been written about the incredible power of Jewish Camp. A summer at Newman is an amazing experience, one that has lifelong benefits for the child, and meaningful reverberations that positively impact families, congregations & communities. To read more about the power of camp, click here.

In difficult financial times, some families choose to forgo camp. But they shouldn’t! No one should have to miss the powerful and transformative power of camp because of the state of the economy or personal finances. Our hope is that everyone who wants to attend camp, can do so.

Thankfully, there are lots of resources available. For more info, visit: Our Camp Website Link: campnewman.org

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Fun Festival & Open House in April

Join us for a special day of fun camp activities for the whole family! You’ll visit OKY, our sustainable farm, get a tour of camp, do arts & crafts, meet our friends at PJ Library, and much more. All ages welcome – and all friends invited!

More info: Our Camp Website Link: campnewman.org

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We present events every month in communities near you!
URJ Camp Newman takes the magic of camp, translates it into a year-round experience, and brings it you!

We connect children, youth and adults to an expansive menu of fun, immersive Jewish experiences in Santa Rosa and in your community, all year long. Along with our local synagogue youth groups and NFTY, we present everything from family fun days to high school parties to middle school outings.

We offer "taste of camp" weekends for 2nd-6th graders, teen events, 8th grade events and more - all year long!

For info on our year-round events, click here: Our Camp Website Link: campnewman.org

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our camp programs are rooted in the Jewish principles of:

Tikkun Olam - bettering our world
Tikkun Middot - bettering ourselves
Gimilute Chasadim – acts of loving kindness
Betzelem Elohim - all humans are created in a divine image
Talmud Torah - love of learning for learning’s sake
Ahavat Israel - love of Israel

These timeless, universal values form the backbone of every program we plan, anchoring each event in our Jewish tradition. It’s just one way we make Judaism relevant, accessible and meaningful today.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our Camp Website Link: campnewman.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For all job opportunities, visit Our Camp Website Link: campnewman.org

Please contact Mikey Latner, Assistant Camp Director, at mlatner[AT]urj.org with any questions.

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Cali Camp
Topanga, CA

Visit Our Cali Camp Website
(310) 455-0404
info[AT]calicamp.com
1717 Old Topanga Cyn. Rd.
Topanga, CA 90290

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Cali Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 3 to 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Nestled in a wondrous natural world in the heart of rock-lined Topanga Canyon, Cali Camp is a welcome kids camp adventure in Los Angeles. A place to roam streams, meadows and oak trees. Forget the city – enter the new world. Established in 1955, our iconic summer camp and year-round day camps welcome boys and girls, ages 3 to 15, to the Santa Monica Mountains. Our staff holds hundreds of years of combined experience.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We have an inclusion program and coordinator.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Aerial Arts & Equestrian "Wrangler Camp"

Cali Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Topanga California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Gymnastics, Fine Arts/Crafts, Martial Arts and more. Cali Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 3 to 15.
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CAMP LOCATION: "We are located 7 miles East of the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Monica Mountains in Topanga, California on 21 acres. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our 21 acre facility filled with shady oak trees and tree-lined streams. Cali Camp provides quality summer day camp experiences for children ages 3 to 15 featuring over 30 activities including swimming, adventure programs - ropes course and rock climbing, a newly renovated equestrian / riding program, aerial arts pavilion, daily swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, arts & crafts, creative dramatics, tennis, pickleball, off-road go-carts, bamboo forest, archery, playgrounds, playfields and much more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Cali Camp also offers transportation with professional bus drivers. Our camp staff are the bus counselors and run our Bus Cup Challenge with fun activities, song contests and games for campers on their ride to camp. Lunch is available for purchase and we have a Snack Shack and Camp Shack with cool camp accessories available.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you are interested in applying for a job at Cali Camp, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.calicamp.com.

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Leadership Camps in CA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some California Leadership Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some California Leadership Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Hi-Five Sports Camp
California Location(s)

Visit Our Hi-Five Sports Camp Website
480-250-1833
602-421-6236

slpadgett77[AT]gmail.com
11875 N 24th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85028

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
California
Illinois
Arizona

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
9313 E Desert Arroyos
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Hi-Five Sports Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 4-12 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Weekdays 9am-3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Lacrosse, Floor Hockey, Team Handball, & Other Field Sport Activities.

CAMP LOCATION: Cactus Road, 2 minutes west of the AZ 51. Our indoor sports experience is based at the campus of Paradise Valley Christian Prep. Please call for locations in other states.

CAMP FACILITIES: Hi-Five groups campers in their own "Division" by age grouping. We then form teams from these divisions and assign each a college name and a team coach. Then campers spend the day doing what they love most... playing team sports. Almost everything within an air-conditioned environment. For parents, it is about keeping their children active, healthy, and happy; but for kids summer means no school, non-stop sports, and a lot of fun. LUNCHES ARE INCLUDED FOR ALL CAMPERS.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO:

HI-FIVE STORY
Founded by the Tuchman Family in 1990, Hi-Five Sports Clubs evolved from a
single-operation in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs to a multi-city organization with locations in Arizona, California, Downtown Chicago and New York… and we’re still growing!!

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
Hi-Five Sports clubs offers programming for children PreK-8th grade, including classes, leagues and of course, camps!! At Hi-Five, FUN is the name of the game. On top of helping boys and girls develop and train new skills on and off of the playing fields, Hi-Five believes that kids should feel good about themselves. We’re all about fair play, sportsmanship and living a healthy lifestyle… not just competition!!

Staffed with experienced professionals who love working with kids, Hi-Five provides a safe, well equipped and positive environment where young athletes can thrive… Where kids can be more than kids… They can be All-Stars!!

Join Us and Get in the Game Today!!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT (7th/8th graders) pay $95 per week; lunch included. CITs will learn how to develop and lead group programs both on and off campus. Future employment available upon 4 week completion of our CIT program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Call for available discounts.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: After School Sports Club, Lil Kickers Soccer, Golf Lessons, Tackle and Flag Football, as well as Fall/Winter/Spring Break Camps.

Coming soon... batting cages and other sport specific training.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
May 27 through July 25, 2014

$155-$240 per week

Call for details about other available discounts... such as team of 5 discount, sibling discount, multi-week discount, etc.

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Young Actors' Theatre Camp
Ben Lomond, California

Visit Our Young Actors' Theatre Camp Website
(925)858-3548
valerie[AT]campyatc.com
info[AT]campyatc.com
7795 CA-9
c/o Camp Mt.Cross
Ben Lomond, California 95005

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
POBox 461324
West Hollywood, CA 90046

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Young Actors' Theatre Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 7, 10, or 21 day sessions are available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Developed by our team of amazing instructors, our multi-award winning programs focus on discovering and developing each individual student’s talents in ALL the areas of the performing arts. Our classes are all taught by working actors, singers, directors, dancers casting directors, writers, designers, agents, managers, and producers who bring their professional experiences and inspirations directly to the classroom.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We operate out of two beautiful locations in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In July we are hosted by Camp MayMac in the lovely town of Felton, CA and in August & December we are hosted by the marvelous Camp Mt.Cross which is also our home base. These camp locations are about 90 minutes south of San Francisco and 45 minutes from San Jose.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 16 modern cabins with two bathrooms in each, outdoor pool, dining hall, first class auditorium, basketball and volleyball courts, a gorgeous amphitheatre, several indoor teaching spaces, a fully equipped infirmary, wonderful kitchen staff who provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free options in addition to meals with meat.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All of our Teaching Staff work professionally in the Entertainment Industry. All employees have passed an extensive background check and are CPR/ First Aid Certified.

On staff we have Academy Award Winners, Tony Award Winners and Nominees, Emmy Winners, Grammy Winners, and the most sought after professionals.

We have consistently been voted one of the Top 5 Theatre Camps in the country as well as Bay Area Parents' Magazine's Hall Of Fame for Best First Overnight Experience, Best Theatre Camp, Best of the Best Summer Programs, and more.

There is nothing quite like learning ‘how to sell a song’ from Sutton Foster!

All of our programs are designed with each camper in mind regardless of age or experience level. From our intensive 1-day workshops to our Overnight Camps, we are sure YATC will be the perfect match for your goals!

We accept all students at any level and personalized the curriculum to fit the needs and goals of each student. Our staff is always available for one-on-one coaching sessions.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our counselors are required to complete one session as a Counselor In Training before we offer them a position. CITs will shadow an established counselor as well as have a daily check in meeting with the directors. Before the start of camp they are also trained in conflict mediation, and required to become CPR/ First Aid certified at our Staff Meeting.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We have several Merit and Need Based Scholarships and fundraising opportunities available. We hold several fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the scholarship fund and grant scholarships to those who would not be able to afford it.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We hold several events throughout the year.

December 27th-January 2nd: Winter Film Camp. This is an intensive filmmaking session for all levels of experience.

January: BroadwayCon. This is a trip to New York for the Broadway Convention the last weekend in January where we see 4 broadway shows and have Master Classes with actors currently on Broadway.

March: Annual Saturday Morning Film Festival where we screen the films made at the Winter Film Camp in a real movie theater in the bay area.

April: Weekend Workshop with Casting Directors, Broadway Stars, or other amazing guests!

May: Cannes International Film Festival in France. Since 2016 we have taken groups of students to France for the Cannes International Film Festival with films we have made at the Winter Film Camp.

July-August: Summer Camp Programs

September/ October/ November: Weekend Workshop Series with different guests.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Developed by our team of amazing instructors, our multi-award winning programs focus on discovering and developing each individual student’s talents in ALL the areas of the performing arts. Our classes are all taught by working actors, singers, directors, dancers casting directors, writers, designers, agents, managers, and producers who bring their professional experiences and inspirations directly to the classroom.

Master Classes with industry professionals from Broadway, TV, and Film.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer 2020 Session Dates
Session 1: July 5-14th Full Price $2991
Session 2: July 16-25th Full Price $2992
Session Awesome July 5-25th Full Price $5995
Session 3: August 2-8th Full Price $2593
Session 4 August 2-11th Full Price $2994
Our Camp Website Link: www.campyatc.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are hiring counselors and teachers for the summer. We also have 4 spots left in our Counselor In Training Program. Email Valerie[AT]CampYATC.com for more information and an application. 

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Camp Saint Francis
Camp Meeker, California

Visit Our Camp Saint Francis Website
925-609-4CSF
registrar[AT]campsaintfrancis.org
St. Dorothy's Rest
Camp Meeker, California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp St. Francis
1524 San Carlos Ave #1
San Carlos CA 94070

CAMPER AGES: 8-13

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp St. Francis offers a five-day getaway for kids 8-13, teens looking to serve and develop leadership skills, and adults with a desire to share understanding, fun and encouragement with all of the above! Our summer session offers classic camp activities, chapel time and our Scarf program, encouraging personal development for all ages. Set in the Redwoods near Occidental, the kids learn to live and play together among these beautiful wonders of nature.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: St. Dorothy’s Rest, an Episcopal camp and retreat facility, is nestled in the dense Redwoods of Camp Meeker, just outside of Occidental, California, in Sonoma County, about 90 minutes Northwest of San Francisco.

CAMP FACILITIES: This site offers indoor dormitory sleeping in bunks with mattresses provided. Campers are grouped together by age and supervised by their counseling staff. The beautiful setting also allows for swimming, access to the Russian River, outdoor basketball court, a play area, a cozy main house lodge, a recreation and gaming room, an outdoor campfire circle, cozy places to sit and share, a crafts shack, and a wonderful Redwood chapel.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Saint Francis is a week filled with programs that allow campers to explore and experience outdoor activities and create for themselves a closer connection to God and their communities.

Established in 2001, CSF moved to its new host site in 2014. This Camp Meeker location affords opportunities for activities like crafts, campfire, archery, games, sports, dance, water fun and nature hikes.

We build on themes of understanding and compassion in all of our programs, particularly in chapel, our scarf program, group games and discussions and our creative lessons and themes throughout the week.

Most of our staff are volunteers and attended camp as campers, and they are dedicated to providing a highly spirited, fun, and welcoming environment. We all strive to be good role models of the Christian way of life. We hope that our positive example and loving Christian environment promotes campers to grow spiritually.

The Scarf program, adopted from the YMCA’s ragger program, teaches campers important life skills, by taking on personal challenges and working towards overcoming them successfully. Ultimately, this helps develop lifelong tools a camper needs for personal growth. * Staff members are screened and trained in program, policies, and safety awareness. Our program is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of California and is welcoming and inclusive.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Youth ages 14-15 are welcome to apply as Program Aides, we also accept volunteers for Counselors (and CITs) and Program leaders. Training for the staff will be held in the Bay Area in July 2017.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships are available on a first come, first serve basis, usually offering a discount of about 1/3.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Sunday, August 6 - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Camp Fees:

Camper (age 8-13) $500
Program Aid (age 14-15) $340
Staff $150

(A deposit of $100 should accompany your camper registration.)

Early bird Camper registration (before March 15th): 20% off

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Volunteers are welcome to apply for counseling and program activity leadership positions. As much of our focus is on outreach to lower-income families, we can only provide a stipend as budget allows. We are happy, of course, to certify eligible community service hours for students with those requirements.

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Mariposa Day Camp
Altadena, California

Visit Our Mariposa Day Camp Website
626-677-2303
bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org
615 E. Mariposa St
Altadena, California 91001

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
101 E. Wheeler Ave.
Arcadia, Ca 91006

CAMPER AGES: Grades K-6

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am - 4pm, before and after camp care available

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Mariposa is an oasis from urban life, nestled in the foothills of Altadena. Camp activities include arts & crafts, singing songs, team building, low ropes elements, a gaga court, a kids’ kitchen, and water play for those warm days. We are a Girl Scout camp, so Girl Scout badges will be earned through the summer, but no Girl Scout experience is required. Camp begins June 15th, 2015 and runs until August 14th, 2015. A new session starts every Monday!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We provide a warm, engaging environment that appreciates what each camper brings to the camp experience. Contact us to ask about your camper's specific needs!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Gaga Court, Low Ropes Elements, Kids Kitchen Each Week, Each Week Will Have A Different Theme!! Each Theme Covers A Different Cool Interest Including Performing, Writing, Video Game Technology, Outdoor Cooking & Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Altadena, California right off the 210 freeway. Thirteen miles from downtown Los Angeles.

CAMP FACILITIES: Mariposa Day Camp, located in Altadena, offers themed weeks with several different emphases for girls to choose from. Girls participate in new and traditional Girl Scouts activities while making new friends, developing self-esteem and making lasting memories. Introducing new and exciting activities this summer such as a brand new gaga court, low ropes and team building activities plus kids kitchen which gives each girl the opportunity to prepare a fun and different snack each week. The themes for each week provide additional activities and enjoyment for the campers. All day camps include daily snacks, a camp souvenir, any badges earned, and a 4X6 camp group photo. Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We also have before and after care beginning at 7:00am and ending at 6:00pm. All sessions serve grade K-6. For more information please contact Brianna Colomb at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Creativity, Inc.
June 15¬¬–19
Grades K–6 $160
Let your creativity shine! Explore all the ways you can express yourself through art. We will be learning about painting, tie dying, drawing, and more. Campers will work with a visiting artist on their masterpieces. On Friday the Camp Mariposa Gallery will be open for parents to see their child’s artwork. Brownies will earn their Painter badge, Juniors will earn their Drawing badge, and Cadettes will complete steps 3, 4, and 5 of their Book Artist badge.

Fashion Forward
June 22–26
Grades K–6 $160
It is Fashion Week at Camp Mariposa! Campers will learn the basics of fashion design, sewing, and jewelry making as they create their own haute couture. Girls will meet a fashion industry professional and show off their designs at a special Friday fashion show. Brownies will earn their Inventor badge, Juniors will earn their Product Designer badge, and Cadettes will earn steps 1, 2, 4, and 5 of their Entrepreneur badge.

Pioneer Days
June 29 – July 3
Grades K–3 $160
Grades 4–6, $175 (Thursday Evening Program)
Let’s journey back in time to when Laura Ingalls Wilder was a young girl. Campers will learn all about life on the prairie through hands on activities like making butter, sewing, and playing games from the past. Girls will also learn about their local government while we get ready to celebrate Independence Day. Friday will feature a special country fair for all campers! Brownies will earn their Celebrating Community badge, Juniors will earn their Citizen badge, and Cadettes will earn their Finding Common Ground badge. Girls entering the 4 grade and up are invited to join us for an extended day at camp that includes dinner, square dancing, and an old fashion campfire.

Literally Fun
July 6–10
Grades K–6 $160
Choose your own adventure and tell your story! We will dive into the wide world of our imaginations, exploring our favorite books, and writing our own stories. Girls will learn all about different ways to tell their story, from comic books to short stories. We will even be joined by a special guest author! Brownies will earn their My Family Story badge, Juniors will earn their Scribe badge, and Cadettes will earn their Comic Artist badge.

S.T.E.A.M Power! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
July 13–17
Grades K–6 $160
Making a miniature robot, launching film canister rockets, and mixing up a batch of slime are just a few of the fun things we have planned for this week of scientific discovery. STEAM will come alive as we explore all of these subjects through hands on experiments and demonstrations. Brownies will learn all about bubbles, slime, and static electricity while they also earn their Home Scientist badge. Juniors and Cadettes will design their own video games while earning the Videogame Designer patch. Full STEAM ahead!

Lions, Tigers, and Girl Scouts, Oh my!
July 20–24
Grades K–6 $160
Welcome to the Jungle! This week of camp is all about our furry, scaly, and slimy friends who call the jungle home. Campers will learn about animals and ecosystems while brushing up on the outdoor skills they need to visit our furry friends in their natural habitats. We will even have a few special visitors from the animal kingdom! Brownies will earn their Hiker badge, Juniors will earn steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their Camper badge, and Cadettes will earn parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their Trailblazer badge.

Camp Hollywood
July 27–July 31
Grades K–6 $160
Are you a born performer or is directing more your style? Join us as we explore life on the stage and screen. Girls will learn about writing a screenplay, honing their acting skills through improvisation games, and the art of movie make-up. The whole camp will show off what they have learned in a Friday performance. Brownies will earn their Dancer badge, Juniors will earn their Musician badge, and Cadettes will earn their Screenwriter badge.

Food Frenzy!
August 3–7
Grades K–3 $160
Grades 4–6 $175 (Thursday Evening Program)
Whether you’re a chef in the making or a newbie to the kitchen, join us for a week long culinary adventure. Girls will learn how to make delicious meals, satisfying snacks, and dazzling desserts. We will also be covering nutrition, international cooking, and much more! Brownies will earn their Snacks badge, Juniors will earn their Simple Meals badge, and Cadettes will earn their New Cuisines badge. Girls entering the 4 grade and up are invited to join us for an extended day at camp that includes a special outdoor cooking feast and a campfire program.

Girl Scouts Investigate!
August 10–14
Grades K–6 $160
Can you discover who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Sharpen your detective skills as we learn about the science behind forensics on our quest to unravel the mystery of the missing cookies! Girls will learn about fingerprinting, DNA, and much more. Brownies will earn their Senses badge, Juniors will earn their Detective badge, and Cadettes will earn their Special Agent badge.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Program Aide/CIT Program is available. Please contact Molly Briggs at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We provide "Camperships" to qualified campers. Applications are due May 9, 2015. More information can be found on our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.girlscoutsla.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 15 -19 $160
June 22- 26 $160
June - July 3 $160 ($175 for grades 4-6 for a Thursday evening program)
July 6 - 10 $160
July 13 - 17 $160
July 20 - 24 $160
July 27 - July 31 $160
August 3 - 7 $160 ($175 for grades 4-6 for a Thursday evening program)
August 10 - 14 $160

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We hire a seasonal summer staff. For more information please contact Brianna Colomb at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org.

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Bay Leaf Kitchen Camp 2017
San Francisco, California

Visit Our Bay Leaf Kitchen Camp 2017 Website
650-731-2428
info[AT]bayleafkitchen.org
Yosemite & 3rd Street
San Francisco, California 94124

CAMPER AGES: 8-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Bay Leaf Kitchen summer camps teach hands-on cooking basics with a focus on fresh and healthy ingredients. Every week-long session includes an overnight farm trip where campers have the opportunity to harvest vegetables, cook, play in the dirt and camp out under the stars. New in summer 2017, each week will offer uniquely themed curriculum which will allow campers to delve deeply into an interest of their choosing.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, and more. Cooking, Farming & Gardening

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Bay Leaf Kitchen summer camps teach hands-on cooking basics with a focus on fresh and healthy ingredients. Every week-long session includes an overnight farm trip where campers have the opportunity to harvest vegetables, cook, play in the dirt and camp out under the stars. New in summer 2017, each week will offer uniquely themed curriculum which will allow campers to delve deeply into an interest of their choosing.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Bay Leaf Kitchen's CIT program allows teens with a passion for the culinary arts to further develop their kitchen and leadership abilities. Bay Leaf's CIT program offers a unique opportunity for teens to engage with their peers, further advance their kitchen skills by working hand in hand with the pros, and feel empowered throughout the whole summer.

CIT's at Bay Leaf Kitchen receive training both during an orientation in June as well as during the sessions they sign up for. CITs are tasked with a host of responsibilities including generating camp curriculum, leading instructional lessons for campers and fostering a sense of community throughout the summer.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp scholarships are available through filling out a form on the Bay Leaf Kitchen website.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Bay Leaf Kitchen's CIT program allows teens with a passion for the culinary arts to further develop their kitchen and leadership abilities. Bay Leaf's CIT program offers a unique opportunity for teens to engage with their peers, further advance their kitchen skills by working hand in hand with the pros, and feel empowered throughout the whole summer.

