California Sleepaway Camps

Camp Tawonga. A Jewish summer camp in Yosemite. 131 Steuart St., #460, San Francisco. 415-543-2267.

 Camp Trinity at Bar 717 Ranch. The oldest accredited co-educational summer camp in California, two hours west of Redding. Hyampom Road, Hayfork. 530-628-5992.

Camp Unalayee. A nonprofit, co-educational wilderness camp in the Trinity Alps. 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. 650-969-6313.

Camp Winnarainbow. A circus and performing arts camp founded by Wavy Gravy in the Mendocino County foothills. 1301 Henry St., Berkeley. 510-525-4304. 

Frontier Ranch. A Christian camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains offering activities from archery to zip-lining. 1050 Lockhart Gulch Road, Scotts Valley. 831-335-9133. 

 Girl Scouts of Northern California. Offers a variety of camp experiences in Northern California for girls ages 5-17. Girl Scout membership not required. 408-287-4170, ext. 2091.

ID Tech. Offers one to two-week overnight camps for girls ages 7-17 at UC Berkeley, Stanford and San Jose State. 408-871-3700. 

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp. An overnight sports camp located at Menlo College in the Palo Alto area. Building strong character and Jewish community through sports. 3198 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA 94118 (415) 997-8844.

Mt. Cross Camp. Located in the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this Lutheran retreat offers camps for children entering second grade through high school. P.O. Box 287, Felton. 831-336-5179.

 Mount Hermon Christian Camps. Sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains and near Mount Shasta and Paso Robles offer wilderness experiences, horseback riding and more. 37 Conference Drive, Mt. Hermon. 831-335-4466. 

St. Dorothy’s Rest. An Episcopal camp and retreat center on the Russian River. P.O. Box B, Camp Meeker. 707-874-3319. 

St. Mary’s College Athletic Summer Camps. Offers camps in a variety of sports. Residential options in some sports for high school-aged students. P.O. Box 3012, Moraga. 925-631-4386.

Skylake Yosemite Camp. Has been offering summer camp for 70 years for boys and girls ages 7-15 on a lake in the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park. 37976 Road 222, Wishon. 559-642-3720.

YMCA Camp Campbell. Offers overnight camp for boys and girls ages 7-17 near Boulder Creek. 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek. 831-338-2128. 

Young Actors’ Theatre Camp. A co-ed overnight theater camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains for kids ages 8-18. 925-858-3548. 


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