Best Overnight Camps in the Bay Area

These Overnight Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Walden West. An outdoor camp that focuses on science and natural environments. Kids learn about nature, survival skills, astronomy and more.15555 Sanborn Road, Saratoga. 13851 Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino. 408-573-3050.

Silver: Delphi Academy Summer Camp. 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408-370-7400.

Bronze: Frontier Ranch. 1050 Lockhart Gulch Road, Scotts Valley. 831-335-9133.

SF and Marin

Gold: YMCA Camp Jones Gulch. A traditional activity-rich summer camp nestled in a redwood tree-filled 927-acre property in the Santa Cruz mountains. 1100 Pescadero Creek Road, La Honda. 650-747-1200.

Silver: Camp Tawonga. Yosemite National Park. Business office: 131 Steuart St., #460, San Francisco. 415-543-2267.

Bronze: Camp Winnarainbow. Mendocino County. Business office: 1301 Henry St., Berkeley. 510-525-4304.


Gold: YMCA. Kids can unplug, connect with the outdoors and step outside their comfort zones at either Camp Loma Mar or Camp Ravencliff in the East Bay. Camp Ravencliff office address: 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, 510-559-7000.  Camp Loma Mar: 650-879-0223.

Silver: Girl Scouts of Northern California. Three facilities around the Bay Area. 800-447-4475.

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

East Bay

Gold: Camp Concord. Operated by the City of Concord, this camp at Lake Tahoe strives to provide a high quality, affordable vacation for families. 1000 Mount Tallac Trailhead Road B, South Lake Tahoe. 925-671-3006.

Silver: Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp. Mailing address: P.O. Box 11013, Oakland. 360-921-5182.

Bronze: Young Actors’ Theatre Camp. Santa Cruz mountains, Felton. 855-462-9282.

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