These Overnight Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
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. waldenwest.org/summer.
Silver: Kennolyn Camp. 8400 Glen Haven Road, Soquel. 831-479-6714. kennolyncamps.com.
Bronze: Girl Scouts of Northern California. Multiple locations. 800-447-4475. camp.gsnorcal.org.
Gold: Girl Scouts of Northern California. These camps give girls an opportunity to unplug, learn new skills, discover their sense of self and test new-found independence in a safe environment. Three facilities around the Bay Area. 800-447-4475. camprocks.org. gsnorcal.org.
Silver: Camp Tawonga. Camps in the Sierra Mountains. 415-543-2267. tawonga.org.
Bronze: Young Actors’ Theater Camp. Santa Cruz Mountains. 855-462-9282. campyatc.com.
Gold: Camp Tawonga. This camp strives to foster a deep connection to nature, community and Judaism. Near Yosemite National Park. Business office: 131 Steuart St., #460, San Francisco. 415-543-2267. tawonga.org.
Silver: Camp Winnarainbow. Mendocino County. Business office: 1301 Henry St., Berkeley. 510-525-4304. campwinnarainbow.org.
Bronze: Mountain Camp. Ice House Lake in the El Dorado National Forest. Business office: 1480 Moraga Road, Suite C #392, Moraga. 415-351-2267. mountaincamp.com.
Gold: Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp. Families spend a week in the Russian River Valley or Washington state exploring their passions for music and theater. P.O. Box 11013, Oakland. 360-921-5182. cazfamilycamp.org.
Silver: Camp Arroyo. 5535 Arroyo Road, Livermore. 925-371-8401. ebparks.org/activities/daycamps/parks_camp_arroyo.htm.
Bronze: Young Actors’ Theatre Camp. Santa Cruz mountains, Felton. 855-462-9282. campyatc.com.