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Camp Winnarainbow

Map1301 Henry Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
  • Circus Camps
  • Overnight Camps
  • Performing Arts Camps
  • Theater Camps


Camp Winnarainbow, California's Premiere Circus and Performing Arts Sleepaway Camp was founded by cultural icon Wavy Gravy more than 40 years ago.

Located 3 hours north of the Bay Area in beautiful Mendocino County, Camp Winnarainbow offers one and two week sessions during the summer for children ages 7-14. Classes include circus arts, drama, multi-cultural dance and martial arts, play production, trapeze & aerials, tightrope, juggling, unicycling, stilt-walking, gymnastics, magic, music, clowning, art, and environmental awareness. All sessions end with a fabulous show for families & friends.

Swimming is available every afternoon in Lake Veronica, complete with 350-foot world-class waterslide. Lodging is in canvas tipis. Three delicious homemade meals are served each day; always with vegetarian and vegan options.

There’s a lot of work to do right now on the planet. One of our main goals as a socially minded and justice focused organization is to ensure that our kids camp and teen leadership programs are relevant to the needs of our youth in the 21st Century.

What we know is that the experiential and creative environment of Camp Winnarainbow provides skill building opportunities that are essential for all of us to have in this complex world. Over the past 44 years, Wavy and Jah have taught us that it IS possible to work for a peaceful, harmonious, just world through creativity, innovation, critical thinking, restorative practices and inclusion.


Additional Information:

Gender: Coed
Minimum Age: 7
Maximum Age: 17
Year Established: 1975
Capacity: 150
Lodging: Tipis
Camp Days: Mon - Sat
Financial Aid Offered: yes
Camp Director : Wavy Gravy
Memberships & Accreditations: American Camp Association
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