CIT's at Bay Leaf Kitchen receive training both during an orientation in June as well as during the sessions they sign up for. CITs are tasked with a host of responsibilities including generating camp curriculum, leading instructional lessons for campers and fostering a sense of community throughout the summer.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Frequently Asked Questions:

Can my child’s dietary restrictions/vegetarian/food allergies be accommodated? Yes, Bay Leaf Kitchen can accommodate most camper’s dietary restrictions. If you have a specific question about this, please email usinfo[AT]bayleafkitchen.org

Do I need to provide a tent or other camping equipment for the overnight farm trip? No, your camper will not need to bring their own tent. For the overnight camping trip your child will need his or her own sleeping bag, clothes and personal items.

What is Bay Leaf Kitchen's background/experience? The Bay Leaf Kitchen team have an extensive background in camping, cooking, teaching and education management. For a detailed history please check out our Who We Are or Mission & Values pages.

What kind of knives or other equipment will campers be using? Campers will be using age appropriate kitchen equipment including safe knives, stoves, ovens, and mixers with guidance and supervision of Bay Leaf Kitchen staff.

What is your cancellation policy? Our refund policy is designed to discourage last minute cancellations and to help families on the waiting list. The tuition is refundable (minus a $50.00 application fee) for requests received in writing, via e-mail, to info[AT]bayleafkitchen.org before May 15th, 2017. After May 15th, there is no refund unless the space can be filled by another camper. During camp, there is no refund for camper illness, missed days, vacations, or dismissal from the program. Classes may be subject to change.

Please email info[AT]bayleafkitchen.org if you have any other questions.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
9 am to 4 pm Monday ––Wednesday in the Bayview District of San Francisco, Thursday night camp-out at Eatwell Farm returning Friday afternoon at 4:00PM

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Carmel Valley Tennis Camp
Carmel Valley, CA

Visit Our Carmel Valley Tennis Camp Website
831-659-2615
cvtcss[AT]gmail.com
20805 Cachagua Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

CAMPER AGES: 10 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): ACA accredited, WAIC member, USPTA member, USTA member

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Tennis....and a whole lot more! This is our motto as every camper comes to CVTC to improve his/her tennis, but they also experience a full camp experience of independence, responsibility, self reliance while also enjoying the many off court activities.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 minutes from Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula, 3 hours south of San Francisco, on 38 beautiful acres where we built the facility as a summer tennis camp only.

CAMP FACILITIES: 1 dorm that sleeps 60 campers and staff-not rustic at all, very nice; dining hall and kitchen, ropes course, archery range, pool and spa, arts and crafts, outdoor basketball, sand volleyball, lawn area, bumperpool, fooz ball, ping pong, and more

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Tennis....and a whole lot more! This is our motto as every camper comes to CVTC to improve his/her tennis, but they also experience a full camp experience of independence, responsibility, self reliance while also enjoying the many off court activities.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers In Leadership Training Program CILT available for campers after their sophomore, junior or senior year in high school. There is no additional charge for this program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 10 - August 25; 1 one week session followed by 4 two week sessions followed by 2 one week sessions. $1295 for one week; $2495 for two weeks. Please visit our website for session availability.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Tennis Counselor Positions available - view job descriptions and complete application through Our Camp Website Link: www.carmelvalleytenniscamp.com

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Camp Galileo & Galileo Summer Quest
California

Visit Our Camp Galileo & Galileo Summer Quest Website
1-800-854-3684
Robin[AT]galileo-learning.com
info[AT]galileo-learning.com
38 Bay Area Locations
California

CAMPER AGES: Pre-K through 8th Grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. SF Bay Area Day Camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, and more. Art, Science, Outdoor Activities, Cooking, Fashion Design, Video Game Design, Lego Robotics, Go Kart Building, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Photography, Cartooning, & Painting.

CAMP LOCATION: We have 38 SF Bay Area Locations in the South Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, Marin, East Bay and North Bay areas.

CAMP FACILITIES: Located at Elementary, Middle and High Schools throughout the Bay Area.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: GALILEO INNOVATION CAMPS FOR KIDS: VISIONARIES WANTED Camp Galileo (Pre-K � 5th graders): Four new weekly themes combine art, science and outdoor activities into a whimsical narrative that keeps kids giggling and engaged. Galileo Summer Quest (5th � 8th graders): 14 majors to choose from, professional tools and materials, exceptional instructors and a chance for older innovators to realize their own personal vision.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We believe in camp—and innovation—for all kids. That's why, every year, we award thousands of weeks (over 2000 in 2014) of specially priced camp through our financial assistance program.

For complete financial aid info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.galileo-camps.com.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.galileo-camps.com.

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Wizbots Robotics and Coding Summer Camps
California Location(s)

Visit Our Wizbots Robotics and Coding Summer Camps Website
(800) 625-2155
info[AT]wizbots.com
Many San Francisco Bay Area Locations
San Jose, CA 95123

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
As of April 2020, we now also offer virtual camps and classes at Our Camp Website Link: www.wizacademy.com.

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Full Day (9am-4pm), Half Day (9am-12pm or 1-4pm),

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The award winning Wizbots Summer Camps combines LEGO® robotics, Java coding, and lots of imagination to provide campers with a fun, applied way to learn Java programming and creative problem-solving. Our unique gamified curriculum instantly draws both novices and more advanced learners into a world of STEM, innovation, engineering, building and coding.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. Robotics, LEGO, Coding, Java Programming

Virtually - Coding, Photography, Drawing, Financial Literacy, Virtual Travel, Public Speaking, Physics, Writing, & More.

Wizbots Robotics and Coding Summer Camps is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in San Jose California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Fine Arts/Crafts, Academics, Video/Filmmaking/Photography and more. Wizbots Robotics and Coding Summer Camps is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 8 - 14.
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CAMP LOCATION: For Summer 2020, we have had to close our in-person camps due to COVID-19. We are offering a variety of live, online classes instead at our WizAcademy. WizAcademy offers engaging and fun online courses with live, passionate mentors. Our wide variety of subjects are designed to spark curiosity, deepen knowledge, develop a creative problem-solving mindset and foster a love of learning.

Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.wizacademy.com for our full and most up-to-date summer schedule.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our camps are typically held in school classrooms, community centers, and churches and utilize outdoor playgrounds.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our campers are immersed in a hands-on and collaborative environment that cultivates and celebrates what we at Wizbots refer to as EPIC (Experimental, Persistent, Imaginative, Collaborative) qualities which are key to success. Kids journey through our extensive curriculum in pairs and at their own pace, tackling new project challenges and earning bands of recognition for leveling up. At Wizbots the journey is deep, so campers can join us week after week and always learn something new.

Parents also get to experience the fun as their child's project videos are posted online to see and share! Our camps are led by experienced Mentors with a passion for education and a deep sense of play and fun. Girls and boys, alike, find Wizbots instantly engaging and fun and learn so much during our camp!

Our regular camp is for campers aged 8-14 and our junior camp is open to campers aged 6-7.

To learn more and enroll please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.wizbots.com.

Wizbots combines LEGO® robotics, Java coding, and lots of imagination to provide a unique STEM learning experience for kids ages 8-14. Our Robotics & Coding Camps revolve around robotics so as to instantly engage and provide students with a fun, applied way to learn Java programming and creative problem-solving. Perfect for both novices and advanced campers, they all learn coding, engineering, and design in a hands-on, collaborative environment.

Campers journey through our extensive, gamified curriculum in pairs and at their own pace, tackling new project challenges with each move and earning bands of recognition with each promotion. The journey is deep, so campers can join us week after week and always learn something new. And, parents get to experience all the fun too as their child's project videos are posted online to see and share!

All camps are led by experienced Mentors with a passion for education and a deep sense of play and fun. Girls and boys, alike, find Wizbots instantly engaging, social, and fun!

We offer affordable half day, full day, and extended care options in convenient locations across the Bay Area. We operate year-round through Summer Camps, After School programs, and Birthday Parties. No matter when kids join us, they are always doing something new.

LEARN MORE AND ENROLL AT Our Camp Website Link: www.wizbots.com.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a volunteer Leader-in-Training program for teens at least 14 years of age. Learn more at Our Camp Website Link: wizbots.com

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please contact info[AT]wizbots.com to inquire about financial assistance.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Wizbots unique, year-round curriculum - our "Path to Mastery" - ensures kids of all abilities can be challenged and successful while advancing their powers of innovation. No matter when kids join us, they are always doing something new.

Wizbots After School Robotics & Coding Labs run at schools all around the Bay Area, and students attend our 90-minute Lab once a week. Learn more and enroll at Our Camp Website Link: www.wizbots.com.

Wizbots will also help you throw a fun Birthday Party for your child by bringing to your home a full cart of equipment and providing 90 minutes of hands-on robotics fun.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We are running week-long online classes from June 8, 2020 through August 14, 2020. The 90-minute classes meet Mondays through Fridays, with options offered throughout the day to fit your schedule.
Learn more at Our Camp Website Link: www.wizacademy.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We hire summer camp assistants and offer a Leader-in-Training program for younger teens. Job listings may be found here: Our Camp Website Link: wizbots.com

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Camp Woolman
Nevada City, CA

Visit Our Camp Woolman Website
530-273-3183 X11
camp[AT]woolman.org
13075 Woolman Ln.
Nevada City, CA 95959

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Coed/Residential/Wilderness Tripping.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Quaker

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Woolman offers overnight programs for kids age 9-14 and teens age 15-16. It is located in the foothills near Grass Valley and Nevada City, CA. Children attend our programs here from Auburn, Tahoe, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of Northern California.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Nevada City in the foothills of the Tahoe National Forest, only 60 minutes Northeast of Sacramento. The beautiful Yuba River is only a 10 minute drive away, and endless Wilderness destinations are at our fingertips!

CAMP FACILITIES: Our 200 acre property contains forest land, a swimming pond, activity fields and hiking trails. We have 14 cabins, a dining hall, meetinghouse and a large community garden attached to our farm lands and orchard.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer Camp - Ages 8-14: Campers come for 1 week or two week session (and some for 3, 4, or 5 weeks!) and go on wilderness trips. Each week there are 3 day, 2 night trips to Tahoe, the Sierra Buttes, and/or the Yuba River.

Teen Leadership Camp - Ages 15-16: These exciting programs takes the Summer Camp experience to a whole new level for 15 and 16 year olds: We offer a two-week hiking program, a one-week farming and cooking program, and a two-week bike repair and bike touring program.

Hiking Program (Two weeks): TLCers will spend two days bonding, learning about their trip, and preparing for hiking. They and their trip leaders will then embark on a 10-day backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). They will then return to camp, and will have two days of closure at the end.

Farming & Cooking Program (One week): TLCers will spend their week working in Woolman's organic garden, learning about farming, plants and the farm to table journeys of the food we eat. They will learn nutrition and cooking skills as they prepare many of their meals with the fruits and vegetables harvested.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS:
Teen Leadership Camp - Ages 15-16.
CIT Program - Age 17+

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer financial aid, please see our website for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
See our website for current rates.

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Menlo Park's Premier Martial Arts Camp
Menlo Park, California

Visit Our Menlo Park's Premier Martial Arts Camp Website
650-787-2226
info[AT]menlokuksool.com
Arrillaga Recreation Center
700 Alma Street
Menlo Park, California 94025

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 5 & in Kindergarten - age 12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am-3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Menlo Park's Premier Martial Arts Summer Camp is for any skill level for kids ages 5-12. No experience required. Limited space available, so call today! We have 8 weeks of camps and 4 themes!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Martial Arts, Team Sports, and more.

Menlo Park s Premier Martial Arts Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Menlo Park California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Team Sports, Martial Arts and more. Menlo Park s Premier Martial Arts Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 5 & in Kindergarten - age 12.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located at the Arrillaga Recreation Center in beautiful Menlo Park.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have the use of a gorgeous outdoor patio, playground, public pool, and a couple of rooms inside the Rec Center.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our camp is run by highly qualified young adults, Black Belts, and other highly qualified instructors. We received the Bronze Medal award from Bay Area Parent for Best Special Interest Camp in 2015!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: If you have a child that is age 13 to 15, we may have some CIT opportunities available. Please call us for more info.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Some Financial Aid and a few Scholarships are available each Summer, so please call us for more info.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: If your child enjoys our camp, we do have classes all year round. Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: menloparkmartialarts.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We are holding weekly camps from June 19th through August 18th (except for the week of July 3-7). Each week has a theme (more details on our website) and each week of camp is $325.

We do offer a $100 early bird super discount through March 31st. From April 1st through May 31st, you receive our regular early bird discount of $50 off.

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Hollywood Dance Camp
Hollywood, California

Visit Our Hollywood Dance Camp Website
+1 818 643 1087
North Hollywood
Hollywood, California 90015

CAMPER AGES: 14 +

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 7, 14 or 21 day program

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Hollywood Dance Camp is the ultimate dance experience in Los Angeles California! Dance with the best choreographers in the world and chase your dreams!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the entertainment capital of the world: Hollywood, California!

CAMP FACILITIES: Unlimited dance classes at Hollywood's most famous dance studios (Millennium, Debbie Reynolds, the Edge) Dance style classes include: *Contemporary- Hip-Hop * Jazzfunk * House * Breakdance * Heels * Step/stroll * Burlesque * Krumping* Tap * Jazz * Ballet * Locking* Salsa * Latin Groove * Popping * Pumps * Freestyle * Breaking * Step * Belly Dance and much more
- Special masterclasses
- Seminars on "how to make it in Hollywood"
- Accommodation in sunny California with breakfast
- Sightseeing activities
- Beach day Santa Monica
- Shop till you drop in Beverly hills
- Fun activities such as hiking, Hollywood walk of fame, Hollywood Sign etc
- Transportation from and to LAX airport
- Nights out on town
- Universal Studios trip
- Making friends for life!
- And much much more....!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We have been organizing dance camps for international students so that they can come to LA, take classes with the best choreographers in the world, and learn all the insides of the entertainment industry while of course having lots of fun and building friends and networks for life!

Unlimited dance classes at Hollywood's most famous dance studios (Millennium, Debbie Reynolds, the Edge) Dance style classes include: *Contemporary- Hip-Hop * Jazzfunk * House * Breakdance * Heels * Step/stroll * Burlesque * Krumping* Tap * Jazz * Ballet * Locking* Salsa * Latin Groove * Popping * Pumps * Freestyle * Breaking * Step * Belly Dance and much more
- Special masterclasses
- Seminars on "how to make it in Hollywood"
- Accommodation in sunny California with breakfast
- Sightseeing activities
- Beach day Santa Monica
- Shop till you drop in Beverly hills
- Fun activities such as hiking, Hollywood walk of fame, Hollywood Sign etc
- Transportation from and to LAX airport
- Nights out on town
- Universal Studios trip
- Making friends for life!
- And much much more....!

Full staff around the clock

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Staff consists of professional dancers with a track record in the hollywood dance scene and master teachers.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Payment plans are available

OTHER CAMP INFO: 7, 14 or 21 day program

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer camp 2016: August 10-24

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YEC Winter Camp
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our YEC Winter Camp Website
818-582-3091
info[AT]yoyoelasticheer.com
8851 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 91352

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
14444 Magnolia Blvd #160
Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423

CAMPER AGES: 4-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and more.

CAMP FACILITIES: Recreation Center

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We educate athletes on the essentials of All-Star Cheerleading, Cheer Fundamentals, Tumbling and Gymnastics. To infix values, self-esteem, promote individual and team achievements with an emphasis on participation, safety and fun. Our athletes master the values of kindliness, sportsmanship, leadership, showmanship and the importance of teamwork. We invigorate each athlete through positive encourage and positive reinforcement.

Our program is to help each athlete reach their highest potential, to provide proper skills and techniques and to encourage and support each athlete in the growing process. We take great pride in all our athletes and believe our program serves a higher purpose.

Coaches are AACCA, First Aid, CPR, USAG, Risk management Certified and trained on Safety Spotting.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Please call!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please call!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: All Star, Tumbling and Cheerleading Classes and Private Lessons.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please Visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.YoYoElastiCheer.com

11-30-2013 from 9:30 to 12:30PM

Fees are: $60.00

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Adventure Treks
California Location(s)

Visit Our Adventure Treks Website
888-954-5555
info[AT]adventuretreks.com
PO Box 1321
Flat Rock, NC 28731

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, British Columbia

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 12–18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Teen Summer Adventure Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Adventure Treks’ summer camps for teens are all about making memories, fostering lifelong friendships, and creating more confident and capable young men and women. We want each of our students to discover their best selves, and we believe that the great outdoors is just the way to do it. Our commitment to creating a close-knit community is what sets us apart. Plus, our trips are technology-free, so students learn to “survive” (and even thrive!) without electronics.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Weightloss, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Hiking, Camping, Whitewater Rafting, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Caving, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Kayaking, Mountaineering, Canoeing, Ziplining, Inflatable Kayaking, Ice Climbing

Adventure Treks is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Flat Rock California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Swimming, Wilderness/Nature, Team Sports and more. Adventure Treks is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 12–18.
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CAMP LOCATION: We operate 8- to 30-day fun adventure camps in WA, OR, CA, CO, ID, WY, AK, and BC!

CAMP FACILITIES: All trips begin at a designated airport. Students explore the most scenic and beautiful places in a particular region, and travel between activity sites in brand-new, 15-passenger vans. We spend each night in a tent, and students learn how to cook in the backcountry—with plenty of guidance from our instructors! They go backpacking, camping, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, ziplining, ice climbing, canoeing, sea kayaking, inflatable kayaking, mountaineering, and mountain biking.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Physical and emotional safety is our top priority.
Fun and exciting outdoor activities help teens grow and gain life skills and a greater sense of self. Our exceptional instructor role models take a sincere interest in the growth and development of young people. We inspire young people to develop a lifetime love of the outdoors and with a corresponding conservation ethic. We empower students to create an inclusive and reflective community that maintains a culture of kindness, sense of humor, and spirit of cooperation and volunteerism. We strive to be a sustainable and responsive business, with a focus on our families and the quality of our programs. We form long-term relationships with our students, their families, instructors, staff, and outfitters.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Summit (for 11th and 12th graders) is the perfect opportunity to strengthen leadership skills for roles in the outdoor industry starting in college.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid available to several students a year, based on need and merit. Email info[AT]adventuretreks.com for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
See all dates and rates at: Our Camp Website Link: www.adventuretreks.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Our instructor role models:
- Average age is 27 (minimum age is 21)
- All college graduates
- At minimum, all are medically trained as wilderness first responders. However, many more have additional certifications.
- Significant experience working with teenagers in the outdoors
- Clean driving record

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Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp
Agoura Hills, CA

Visit Our Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp Website
818-706-8255 or 805-523-7711
info[AT]campkinneret.com
29646 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 4 years old through entering 9th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp, nestled in the rolling hills of Agoura, offers children ages 4 -14 a fun-filled program full of adventure and friendship. Our Leadership Team and staff are committed to helping each child grow into his or her best self by combining excellent staff, quality training, small camp groups and a philosophy that puts campers first.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Science, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Challange Courses, Miniature Golf, Paddle Boats, Petting Farm

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the rolling hills of Agoura Hills, northwest of Los Angeles on a beautifully rustic site.

CAMP FACILITIES: Large swimming pool, high & low ropes courses, mini golf, hiking trail, climbing wall, grass fields, archery ranges, basketball/handball/volleyball courts, paddle boat pond, petting farm, and more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp offers children a fun-filled program full of adventure and friendship. Founded in 1954, Camp Kinneret is a loving community rooted in tradition. Our focus on relationships and providing children with opportunities to learn, grow and discover themselves is at the heart of the Camp Kinneret philosophy.

Our attitude and approach to everything we do at camp focuses on creating a warm, welcoming environment in which kids can be themselves without fear of judgment and in which each child belongs. Our child centered philosophy creates a supportive atmosphere where campers develop skills and values to last a lifetime. We call it a child centered program, the campers call it the best summer ever!

Please see our website for more information and tons of pictures and videos!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a Camp Internship for Leadership Training (CILT) program for high school students as well as a Camper In Training (CIT) program for middle school students.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session One: June 15- July 17. Session Two: July 20- August 14 Campers can enroll for 2 - 5 days per week. Transportation is included in camp fees. Please see our website for complete information about day combinations and fees.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Information about how to apply for a Camp Kinneret Staff position can be found at Our Camp Website Link: www.workatcamp.com

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LVCC Musical Theatre Workshop
Long Beach, California

Visit Our LVCC Musical Theatre Workshop Website
(562) 912-5675
lvccmtw[AT]gmail.com
4515 Sunfield Ave
Long Beach, California 90808

CAMPER AGES: 3-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily Full Day Program: 9am-3pm Daily Half-Day Program: 9am-11:30am OR 12:30pm-3:00pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: LVCCMTW -"Where CREATIVITY and CHARACTER are NURTURED" - In each 5 day session campers participate in the creative aspects of Musical Theatre, preparing for a performance, while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: LVCC MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP was born of a passion for helping children discover confidence and learn life skills in the process of creating Musical Theatre. We know that many valuable life skills can be developed in the process of creating ART, especially when the creation process takes place with collaboration.

LVCCMTW is a place where the individual is nurtured, cared about and supported. We believe in positivity and unique expression. We have a "zero-tolerance" policy on negativity. This camp is a place where loving, encouraging, creativity takes place and character building elements are valued and taught. We believe that we are helping to "BUILD BETTER HUMANS THROUGH MUSICAL THEATRE" by focusing on collaboration, acceptance,creativity, respect, friendship, and individual expression. We build these elements into everything we do.

During each one-week session, 120 Campers are divided, by age, into seven groups: Preschool - High School.
Each group spends the week from 9-3 each day attending sessions in ACTING, DANCE, MUSIC, STAGECRAFT and THEATRE ARTS,creating a unique, original Musical Theatre Production for performance at the Friday Night Showcase.

