Top Leadership Summer Camps and Summer Leadership Programs for Kids & Teens in California

The Best California Leadership Summer Camps | Summer 2024 Directory of  Summer Leadership Camps for Kids & Teens
Visit Our Leadership Camp Online Store

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

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

Watch Our Shaffer's High Sierra Camp, Inc. Video

More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2024 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 8 to 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

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: 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: 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!



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:

Go to The Best California Leadership Camps Directory to Find More Summer Leadership Camps Near Sattley, California.

California Summer Leadership Camps Offer Wide Range of Leadership Programs & Summer Leadership Activities

Be sure to check each camp listing under INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED for the range of Special Interest Activities and Programs provided by each California Leadership Summer Camp or Summer Leadership Recreation Program.

Many California Day and Sleepaway Leadership Camps offer professional level instruction in a wide-range of Leadership Activities.

For a complete List of California Special Interest Leadership Summer Camps & Summer Leadership Recreation Programs scroll down to the big black bar at the very bottom of this page.

You can go directly to any of our other 2024 Special Interest Camp Directories from the list in the black bar at the bottom of this page.


AL Best Alabama Leadership Camps AK Best Alaska Leadership Camps AZ Best Arizona Leadership Camps AR Best Arkansas Leadership Camps CA Best California Leadership Camps CO Best Colorado Leadership Camps CT Best Connecticut Leadership Camps DE Best Delaware Leadership Camps FL Best Florida Leadership Camps GA Best Georgia Leadership Camps
HI Best Hawaii Leadership Camps ID Best Idaho Leadership Camps IL Best Illinois Leadership Camps IN Best Indiana Leadership Camps IA Best Iowa Leadership Camps KS Best Kansas Leadership Camps KY Best Kentucky Leadership Camps LA Best Louisiana Leadership Camps ME Best Maine Leadership Camps MD Best Maryland Leadership Camps
MA Best Massachusetts Leadership Camps MI Best Michigan Leadership Camps MN Best Minnesota Leadership Camps MS Best Mississippi Leadership Camps MO Best Missouri Leadership Camps MT Best Montana Leadership Camps NE Best Nebraska Leadership Camps NV Best Nevada Leadership Camps NH Best New Hampshire Leadership Camps NJ Best New Jersey Leadership Camps
NM Best New Mexico Leadership Camps NY Best New York Leadership Camps NC Best North Carolina Leadership Camps ND Best North Dakota Leadership Camps OH Best Ohio Leadership Camps OK Best Oklahoma Leadership Camps OR Best Oregon Leadership Camps PABest Pennsylvania Leadership Camps RI Best Rhode Island Leadership Camps SC Best South Carolina Leadership Camps
SD Best South Dakota Leadership Camps TN Best Tennessee Leadership Camps TX Best Texas Leadership Camps UT Best Utah Leadership Camps VT Best Vermont Leadership Camps VA Best Virginia Leadership Camps WA Best Washington Leadership Camps WV Best West Virginia Leadership Camps WI Best Wisconsin Leadership Camps WY Best Wyoming Leadership Camps
Wash D.C. Best Washington DC Leadership Camps CANADA Best Canada Leadership Camps            


Top Ten Reasons to Attend Leadership Camp

Visit the Official 2024 Leadership Camp Store

Search Our
Best Leadership Camps Website

Enter Keywords, Activities, Phrases, or Camp Names
in space above to Search Entire Site

Top Search Guide Store News Advertise Bottom

Special Interest Camp Directories


State-by-State Directories of
ALL Camps (

Best Academic Camps Best Overnight Camps vertical line Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Best Adventure Camps Best Perf. Arts Camps Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Best Art Camps Best Science Camps Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Best Band Camps Best Sleepaway Camps Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Best Baseball Camps Best Soccer Camps Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Best Basketball Camps Best Spec'l Needs Camps Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
Best Boys Camps Best Sports Camps New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Best Cheer Camps Best Swim Camps Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
Best Christian Camps Best Tech Camps South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Best Coed Camps Best Tennis Camps Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
Best Computer Camps Best Theater Camps Washington DC CANADA      
Best Dance Camps Best Travel Camps            
Best Family Camps Best WeightLoss Camps            
Best Girls Camps Best Wilderness Camps            
Best Golf Camps New Directories ⇓            
Best Gymnastics Camps Best Aquatics Camps          
Best Horse Camps Best Equestrian Camps            
Best Leadership Camps Best Resident Camps            
Best Music Camps Best Sailing Camps            
  Best Volleyball Camps            


Find Out About Affordable Camp Advertising in Our The Best Camps .com Camp Directories

Best 2024 Summer Camp Jobs in the US and Canada
Our Newest Directory of Summer Camp Jobs and Camp Leadership Opportunities

DISCLAIMERS, PLEASE READ: This site is for informational purposes only. We do not endorse or recommend any of the camps whose information or advertisements appear on any page of this website (or in any linked or referenced media, websites, directories, or web pages) and we cannot confirm the accuracy of any information that appears herein.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.


Updated: May 24, 2018

VISITOR IDENTIFICATION: We currently DO NOT require visitors to give us any personal information, create a user id account, or to login to view any information on our site.

LINKS: This website includes links that are submitted by the camps that are listed in our directory, and also some third party advertising affiliates (such as Amazon) whose ads we display. We are not responsible for any privacy policies or the content of any ads, websites or web pages linked from our site.

VISITOR ANALYTICS: This site uses third-party website analytics (such as Google Analytics) that collect some user data that is provided by your web browser and/or browsing device. We use data provided by these analytics in evaluating such things as the content, quality, speed and usability of our website. We do not know the personal identity of these users.

SECURITY: This website is secured via HTTPS and SSL which is designed to protect (encrypt) any data transmitted between your devices and our website host.

USE OF COOKIES: This site currently does not deploy any cookies to site visitors. Some of our affiliate advertisers may use cookies, but we do not have access to them or any personally identifiable data from them.

SHARING: We do not share any personally identifiable information about our visitors with anyone.

INFORMATION YOU REQUEST: Visitors (13 years of age and older) may request information from us by submitting a secure web form. These forms may ask for information such as your email address so that we can deliver to you the information you request. You may at any time opt-out of receiving any further communications from us and have any information you submitted removed from our database. The opt-out option will be included in any email (or other web communication) sent to any requestor.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY: We may from time to time change, update or modify our Privacy Policy. Any updates will be available here (or via a link), and the date of any update will be noted at the top of the policy statement.

CAMPS WHO ARE LISTED IN THIS DIRECTORY: The above Privacy Policy applies only to visitors of this website. If you are the admin person for a camp that has submitted information to us to be shown on this site, please Login to the Camp Admin Area to review the privacy policies for all listed camps and organizations.

© 2024

submit find home directory choose