Best Overnight Camps in the Bay Area



These Overnight Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: Camp Tawonga. Located just seven miles from Yosemite National Park, Tawonga fosters a positive self-image, a love of nature and an enriching Jewish community. 415-543-2267. www.tawonga.org.

Silver (tie): Camp Arroyo. 5545 Arroyo Road, Livermore. 925-371-8401. www.ebparks.org/activities/daycamps/parks_camp_arroyo.

Silver (tie): Young Actors’ Theatre Camp. Santa Cruz Mountains, Felton. 855-462-9282. www.campyatc.com.

Bronze: Camp Winnarainbow. 50350 US-101, Laytonville. 707-984-6507. www.campwinnarainbow.org.

Peninsula

Gold: Girl Scouts of Northern California. Four-day to 12-day camps for first to 12th-grade girls at three facilities around the Bay Area, with themes ranging from horseback riding to watersports to STEM and beyond. 800-447-4475. www.camprocks.org.

Silver: Camp Tawonga. Near Yosemite. 415-543-2267. www.tawonga.org.

Bronze: Young Actors Theater Camp. Santa Cruz Mountains. 855-462-9282.www.campyact.

Silicon Valley

Gold: YMCA Camp Campbell. Campers ages 7-16 enjoy two weeks of making new friends, exploring the outdoors and gaining new skills. 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek. www.ymcasv.org/ymcacampcampbell.

Silver: Girl Scouts of Northern California. Multiple locations. 408-287-4170, ext. 2091. www.camprocks.org.

Bronze (tie): Hidden Villa. 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. 650-949-8650. hiddenvilla.org.

Bronze (tie): Kennolyn Camp. 8400 Glen Haven Road, Soquel. 831-479-6714. www.kennolyncamps.com

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Camp Tawonga. This is a Jewish summer camp for kids, teens and families and young adults near Yosemite National Park and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Business office: 131 Steuart St., #460, San Francisco. 415-543-2267. www.tawonga.org.

Silver: Camp Winnarainbow. Located in Mendocino County. Business office: 1301 Henry St., Berkeley. 510-525-4304. www.campwinnarainbow.org.

Bronze: CYO Occidental. 2136 Bohemian Highway. www.camp.ccyo.org.

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