Each age group is joined by trained, experienced, caring counselors who accompany them throughout their day. We believe in personal attention to each camper, therefore we keep our camper to counselor ratio very small. In our preschool 1/2 day program, our ratio is 3 campers to one counselor. This ratio increases only slightly with each age group. Our maximum ratio is in the 9th-10th grade Leadership Training program, where the ratio is only 6:1. We believe that adhering strictly to this ratio allows each camper maximum support for their individual creative expression and gives our staff an opportunity to relate to every camper individually.

Our caring instructors are skilled, educated, and experienced in their craft and have a passion for helping kids discover their skills, talents and self confidence in each of the respective elements of Musical Theatre creation.

Stagecraft: Campers will make (or assist in making) their own sets, props and costumes, using age-level based artistic expression, creative and technical skills.

Dance: Campers will be taught a dance and will learn dance terms and basic dance moves. They will learn or improve their ability to be comfortable with dance and with moving their bodies.

Acting: campers will learn and rehearse their scene for the showcase. As age/ability increases, campers also participate in writing their own lines, some of the scene, or the whole scene.

Music: campers learn the song for their performance. They will focus on basic musical terms and concepts. As age/ability increases, campers participate in solo and small group singing, understanding and performing harmony and lyric writing/music composition skills.

Theatre Arts: Campers gain understanding of the concepts and ideas needed to fully comprehend their scene/character for the performance showcase. As age/ability increases, campers participate in character development, exploration of personal strengths/goals, collaborative creation process.

Preschool/Kinder students attend a 1/2 day camp where some of these classes are combined. All other campers attend full day camp.

9th/10th grade campers also attend child development class and leadership training and function as an instructor assistant for some of the day as part of our Leadership Training Certification Program.

All of our staff are highly trained in positive interaction skills and have a passion for children and for the arts.

LVCCMTW is honored to hear from many parents that their kids look forward to Musical Theatre Workshop every year as the highlight of their summer! We look forward to welcoming your family into our Musical Theatre Workshop Family!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: 9th/10th grade campers also attend child development class and leadership training and function as an instructor assistant for some of the day as part of our Leadership Training Certification Program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do have scholarship requests available.

Please contact us at lvccmtw[AT]gmail.com for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1: Wildest Workshop in the West
June 20-24, 2016

Session 2: Happiest Workshop on Earth
July 11-15, 2016

Session 3: To Workshop and Beyond!
August 8-12, 2016

Please refer to our website Our Camp Website Link: www.lvccmtw.com for our pricing and enrollment process.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We have C.I.T. and Counselor positions available for ages 16 and up.

Our application and details are all on our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.lvccmtw.com OR you can email us for more information at lvccmtw[AT]gmail.com.

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Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp
California Location(s)

Visit Our Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Website
888-762-2263
info[AT]rockcamp.com
5259 Lankershim Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91601

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
We have camps in various locations throughout the year lasting from 1-5 days. Dates and Rock Stars in attendance vary. Please visit our website for the latest info.

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: Any

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Experiences range from 1-5 days

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: You on Stage with Rock Stars! Jam, Rehearse, Write, Record and Perform with the World's Greatest Rock Stars! As a participant in a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp™ 4 Day Destination Camp, you'll be placed in a band with a Rock Star counselor, learn or perfect your knowledge of an instrument, write, record and perform an original song with your band, get schooled by Rock and Roll's greatest talents, and perform live on stage at a major venue in front of your family and friends! Most participants have some musical skills ranging from beginner, to intermediate to master. We will group you accordingly. We also offer a Young Rockers group for ages 12 -16. See our line-up of Rock Stars in our menu of upcoming camps on our website.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Travel, and more.

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Los Angeles California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Music/Band, Travel and more. Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: Any.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the heart of Hollywood near Universal Studios and many other attractions.

CAMP FACILITIES: Fully stocked with top of the line gear and instruments including Roland, Zildjian, DW, Remo, Fender, Gibson, Electro-Voice etc. The facility has been graced with the presence of Steve Tyler and other of similar caliber.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: As a participant in a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp™, you'll get the rock and roll royal treatment! You'll live the rock n' roll lifestyle day and night, learning or perfecting your knowledge of an instrument, practicing and jamming with your band, and learning the ins and outs of the music business - all in the company of some serious Rock Stars!

All musical levels are welcome from beginners to retirees.

When you book a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp™ Corporate Team-Building Program, your group will participate in a unique and cutting edge team building experience that engages them as they write and perform an original (well known) song about your company's product or service, values, goals and message. Your organization will be motivated and energized as they effortlessly gravitate away from problem-based thinking and move towards resolutions, success and an action-oriented mindset through the power of rock 'n' roll. The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp method delivers lasting results every time and is guaranteed to impact your company in the most memorable, innovative and creative way while having a ton of fun at the same time! These events can be held anywhere and be customized to your liking. No musical experience is required.

Here's a sneak peek at what to expect at a 4 Day Destination Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp™:
• Small group instruction with celebrity musicians
• Campers are placed in a band with a rock star counselor for the entire duration of the camp. We place you in a band based on all of the information your provide upon registration - i.e. skill level, musical preferences etc.
• You'll have the opportunity to learn from and jam with the other Rock Stars Counselors in the evenings during master classes and themed jam rooms.
• Write and record an original song with your band!
• Perform live on stage to a sold out audience at a major Rock Venue
• Special guest and counselor-led master class sessions in drums, bass, guitar, songwriting, etc.
• Daily meals with celebrity musicians and campers
• Rehearsal time at professional rehearsal studios (you'll play where the stars play!)
• Plenty of opportunities for photos and autographs as guest stars walk through the camp all week (so be sure to bring your camera and sharpies!)
• A link to your grand finale performance = you rockin' out live on stage at a concert venue

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our counselors have performed for huge crowds in worldwide arena tours and played on numerous gold records that you have played along with for years!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Payment plans are available - call our office to inquire.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): The camp is a perfect gift for the musicain in your life.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Check our website for the latest information.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We pride ourselves on a non-competitive and encouraging enviornment.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check our website for the latest information on Rock Stars in attendance and dates and locations of upcoming camps

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Camp Doodles
California Location(s)

Visit Our Camp Doodles Website
(415) 388-4386
team[AT]campdoodles.com
Mill Valley, CA

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
San Francisco, CA
Larkspur, CA
San Rafael, CA

CAMPER AGES: 4-11 (PreK - 6th)

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Summer hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 6 pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Doodles: Adventures in Imagination. We're all about providing a playful camp experience for your camper, filled with imaginative, creative and often collaborative activities. Each week has a unique theme, which is the canvas that your child fills with their imagination.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Doodles offers several convenient locations in San Francisco & Marin. Each location has a program designed specifically for entering kindergarten and first graders and an exciting program just for the second to sixth graders. Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.campdoodles.com for more details.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: With thoughtful and exciting themes based around a daily core schedule, your child's imagination is at the helm. We think the best way for kids to learn is through experience, and everyone does this in their own way. That's why every day at Doodles is different!

At Camp Doodles, we keep the daily flow consistent but the content is ever-changing. A balance of small group, large group, and individual play activities keeps the environment dynamic without being over stimulating - which is especially important for our younger campers. See our website to view how a typical week is structured.

Camp Doodles is a professional member of the summer camp community. We have won local awards, and are Nationally Accredited by the American Camp Association.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer our Counselor-in-Leadership (CILT) & Junior Counselor (JC) programs where 7th - 10th graders are given the opportunity to build a variety of leadership skills while working directly with a mentor counselor. CILTs and JCs set and work towards goals with their mentor during their 1-week session, which often include hands-on practice with:

- Learning to work with kids in a camp setting, such as redirecting behavior, engaging them in conversation and encouraging participation

- Communication with adults and peers in a professional manner

- Collaboration as a CILT/JC team, planning and executing camp programs such as skits, assemblies and activities

- Perseverance and flexibility when things don’t go as planned

CILTs are campers entering 7th - 8th grades. Junior Counselors are campers entering 9th-10th grades and take-on added responsibility appropriate to their interests and skill level. To ensure our high standards for this program, space is limited to 12 spots per camp location per week.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We operate June to August, though specific dates vary by location. See website for details.

Camp Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Each summer we hire dozens of enthusiastic camp counselors and leadership team members who are excited to give campers a playful, experiential learning experience. Apply today at Our Camp Website Link: www.campdoodles.catsone.com.

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CAMP EDMO
San Francisco, California

Visit Our CAMP EDMO Website
415-282-6673
info[AT]campedmo.org
2295 Palou Avenue
30 Bay Area + Sacramento Area Locations
San Francisco, California 94134

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2295 Palou Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: Pre-K through Entering 8th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: 9am - 3pm (AM/PM Care options available)

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We fuel Pre-K-8th-grade campers' curiosity by immersing them in maker-infused art, science, technology, and nature programs. Kids build confidence through new experiences and bolster their compassion through kindness.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. 2018 Sessions Include Critter Kingdom, Tiny Techies, Curious Chemists, Roblox Action Academy, Minecraft Code Masters, YouTube Star, Ecology College, & More. Every Camp Day Includes Vibe-tastic Staff, Rallies, Outdoor Rec Games, Team Challenges & -The EDMO Vibe Game.

CAMP EDMO is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in San Francisco California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Science and more. CAMP EDMO is a top Leadership Camp for ages: Pre-K through Entering 8th grade.
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CAMP LOCATION: Locations in: San Francisco, Mill Valley, Burlingame, Palo Alto, San Carlos, Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, San Mateo, Los Altos, Cupertino, San Jose, Sacramento, Folsom, Rocklin and Elk Grove!
Our BRAND NEW Locations: Novato, Petaluma and Santa Rosa!

CAMP FACILITIES: All CAMP EDMO locations are hosted at local schools with indoor and outdoor areas, or county parks with shelter, and hiking trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer Camp for The Whole Kid
Camp EDMO™ for Pre-K–8th Graders

At Camp EDMO™, kids develop their creative capacity, unleash their inner scientist and technologist, and plumb the mysteries of the natural world. They lose themselves in STEAM-infused activities designed in concert with experts from brilliant museums. Young people are inspired to accept themselves and others, push their boundaries with confidence and, most importantly, act with real kindness and compassion. Kids grow on lots of levels. This entire experience is the product of the EDMO Method™ we’ve been perfecting since 2004. Your kids will love it, and they’ll learn from it.

Save $40/week until 1/31!
Plus, First-Time Families save $50
Use code: FIRSTBEST19

2019 age-targeted sessions include; Critter Kingdom, Tiny Techies, Curious Chemists, Roblox Action Academy, Minecraft Code Masters, YouTube Star, Ecology College, and more. Every camp day includes magnificent staff, rallies, outdoor rec games, team challenges, cheers and —The EDMO Vibe Game™.

Voted Bay Area’s “Best Summer Camp” – 10 years running. Camp runs June-August in 30+ Bay Area and Sacramento Area locations. Dates may vary by location. Optional AM/PM Programs.
Learn more and enroll at campedmo.org.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CAMP EDMO offers LIT programs for 9th grade + students. visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.campedmo.org for more info.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Please visit our website or call our office to find more information about financial aid options. For complete scholarship info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.campedmo.org or call 415-282-6673.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Edventure More also offers school year programs. Please contact info[AT]campedmo.org for more information about our in-class and after school programs.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Dates, fees, and sessions vary by location. Please visit our website for a comprehensive list of offerings. For complete info regarding camp sessions and fees, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.campedmo.org.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Hiring for all camp positions.

Please check out our website for a full list of job openings at: Our Camp Website Link: campedmo.org.

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FICA Young Investors Wall Street Training Summer Camp
California Location(s)

Visit Our FICA Young Investors Wall Street Training Summer Camp Website
888-320-9990
mail[AT]ficaworld.net
Locations throughout the US
11310 S. Orange Blossom Trail #244
Orlando, Florida 32837

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Houston, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Miami, FL
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Oakland, CA
Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco, CA
Tampa, FL
Seattle, WA
Washington DC

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
11310 S. Orange Blossom Trail #244
Orlando, Florida  32837

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8-19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Daily: 9am-4pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Fun, Exciting and Informative! These three terms sum up the FICA Young Investors Summer Camps. Students enjoy financial intelligence training, video and board games, financial field trips to local financial districts, and guest speakers from some of America's largest corporations.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Technology, Academics, and more. Financial Intelligence, Financial Investment Training, Wall Street Summer Camp.

CAMP LOCATION: San Francisco State University
1650 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

CAMP FACILITIES: FICA Young Investors Wall Street Summer Camps TM are held in safe and professional learning environment; usually on the campuses of some of America's most prestigious Colleges, Universities and or executive/education learning centers

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: These three terms sum up our comprehensive and very informative FICA Young Investors Wall Street Summer Camps TM. While we are very committed to providing certified instructors, field trips and superior financial intelligence informative training applications, we don't just stop there. We make sure to set aside some time for a little fun, tours and entertainment activities. As a result, learning about the world of business and financial intelligence has never ever been this much fun!

Future Investor Clubs of America's comprehensive financial training system includes: Access to the FICA's Members Camp Preparatory Training Network; Certified Financial Intelligence Trainers TM; Winning On Wall Street Kickoff TM; American Dream Plan introductory training; Basic Financial Intelligence Training TM (BFIT); Advance Financial Intelligence Training TM (AFIT); Executive Financial Intelligence Training TM (EFIT); Financial Intelligence Training TM (IFIT); International Financial Intelligence Training TM (IFIT) intelligence training curriculum's presented in a creative and interactive way to enhance the learning process.

All Future Investor Clubs of America summer camp instructors are Certified Financial Intelligence Trainers(CFIT) having completed our training programs. Each CFIT has years of business, education, executive, investing and or financial services experience.

Future Investor Clubs of America summer camp programs are designed to be a top quality, positive comprehensive learning experience that students will never forget. Therefore, FICA has incorporated carefully designed Financial Field Trips TM to enhance the students experience and learning process.

FICA members who have completed the Basic (BFIT), Advanced (AFIT) and or Executive Financial Intelligence Training (EFIT) curriculum receive Certificates of Completion and are eligible to participate in many fun, exciting and informative events.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: All Future Investor Clubs of America summer camp instructors are Certified Financial Intelligence Trainers(CFIT) having completed our training programs. Each CFIT has years of business, education, executive, investing and or financial services experience. In addition to industry experience, our instructors must complete 40 hours of training on how to teach each of our BFIT, AFIT, EFIT, IFIT and LFIT curriculum's.

Future Investor Clubs, Chapters and Centers are eligible to select lead teachers and instructors to attend CFIT training programs. Individuals completing our instructor comprehensive training programs earn the designation of Certified Financial Intelligence Trainer TM (CFIT). Business and financial industry executives, managers, investment advisors, commodity/stock brokers, traders and other professionals are scheduled as guest speakers during the camp training week.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Depending on your camp length of stay, approval and city selection, students will visit such places as: Downtown Business Districts; Investment and Community Banks; Commodity/Stock Market Brokerages, Angel Investor Networks; Federal Reserve Bank; Venture Capital Networks; Fortune 500 Companies; Private Equity Corporations; Hedge & Mutual Fund Corporations, Insurance Corporations; Corporate Meetings; College/University Business School Tours; Investment Trading Companies, Commodity/Stock Exchanges and more!

All field trips are held daily and are designed to provide attending students a once in a lifetime summer learning experience.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camps are held in June, July and August.

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Skylake Yosemite Camp
Wishon, California

Visit Our Skylake Yosemite Camp Website
559 642-3720
jeff[AT]skylake.com
office[AT]skylake.com
37976 Road 222 Box 25
Wishon, California 93669

CAMPER AGES: 7-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Skylake Yosemite Camp is a west coast camp in an east coast tradition. Located on Bass Lake in a pine forest close to Yosemite. 70 years of tradition with full range of program, great food, small rustic cabins, and caring carefully chosen college counselors. Charter bus service provided from San Francisco and Los Angeles areas.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Skylake is located in the Sierra National Forest equal distance, approximately a four drive, from Los Angeles and San Francisco. The camp has a large private dock on Bass Lake and access to the entire national forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: Skylake's secret to success is its small cabin groups. "Boys' camp" and "Girl's Camp" each with their own 16 rustic cabins is where the Skylake spirit is born. The 6500 square foot lodge, dining hall and lakeside porch is a center of activity. Tennis courts, sand volleyball, climbing wall, campfire circle, private docks on Bass Lake all provide a complete camp experience.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: *Skylake staff are all college students with First Aid and CPR certifications.
*Skylake is family owned and operated with the same director since 1995.
*Skylake is a proud founding member of the Western Association of Independent camps and of the American Camp Association.
*Skylake is celebrating its 71st season in 2015
*Skylake is a camp that provides significant "space" to its campers to allow the best opportunity for personal growth

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers that have completed the 9th grade are eligible to apply for the Skylake "Camper In Leadership Training Program." Successful completion of this program may lead to invitation to return for the CILT II summer.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Skylake operates a Family Camp for a number of weeks prior to the children' camp sessions and again in the fall after children' camp concludes.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Skylake sessions run a minimum of two weeks. Sessions normally commence in the middle of June and conclude in the middle of August

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Girls Leadership Summer Camps
California Location(s)

Visit Our Girls Leadership Summer Camps Website
1-866-744-9102
Overnight 866.744.9102 x2
Day Camps 866.744.9102 x4

dorothy[AT]girlsleadership.org
info[AT]girlsleadership.org
Cate School
1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, California 93013

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
California
Colorado
New Jersey
New York

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Girls Leadership
111 Myrtle Street
Suite 101
Oakland, CA, 94607
1-866-744-9102

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: Overnight: Grades 6-12. Day Camps Grades 4-5

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Overnight is 10 or 15 days. Day Camps are One Week 9am - 3.30 PM

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: A Summer Camp Like No Other

Founded in 2001, our Summer Program combines the best of traditional summer camp with something no other camp offers: workshops that equip girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Waterfront/Aquatics, Academics, and more. Girls Leadership.

Girls Leadership Summer Camps is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Carpinteria California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Theater, Dance, Waterfront/Aquatics and more. Girls Leadership Summer Camps is a top Leadership Camp for ages: Overnight: Grades 6-12. Day Camps Grades 4-5.
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CAMP LOCATION: GIRLS LEADERSHIP SUMMER OVERNIGHT PROGRAM:

Cate School
1960 Cate Mesa Road Carpinteria, California 93013

Visit GirlsLeadership.org/Summer

CAMP FACILITIES: Nestled on the beautiful Cate School campus in Carpinteria, CA, 11 miles from Santa Barbara our Summer Program combines the best of traditional summer camp – amazing friendships, fun games and evening activities, a powerhouse team of extraordinary staff – with something no other camp offers: fun, life-changing workshops that equip girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: WHAT’S THE GIRLS LEADERSHIP SPECIAL SAUCE?

Professional & Crazy Fun Staff — Our Educators teach for us all year round. They live and breathe our renowned curriculum, and they’ve been practicing our trademark camp games for years, so they are more than ready to rumble.

Summer Program Director Cora Garner is an American Camp Association Member. She came to us after working at Cornell University, Stanford University, and most recently the University of California, Berkeley. Through her work in Higher Education, she has developed and taught courses that focus on identity and community development.

At Girls Leadership we want you to be true-to-you. Every day starts with community games. Our theatre-based workshops focus on developing personal and societal leadership, such as how to ask for what you need. In these sessions girls practice new tools for speaking up for themselves and for others.

We also create beautiful art projects, stay active outside, and always have a spirit theme for the day. These activities are designed to encourage girls to embrace who they are, reflect on what they believe, and give them an opportunity to express themselves creatively.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: A Certificate Program for Young Women Leaders

-- Interested in learning some valuable professional skills and receiving a formal certificate to supplement your future college admissions applications all while experiencing the best summer experience of your life?

-- Do you value connection, relationships, growth, and learning? Do you have a special place in your heart for young or first-time summer program attendees?

-- Are you a two-time (or more) Girls Leadership Summer Program Grade 9-11 alumnae?

If so, we would like to invite you to apply to Girls Leadership’s Counselor in Training (CIT) program

Visit Our Camp Website Link: girlsleadership.org

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Aid available for all camps.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: girlsleadership.org

GIRLS LEADERSHIP SUMMER OVERNIGHT PROGRAM:
Location:
The Cate School
1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, California 93013

Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.GirlsLeadership.org
Rising Grades 6-8
June 30-July 14 (15 days, 14 nights)
July 17- July 26 (10 days, 9 nights)

Rising Grades 9-12
July 29-August 12 (15 days, 14 nights)

GIRLS LEADERSHIP DAY CAMPS: Dates TBD

CALIFORNIA

1) Palo Alto Summer Day Camp for Girls Entering Grades 4-5 in Fall 2018


2) Berkeley Summer Day Camp for Girls Entering Grades 4-5 in Fall 2018

3) San Francisco Summer Day Camp for Girls Entering Grades 4-5 in Fall 2018

COLORADO

1) Denver Summer Day Camp for Girls Entering Grades 4-5 in Fall 2018

2) Boulder Summer Day Camp for Girls Entering Grades 4-5 in Fall 2018

3) Denver Summer Day Camp for Girls Entering Grades 4-5 in Fall 2018

NEW JERSEY

1) Montclair Summer Day Camp for Girls Entering Grades 4-5 in Fall 2018

2) Summit Summer Day Camp for Girls Entering Grades 4-5 in Fall 2018

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: girlsleadership.org.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Girls Leadership is looking to build the next residential Summer Program Dream Team to join us on the campus of beautiful Cate School located in Carpinteria, California, with nearly 200 rising 6-12th grade girls over 8 fun-filled weeks!!

