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Fall Family Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in California are Starting in September, 2016

Many of our California Family Camps offer Fall Family Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in September, 2016.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Family Camp you're interested in a call to check on Fall dates, times and availability.

Fall 2016-17 Family Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Family Camps will be hosting Fall Reunions for their previous campers, and Fall Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for September, 2016.

Best California Year-Round
Family Camps, Classes & Family Programs

Many of our Best California Summer Family Camps also offer Year Round Family Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Family Programs, too.

Best California Fall Family Camp Jobs

Searching for California Family Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Family Camps are now listing their 2016-17 Fall Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Fall Employment Opportunities" pages.

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One of Our Featured California Family CampsIdyllwild Arts Summer Programs
Idyllwild, California

Visit Our Idyllwild Arts Summer Programs Website
951-468-7265
sbarr[AT]idyllwildarts.org
summer[AT]idyllwildarts.org
52500 Temecula Rd
Idyllwild, California 92549

Find the Best Family Camp in Idyllwild, California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 38
Idyllwild, CA 92549-0038

CAMPER AGES: 5-adults

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Idyllwild Arts Summer Program provides an intensive, practical, hands-on experience for students 5-18, with separate offerings for adults. We also offer Family Week, in which all members of the family can work and learn as artists. Workshops and intensives include all arts disciplines, including creative writing, dance, fashion design and inter-arts, film+digital media+sound, music (jazz and classical, plus songwriting), theater, and visual arts. Special programs are devoted to Native American Arts.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Nestled in a peaceful pine forest, our mountain-top campus is located at 5,377-feet on the western slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains in Southern California. The 205-acre campus is a naturally beautiful setting with clean air, alpine forests, mountains and meadows. This tranquil site, remote from urban distractions, affords students a unique learning environment.

The Idyllwild Arts campus is situated two miles from the center of the village of Idyllwild and 2.5 hours from Los Angeles and San Diego by car.

CAMP FACILITIES: The campus features large modern dormitories, residence halls, dining hall and a snack bar. Services include health center, bookstore and laundry facilities.

The numerous indoor and outdoor art studios and exhibition areas include the Parks Exhibition Center and the Eymann Sculpture Garden.

Performance halls include the new Lowman Concert Hall, IAF Theatre, Stephens Recital Hall, Holmes Amphitheatre, and the Junior Players Theatre.

The Krone Library houses resource areas, classrooms and a museum.

Dance studios, rehearsal halls, film studio and practice rooms are located across the campus.

The new Margaret Cargill Commons, located at the heart of campus between Lowman Concert Hall and the IAF Theatre, offers areas to relax, converse, and mingle.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At Idyllwild Arts, we believe in changing lives through the transformative power of art. Our students immerse themselves completely in their chosen creative field. Our instructors are working artists and arts educators working at the highest levels. They nurture the exceptional passion and talent of our students and help channel the creative spirit. Instructors successfully work with students of all levels of ability and experience while emphasizing strong educational and personal values along with outstanding achievement.

Idyllwild Arts programs are structured to challenge students and to build confidence in their abilities. Our students leave prepared for professional arts careers as well as university achievement.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid is available to students with exceptional talent and financial need. Designated scholarships are also available for teachers and Native Americans.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer Family Week each summer, with arts courses available to family members of all ages. Families may take courses together or pursue their individual interests during the day, then come together as a family at meals and in the evening. Activities include hikes, lectures, and special courses, including a Musical Improv session presented by Laura (Whose Line is It Anyway?) and Rick Hall.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For a schedule and course offerings, visit This Website Link

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California Family Camps

Please note that our list of 2016-17 California Family Camps also includes information on California Family Camp Scholarships, Financial Aid, and other 'Campership' or Financial Assistance. Look within each camp's description for the CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE heading.


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One of Our Featured California Family CampsMinecraft Summer Camps at SciTechGames.com
Online Camp

Visit Our Minecraft Summer Camps at SciTechGames.com Website
scitechgames[AT]gmail.com
Online Camp

CAMPER AGES: 12-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Online. Summer: Weekdays, morning or afternoon sessions. Year-round camps, too.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: SciTechGames will be offering online summer camps & year-round workshops in Minecraft and other technology and science online games for campers in the US and Canada. For Summer 2016, campers can choose from a variety of sessions and times. Campers will use our powerful private SciTechGames Minecraft server, that will also be available for "Free Play" time, too. Beginners thru Advanced players are welcome.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. Minecraft & Other Educational Online Games.

Minecraft Summer Camps at SciTechGames.com is a Top Family Summer Camp located in  California offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Science, Technology, Academics and more. Minecraft Summer Camps at SciTechGames.com is a top Family Camp for ages: 12-17.
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CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Campers of all experience levels will learn vital Minecraft strategies and techniques. It is important to note that this camp will use what's called a "mod pack", which is a collection of game modifications of the classic online version of Minecraft. Including: Applied Energistics (AE), Thermal Expansion, Red Power, Minefactory Reloaded, Computercraft, and many others. Separate sessions will be offered for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Players. Much more info for 2016 will be available soon, please visit This Website Link for more info and to submit a camp interest form.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Parents are welcome to sit-in and learn all about how the game is played.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round programs will be available soon.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer: One-week sessions, M-F, morning or afternoons. Year-round schedules will begin in the Fall. Fee info will be available soon.

