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. 

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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