To view our job descriptions and application steps for the Summer Program positions on our website click here: Our Camp Website Link: girlsleadership.org

Summer Program 2018 Openings:

Director of Residential Life and Wellness (1 position)
Director of Curriculum (1 position)
Director of Operations (1 position)
Resident Director (1 position)
Office Manager (1 position)
Health Manager (2 positions)
Guidance Counselor (1 position)
Residential Counselor (4 positions)
Residential Teaching Counselor (5 positions)
Teaching Counselor (5 positions)

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Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Camp
Santa Monica, California

Visit Our Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Camp Website
310-838-8387
info[AT]funkydivasanddudes.com
Santa Monica, California 90405

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1302 Ocean Park Blvd. #E
Santa Monica, CA 90405

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 4- 10

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Mon.- Fri, 9am - 3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Rock out this summer with the Funky Divas & Dudes! Campers will engage in unique specialized activities that encourage self-confidence, social skills, physical health and using their imagination. Dress up in Popstar clothes and make Rockin’ Music Videos! Other activities include: Dance Classes, Fairytale Theatre, TV Commercials, Acting, Games, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Theme Days, Beach Play (Santa Monica camp) and More! All campers receive a camp t-shirt and rockin’ video of the weeks performances!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Cheerleading, and more.

Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Santa Monica California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Musical Theater, Dance, Theater and more. Funky Divas & Dudes Popstar Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 4- 10.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located at Joslyn Park Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA. Other camp locations include: Iverbe Dance Camp (Culver City & Pacific Palisades), Summer at Village School (Pacific Palisades), The Summer Institute at CEE (West Hollywood), and City of Santa Monica. Enrollments for these other camps are not done through FD&D. See website for dates & locations.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp is held in the Auditorium with access to an outdoor playground.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Great for Girls & Boys ages 4-10 years old. Camp is located in Santa Monica, or have your own private camp in your yard! Check out our other camps in you neighborhood too! Iverbe Dance Camp (Culver City & Palisades), Summer at Village School (Palisades), Summer Institute at CEE (West Hollywood), and City of Santa Monica.

Have your next rockin' birthday party with the Funky Divas & Dudes too!

Watch our camp video at Our Camp Website Link: youtu.be.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT programs available for ages 10+ at a discounted rate, or for school credit (based on age). Must show good leadership skills and great attitude. Must be interviewed and approved.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Be the STAR of your next party! Parties for ALL AGES! Funky Divas & Dudes have created a magical world where children can let their personalities shine! Choose your party theme: Popstar, Princess, Frozen Princess, Fashion Show, Breakdance, Music Video, Pajama & More! Our parties include: Glitter Make-up, Cheek Art, Hair Color, personalized Dance Routine, Games, Prizes & Giveaways for all to keep. You provide the venue and food, and let us do the rest!

Spring Break & Winter Camps available.

We also offer After-school Enrichment Dance Classes and private Dance instruction, taught by industry professionals!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Funky Divas & Dudes have been ROCKIN Los Angeles since 2002! We have a high counselor to camper ratio, giving the campers the benefit of individual attention. Highly trained camp counselors & skilled professional dancers on site daily. Healthy meal plans will be available. We offer sibling discounts. Inquire about Early Bird discount when you enroll online before May 20!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Joslyn Park Auditorium
633 Kensington Rd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
July 17- August 11 (4, one-week sessions)
Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
Weekly Rate: $385

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Camp-A-Lot and Camp-A-Little
San Diego, California

Visit Our Camp-A-Lot and Camp-A-Little Website
619-685-1175
ltaylor[AT]arc-sd.com
3030 Market Street
San Diego, California 92102

CAMPER AGES: 5-70

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): The Arc of San Diego

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Summer resident camp program designed for children, teens and adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Health Supervisor (RN or LVN) on site 24 hours/day. Staff to camper ratio is 1:1 through 1:5 and depends on the needs of the camper. Limited spaces available for campers who use wheelchairs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our facility in 2014 is the Cuyamaca Outdoor School (we lease) in Descanso, California. Camp is located about 45 miles east of our offices near Downtown San Diego. Facility is wheelchair accessible, and located within the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

CAMP FACILITIES: 6 large camper cabins that have restrooms and showers and are all wheelchair accessible, outdoor pool, recreation lodges, indoor dining hall, outdoor basketball court, picnic area, infirmary, sports field and 3 amphitheaters (1 large and 2 small), access to several hiking trails within the State Park. Pines, cedars, oaks and grassy meadow.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Traditional summer camp activities include campfire programs, carnivals, talent shows, theme dances, camp olympics, kickball, t-ball, softball, dinosaur egg hunts, crafts and specialty classes like cooking, dance classes, soap making, frisbee golf and more. Everything is adapted when necessary to allow anyone with a disability to participate.

Camp-A-Lot was started in 1964, is sponsored by The Arc of San Diego and is accredited by The American Camp Association.

Staff are pre-screened, interviewed, references checked, complete a background check via the FBI, the Department of Justice and the National Sex Offenders Registry, pass a phycial and a drug test prior to being accepted. Staff go through 4 days of intensive training before camp sessions start. Training includes behavior intervention, health & safety procedures, disability awareness and more.

Camp-A-Lot & Camp-a-Little not only provide 5 days of fun, adventure and socialization for our campers, it also gives their families and care-providers a much needed break.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor Aides In Training program available for campers 16 years and older, contact Camp Director for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Some scholarships available, contact us for more information and guidelines.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2014 Sessions are:

Session #1: Camp-A-Lot, adults ages 18 and older; July 20th through July 24th, 2014.

Session #2: Camp-A-Lot, adults ages 18 and older AND Camp-A-Little, child/teens ages 5-17; July 27th through July 31st, 2014.
NOTE: Camp-A-Lot and Camp-A-Little during Session #2 are held at the same time at the same camp. Children/teen campers are in separate cabins from adults campers and have their own dedicated staff, swim time, dining room tables and most activities.

Contact us for 2014 prices. Camp Registration Materials are sent out in April 2014 via mail and/or e-mail and our forms are available on our website also.

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Stage Door Conservatory
Berkeley, CA

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209-213-2103 (Berkeley, CA)
stagedoorconservatory[AT]yahoo.com
1953 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94707

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
MAIL ADDRESS: 2211 Spaulding, Berkeley, CA 94703
TEL: (209) 213-2103 WEB: stagedoorconservatory.org

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Day - 9 AM - 3:30 PM, aftercare can be arranged with community providers.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in a community center at the Epworth Community Church 1953 Hopkins Street in North Berkeley. Safe, accessible via public transportation, and near amenities, such as a local library, park and public swimming pool, the center has been our summer home for more than a decade. (Although we are based at the center as a summer occupant, our program is not in any way religiously focused.)

CAMP FACILITIES: The community center has multiple indoor rooms which are used for dancing, singing, acting and art during our performance rehearsal process.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Is your child theatrical? Like the limelight? Enjoy the joyful, imaginative play of performance? Love to sing or dance or act, or just ''ham it up?''

Does he or she love the books and plays of Roald Dahl? Enjoy full length musicals like ''Disney's CAMP ROCK, The Musical' or ''CARRIE, The Musical? If so, consider sending them to Stage Door Conservatory, one of the East Bay's most popular summer musical theater camps.

Based in North Berkeley since 1999, our camps provide a rewarding, enriching, memorable summer experience for creative and creatively-curious children in grades 2 - 12. No experience is needed, though even young actors with well-honed skills enjoy spending their summers at our camp, often explaining ''it's the summer of a life-time.''

We offer four popular summer programs: KIDS ON STAGE, ON BROADWAY, TEENS ON STAGE and BACKSTAGE for children entering 2nd grade - just graduating 12th. All our programs include a strong conservatory focus and emphasize the integral value and importance of each child's contribution to our productions.

KIDS ON STAGE - For youth entering 2nd - 6th grade.
Each two week session of KOS produces a short play based on a popular children's book, and concludes with a final performance for friends and family. In addition to rehearsing a play, campers will sing, dance, act and learn about stage craft. Swimming, one afternoon a week.

Sessions are held from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Session 1 : June 30, 2014 - July 11, 2014 (No Camp July 4th)
Session 2: July 14, 2014 - July 25, 2014
Session 3: July 28, 2014 - August 8, 2014
Cost: $700

ON BROADWAY - For youth entering the 5th - 10th grade.
PRESENTING Disney's Camp Rock, The Musical
This four-week camp runs June 23, 2014 - July 19, 2014, culminating with three public performances. As members of our conservatory, all campers sing, dance, act and learn about stage craft. Swimming, one afternoon a week.

Cost$1420

TEENS ON STAGE - For youth entering the 8th - just graduating 12th grade.
PRESENTING Carrie, The Musical.

This six-week camp runs July 7, 2014 - August 17, 2014, culminating in a professionally-staged production of Carrie, The Musical. As members of our conservatory, all campers sing, dance, act and learn about stage craft. No audition required for enrollment, however, auditions for lead roles are held in March. Please email us for more information.

Cost$ 2120


Contact stagedoorconservatory[AT]yahoo.com or 209-213-2103 for information or visit our website at stagedoorconservatory.org

PLEASE NOTE Children with all levels of experience are welcome to join us! Our camps are based in North Berkeley for children in grades 2 � 12. Financial aid available.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: BACKSTAGE - For youth entering the 8th — just graduating 12th grade.

BACKSTAGE is an exciting counselor-in-training program for teenagers. Each counselor will select a specific focus, such as choreography, stage and set design, music, costuming, stage management or direction. Counselors will be actively engaged in one or more of our productions and gain valuable vocational training in their area of focus.

Apprentices are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily for a period of two to eight weeks between the dates of June 23 and August 17. Email us at stagedoorconservatory[AT]yahoo.com for an application and interview.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid available.

OTHER CAMP INFO: OUR MISSION, PHILOSOPHY and SHOWS

Stage Door Conservatory nurtures the social, emotional and intellectual development of children using by the performing arts as a vehicle of learning. By supporting children to express themselves as theater artists and engage collaboratively with others in the creative process, we help them develop both confidence in themselves and their potential and greater acceptance, appreciation and respect for others.

OUR GOALS

We will create experiences that nurture and support the creative lives of young persons, using musical theater as a vehicle for learning.

Our programs will serve youth in grades 2 through 12.

Our programs will offer youth a rich conservatory experience, providing them with opportunities to develop their skills as singers, actors and dancers, learn the art of stage-craft and perform publically as an ensemble in high caliber productions.

We will offer our programs to actors with all levels of prior experience and skill, providing opportunities for each participant to express themselves creatively and participate meaningfully in our productions.

We will encourage our young actors to regard and support one another as equal members of a collaborative ensemble, where each person's contributions are valued equally.

We will encourage our audiences to become members of a special circle of support and celebrate our young performers, not only participate as bystanders.

We will encourage our participants to reflect on their own lives, as well as the cultural, social, moral and spiritual themes represented in our productions, both to help them develop their understanding of theater and the contexts in which it was been created. We will help young performers to develop their capacities for empathy and respect for others, as they explore the human themes depicted in our plays.

We will encourage our young actors to co-create a community of caring with one another, and to communicate with one another with respect.

CORE VALUES

Stage Door Conservatory supports the livelihood of children and youth in our community by engaging them in inspirational performing arts programs. These programs are based on the seven tenets. We believe:

Theater provides powerful opportunities for learning about oneself, others and the world.

The performing arts provide youth with excellent opportunities to both express themselves and engage in an invaluable process of collaboration with others.

A conservatory offers young actors the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of theater.

We will strive to ensure that every each young person in our program has a meaningful experience as a performer, whatever their prior experience and skill.

Youth from different backgrounds benefit from the opportunity to collaborate creatively with one another.

High quality theater is achieved through maintaining and understanding artistic discipline. Youth can create plays of exceptional quality.

CAMP LIFE Many children regard Stage Door Conservatory a home away from home because we focus on creating a sense of community for everyone who join us. During our first week together, as in all subsequently weeks, we will focus on developing a strong sense of esprit d-corps among our campers ... encouraging the creation of new bonds between the children who are becoming newly acquainted as members of our ensemble, as well as the renewal of old bond among children who have spent prior summers together as members of our camp. Both ON BROADWAY and TEENS ON STAGE include many alumni who participate in our program year after year. If your child is joining us for the first time, please let them know that are not alone and that they will be welcomed and cared for ... within a day he or she will feel as much a part of ON BROADWAY and TEENS ON STAGE as everyone else!

AN ENSEMBLE and CONSERVATORY PHILOSOPHY

Both ON BROADWAY and TEENS ON STAGE are ensemble-based programs. During our first weeks together, we will encourage our young actors to collaborate in the creative process together and to appreciate and support one another as persons and performers. We will emphasize the unique importance of each child who is a part of our production, whether they are performing in a lead role or as a member of our ensemble. Because we are a conservatory, in addition to rehearsing and performing in a high caliber production, children participate in every aspect of our production, from costuming, to set-design, to props development.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
COST:

KIDS ON STAGE: $700 (2 weeks)
ON BROADWAY: $1,420 (4 weeks)
TEENS ON STAGE: $2,120 (6 weeks)

Some financial aid will be available to qualifying low-income families with a separate application. No audition is required for enrollment. Volunteer opportunities are available for parents and family members.

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Ventura Family YMCA - Sequoia Lake
Visalia , CA

Visit Our Ventura Family YMCA - Sequoia Lake Website
805-642-2131
sarah.abrams[AT]ciymca.org
107 W Tulare Ave
Visalia , CA 93277

MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2020 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 9 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Resident Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer Overnight Camp

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Swimming, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: This camp is located in the 900 acres of forest surrounded by Sequoia and Kings Canyoun national Parks at a privately owned YMCA Lake Camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: The camp is lake front and is the perfect location to explore the great outdoors, develop confidence and make memories that will last a lifetime. Activities include: sailing, high and low ropes courses, mountain biking, rock climbing, archery, swimming, outpost camping, fishing, painting, crafts, soccer, basketball, campfires, canoeing, hiking, creek walks, field games, skits, songs, non religious chapels, and personal leadership and development. Campers will share cabins with friends and meet new cabin-mates from other Y's and other communities providing an opportunity for your child to create new and lasting memories with campers from all over California.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Program

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Youth Camp - campers going into grades4-7th
Teen Camp - campers going into grades 7-10th
Both Youth and Teen Camps are held during July 21-26th.
Early Bird fee of $535 good through April 27th
Standard fee of $565 taken up through July 8th.
Fees are all inclusive, covering transportation from the Ventura Family YMCA to Sequoia Lake and back to Ventura, meals, activities, staffing and facility fees. Scholarships are available through the Open Doors Scholarship Program.

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Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps Website
310-302-0035
hedillin[AT]aol.com
Info[AT]BroadwayGym.com
5433 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, California 90066

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: Kinder Camp 3.5-5 Years, Youth Camp 5-12 years, Special Education Camp Ages 5+

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: 9am-3pm, Kinder Camp (3.5-5 years): 9am-12:30pm, Before & Aftercare 8am-9am & 3pm-5:30pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics is paired with a variety of sports, arts, drama, field trips, and an exciting array of activities to captivate all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. Before and after care is available and can be arranged at registration.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Education Summer Camps Available

1st Step Camp - Ages: 5-10 Years
Jr/Sr Camp - Ages: 11 & Up

Special Needs Sign-up Procedures: Please call Ose at (310) 450-0035 x32

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Youth, Kinder, Team & Special Education Camps Available.

CAMP LOCATION: Our Camp Website Link: broadwaygym.com

DIRECTIONS FROM SANTA MONICA: Travel Southeast on LINCOLN BLVD. Turn LEFT on W. JEFFERSON BLVD. Turn LEFT onto BEETHOVEN STREET.

HIGHWAY DIRECTIONS- Travel Southeast on LINCOLN BLVD. Turn LEFT onto OLYMPIC BLVD. Take I-10 E towards LOS ANGELES. Take I-405 S. to the 90 E. (Marina Freeway) Turn LEFT on CENTINELA. Turn RIGHT on JEFFERSON BLVD. Turn RIGHT on BEETHOVEN.

CAMP FACILITIES: MODERN FACILITY: Broadway Gymnastic School is a stateof-the-art gymnastics and children’s fitness facility offering all equipment used in the Olympics as well as trampolines, mini tramp, tumble trak, creative obstacle courses and the zip-line (a favorite among our campers). We also have an activity room, lunch room, arts & crafts room, dance studio and free wi-fi.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics is paired with a variety of sports, arts, drama, field trips, and an exciting array of activities captivates all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. Before and after care is available and can be arranged at registration.

ACTIVITIES/TRIPS: Gymnastics is the foundation of our 2015 fitness day camp activities. Ball sports, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, music and dance round out the curriculum. We are also known for our educational field trips: Kid Concepts, Whale Watching, Sky Zone, Aquarium of the Pacific, California Science Center and Adventureplex.

Dance, music, art and science activities are scheduled throughout the summer. Campers get the chance to try new activities, discover new talents and gain confidence in themselves. Other special themed days include Bring- A-Friend Day, Karaoke, bounce houses, zip-lining, plus Water Days filled with water balloon activities and swimming adventures. At the end of each week BGS will host a Friday Night Traffic Jam Party from 3-3:30pm!

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: Your child’s day will begin with gymnastics. Our training emphasizes the educational as well as the physical benefits of gymnastics such as concentration, self-discipline, psychological and emotional development, social adjustment and artistic expression. Positive feedback is constantly given so the camper not only develops good physical functioning of the body, but also gains self-confidence, self-respect, grace and poise. A customized curriculum has been designed for campers with special needs.

STAFF: The staff is headed by Broadway Gymnastic School Owners and Directors, Michael & Mary Cates and Facilities Manager & Camp Supervisor J.T. Moyé. Camp programs designed by the Cates are applauded by parents for the educational benefits, safety standards and enjoyment their children receive during the program. J.T. has been an integral part of the Camp program for many years, he has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Connecticut and has had an accomplished career in the Theatre on Broadway.

Camp staff have backgrounds in child development, physical education, psychology and recreation as well as gymnastics. All staff are first aid & USAG certified. Broadway’s first rate staff & our commitment to our students makes certain all campers get the most out of each day!

COMPETITIVE TRAINING: An innovative summer training program has been designed for our pre-competitive and competitive gymnasts. World-class coaches train boys and girls for all levels of competition. Videotaping, dance and gymnastic related outings are planned for enrichment and cross training. We welcome competitive gymnasts who are vacationing in Los Angeles to join us.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We created our Coach in Training (CIT) program for children ages 10-15 years as a way to transition older campers. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics paired with other sports as well as art, drama, fieldtrips, and swimming ensures children will get the most out of each day. Camp begins at 9am and is filled with an exciting array of activities to captivate all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. We offer flexible scheduling as well as before (8am-9am) and aftercare (3pm-5:30pm) for youth campers.

Youth Camp
Ages: 5-12
Hours: 9am-3pm

Kinder Camp
Ages 3½-5
Hours: 9am-12:30pm

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have been "helping children grow" since 1979. There is a place for everyone at BGS, whether your child wants to learn a new sport, stay in shape, has special needs or hopes to become an Olympic competitor. Known for our safe and nurturing environment, our instructors are caring professionals trained to encourage your child to have fun while participating in our motivating gymnastic program.

Our 29,000 sq. ft. facility offers you dynamic gymnastic classes, spectacular birthday parties, memorable camps and much more all year long. As educators in special education and gymnastics for over 30 years, our personal care and involvement will ensure that your child receives a positive and productive experience.

Health and fitness is the gift of life and Broadway Gymnastic School welcomes you to enjoy our facility and the sport of gymnastics. All our programs are educationally based and we offer a wide variety of physical education services. Please contact our office for more information. Our staff will be happy to assist you. Thank you for choosing the best gym for children in LA! (KNBC News)

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our Camp Website Link: www.broadwaygym.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Download Registration form/Session Dates/ Fees: Our Camp Website Link: www.broadwaygym.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:

COACH IN TRAINING PROGRAM
We created our Coach in Training (CIT) program for children ages 10-15 years as a way to transition older campers. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

For employment info please visit: Our Camp Website Link: broadwaygym.com.

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Camptonville, California

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Winter: 530-389-2780
Summer: 530-288-3263
Registrar: 916-733-0123

Info[AT]pendola.org
PO Box
Camptonville, California 95922

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
28000 Rollins Lake Road
Colfax, CA 95713

CAMPER AGES: Grades 1-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Roman Catholic.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Pendola is owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento. Celebrating 55 years in 2015, Pendola is a traditional summer camp that celebrates it's Catholic identity. Week long sessions, living in rustic screened in cabins, fosters stewardship of all God's creation while living in a small group christian community. Special High School programs encourage campers to learn, develop and practice leadership skills both in camp and at home.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 2 hours northeast of Sacramento, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Tahoe National Forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 12 rustic cabins, 1/3 acre natural pond, modern kitchen/dining room, activity building with small group rooms and a game room, Chapel, archery range, shower houses, arts and crafts area, outdoor games, 1/2 court basketball court, 2 campfire areas.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Pendola is an ACA accredited camp. Serving an average of 65 campers each week. sessions range in size from 40 - 96. All of campers spend at least one night sleeping out under the stars. Except for our very youngest campers (Grades 1 and 2), campers hike to remote camp sites, most on Tahoe National Forest Service land, play, prepare dinner and breakfast the following morning, and sleep out under the stars.

Camp staff are college age young adults who are hired for the season. All staff are certified in CPR/AED and First Aid. About 1/2 of the staff have basic certification in Wilderness First Aid. And 90% of the staff are certified lifeguards.

The camp director has been in their current position for 8 1/2 years with over 15 years of experience in administrative camping positions.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LIT Program for 9th and 10th graders. With an expanded option for 10th graders.

High School Volunteer Program allows for a more flexible leadership training fro those who are unable to commit to multiple consecutive weeks. !0th, 11th and 12th graders.

CIT Program for 11th and 12th is a 4 week program over 2 summers that focuses on skills to be a camp counselor.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited financial aid is available. See our web site for application and information

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Faily Camp is available Labor Day weekend of each year

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to Our Camp Website Link: www.pendola.org for dates and additional information.

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BEST Youth Sports Camps
California Location(s)

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623-748-9453
info[AT]thebestinaz.com
7000 East Shea Blvd
2nd Level Next to Laugh Factory
Scottsdale, Arizona 85383

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Garden Grove California, Huntington Beach California

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CAMPER AGES: Potty Trained - 10 Years old

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: 9-4

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): No Religious affiliations - all are welcome.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our Youth Sports Camps cater to potty trained children all the way up to 10 year olds. Scottsdale Sports Camps at Beginners Edge Sports Training gives your youth sports fanatics a way to have fun playing and learning the skills of the sports while enjoying bounce house, crafts, sports games on tv, and lots more. With the addition to a FREE lunch and snacks we will top off your youth sports players dreams.

Our other locations for camp each individually have different offerings based on amenities. Please check with each individual camp for description of options.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All of our Camps are suited for special needs children. We currently have children on the spectrum as well as CF, ADD, ADHD and other children with special needs attend. Many times they come with a facilitator which is welcomed as long as they have a FPCC and proper ID.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our Scottsdale facility is located in Scottsdale with major cross roads of Shea and 70th street. It is 4k square feet on fun.

Our Camps at Xavier Prep is located in the gymnasium basketball courts.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our camps are indoors and utilizes the space in order to rotate games and activities for the younger group and the older kids group. 40 minutes on and 15 minutes rest is the typical rotation time but down time and up time is adjusted based on activity levels of the participants and instructors.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our sports camps (holiday, spring, summer & fall) are held at different valley locations. Get ready for some FUN! We will be learning & playing the following sports: soccer, softball, basketball, football, volleyball, dodge ball, volleyball, tennis, kickball and many more playground games!

We will be doing some arts & crafts, bouncing in our bounce house, watching movies and doing scavenger hunts, scrimmaging and more!

Approximately 5 – 6 hours of active sports each day in our clean, safe & air-conditioned 4000 sq ft PartyZone facility!

All sports equipment will be supplied. Yes, your child will be grouped with children their same age for safety reasons and also for the best learning experience.

Yes, your children will be running, jumping, playing, sweating and laughing all day and they WILL be tired at pick-up time! At B.E.S.T. your child is not just a number in hoards of children. Each is a special individual, we learn their names, their likes and dislikes, what they excel at and teach them accordingly. If, for any reason, you have any specific questions, we are always here to talk to you. We want to make your child’s summer experience the BEST one ever!

HOURS

Full Day Camp starts precisely at 8:45am and ends at 5:15pm
Half Day Morning is 9am – 12:00pm
Half Day Afternoon is 1:00pm – 4:00pm
FOOD & SNACKS

Snacks: B.E.S.T. will serve fresh fruit for morning and/or afternoon snacks daily. This has been cleared as a nut free snack by all who have been concerned. We encourage you to pack one snack for half day campers and 2 snacks for full day campers if your children do not like this. Lunch: We will be eating lunch every day at 12:00pm-1:00pm. Please supply your child with a sack lunch daily with their name on the sack along with an ice pack inside if required and certainly if they are picky

A.M. HALF DAY KIDS: DO NOT NEED TO bring a LUNCH! ALL AM Kids and FULL DAY kids get fed.

Friday Lunch: Do not pack a sack lunch on Fridays! It is a special FREE PIZZA FRIDAY! FREE for all our full-day campers! Please DO supply a sack lunch if your child does not eat pizza. They will each receive 2 full slices of pizza so if they require a lot more nourishment please pack some additional food. Should half day campers want to join us they will be charged an additional $5 for this additional hour. Drinks: Water is the only beverage we supply each day. Your child’s water bottle will be replenished with bottled water throughout the day (and is always available through our water fountain) so they always remain hydrated.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We welcome C.I.T.'s (Counselors in Training) 14-15 year olds to join us in Camp to facilitate our Senior instructors. This is an unpaid position but one to learn how to facilitate, lead and care for children in this sports camp setting.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Beginners Edge Sports Training, LLC is one stop for all your beginners youth sports needs. We are Arizona’s leader for sports classes, sports camps, sports parties, sports lessons and clinics. BEST Sports starts teaching as young as 18 months. Beginners Edge Sports Training, or BEST Youth Sports focuses on teaching youth soccer, youth softball, youth basketball, youth football, sports birthday parties, sports camps and more. We are known as B.E.S.T. or as many people call us B.E.S.T. Sports. We have been operating youth sports classes in Arizona for over 13 years. We are a NON-FRANCHISED/LOCAL Arizona family-owned and operated Company since 2004. Ask around as they all will say we are the BEST youth sports classes, sports parties and sports camps in Arizona.

OTHER CAMP INFO: See Policy's at Our Camp Website Link: thebestinaz.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please goto Our Camp Website Link: www.thebestinaz.com for all our Camp offerings and up to date pricing.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
BEST is also seeking Camp Counselors who are sports oriented, FUN, pro active, smart, athletic and most importantly responsible to join our team over the summer.  One week 9-4 commitments required to be considered.

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Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp Massachusetts
California Location(s)

Visit Our Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp Massachusetts Website
415-710-7351
info[AT]yeacamp.org
Nature's Classroom
73 Pumpkin Lane
Charlton, Massachusetts 01507

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
YEA Camp New York - 7/17-7/24 2016 High Falls, NY
YEA Camp California - 8/6-8/13 2016 Pescadero, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2150 Allston Way 
Ste 460
Berkeley, CA 94704

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 12-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1 week session

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: YEA Camp is a life-changing camp for worldnchanging teens. Our week long overnight camps are for 12-17 year olds who want to make the world a better place.

Founded in 2009, on the belief that kids are naturally compassionate and want to make a difference in the world. Whether they care about climate change, bulleying, homelessness, animal cruelty, gay rights, all of the above, or another important issue, Campers learn to take action to bring about the change they wish to see in the world.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Leadership Camp Dedicated To Educating Teenagers On How To Make A Difference In The World.

CAMP LOCATION: YEA Camp Massachusetts is located at beautiful Nature's Classroom, in Charlton, MA - about an hour and a half west of Boston and 3 hours from Manhattan. This beautiful facility is 500 acres on the shore of Prindle Pond and has stunning hiking trails.

CAMP FACILITIES: We stay in really nice modern buildings and dorm style rooms, each with two bunk beds. Each room has its own private bathroom with sink and shower. There is electricity, hot water, and all the basics.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: YEA Camp is a unique and inspiring leadership summer camp for youth 12-17 who care about community service, activism and social justice. A week-long sleep-away program in a beautiful camp location, YEA is designed to be a fun and transformative experience that builds life-long friendships between youth with similar interests. Our program also provides a meaningful opportunity for campers to learn more about some of the issues facing our planet and to get inspired and empowered to take action on those issues.

Campers choose an issue of importance to them (for example, some have chosen climate change, racism, homophobia, homelessness, animal rights) and at YEA they build the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take action on that issue long after camp is over. Youth who have participated in our programs report that the camp was one of the most fun, rewarding and life-changing experiences they have had, and, with YEA's community support, have gone on to start school clubs, plan fundraisers for nonprofits, organize community clean-ups, and attend hearings to comment about important community issues.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships and financial aid available.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
When: July 2 - July 9 2016
Where: Charlton, MA
Cost: $1400
Please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.yeacamp.org for more information or to register
Contact: info[AT]yeacamp.org or 415-710-7351

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Hayward La Honda Music Camp
La Honda, California

Visit Our Hayward La Honda Music Camp Website
510 537-4871
lahondamusiccamp[AT]gmail.com
11000 Pescadero Rd
La Honda, California 94020

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2467 Pecan St. Union City, CA 94587

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 11-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The camp is for musicians in the 6th-12th grades. We have band, orchestra, vocal, jazz bands, chamber groups, conducting, electronic music, theory, latin jazz, and art. The camp mission is to inspire young people to achieve their best musically, to enjoy a great social/recreational experience and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Volleyball, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are 35 miles south of San Francisco at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda Californa. Please visit our website for photos, videos and information

CAMP FACILITIES: All campers stay in cabins. There is a large outdoor pool, large music shell, climbing tower, zip line, lake for canoeing, basketball court, horse back riding, archery range, baseball field and 1000 arces of redwoods.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: This is the 54th annual camp. The Hayward La-Honda Music Camp is organized to challenge students in a variety of creative pursuits and is devoted to the development of musicianship for students grades 6-12. This is accomplished through a program of study, concentrated rehearsal, performance, recreation and general camp life.

The camp mission is to inspire young people to achieve their best musically, to enjoy a great social/recreational experience and take home memories that will last a lifetime. The program includes bands, orchestras, chorus, jazz bands and many elective classes. Some of the elective classes include, music theory, latin jazz, music composition, electronic music, conducting, double reed making, arts and crafts, chamber music and jazz improvisation.

There are 60 plus staff and counselors that provide instruction and supervision

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT counselors are with counselors and the trained throught the week of camp

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available to low income families. Honor band, Orchestra or Chorus students can receive a $65 scholarship

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
July 25th thru August 1st. $695 for early registration Go to Our Camp Website Link: www.lahondamusiccamp.org for more information

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Camp del Corazon
California Location(s)

Visit Our Camp del Corazon Website
Office: (818) 754-0312
info[AT]campdelcorazon.org
samantha[AT]campdelcorazon.org
11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, California 91601

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Howland's Landing
Catalina, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
11615 Hesby Street
North Holllywood, CA 91601

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7-17 (at time of camp session)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. An overnight special needs camp for children living with heart disease.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): All are welcome in our family!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our camp serves children who have any form of congenital heart disease.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Archery, Target Sports, & Yoga.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the West End of Catalina, just west of the Isthmus at Howland's Landing cove. Our site has a beautiful desert island ecosystem which has lots of marine life to explore!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 20 modern open air cabins, large dining hall, outdoor basketball, tennis courts and large ball field. Being on an island, our site is right on the beach. We have an amphitheater for campfires and an amazing climbing wall and high-ropes facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are an ACA accredited camp that Serves children with heart disease. Camp del Corazon (Camp of the Heart) was founded in 1995 by a UCLA nurse and doctor who wanted to provide a new kind of healing to their pediatric cardiac patients. Today the camp serves over 400 children a summer.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer year-round retreats for congenital heart patients between 18 and 24 years old on the mainland. This program is called the Progressive Adult Congenital Experience (PACE).

This program is aimed at developing the practical and leadership skills that young adults with heart disease will need as they transition into their adult lives. This program often involves a weekend of camping, teambuilding games and workshops.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp del Corazon is free for our campers.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: In the Fall (October) and early Summer we host picnics for our camp community in the Los Angeles area so that families can meet our fabulous volunteer staff as well as other camper families.

OTHER CAMP INFO: This is a special needs camp for children living with heart disease.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1: August 21-August 25 Session 2: August 25-August 29 Session 3: August 29-September 2

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Hope Musical Theatre
Palo Alto, CA

Visit Our Hope Musical Theatre Website
(650) 568-3332
sarah[AT]hopemusicaltheatre.com
Sarah[AT]HopeMusicalTheatre.com
Palo Alto High School
50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO BOX 3654
Redwood City, CA 94064

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 5 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 2 week camps - 1/2 days (9am - 12 or 1pm - 4pm) or FULL DAYS (9am - 4pm)

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: A BROADWAY EXPERIENCE! In just 2 weeks we will put on an entire show: Come put on a show in just 2 weeks! For ages Kindergarten - 8th grade. And Counselors In Training - 9th grade and up! We build sets, create costumes, make props, learn great songs from the Broadway classics, and play wonderful characters. On the last day of camp there is a performance for family and friends. �

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Gymnastics, and more.

Hope Musical Theatre is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Palo Alto California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Gymnastics, Theater, Music/Band and more. Hope Musical Theatre is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 5 - 16.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the Bay Area, on the Peninsula, in Palo Alto, California. We run our camp in the old historic Haymarket Theatre at Palo Alto High School. 40 minutes south of San Francisco.

CAMP FACILITIES: The historic Haymarket Theatre at Palo Alto High School.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: A BROADWAY EXPERIENCE with a professional staff!
In just 2 weeks we will put on an entire show: Come put on a show in just 2 weeks! We build sets, create costumes, make props, learn great songs from the Broadway classics, and play wonderful characters. On the last day of camp there is a performance for family and friends.

NEW THIS YEAR!
*BEHIND-THE-SCENES CAMP. Be a part of putting on the show: building sets, props, social media, create photo slideshows and more!
*JUNIOR CAMPERS. We are now accepting entering Kindergarten - 2nd graders for our new Junior Camp program. *(See specific dates and details on our website.)

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a wonderful CIT program for 9th graders and up. Become a theatrical leader! HMT offers a fun and exciting CIT (Counselors in Training) program to get teens involved in the theatre process! Be a part of the “behind the scenes” in putting on a show! (And a chance to have a feature performance in the show as well.) Please visit our website for the application and more detailed information!

OTHER CAMP INFO: �"My daughter said it was her favorite camp of all time!�" - 2015 Parent "This summer camp puts on quite a show!�" - San Jose Mercury News Hope to see you this summer!

NEW THIS YEAR!
*BEHIND-THE-SCENES CAMP. Be a part of putting on the show: building sets, props, social media, create photo slideshows and more!
*JUNIOR CAMPERS. We are now accepting entering Kindergarten - 2nd graders for our new Junior Camp program. *(See specific dates and details on our website.)

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our summer camps begin JUNE 6 and run every 2 weeks until August 12th. We offer 1/2 day and Full day programs.

Please go to our website for all summer info at: Our Camp Website Link: www.HopeMusicalTheatre.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
JOIN THE EXCITEMENT OF PUTTING ON A SHOW!
A BROADWAY EXPERIENCE!

We are currently looking for HEAD COUNSELORS, COSTUME SUPERVISORS, TECH CREW and more for our upcoming 2016 Summer Camp!   We are looking for a staff that is upbeat and full of high energy!  Please contact Sarah Hope if you are interested.

Email:  Sarah[AT]HopeMusicalTheatre.com or
Call (650) 568-3332

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Star Dance Day Camps
San Francisco, California

Visit Our Star Dance Day Camps Website
415-564-1200
micky[AT]stardancestudio.net
info[AT]stardancestudio.net
300 Moraga St.
San Francisco, California 94122

CAMPER AGES: 5-16 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. July 8 - August 2, 8:30AM to 4:30 PM

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We have four exciting camps for children: July 8 -12 Ages 5-9 "Fantasy Land" Creative Dance, Expressive Contemporary, Stretch & Tumble

July 15 -19 Ages 7-12 "Musical Theater" Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary & Ballet Barre Warm-up

July 22 – July 26 Ages 10-16 "Dancer’s Intensive I"
For Intermediate Level Dancers
Ballet • Jazz • Contemporary • Improvisation

July 29 – August 2 Ages 10-16 "Dancer’s Intensive II"
For Intermediate Level Dancers
Hip Hop • Tap • Daily Ballet Warmup

Star Dance camps are super fun! We also provide a week of quality dance education with our very own wonderful Star Dance Studio & Dance Masters of America certified instructors! Camp size is limited to 8 -16 children per camp.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Musical Theater, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Dance Camps are at Star Dance Studio. Located in the Inner Sunset district at the corner of 9th Ave and Moraga St. The neighborhood is lovely, quiet, and street parking is easy (and free) during the weekdays.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 2 dance studios in the building. We use our large dance space for the dance classes and performance. Camp sit-down activities, arts & crafts are held in our mezzanine studio. Dressing rooms, indoor and outdoor eating areas and office are downstairs.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Star Dance Studio has been a neighborhood and family style dance school since 1950. Over sixty-eight years! Our faculty and staff are warm and caring people who love working with children. Instructors are adults well experienced in their dance art and teaching skills. For camp assistants, we often bring in the teen and college students whom we've trained to teach.

Each Wednesday, we take a walk to the Golden Gate Park's Arboretum and Shakespeare's Garden. There, we take candid dance photographs (shared with you). Afterward, the kids get to enjoy one of the best pizza restaurants in San Francisco, "Pasquale's Pizzeria"! A healthy salad and cheese pizza. Water or juice to drink. (No soda.) If special foods are required, please inform us in advance.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Selected Star Dance teen students and returning college students are afforded the opportunity to continue their leadership training during the camps.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Sep-Jun classes for ages 3-20 in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, Boys Tap Team, Children's combination classes (ballet, tap, tumbling, creative). Adult classes, too!
4-week summer classes for all ages July to Aug

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer camp and class schedules will be available soon at Our Camp Website Link: stardancestudio.net

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Camp Quest West
Nevada City, CA

Visit Our Camp Quest West Website
209 610-0651
Camp Locations in Northern & Southern CA
Nevada City, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 1582, Lodi, CA 95241

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weeklong Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Humanist, atheist, agnostic, freethinker

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We blend world-class science and critical thinking games with the traditional all-American outdoor camp experience. Think the glories of evolution paired with campfires and canoeing! Along the way, we build community, letting kids know that the skeptical community has something special to offer the world and role models to emulate.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Science, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Camp Quest Is Designed For Children From Non-religious Families: Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics, Freethinkers & Others With A Naturalistic World View.

CAMP LOCATION: Our Northern California session is in the California Sierra foothills near Nevada City, CA

Our Southern California session is at California Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood, CA

CAMP FACILITIES: Multiple cabins in a wooded area, outdoor pool and/or pristine lake for swimming, recreation/dining hall, outdoor activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We blend world-class science and critical thinking games with the traditional all-American outdoor camp experience. Think the glories of evolution paired with campfires and canoeing! Along the way, we build community, letting kids know that the skeptical community has something special to offer the world and role models to emulate.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers between the ages of 15 and 17 will love our Leadership Track program (and so will parents)!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid is available. More details: Our Camp Website Link: west.campquest.org

OTHER CAMP INFO: Campers between the ages of 15-17 will love our Leadership Track program (and so will parents)!

We have customized our curriculum and activities for teenagers to:
* Be more challenging,
* Include leadership and social responsibilities, and
* Provide an opportunity to chart their own course.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our Northern California session is from July 6-12.

Our Southern California session is from July 20-26.

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Destination Science
California Location(s)

Visit Our Destination Science Website
888-909-2822
info[AT]destinationscience.org
20+ Multiple LA County Locations
Pasadena, CA 91104

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
NY, WA, TX, CA

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 11

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Mon - Fri 9am -3pm, Optional Extend Care at certain locations

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Voted the best Summer Science Day Camps where campers explore the wonders of science while building & experimenting in physics, chemistry, engineering, robotics, life science, rocketry, space science, structures, air pressure. All projects are "make & take"!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. What Is S.T.E.M.? STEM Stands For Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. For Over 15 Years, Destination Science Has Proudly Focused On STEM Learning Through Science-based Activities To Enhance What Is Taught In The Classroom. Our Camp Is A Great Place To Experience Fun, Hands-on Science During The Summer To Encourage Year-round Learning.

CAMP LOCATION: Destination Science is proud to partner with other community based organizations to house our program. Our camps are found in New York, California, Washington & Texas. See our website for complete info: Our Camp Website Link: destinationscience.org.

CAMP FACILITIES: Destination Science Summer Camp has the best locations conveniently held at neighborhood schools, colleges, parks, churches in Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Dallas, Seattle, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Los Angeles & Orange.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Destination Science is an exciting hands-on summer science day camp for curious kids ages 5 to 11. We run 4 unique camp themes covering all of the vital science concepts. Our activities include group collaboration as well as individual projects. We believe that summer science day camp provides the ideal structure to foster friendships, curiosity, problem solving, leadership, grit and above all FUN! Our dedicated staff are selected for their commitment to science, education, youth development & fun!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LIT- Leaders In Training is available to rising 7th graders through rising 10th graders.

Our Camp Website Link: destinationscience.org

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarship applications are found at
Our Camp Website Link: destinationscience.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For sessions, dates & fees visit destinationscience.org

PLAYSPACE ENGINEERING & SPY-TECH CAMP - Construct a solar powered playground & use Science Detective skills to solve a mystery.

GALACTIC SPACE TRAINING CAMP - Create your own Millenium Starship and motorized Droid to complete space challenges.

ROBOT ISLAND & MOVIE MAKERS CAMP - Make motorized Bots to conquer challenges & uncover the science behind making animated movies.

STEAM INVENTORS & ANTI-GRAVITY RACERS CAMP - Invent using a S.T.E.A.M. machine & explore physics with your own Anti-Gravity Racer.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Destination Science offers competitive wages for summer science day camp teachers, all curriculum, materials & training are provided.  We also have summer employment opportunities for college students.

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Youth Empowered Action Camp - New York
California Location(s)

Visit Our Youth Empowered Action Camp - New York Website
415-710-7351
info[AT]yeacamp.org
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
8 Epworth Lane
High Falls, New York 12440

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
YEA CAMP Massachusetts: July 2-July 9 2016 Charlton,MA
YEA CAMP California: Aug. 6-Aug. 13 2016 Pescadero, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2150 Alston Way
Ste 460
Berkeley, CA 94704

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Youth Empowered Action Camp - New York Video

CAMPER AGES: 12-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1 Week Session

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: YEA Camp is a life changing camp for world changing teens. Our week long overnight camps are for 12-17 year olds who want to make a difference in the world.

Founded in 2009, YEA believes that kids are naturally compassionate and want to make the world a better place. Whether they care about climate change, bulleying, homelessness, animale cruelty, gay rights, all of the above, or another important issue, Campers learn to take action to bring about the change they wish to see in the world.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Leadership Camp, Teaching Teenagers How To Make A Difference In The World.

CAMP LOCATION: YEA Camp New York is held at the renowned Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, in its new location---150 acres of woods, water and meeting facilities, about 90 minutes from New York City.

CAMP FACILITIES: We stay in modern, comfortable cabins with rooms and bunk beds for 6-8 campers. Each room has its own bathroom with sinks and showers.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: YEA is a unique and inspiring leadership summer camp for youth 12-17 who care about community service, activism and social justice. This week-long sleep-away program is designed to be a fun and transforming experience that builds life-long friendships between youth with similar interests. YEA Camp New York will have two concurrent sessions! One session for teens with a variety of causes, and for the first time ever, a separate session for teens interested in animal activism (and what better location than a Farm Animal Sanctuary!).

Our program also provides a meaningful opportunity for campers to learn more about some of the issues facing our planet and to get inspired and empowered to take action on those issues. Campers choose an issue of importance to them (for example, some have chosen climate change, racism, homophobia, homelessness, animal rights) and at YEA they build the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take action on that issue long after camp is over. Youth who have participated in our programs report that the camp was one of the most fun, rewarding and life-changing experiences they have had, and, with YEA's community support, have gone on to start school clubs, plan fundraisers for nonprofits, organize community clean-ups, and attend hearings to comment about important community issues.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships and financial aid available.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
When: July 17-24 2016
Where: Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, High Falls, NY
Website: Our Camp Website Link: www.yeacamp.org
Contact: info[AT]yeacamp.org
Phone: 415-710-7351

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Martial Arts World Summer Camp
California Location(s)

Visit Our Martial Arts World Summer Camp Website
(352) 742-9997
cnelson[AT]mawus.com
2814 David Walker Drive
Eustis, Florida 32726

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Florida
Virginia
California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Martial Arts World ( Home of Life Champions)
2814 David Walker Drive
Eustis, FL 32726

CAMPER AGES: 5-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 7am-6pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Martial Arts World Summer Camp is a constructive alternative to day care. We open as early as 7am. We offer a wide range of structured physical and quiet activities. We also include 2-3 weekly filed trips. Some we have planned are swimming, bowling, skating, movies, etc..

Our program also includes martial arts classes each day. This is a character building program that builds self-esteem and confidence, reinforces discipline and respect, and it's a lot of fun!

Pick-up is not later than 6:15pm

There is a $99 registration fee, and the cost of our program is $149/week, including a free summer camp uniform. We do have an early registration special for the rate of $139/week!

We encourage you set a time to take a tour of our facility, meet our staff, and answer any questions you may have to get your child enrolled.

Build confidence; Improve grades; learn self-defense; increase self-discipline; develop the " Yes, I Can! winning attitude...

Martial Arts World Summer Camp is a complete child development program and is the BEST investment for your child's future!

EDUCATIONAL, FUN, UNFORGETTABLE!!! A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE!

Please contact Martial Arts for more details and information.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Martial Arts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Martial Arts World ( Eustis) is found within Eustis Village in the shopping complex close to Publix supermarket.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our facility is a 2,100 sq. feet quality, modern martial arts training center. The floors are padded matting. We have separate men's and women's restrooms and locker rooms available. Weekly field trips are scheduled to several different public venues in the area utilizing our passenger-sized transportation system.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Martial Arts World staff is employed by certified instructors and highly qualified individuals in training. The school was founded by world-renowned Grandmaster YK Kim. Grandmaster YK Kim is a modern philosopher of leadership, motivation, and health. He is a celebrated community leader and has received honors such the Thomas Jefferson Award, Ambassador at Large, Orange County ( Florida) Honorary Deputy Sherriff, and the proclamation of YK Kim Day. He energizes, inspires, and encourages people to maximize their potential and have a quality life.

Martial Arts World promotes 5 Kinds of Fitnesses ( physical, mental, moral, financial, and life) as a discipline of self-improvement. Martial Arts World maintains its action philosophy through the 5 kinds of life saving self-defense techniques.

Stay healthy, relieve stress, build confidence, become happier, and create a successful lifestyle...

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Camp is offered for the purpose of upper level development, both, technically and philosophically through the 5 Fitnesses and 5 Sciences of Self-defense. Also, Martial Arts World University provides an opportunity for potential black belts to prepare for instructor certification and current instructors to maintain theirs.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We also provide after school and traditional classes throughout the year and/or school season. Twice each year a tournament competition is held. Additional events for leadership and advancement include Leadership Camp and Martial Arts World University.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 8- August 21, 2015
Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.tryMAW.com
Summer Camp: $149/week, $99 registration fee

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Camp Mendocino
Mendocino, California

Visit Our Camp Mendocino Website
415-445-5477
camperapplication[AT]kidsclub.org
Mendocino, California

CAMPER AGES: 8-14 year-olds, plus a teen program for 15-17 year-olds.

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 10 day residential camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Camp Mendocino is a program of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Science, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 3.5 miles North of San Francisco, CA on 200 acres in a redwood forest. We provide transportation to and from San Francisco on the first and last days of Camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers sleep in cabins (or if they are really lucky teepees) with a staff member in each cabin or teepee. Cabins/teepees have six bunk beds and are solid wood structures with canvas flaps covering the windows and the door. Each tribe has a set of brand new bathrooms with individual restrooms and showers.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: For over 80 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has been providing this creative, fun and supportive camping experience for youth ages eight to 18. We surround our kids with positive role models 24-hours a day to provide the love and encouragement they need to realize their full potential.

Located in a 2,000 acre beautiful redwood forest three and half hours north of San Francisco, Camp Mendocino offers programs that are clearly unique to those offered at our nine Clubhouses in San Francisco. As with all of our programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, kids learn respect for others and themselves and are given opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a LIT program for teens 15-17. It is a job readiness program in which teens participate in various workshops (i.e., resume writing), as well as shadow different jobs at Camp. Teens attend Camp for free and have the opportunity to earn a stipend. For more information please visit our website at: Our Camp Website Link: campmendocino.org

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are widely available to all those who apply. Camp Mendocino is a program of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. We believe every child should have the opportunity to experience Camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp2College (C2C) is a year round program for teens that excelled in the Leaders in Training (LIT) program. The program focuses on preparing youth for the future and post-secondary education. Teens attend monthly workshops on topics ranging from college applications and professions in nonprofits, as well as participate in a range of volunteer opportunities.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more information about Camp dates and fees please visit our website, at Our Camp Website Link: www.campmendocino.org

Session 1 (Project Avary/Project Trailblazer): This session is comprised of two separate groups that are by invitation only

Session 2 (Project Noyo-military exclusive): June 30-July 8

Session 3: July 8-July 17

Session 4: July 19-July 28

Session 5: July 28-August 6

Session 6: August 6-August 14

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
At Camp Mendocino, we employ approximately 80 adult staff. The following staff characteristics are the most important for success at Camp Mendocino: high energy, a strong work ethic, teamwork, flexibility, patience, strong values, and a passion for serving youth!

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

For a complete listing of open positions please visit our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.campmendocino.org.

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Wilderness Augusta
Nevada City, California

Visit Our Wilderness Augusta Website
530.265.3702
david[AT]campaugusta.org
office[AT]campaugusta.org
17530 Lake Vera Rd
Nevada City, California 95959

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 12-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Wilderness Augusta trips are intentionally designed and facilitated outdoor adventures for children to make powerful, life-serving choices for themselves and others through challenging expeditions and in a skills-based learning environment.

Our curriculum and itineraries focus on character development and outdoor leadership through environmental stewardship and awareness and outdoor living skills. We focus on a unique, intentional design of “success counseling” that allows counselors to address diverse learning styles, feelings and needs.

We utilize powerful tools with campers such as: Challenge By Choice, Full Value Contract, 100% Responsibility, Compassionate communication and many other opportunities for the benefit of camper growth in mind, body and spirit. - See more at: Our Camp Website Link: wildernessaugusta.org

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION:
Situated one hour northeast of Sacramento in Nevada County’s lush pine forest, Camp Augusta gives you the feeling of comfort. Our 65-foot waterfall, Lake Vera, rustic beauty and blue sky will create an atmosphere of peace and relaxation. Dedicated staff provide everything necessary for your best experience. Camp Augusta covers 80 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills, just outside the town of Nevada City. Each year, thousands of children, youth and family members enjoy Camp Augusta's rustic setting in the wooded lands of Lake Vera's western shores. Camp Augusta's four core programs are uniquely designed for summer youth campers, wilderness trips, elementary school children, and family groups.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our lodge, rebuilt in 2000, is a 1,400 square foot log structure. It features a great fireplace, a 1,000 square foot open-air deck, and a feeling of rustic nostalgia that will make your wedding, conference, seminar, retreat, or picnic unforgettable.

Facilities also include: amphitheater, 18 open-air cabins (holds 120 people), yurt, 2 modern cabins, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor dining area, 3 campfire rings, large activity field, lake, Rock Creek, waterfalls, and 80 acres.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Wilderness Trips (1 and 2 weeks)

We have a variety of incredible trips planned that offer a bit of a different twist on the typical Camp Augusta experience (if, indeed, anything at Camp Augusta can be considered ‘typical’!).

Backpacking Expedition at Grouse Ridge
Backpacking/Rock Climbing Expedition in Desolation Wilderness
Backcountry Wilderness Expedition in Hoover Wilderness
Split Session: Augusta Week + Backpacking at Grouse Ridge

Resident Camp (1 or 2 weeks):

Our program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8-16. Campers are placed in cabin groups according to age, gender, and parental requests. With a staff-to-camper ratio of 1:2, kids have full assistance in all aspects of camp life. Camp Augusta is a place where children learn to live together in a supportive atmosphere that promotes personal and social growth, increases self-confidence, and lasting memories and friendships. Our extensive activities offer something for just about any camper.

Mini Camp (3 days, 2 nights):

Intended as a first camp experience for the young child (ages 6 – 9), providing close supervision and an introduction to camping with lots of individual attention. A ratio of one staff member per two campers is maintained, and often better than that.

Communication, Independence, and Responsibility: Compassionate Leadership Empowerment (CIRCLE)

Mission: To inspire within teens aged 16-17 an appreciation for and understanding of the beautiful complexities of working intimately with children; to empower teens with focused leadership and communication skills that allow them to engage their world with independence, responsibility, and compassion.

- Wilderness Trips (1 and 2 weeks) We have a variety of incredible trips planned that offer a bit of a different twist on the typical Camp Augusta experience (if, indeed, anything at Camp Augusta can be considered ‘typical’!).

- Backpacking Expedition at Grouse Ridge - Backpacking/Rock Climbing Expedition in Desolation Wilderness

- Backcountry Wilderness Expedition in Hoover Wilderness - Split Session: Augusta Week + Backpacking at Grouse Ridge Resident Camp (1 or 2 weeks): Our program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8-16. Campers are placed in cabin groups according to age, gender, and parental requests. With a staff-to-camper ratio of 1:2, kids have full assistance in all aspects of camp life. Camp Augusta is a place where children learn to live together in a supportive atmosphere that promotes personal and social growth, increases self-confidence, and lasting memories and friendships.

Our extensive activities offer something for just about any camper. Mini Camp (3 days, 2 nights): Intended as a first camp experience for the young child (ages 6 – 9), providing close supervision and an introduction to camping with lots of individual attention.

A ratio of one staff member per two campers is maintained, and often better than that. Communication, Independence, and Responsibility: Compassionate Leadership Empowerment (CIRCLE). Mission: To inspire within teens aged 16-17 an appreciation for and understanding of the beautiful complexities of working intimately with children; to empower teens with focused leadership and communication skills that allow them to engage their world with independence, responsibility, and compassion

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Camp Augusta CIRCLE program combines months of pre-camp reflection and planning with an intense 3-week "on-the-ground" curriculum during July and August. This combination of introspection and action illustrates our vision of what is important to leadership, and how to achieve that. Focused reflections, logistical planning, extensive communication training, success counseling, and intimate interaction with children are just a few ways that we develop compassionate leaders.

The Camp Augusta CIRCLE program combines months of pre-camp reflection and planning with an intense 3-week "on-the-ground" curriculum during July and August. This combination of introspection and action illustrates our vision of what is important to leadership, and how to achieve that. Focused reflections, logistical planning, extensive communication training, success counseling, and intimate interaction with children are just a few ways that we develop compassionate leaders.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Augusta is about FUN with all of the activities you’d expect, but also so much more. In a small, tight, true community set in natural splendor, campers develop self-confidence, independence, social skills (emotional intelligence), creativity, activity skills, environmental awareness and appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills. Campers also learn what most modern children have forgotten -- how to simply play and be a kid without television, video games, cell/smart phones, the internet, canned games, or social pressure. Come enjoy some wish wonder and surprise with the Camp Augusta crew of 2014. Enjoy amazing food, family and friends, entertaining campfires and of course s’mores at our camp on the shores of Lake Vera in Nevada City, CA. See videos on our website. Prices are inclusive of everything -- food, lodging, and all activities.

OTHER CAMP INFO: See Our Camp Website Link: wildernessaugusta.wix.com for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit Our Camp Website Link: wildernessaugusta.wix.com for more information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Please see Our Camp Website Link: www.campaugusta.org for information about applying to work at Camp Augusta.

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American Dance Training Camps
California Location(s)

Visit Our American Dance Training Camps Website
866-383-ADTC (2382)
info[AT]danceadtc.com
Stratton Mountain School
One World Cup Circle
Stratton Mountain, Vermont 05155

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
California
Colorado
Illinois
New Jersey
North Carolina
Maryland
Wisconsin
Vermont

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 14922
San Francisco, CA 
94114

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: American Dance Training Camp (ADTC) is the ULTIMATE overnight dance camp for girls ages 8 - 17 in the beautiful mountains of Stratton, VT. Spend a week or two (or more) learning the latest jazz, hip hop & contemporary dance moves with celebrity choreographers. No dance experience necessary - absolute beginners through advanced performers are welcome.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our VT dance camp home is the Stratton Mountain School, a beautiful, fully accredited boarding academy located a quarter mile from the base of Stratton Mountain Resort.

CAMP FACILITIES: Completed in 1999, the Stratton Mountain School's state-of-the-art campus is within walking distance of Stratton's charming resort base area. SMS is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is also a certified member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). A brand new performing arts building was completed in 2014.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our top-notch dance choreographers bring the freshest dance combinations to our dance camps! They hail from the best dance studios, schools and performance groups.

ADTC choreographers have the most impressive dance resumes: they are Radio City Rockettes; Broadway & MTV performers; celebrities from your favorite dance TV shows; and collegiate dance team competitors.

No matter what level dancer you are, we’ve got fun & challenging dance classes that’ll fit you just right.

You’ll take four dance classes daily and at week’s end you get to show off your new moves in a big Friday night performance for family, friends and fellow campers.

In addition to core dance classes in contemporary, hip hop & jazz (styles of jazz vary and may include lyrical, modern or Broadway), you’ll choose between ballet, tap or world dance for your core elective dance class.

And we believe girls in our perfectionist culture need to get out and have more authentic fun! At ADTC you can enjoy awesome activities & extras like horseback riding, kayaking, paintball, trampolines, swimming, hiking, rock wall climbing, alpine slides, water rides, and so much more!

Join us this summer for your chance to take dance classes with the best choreographers in the world!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a Counselor-In-Training program for girls ages 16 & 17 (application required; 2 week minimum commitment).

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer need-based scholarships for up to 1/2 off tuition (application required).

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer discounted "family vacation packages" in Stratton's village for parents looking to stay at Stratton's resort while their daughter attends ADTC.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer hometown camps & custom choreography for school groups and dance studios.
Dance Choreography, at: Our Camp Website Link: www.americandancetrainingcamp.com
Hometown Camps, at: Our Camp Website Link: www.americandancetrainingcamp.com

We also have a large digital video library of choreography, at:
Our Camp Website Link: www.americandancetrainingcamp.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For dates & rates, visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.americandancetrainingcamp.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For job inquiries, visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.americandancetrainingcamp.com.

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Castilleja Girls Day Camp
Palo Alto, California

Visit Our Castilleja Girls Day Camp Website
650-470-7833
summercamp[AT]castilleja.org
Castilleja School
1310 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, California 94301

CAMPER AGES: Entering Grades 2-6; CILT for Entering Grades 7-9

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Casti Camp, All Girls-All Day! Casti Camp at Castilleja School in Palo Alto is an all-day camp for girls where fun, learning and friendships are the focus. Casti Camp offers a range of age-appropriate activities including athletics, art, science, computers, writing, crafts, cooking, drama, dance and music classes each day. The all-girls setting creates a joyful and supportive environment where girls feel comfortable trying new activities, gaining new skills, and making great friends. Registration open to girls entering grades 2-6, with a CILT program for girls entering grades 7-9.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Swimming, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. Students Enjoy A Selection Of Sports Activities, Including Yoga, Dance, Soccer, Swimming, Floor Hockey & More.

Additionally Our Counselors Offer Academic Courses Of Interest, Including Poetry, Foreign Languages, & Science.

For Those Students Particularly Interested In STEM, Please Learn More About Our I2 Camp Offered At Castilleja School, At Our Camp Website Link: www.castilleja.org.

Castilleja Girls Day Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Palo Alto California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Team Sports, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater and more. Castilleja Girls Day Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: Entering Grades 2-6; CILT for Entering Grades 7-9.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the beautiful campus of Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA.

CAMP FACILITIES: The camp uses Castilleja School's wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities, including gymnasiums, art rooms, stage, swimming pool, fields and classrooms.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: For more than 45 years, Casti Camp at Castilleja School has provided girls an all-day camp where fun, learning and friendships have been the focus. Casti Camp offers a range of age-appropriate activities including athletics, art, science, computers, writing, crafts, cooking, drama, dance and music classes each day. In addition, there are weekly field trips and memorable traditions, including talent shows, counselor skits, prison ball, BBQ Wednesdays, and more. Activities are designed to encourage creativity, self-confidence, cooperation, risk-taking, and responsibility.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CILT program available for students entering grades 7-9. The CILT program is perfect for students who love the camp experience and want to develop their leadership skills.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available.

OTHER CAMP INFO: A delicious lunch is provided every day.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see website, Our Camp Website Link: www.castilleja.org for more information about our session dates and fees.

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Shaffer's High Sierra Camp, Inc.
Sattley, CA

Visit Our Shaffer's High Sierra Camp, Inc. Website
(866) 597-6617
LisaAndScott[AT]HighSierraCamp.com
38782 State Highway 49
Sattley, CA 96124

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CAMPER AGES: 8 to 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Backpacking/Outdoor Living Skills, Leadership

CAMP LOCATION: The camp is located in California's splendid Tahoe National Forest, 1-1/4 hours north of Lake Tahoe, on the peaceful headwaters of the North Yuba River and adjacent to the Lakes Basin Recreation Area with dozens of pristine mountain lakes and miles and miles of hiking, biking, and horseback trails. Please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.HighSierraCamp.com or call us at (866) 597-6617 for more information.

CAMP FACILITIES: The facility is rustic, in keeping with its wilderness adventure program. Participants sleep in cabins and large traditional tipis. There is a bathhouse with private showers and flush toilets. In addition, there is an administrative building with the camp's office and health center, recreation hall, dining hall, bike shop, arts & crafts hut, pool, volleyball court, archery range, challenge ropes course, horseshoe pit, disc golf course, and a camp fire area including a stage.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The camp's focus is on helping children 8 to 17 take another step toward becoming happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults.

We promote positive youth development through a program that includes many of the summer camp classics, such as arts & crafts, archery, camp fire, dance, drama, games, swimming, etc., plus exhilarating wilderness adventure activities, such as rock climbing, mountain biking, mountain boarding, horseback trail rides, hikes, backpacking, etc.

We also offer three specialized program tracks in which kids who love rock climbing, mountain biking or outdoor living skills (backpacking) can really focus on those activities.

In fact, our program has so many fun activities kids can't do them all in a single week! After a day of team building fun and games designed so kids get to meet and know others, kids sign up for activities every other day. They are not locked into a block schedule. Rather, they can sign up for the activities they really enjoy, or to be with friends. After all, when people think of camp, they think of fun and friends.

And our camp is so confident that your child will have fun, it offers a money-back guarantee. If your child doesn't have fun, we'll refund your money. No questions asked. (See the web site for details.) We don't know of another camp that backs its program with such a promise.

But fun isn't even the best part of camp. While kids come to camp the first time for all the great activities, they return for the magic. They simply feel exhilarated and nourished from their experience. This springs from our focus on youth development, with activities designed to help kids:

* build self-esteem and self-worth by contributing to their community,

* develop self-confidence by trying new activities in a criticism-free zone and acquiring new or improved skills such as in rock climbing, dance, paddle boarding, drama, or mountain biking,

* increase independence by successfully living away from home and making decisions for themselves such as what activities to pursue and even designing their own activity period,

* gain in understanding of others who come from different regions of the world (children and staff have come from virtually every continent on earth, including Antarctica where one of our staff member help build the research station),

* nurture an enduring sense of adventure, unafraid to try new things, springing from all the opportunities at camp, the encouragement and the lack of criticism by both peers and adults, and

* enhance an appreciation of nature by unplugging from electronics and living in a beautiful living, breathing forest.

When you mix all these positive developmental attributes with fun and friends in a beautiful mountain setting, you get all the ingredients for magic.

We think this contributed to Outside Magazine naming Shaffer's High Sierra Camp as one of its five favorite camps in the entire country. And with a money-back guarantee, you can't go wrong.

Don't settle for just a fun time when your child can have a life-changing experience. It's one of the best gifts you can give your child.

Watch our video (Our Camp Website Link: youtu.be) and then give us a call. We'd love to talk to you!

P.S. With room for just 70 campers at any one time, sessions fill. Don't be left out. Call today!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
The camp offers sessions from one-week all the way up to eight weeks long.

Please see our web site for all your options, dates, and tuition choices:

Our Camp Website Link: www.highsierracamp.com

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Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy
California Location(s)

Visit Our Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy Website
949-648-2050
marnie[AT]juliefoudyleadership.com
IL

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Illinios
New Jersey
California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
806 E. Avenida Pico Suite I #318 
San Clemente, CA 92673

CAMPER AGES: 12-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Soccer, Team Sports, and more. Lacrosse, & Leadership.

CAMP LOCATION: The JFSLA is held in three locations through the summer. Visit our website for dates and sites.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy combines a five-night, six-day residential Summer Soccer Camp for girls ages 12-18 and a Leadership Academy. This year in NJ we successfully integrated Lacrosse into the Academy for Girls ages 12-18.

We focus on two overlapping components-- Sports and Leadership.

Our summer residential camp locations are in NJ, IL and CA. We have World Class role models, Olympic Gold Medalists and World Champions on staff every year!

The aim of the JFSLA is to expose students to Julie’s great passion: the concept of not just being a leader on the field but a LEADER IN LIFE.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The JFSLA offers a full and rich leadership curriculum alongside the sport offerings at the Academy.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships available through application process.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
JUNE 28 - JULY 3: (Sat-Thurs) OAKBROOK, IL
JULY 7- 12: (Mon-Sat) HIGHTSTOWN, NJ
JULY 20-25: (Sun-Fri) ATHERTON, CA

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Best of the Best Camp
Santa Barbara, California

Visit Our Best of the Best Camp Website
805-963-6233
camp[AT]kickboxers.com
122 E. Gutierrez St
Santa Barbara, California 93101

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 6-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Looking for a diverse day camp for your kids all summer? Best of the Best camp is packed with indoor and outdoor sports, games, creative crafts, local field trips, age-appropriate educational curriculum, self defense training, a reading program, and inspiring special guests. Kids will build character, be active, and keep their minds sharp over the summer break!
Ages 6-12. Mon-Fri., June 12 - Aug 18, 9am-4pm (Extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). $180-$250/week (discount for multiple weeks)

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Martial Arts, Math, Science, Academics, and more. Reading

CAMP LOCATION: We are right off the 101, on Garden Street exit. We are located between Santa Barbara and Anacapa Streets, just a few blocks from State St.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 3000 square feet of padded floor for indoor games and sports, as well as an Air Conditioned "Chill Zone" for the kids to cool off and play board games and eat snacks on hot days. Outside we have our Arts & Crafts tent where kids can get messy while having fun, and a paved area to play basketball, wall ball, nerf wars, water ballon toss, and other fun outside games.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: - Voted "Best of" Finalist in Santa Barbara Independent 2016
- All staff is CPR certified
- All staff has been Background Checked
- Our staff members are made up of physical fitness trainers, martial arts instructors, and trained after school tutors.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT / Leadership training is available for past campers only 13-16 years old.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp is between $180-$250 per week or $75 per day. See our website for more information. Our Camp Website Link: www.bestofthebestcamp.com

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Pali Adventures
Running Springs, California

Visit Our Pali Adventures Website
909-867-5743
info[AT]paliadventures.com
30778 Highway 18
Running Springs, California 92382

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 2237
Running Springs, CA 91282

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our campers describe us as "The Best Camp Ever" because we are a truly unique, ULTIMATE summer camp experience. Your child can do all the things they've always dreamed of trying, in an all-inclusive, supportive and safe environment. We combine the depth of a specialty camp with the benefits of a traditional summer camp. Campers live out their dreams by choosing their own morning specialty from 22 incredible options and choose all their afternoon electives.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, and more. Offering 22 Morning Specialties In 2016:

Secret Agent Camp
Street Art Camp
Hollywood Stunt Camp
Girl Power Camp
Motorsports Camp
Culinary Camp
Broadcast Journalism Camp
Fashion Camp
Dance Camp
Movie Makeup Camp
Flying Trapeze & Aerial Arts Camp
DJ Camp
Extreme Action Camp
Wacky Science Camp
Fantasy LARP Camp
Fine Arts Camp
Magic Camp
Acting Camp
Film Camp
Water Sports Camp
CIT Leadership Camp
Rockstar Camp

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 90 miles Northeast of Los Angeles, in Running Springs, CA. Situated on 74 acres of forest in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California, in between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear, Pali is the premier California Summer Camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our expansive facility houses 40 cabins, each with built-in bunks, full bathrooms, shower facilities and radiant floor heating. Brand new dining hall and kitchen. Equipped with 3 high ropes courses, 4 Archery ranges, a pond and a quad-zip line, Pali offers a large variety of activities. For water sports activities campers are transported to Big Bear Lake.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are American Camp Association (ACA) and Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC) Certified.

Staff are hired locally and internationally, and only the most extraordinary people are chosen! All staff have 2 weeks of orientation training (double the industry standard) and are American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certified.

Our sleep-away camp for kids offers 22 exceptional specialty camps. In addition, we offer a 100 percent free-choice elective program daily with over 70 activities to choose from. We are the "camp of choice" - where campers create the adventure they want! With campers from over 30 countries and 35 different states, Pali offers one of the most diverse sleep-away summer camp experiences around.

Our Philosophy: We believe in providing the best of all worlds for your child's summer. In an extraordinarily safe environment, under the supervision of exemplary staff, your child will experience cutting-edge activities led by trained professionals. Campers are encouraged to broaden their horizons and experience independence by selecting their morning specialty, afternoon electives and even some of their evening activities. All of this fun, excitement and growth takes place in one of the most beautiful, natural settings on earth. We value respect, kindness, determination, courage and creativity. At Pali Adventures, opportunities to develop meaningful friendships abound!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT/Leadership Specialty offered for 15 and 16 year old campers. Now an expanded 2-week program including First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications and volunteer opportunities.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Multi-week discounts with free weekends
Earlybird Discounts
Sibling Discounts
Military Discounts - must call for info.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Pali Institute - Outdoor Education, Science, Leadership. "We bring textbooks to life." WASC and AEE Certified.
Pali Mountain Retreat and Conference Center - weekend retreat for adults and groups.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Parents: We feature the Pali Portal, where photos and videos are uploaded daily to our secure server and sorted according to your individual camper's activities.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our website for the most current information at Our Camp Website Link: paliadventures.com

We offer one-week sessions, each with a different theme. Many campers stay multiple weeks, and we offer discounted pricing for those who do, as well as the added value of special weekend programming. Some campers have been known to enjoy themselves so much that they stay all summer!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Hiring Summer Staff and Full Time positions. Use our website to apply for summer positions, visit Our Camp Website Link: paliadventures.com.

Feel free to call us directly to inquire about any full time positions we may have available, at: 909-867-5743.

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Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem
Boulder Creek, CA

Visit Our Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem Website
831-338-3210
campkrem[AT]gmail.com
102 Brook Lane
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 5 - 1, 1955

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weekends, Overnights, Travel Programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: For more than half a century, we have provided children and adults with developmental disabilities a full program of recreation, education, fun and adventure.
We offer Summer Camp and a Year-Round Respite Program. Our outdoor enrichment camp programs, activities, and adventures are unmatched. We proudly work with people with all developmental disabilities.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Serves children and adults of all disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, other physical/ emotional challenges

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Swimming, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Special Needs

CAMP LOCATION: 60 miles South of San Francisco. One hour from San Jose airport. 15 minutes from Santa Cruz, California.

CAMP FACILITIES: Nearly 100 acres, cabins, large multi-activity center / dining hall, Art Center, extra-large heated swimming pool, sports, playground areas, outdoor camp area, miles of nature trails

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Serves children and adults of all disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, other physical/ emotional challenges

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Leadership program. See website under "volunteer".

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Families may apply for limited "need-based" partial camperships. Contact campkrem at campkrem[AT]gmail.com for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year-round programs available nearly even weekend of the year. See website under "Year Round Programs" for further details.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.campingunlimited.org
Enrollment for summer begins in January.

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White Stag Sierra
Soda Springs, California

Visit Our White Stag Sierra Website
(415) 273-9122
info[AT]whitestagsierra.org
Camp Robert Cole
Tahoe National Forest
Soda Springs, California 95728

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 11-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Sunday - Saturday

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and others

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: White Stag Sierra offers three week-long leadership camp programs tailored to youth needs depending on their individual skill level, level of maturity, and readiness to learn.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, and more. Leadership Development Focusing On 11 Specific Leadership Skills For Teens.

White Stag Sierra is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Soda Springs California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Adventure and more. White Stag Sierra is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 11-17.
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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Robert Cole is located next to Lake Sterling in the Tahoe National Forest 2½ hours east of Sacramento, California and 21 miles west of Truckee, California. See our website for details.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Cole is adjacent to Lake Sterling and sited in the middle of a beautiful alpine forest. The camp is in the midst of the Tahoe National Forest with access to miles of hiking and biking trails, canoeing, climbing, and other high adventure activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: White Stag Sierra is one of the best deals you’ll find for summer fun and learning. Come to White Stag Sierra and you’ll have fun transporting your entire team across an “infected” swamp without touching the ground. Or help every member get through a massive, poisonous spider web without getting trapped.

Camp in the High Sierras, swim in Lake Sterling, hike through chasms, climb mountains, eat in the outdoors. Have fun and make new friends.

Our camp was founded in 1958 and has trained more than 20,000 youth in leadership skills they use everyday. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit, which helps keep your fees low. With our 50-plus year history, we’ve learned a lot, but we’re still small enough to give individual the attention they need to have a fun summer camp experience.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We train our youth staff year-round in an ongoing series of leadership conferences locally in the San Francisco East Bay and Sacramento areas.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited camperships available upon proof of need.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Our program is youth-led. Our youth staff work year-round to plan the summer camp program. They develop the plans and guide and train other youth during summer camp, mentored by adults.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
July 12-18, 2020
$365 until February 28
$390 beginning March 1
Group and sibling discounts available.

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Go Girls! Camp
5 Bay Area Locations, CA

Visit Our Go Girls! Camp Website
510.550.5340
julie[AT]glitterandrazz.com
5 Bay Area Locations, CA

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 6-9, 10 and 11, or 12-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: This summer, Go Girls! will learn to #BeAmazing by journeying across Earth, Water, Sky, and Space to make a difference and learn just how much they matter! Through theater, music, and arts education, girls will work together to make and perform their own plays that we believe will change the world.

Each session of Go Girls! Camp and Go Girls!/Reel Stories is 2 weeks long and runs June 20-August 19.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

Go Girls! Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in 5 Bay Area Locations California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Theater, Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts and more. Go Girls! Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 6-9, 10 and 11, or 12-15.
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CAMP LOCATION: This season, Go Girls! Camp will be held in 5 locations around the Bay Area! Join us at one of our camps in Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, or San Francisco!

Check out our website for information on all of our locations, dates, and session options! Our Camp Website Link: gogirlscamp.com

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Do you want to lead younger Go Girls! in the Compassion Revolution? Check out or Go Girls! Leadership Team here: Our Camp Website Link: gogirlscamp.com

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Kennolyn Camps
Soquel, California

Visit Our Kennolyn Camps Website
(831) 479-6714
camps[AT]kennolyn.com
8400 Glen Haven Rd.
Soquel, California 95073

CAMPER AGES: 1st through 9th graders

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Kennolyn Camps is located on 300 acres in the redwoods of Santa Cruz, bordering Nisene Marks State Park. The resident camp is held at the Stone Creek Village property and is designed to represent an old western town complete with a lumber company, a train depot, a mayor's office, and a lodge. Family owned since 1946!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, and more. Fencing, Ropes Courses, Climbing, Trapeze, Archery, & Riflery.

CAMP LOCATION: Kennolyn Camps is located 80 miles South of San Francisco, CA and just 15 minutes outside of Santa Cruz, CA on 300 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

CAMP FACILITIES: Please see our website for more information.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Activities include a ropes course, BMX, mountain biking, climbing wall, surfing, trapeze, archery, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, volleyball, board diving, fencing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, vaulting, riflery, scrapbooking, journaling, martial arts, silk painting, skin diving, swimming, water polo, and more. Campers live in cabins with adult counselors to supervise. For two week sessions there are trips to the beach to complete the well rounded program.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Kennolyn Camps has a three year leadership program. CILT (camper in leadership training) is year one, CIT (counselor in training) for year two, and lastly JC (junior counselor) is year three. Please see our website for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A limited number of camperships are available through the Max and Marion Caldwell Foundation. Please see our website for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Kennolyn Camps hosts a Fall family camp that offers comfortable lodging, great community, and lots of activities for the whole family. See our website for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Kennolyn Camps offers events on Easter weekend and Halloween weekend. Please see our website for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for more information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Please see our website for more jobs information.  Thanks!

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Catalina Island Camps
Avalon, California

Visit Our Catalina Island Camps Website
626-296-4040
info[AT]catalinaislandcamps.com
100 Howlands Landing
Avalon, California 90704

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
707 W. Woodbury Rd Suite F Altadena CA 91001

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 1st through 9th grade, Leadership Program for 10th grades

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Catalina Island Camps is an island adventure in the blue Pacific Ocean. Campers unplug from technology and their lives at home, connect with the campers and staff in their cabin and in the community, connect with the outdoors and discover many new skills and talents as they build social skills, independence and 21st-century skills.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Archery, Riflery, Tomahawks, Water-Skiing, Tubing, Wakeboarding, Skin Diving, Ocean Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Ropes Course, Zipline, Climbing Wall, Gardening, Hiking, Arts & Crafts.

CAMP LOCATION: Catalina Island Camps is located at Howlands Landing on the West End of Santa Catalina Island. Campers meet our staff in San Pedro and travel to camp on the Catalina Express. We are a beach front camp in a protected cove on the mainland facing side of Catalina Island.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live in cabins (wooden buildings with canvas window and door coverings). Up to 10 campers and 2 or 3 staff members live together. Bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers are located nearby. Meals are served buffet style. We eat outside in the dining area. Food is excellent with fresh fruit, salad bar and hot entrees at each meal. Vegetarian and vegan meals are also available. Special diets can be accommodated with conversations ahead of time.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Tom and Maria Horner came to Catalina Island Camps in 1994 as camp directors. CIC is an American Camp Association Accredited camp. We believe campers should be unplugged from their busy schedules and given ample opportunities to connect with each other and positive role models and to discover new activities in the unique natural environment of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean. We are an active camp that believes in strong relationships and community.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers in Leadership Training and Counselor in Training programs both available to campers in 10th through 12th grade. Our Camp Website Link: catalinaislandcamps.com

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Jean-Michel Cousteau Family Camp annually in August. Please visit:
Our Camp Website Link: catalinaislandcamps.com

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: School year environmental education programs with Catalina Environmental Leadership Program Our Camp Website Link: www.celp.net

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: catalinaislandcamps.com for complete information and dates and rates.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
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Camp Gan Israel- Contra Costa
Danville, CA

Visit Our Camp Gan Israel- Contra Costa Website
925-937-4101
camp[AT]jewishcontracosta.com
The Athenian School
2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd
Danville, CA 94506

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Gan Israel Office Address is 1671 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 3 - 12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Day camp with 2 overnights for grades 3 & up

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Gan Israel offers an exceptional Jewish experience with swimming, sports, arts, two weekly trips and overnight camping. Two, 3-week sessions, June 27- August 4, 2016; 9:00 -3:30 pm, after care options and bus transportation available.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Baseball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Science, Travel, and more. Hula Hooping, Woodworking, Jewelry Beading. Scrapbooking, Nature Hikes, Kosher Cooking, Archery. For Kiddy Camp We Have Tumble Time Express, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Happy Feet Soccer & Music With Ms. Zhanna.

Camp Gan Israel- Contra Costa is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Danville California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance and more. Camp Gan Israel- Contra Costa is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 3 - 12.
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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Gan Israel is located at the Athenian School on the foothills of Mt. Diablo. Every Tuesday & Thursday fantiastic field trips are taken to wonderful acitvities in the Bay Area. Please visit our webiste for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Gan Israel enjoys air-conditioned classrooms with superb sports fields, an archery ranges and swimming pool.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Swimming supervised by certified life guards.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Leadership program for those entering 7th and 8th grades. New CIT traveling Camp program August 1-4, 2016. A 4-day, 3 night LA overnight to Disneyland & Magic Mountain.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited Finiancial Aid available upon application.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp Gan Israel offers two 3-week sessions. Session 1 is June 27-July 15, 2016, Session 2 is July 18-August 4, 2016. There is a discount for enrolling for all 6 weeks.

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Cal Youth Camps
Berkeley, California

Visit Our Cal Youth Camps Website
510-643-2267
camps[AT]berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley
25 Sports Lane
Berkeley, California 94720

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Rec Sports Facility
Camps Enrollment Center
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California  94720

CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Morning care (beginning at 7:30 am) included at no additional cost. Afternoon extended care (until 6 p.m.) available for purchase.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Cal Youth Camps offers a variety of award-winning camps and sport/outdoor activities - including swimming, soccer, skateboarding, rock climbing, gymnastics, martial arts, sailing and more - for kids of all ages. Drop-in, 1- and 2-week options available. Payment plan and camp scholarships available. Our staff are second to none and will encourage your children to have incredible experiences in a safe and exciting outdoor environment. We design our programs to provide kids with a summer full of adventure, learning life skills, friendship making, and confidence building!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Blue Camp, located on the U C Berkeley Campus, has one-of-a-kind social skills camps for children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and children with similar social skills deficits. There is an application for the program to ensure the best fit between the camper’s needs and program structure. These programs are not designed for children who need one-to-one assistance or have significant non-compliant or aggressive behavior.

Our goal is to provide a supportive environment for children to learn social skills through participation in sports and recreational activities. Specific focus is placed on making and maintaining friendships and the culture of winning and losing in sports and games.

Apply to our Social Skills Camp: Our Camp Website Link: recsports.berkeley.edu

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Frisbee, Fun N Games, Magic Cards, Tennis, Leadership Development Programs For Teens, Motor Fitness, Rugby, Softball, & More!

Cal Youth Camps is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Berkeley California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Weightloss, Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics and more. Cal Youth Camps is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 5-17.
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CAMP LOCATION: We have three main locations:

Golden Bear Rec Center
25 Sports Lane
Berkeley, CA 94720

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area
Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

UC Berkeley Marina
124 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720

CAMP FACILITIES: We offer American Red Cross swimming lessons at our pool facilities, bountiful fields, indoor spaces for learning, out door basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and softball fields.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Give your camper a summer full of fun, friendship and adventure with Cal Youth Camps! We offer affordable award winning – receiving Diablo Magazine’s Best of the East Bay for summer camp for four consecutive years – camps and sport/outdoor for kids of all ages.

Whether your camper wants to learn to sail, play soccer or Frisbee with friends, or experiment with science at Lawrence Hall of Sciences - there’s something for all interests.

Scheduling the summer is a breeze with 1-week, 2-week and single-day drop-in sessions available all summer long (June 11-August 25). Busy schedule? Morning extended care (beginning at 7:30 am) is included at no additional charge for all camps, with affordable afternoon extended care (until 6 p.m.) available for purchase.

Camps offer tremendous benefits for children to grow and learn – that’s why we want camps to be accessible to as many campers as possible with our camp scholarship program. Families can receive up to $300 in credit toward an unforgettable summer.

Camps fill quickly – register today!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Cal Youth Camps have a Junior High and High School Leadership-to-Work Program that provides kids with an opportunity to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.

Apply here: Our Camp Website Link: recsports.berkeley.edu

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp is a great experience for kids. It’s a place to learn new skills, meet friends, and have fun! We want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to attend our camps. But we also know that the cost of camp can be a burden for some families. For that reason, we’ve created a scholarship program. Families can receive up to $300 in credit toward camp purchases.

Apply here: Our Camp Website Link: recsports.berkeley.edu

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: To keep your kids active all year long, we offer classes that extend past the summer. Your child can climb, boat, kick, tumble and swim the way through the year! Activities include archery, gymnastics, swimming lessons and more.

For more info: Our Camp Website Link: recsports.berkeley.edu

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Cal Youth Camps offer 2-week and 1-week camps each summer from June 11-August 25. Please search our website by age or activity to find the camp perfect for your camper: For complete info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: camps.berkeley.edu

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Thank you for your interest in working at one of our camps! Our hiring process is competitive and we receive hundreds of applications each summer, so apply now! Please review the job descriptions and the steps for applying. Interviews begin in March and continue throughout the summer, though most of our hiring is complete by early June.

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Fox Mountain Adventures
Santa Ysabel, California

Visit Our Fox Mountain Adventures Website
(855) FOX-CAMP
(855) 369-2267

info[AT]foxmountainadventures.com
24102 Highway 76
Santa Ysabel, California 92070

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
13223-1 Black Mountain Road #258
San Diego, CA 92129

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 10-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Accredited by the American Camp Association.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Nestled in the foothills of the Palomar Mountains, Fox Mountain Adventures is the camp of variety, with over 50 daily activities and electives to choose from: Rock Climbing, Slack-line, Orienteering, Archery, Crafts, Laser Tag, Wilderness Survival, Disc Golf, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Karaoke, Color Wars, Capture the Flag, Improv, plus over 40 more! Kids become better communicators, more effective leaders, more independent, and less reliant on technology for social interactions. We accomplish this through a safe, supervised, and experience-based program that is an absolute blast! Accredited by the American Camp Association.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Rock Climbing, Slack-line, Orienteering, Archery, Crafts, Laser Tag, Wilderness Survival, Disc Golf, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Karaoke, Color Wars, Capture The Flag, Improv, Plus Over 40 More!

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Fox is nestled at the base of the Palomar Mountains, just 1 hour from San Diego's North County in the Cleveland National Forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Fox has 8 cabins with individual captains beds, an outdoor swimming pool, lodge, dining hall, camp store, basket ball court, two amphitheaters and fire pits, a field, arts and crafts rooms, infirmary, and miles of wilderness hiking trails!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Fox Mountain Adventures is the camp of variety, which is why we offer over 50 daily activities and electives to choose from. Over the course of a single week, campers can choose from Rock Climbing, Slack-line, Orienteering, Archery, Crafts, Laser Tag, Wilderness Survival, Disc Golf, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Karaoke, Color Wars, Capture the Flag, Improv, plus over 40 more!

Fox Mountain Adventures is staffed by a handpicked team of counselors who are all college-age or older. All our staff are CPR/First Aid Certified, and many are certified lifeguards with the Red Cross. Fox Mountain Adventures also has a registered nurse and director team available onsite 24/7 for campers and parents.

Fox Mountain Adventures is Accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting or exceeding over 250 national health and safety standards.

At Fox Mountain, we believe an intentional, high-quality camp program can give the kids the skills they need to succeed. Camp helps kids become better communicators, more effective leaders, more independent, and less reliant on technology for social interactions. We accomplish this through a safe, supervised, and experience-based program that is an absolute blast!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Fox Mountain Adventures knows kids make excellent leaders, and components are included in each of our camp sessions. With opportunities to lead games with peers to helping shape cabin rules, campers are empowered to help create their own camp experience!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Tiered pricing allows Fox Mountain Adventures' families to attain financial aid easily during registration. Limited high school scholarships are also available.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Fox Mountain Adventures is a San Diego overnight camp unlike anywhere else! Whether we are on an all day spy adventure complete with nighttime laser tag mission throughout camp or making our own movies and screening them poolside at our floating film festival, each day brings new experiences and adventures.

We hope you will join us this summer at Fox Mountain Adventures!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our 6-day traditional overnight camp (Ages 10-15) is available July 7-12, 2014. Our 6-day High School Improv Camp is available July 14-19, 2014.

Tiered pricing ranges from $750-850 per camper, with an optional transportation option of $50 (round trip)

Complete session information is available online at Our Camp Website Link: www.foxmountainadventures.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Counselor positions are available for summer 2015. Please see our website for complete details.

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Camp Leaps n Boundz
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Camp Leaps n Boundz Website
310-821-0963
Joclynn[AT]leapsnboundz.com
5433 Beethoven St.
Los Angeles, California 90066

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Daily 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Overnight trips vary from weekend to weeklong

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Leaps n Boundz offers children and teens with special needs the opportunity to explore new places, make new friends, and try new things. At Camp Leaps n Boundz we make every camp day one to remember. Our day camp hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Camp activities include:

Arts and crafts
Sports and games
Gymnastics
Nature hikes and activities
Recreation activities including yoga, dance, martial arts, and special theme days
Field trips
Surfing and Beach days
Swimming
So much more!
During each camp day, pro-social behaviors and socialization are encouraged to help make those lasting camp relationships!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Leaps n Boundz is a fun, active camp for children and teens with special needs. We welcome children of all abilities to participate in our day and overnight camps!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. We Also Surf & Go On Weekly Field Trips.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the Westside of Los Angeles near Playa Vista and Marina del Rey. We are looking forward to opening a West Los Angeles location soon!

CAMP FACILITIES: Our home base is in a gymnastics gym with rooms and facilities for extra camp fun.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our highly trained staff specialize in caring for children and teens with special needs in the recreation environment. We have one staff per 3 children every day to cater to the safety and needs of our campers. Our programming is centered on each camper having a fun, safe, pro-social day in which new experiences can be grasped!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer camp internships to individuals who have graduated from high school. This growing opportunity allows the intern to learn from seasoned staff and advance into a paid position in the second session of camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer Day Camps and overnight trips throughout the year, especially during school breaks such as Winter Break, Spring Break, and more!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Day Camp Session 1: June 15-July 11
Day Camp Session 2: July 20-August 14

Overnight trips vary and include May 23-25, June 8-12, July 24-26, and August 3-7

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We always welcome resumes for our summer camp coach or intern positions. To be considered, email your resume to: heather[AT]leapsnboundz.com

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Lasting Adventures, Inc.
Yosemite National Park, California

Visit Our Lasting Adventures, Inc. Website
800-513-8651
Scott[AT]LastingAdventures.org
Staff[AT]LastingAdventures.org
Yosemite National Park, California 95389

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 1078 Groveland, CA. 95321

CAMPER AGES: 11-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our outdoor summer camps are our specialty. We offer a 5-day program for younger participants ages 11-13, and a choice of a
6-day or 11-day program for youth ages 13-17. Our goals include providing unforgettable experiences that intimately connects each youth with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them in Yosemite National Park!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Lasting Adventures, Inc. strives to give outdoor experiences to ALL youth. If a child is physically capable of participating in our Yosemite backpacking adventures, then we are able to accommodate most special needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Science, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Adventure Based Programming. We Participate In Fun, Challenging, & Significant Events & Games, Providing Support Throughout.

CAMP LOCATION: We operate throughout the Yosemite backcountry. All youth trips meet in Tuolumne meadows which is approx. a 3.5-4 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay area. All trips end in Yosemite Valley proper.

CAMP FACILITIES: We teach respect for yourself, others, and the environment through a Yosemite backpacking adventure. Participants camp and sleep under the stars or in tents. We move locations and hike daily. We learn about nature and challenge ourselves to become better contributors in this world!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our outdoor summer camps, also known as the Yosemite High Country Adventure youth backpacking trips, are our specialty. Our weekly programs are six days/ five nights in length and average between 25-35 backpacking miles. These trips usually begin in the Yosemite High Country and conclude in Yosemite Valley proper. On all trips we conduct some side hikes (without backpacks) to famous sites and peaks (such as Half Dome, Clouds Rest, El Capitan, Mount Hoffman, and Red Peak).

These day trips average another 6 to 10 miles. Every other week we offer a different trail. So if you would like to choose a two-week adventure (13 days/ 12 nights) by combining two sessions; your child will be guaranteed to see different terrain each week. Additionally, by choosing the two-week option, your child will have a layover day in either Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley proper where the participants will partake in more sightseeing opportunities. During this layover day, participants will also have a chance to re-supply, wash-up, and eat some fresh food at a local eatery.

Throughout the adventure, participants will be guided along some of the most famous trails and to the top of some of the most famous passes and peaks within Yosemite National Park. Our experienced leaders have an extensive knowledge of the Yosemite backcountry. In addition to taking our participants to many of the famous locations, our leaders will also guide participants to lesser known areas that we have found over the years such as off-the-trail high alpine lakes (where fish are plentiful), backcountry waterfalls, alpine meadows, spectacular vistas, watering holes, cliff jumping areas, and natural waterslides.

On most trips, we backpack every day but one (a lay over day and location is usually agreed upon by the team) and we are on the trail for an average of 4-5 hours. Most of our trips go from a higher elevation to a lower elevation and throughout the experience we take our time, take in the views, and break at awesome watering holes. Yet, viewing the Yosemite backcountry is only one of the many outcomes that occur on these trips.

Our primary mission is to use the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach participants the necessary skills and attitudes for living successful lives. We also strive to foster an appreciation for the wilderness, nature, and the world around us. In addition to unique individual backgrounds and certifications, our leaders are all trained in Adventure Based Programming. Through Adventure Based Programming, participants will be challenged to improve their sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. Participants will participate in daily goal setting, group activities and debriefing (usually mixed in with marshmallows around the campfire.) This is all done within an environment of fun and support.

All participants will also learn basic backpacking skills, wilderness ethics, wilderness appreciation and engage in Leave No Trace principals. Along with creating lasting memories, it is our goal that participants will finish this adventure with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world, and the environment around them.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We develop Yosemite Guides! We have the only Junior Guide program in Yosemite. Open to youth ages 16-18 with a passion for the outdoors and helping others. 2-4 week sessions.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We are a non-profit! We offer scholarships on a sliding schedule. Please complete our Scholarship Application located on our Forms page.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Lasting Adventures, Inc, is also a leading Guide service within Yosemite National Park. In so doing, we have evolved into the experts in custom family adventures in the Yosemite backcountry. Contact us to schedule a custom Yosemite family adventure that is sure to create memories to last a lifetime!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Lasting Adventures has been recognized as the one Yosemite Guide Service that guides the most people into the Yosemite backcountry.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Weekly Sunday-Friday June-August. See our schedule online!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking for a Chinese speaking guide to join our team in 2015! 

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Camp Helping Hands
Thousand Oaks & Northridge, California

Visit Our Camp Helping Hands Website
805-244-5071
info[AT]camphelpinghands.com
La Reina High School and Middle School (Thousand Oaks )and Highland Hall Waldorf School (Northridge)
106 West Janss Road (Thousand Oaks Address)
Thousand Oaks & Northridge, California 91360

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1409 Kuehner Drive #195
Simi Valey, CA 93063

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 6-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Weekdays 9am- 3pm with extended care options available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Helping Hands is a service-learning, summer, day camp for kids ages 6-14. Campers learn how to give back their community and have fun doing it!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Team Sports, Academics, Travel, and more. Campers Learn About Serving Their Community Though Service Projects & Field Trips. They Also Develop Leadership Skills Through Teamwork & Training.

Camp Helping Hands is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Thousand Oaks & Northridge California offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Travel, Academics, Swimming and more. Camp Helping Hands is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 6-14.
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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Helping Hands (CHH) leases space from institutions that offer the facility space and requirements needed to run our program.

Currently, we care located at La Reina High School and Middle School in sunny Thousand Oaks, California. The campus provides large open green space and is quiet and serene. Campers have plenty of room to play sports and games in between service projects and field trips, and there is plenty of indoor space to help keep cool.

Second Location for 2018:
Highland Hall Waldorf School
17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 93063

CAMP FACILITIES: La Reina is close to the 23 freeway. There is a ton of green space, the campus is gated, and there is ample parking for quick drop off and pick up.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Helping Hands is a service-learning camp for young children. Service-learning is often confused with community service, but they are different. While volunteerism and community service are components of the service-learning education model, service-learning emphasizes both service and learning and requires participants to use their knowledge and skills to address real-life needs in their own communities. At Camp Helping Hands, campers will achieve this goal by following the four phases of the service-learning process: investigation, planning, taking action, and reflection. When led through this collaborative process, students share and invest their ideas and skills and feel truly committed to the project and to making a difference.

Camp Helping Hands Summer Camps are offered in multiple locations throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties and provide a fun and safe place for children ages 6 through 14 where they enjoy sports activities, games, swimming, arts and crafts, music, and more. But the real mission behind CHH is showing kids how they can make a difference and have fun doing it. Through engaging inquiry-based lessons and weekly service field trip expeditions, our campers learn leadership skills, develop compassion, and grow confident as they address real-world problems by taking action in their community.

Camp Helping Hands Summer Camps are four-week programs that provide fun and educational service-learning opportunities within several different segments of your community. Each summer program has an overarching theme, and each week of programming supports that theme. For CHH campers to receive the full benefits of service-learning, it is important to embrace this four-week approach, though one and two-week options are available. In addition to each week's service projects and field trips, CHH campers also swim, play sports activities and games, sing songs, do arts and craft projects, and much more.

CHH places campers according to age into four age groups: Junior Helpers (6 and 7), Young Advocates (8 and 9), Super Agents (10 and 11), and Chief Aides (12 and 13/14). Each group contains 15 to 17 campers and is led by three counselors who guide them through age-appropriate activities. Chief Aides, our oldest age group, are Junior Counselors-in-/training (Jr.CIT's). In addition to participating in camp activities like our younger campers, they assist team counselors and camp administration with tasks as needed.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Camp Helping Hands Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is designed for teens who have completed their freshman year of high school. Camp Helping Hands CITs gain new skills as they learn what it is like to work at camp under the direct supervision of our Team Counselors.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer scholarships. Please visit the website to apply. Our Camp Website Link: www.camphelpinghands.com

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Helping Hands (CHH) began as a summer camp project and has become the premier service-learning summer camp for young children serving the Conejo and San Fernando Valleys. Today, CHH also offers Family Days, a one-day service program designed for parents who wish to serve alongside their children; Holiday Camps, one-week day camps that provide a glimpse of our summer program and occur during school winter and spring breaks; and Host A Camp, an opportunity to license and operate a CHH summer camp in your community.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We currently have two locations and are planning to expand to other locations in California and other states. If you are interested in running a Camp Helping Hands we offer affordable licensing options.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session dates and fees vary depending on location and selected package options. For more information about dates and rates, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.camphelpinghands.com.

10% OFF when you use the Code: CHHFlyer

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Staff: Team Counselors

Camp Helping Hands looks for qualified adults (18 and up) to fill our paid staff positions. Some of our paid positions are administrative, but mostly we seek to staff our Team Counselor positions. We will begin accepting applications for Team Counselor positions in January. Team counselors must be 18 years of age and/or have completed one year of college. Please read all of the information before submitting your application.

For more information about employment, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.camphelpinghands.com.

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Growing Goddess Camp
California Location(s)

Visit Our Growing Goddess Camp Website
(502)396-6408
lena[AT]earthpatheducation.com
96 Rocky Cove Rd.
Candler, North Carolina 28715

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Sebastopol, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
10 Weaver Smith Dr. Candler, NC 28715

CAMPER AGES: 11-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Growing Goddess is a Nature Based Rites of Passage Camp (ages 11-14) that celebrates the sacred time when a girl is becoming a woman. Through nature connection, supportive sisterhood, ritual, play and mentorship our true gifts emerge.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Swimming, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Camping • Hiking • Arts & Crafts • Wild Edibles • Body-Awareness • Wilderness Safety • Song Sharing • Self-Care Medicine-Making • Fire Skills • Build A Moon Lodge • Council Circles

CAMP LOCATION: 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC. Sacred Mountain Sanctuary is nestled on hundreds of acres of pristine mountain land, surrounded by Pisgah National Forest. The property encompasses 2 mountain coves and neighbors a 3600ft elevated mountain bald with breathtaking views of Mount Pisgah and the surrounding areas. The coves are abundant with pristine water and important native plant species. Much of the property is blessed with a century-old mixed deciduous forest, making it an important species repository of the Southern Appalachian biome. - See more at: Our Camp Website Link: earthpatheducation.com

CAMP FACILITIES: Spring water, beautiful camp spots, tents provided, outdoor kitchen

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our Vision
At Earth Path Education we encourage the experience of being at home in nature and within oneself. We empower girls, boys, young women and men, adults and elders to claim the path to earth connection that is within each of us. We begin to see how bio-mimicry, being like the stream, being like the deer, can help us to live harmoniously, reducing stress and enhancing the ease of our existence. Through learning Earth skills, nature awareness, and ancestral wisdom we remember our place in an interconnected web; we remember who we are.

When we commune with our unity; we naturally develop compassionate communication skills with all beings. These skills aid us throughout life by allowing us to feel how our thoughts, words, and actions affect the whole of our community, the whole of life. We then begin to understand how we want to show up for ourselves, our communities, and our world.

With an understanding of our inter-connectedness to Earth and each other, we grow the roots to support a life of balanced giving and recieving. We naturally develop the inner wisdom that allows each of us to live our lives with confidence in ourselves and our visions, integrity within our relationships and actions, and humble gratitude for all that we experience everyday.

We help grow a culture of listening to mother earth as our wisest mentor.

Our Approach
Nature Awareness:
Through focusing on nature awareness we encourage our students to experience what is happening around them, awakening curiosity and inspiration. When students are empowered to root in processes like making fire, foraging wild foods, making rope, and learning bird songs; they begin to feel capable of relaxing and deepening in the wilderness. We believe that learning skills of how to source our human lives from the abundant life around us grows respect; respect for the plants that heal our wounds, the sticks that give us warmth, and the creek that cools us. We develop a deepening gratitude to the elements that offer us life.

Regenerative Presence:
We use a variety of tools to inspire a regenerative presence on the planet. At Earth Path Education, we believe that the concept of regeneration is the key to a harmonious future here on Earth. We believe that as humans we can do more than not harm, we can actually feed all of creation with our beauty, our rituals, our songs, and our deep listening.

Village Building:
We hold necessary the role of the village in our Wilderness Rites of Passage ceremonies. It is the village that sends the initaites into their journeys, and the village that catches the initaites and witnesses the transformations. The rites of passage is also a key part to the health of the village, pumping all members with health, inspirations and vitality, bringing to the village the vision seeds that are to sprout us into a more harmonious way of relating.

Ceremonial Arts:
At Earth Path Education we are committed to the beauty way. We make earth offerings, and leave equsitie altars in the forest. We sings and dance, at each spring, we feed the fire with our stories and we compost our grief and our burdens, so that life can grow corn with it to feed the people. We pray for our lives, we pray for the earth. Our dreams bring us messages, and as we tune into our rhythms, and synch up with the rythms of the land. The earth starts to dream up through us, clarifying our purpose, calling us forward, and illuminating our gifts. Our ceremonies are an art of listening, to that wisdom which has been held in the earth and is just waiting to be danced up through us.

Permaculture:
Permaculture creates systems that provide for Human needs and the Earth’ s needs through mutually beneficial relationships. The health of our human community is linked to our local bioregion, which in turn is linked to the wellbeing of all ecosystems. We instill the ethics of Elemental Linking and Holistic Thinking. As every element becomes an integral part of the whole system, the whole community becomes more dynamic, harmonious, and energy efficient. These enhanced relationships reduce maintenance and stress, while increasing yields and happiness. These permaculture principles apply to our ecological relationship and our social relationships.

Play:
We instill the idea that work and play can be one in the same. We inspire youth and adults to follow the things that they are truly passionate about. We help guide each other to feel confident in achieving our dreams, and manifesting a life that we are happy to be living each day. We believe that the most harmonious accomplishments come from a people who love what they were doing, feeling that their calling, is a place where ones passion is meeting the thrist of the world and bringing sweet water to the driest of places. We support our participants in finding this inspiration, passion, and motivation within themselves and taking action on their calling.

Meet Our Instructors
We offer instruction from connected, knowledgeable Ecologists, Naturalists, Primitive Skills Enthusiasts, and Crafts Teachers, and other Earth-loving individuals. We invite special Guest Teachers and Inspirational Elders to join us throughout our programs. Please check out our instructor bios. All of our instructors will share with your children and teens the wisdom they have been so committed to incorporating into their lives and the world. The great thing is we will learn as much if not more from them!

- See more at: Our Camp Website Link: earthpatheducation.com

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Moon Mystics for ages 15-18
Our Camp Website Link: earthpatheducation.com

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Contact lena[AT]earthpatheducation.com for financial need scholarship information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Families are invited to our send off ceremonies, and welcome home celebrations. The first and last day of our sessions.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Our Camp Website Link: www.earthpatheducation.com for year round program opportunities

OTHER CAMP INFO: Growing Goddess is much more than your average camp. Here at Earth Path Education, we are truly passionate about supporting youth as they grow and mature. We think of these young women as a part of our family, and strive to support them in all aspects of their lives. We provide a safe space for these girls to freely share their joys and their sorrows. We thrive together through honoring our sisterhood. As we see the benefits of connecting together within a supportive network, all competitive energy melts away. With the guidance of mentors and a close connection to the earth, a culture is created that marks this powerful transition with intentional ceremony.

The Rites of Passage allows each young woman to connect to her inner guidance. This clarity inspires self-confidence, empowered decision-making, compassionate communication, and goal motivation. We come together to find the beauty inherent in each of us, so we fully believe in ourselves and each other. We sing, we dance, we celebrate! We learn about who we are and how we want to show up for our communities, this earth and our lives.

We learn about how to care for our amazing bodies, and discuss how to maintain a positive body-image. We learn about the traditional Moon Lodge, a sacred space established to honor a woman’s moontime. Through implementing these ceremonial practices, we learn how we can create space to deeply explore the blessings of being a woman.

We experience ourselves through ceremony and through play! We learn ancestral crafts, games, stories, and songs as we root into our bio-region! As we camp and hike our amazing landscapes, we explore the ways in which we can sustain ourselves through our understanding of the natural world. We learn a variety of earth skills including how to make fire, wild edibles, permaculture, plant medicines, and much more.

We call upon elders in our community to share their wisdom; we bring in strong role models to teach a variety of skills, crafts, and classes. Together we form a web that nourishes the fertile soil that feeds our growth and expansion throughout life. This quest is a powerful and fun-filled experience for all, helping to create the beautiful, heart-centered women of our future!

- See more at: Our Camp Website Link: earthpatheducation.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 22-26, 2015: 5 day overnight Rites of Passage Camp
$650 if paid by March 15th
$675 if paid by June 21st
$1,000 for two sessions: June and July, 2015 (10 days)

July 6-10, 2015: 5 day overnight Rites of Passage Camp
$650 if paid by March 15th
$675 if paid by June 21st
$1,000 for two sessions: June and July, 2015 (10 days)

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Camp Natoma
Paso Robles, CA

Visit Our Camp Natoma Website
805-773-5126
info[AT]campnatoma.org
Paso Robles, CA

MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2020 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1 week overnight sessions

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: 360 acres of oak and sycamore shaded valley in Northern San Luis Obispo County

CAMP FACILITIES: Sleep under the stars on cots
Swimming Pool
Archery Range
Dining Hall
Creek
Camp Fire Ring
Trails

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Natoma is owned and operated by Camp Fire Central Coast of California.

A week of sleeping under the stars provides campers with an experience they will remember for a lifetime. Campers gain self-confidence, become positive team-players, expand their imagination, and develop a relationship with the natural world.

Check out our website for more information!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.