For more info, please visit: This Website Link.

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Minecraft Summer Camps at SciTechGamescom

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Family Camps in CA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some California Family Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.


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Customized School Trip to China
California Location(s)

Visit Our Customized School Trip to China Website
(866) with-SLG
(866) 948-4754 (Toll Free in N. America)
(408) 360-9958 (Local or International)
annayu[AT]sinolanguage.org
info[AT]sinolanguage.org
5706 Cahalan Ave #23634
San Jose, California 95153

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
China

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Customized School Trip to China Video

CAMPER AGES: 8 to 19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, Adventure, Travel, and more. Language Learning. Chinese Learning. Leadership. Team Building.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Ideal for schools plan to take students travel to China during spring or summer break. Completely customize per school needs (date, length, route, etc); a teacher or leader travel for free for small group of 6 paying students; all logistical support before and during the entire trip; well-trained group managers in China assisting you with all managing and communication works; 24/7 bilingual counselors in China ensuring your students� safety beyond classroom.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Parents or relatives are welcome to join anyone of SLG programs.

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Customized School Trip to China

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Special Interest Family Camps in California

Some California Family Camps offer Special Interest programming and family activities, such as: family trail rides, performing arts, technology quests, family outdoor adventures, wilderness camping and survival, travel and sightseeing, and many more.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Leadership & Community Service Summer Camp
California Location(s)

Visit Our Leadership & Community Service Summer Camp Website
(866) with-SLG
(866) 948-4754 (Toll Free in N. America)
(408) 360-9958 (Local or International)
annayu[AT]sinolanguage.org
info[AT]sinolanguage.org
5706 Cahalan Ave #23634
San Jose, California 95153

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Beijing, China

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Leadership & Community Service Summer Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 14 to 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Academics, Adventure, Travel, and more. Language Learning. Chinese Learning. Leadership. Team Building.

CAMP FACILITIES: The school campus is 27,000 square meters and equips with state-of-art facilities which provide students with comfortable and convenient environment for learning and living. The school library has a collection of 90,000 books that allow students to access it at anytime. Wifi Internet is available throughout every corner of the campus. Sport field occupies a 9,600 square meters area, including outdoor lighted basketball courts, soccer field, tennis courts, rock climbing, etc. It also has an indoor gym of 700 square meters. The dining hall allows 1,200 people having meal at the same time. All the classrooms in GQMMS are equipped with TVs, projectors, laptops and multimedia facilities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO:

1. Ages: 14 to 18 1/2 years of age upon departure; applicants younger than 12 are recommended to have one parent accompanied or pay a children supplement

2. Ready to adjust to the different values, lifestyle and attitudes of a foreign country

3. Willing to learn Chinese language

4. In good health and have excellent character references You are not required to speak Chinese to enter the program. However, to maximize the camp experience, it is important that you are interested in foreign cultures. Students are expected to embrace local Chinese culture while also be willing to exemplify positive attributes of the society and life of your own country.

Designed for students age 14-18. It combines a community service project that could earn up to 80 service hours, culture activities, and traveling altogether. Participants will team-teach English to a group of Chinese elementary students. It is packed with unlimited exposure to China and Chinese language, and filled with great fun.

Not only participant will have a chance to meet same age teens come from all over the U.S. and other countries, but also make connections with local Chinese teens. This is also a great opportunity to learn to be more independent, mature, open-minded and develop a sense of responsibility.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership & Service Program in Beijing

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Parents or relatives are welcome to join anyone of SLG programs.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Leadership & Service Program in Beijing:
7/07 - 7/27: 21 days, Beijing + A trip to Inner Mongolia
7/19 - 8/08: 21 days, Beijing + A trip to Mt.Tai and Confucius hometown

Please visit: This Website Link for more details.

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Lasting Adventures, Inc.
Yosemite National Park, California

Visit Our Lasting Adventures, Inc. Website
800-513-8651
Scott[AT]LastingAdventures.org
Staff[AT]LastingAdventures.org
Yosemite National Park, California 95389

Find the Best Family Camp in Yosemite National Park, California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 1078 Groveland, CA. 95321

CAMPER AGES: 11-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our outdoor summer camps are our specialty. We offer a 5-day program for younger participants ages 11-13, and a choice of a
6-day or 11-day program for youth ages 13-17. Our goals include providing unforgettable experiences that intimately connects each youth with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them in Yosemite National Park!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Lasting Adventures, Inc. strives to give outdoor experiences to ALL youth. If a child is physically capable of participating in our Yosemite backpacking adventures, then we are able to accommodate most special needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Science, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Adventure Based Programming. We Participate In Fun, Challenging, & Significant Events & Games, Providing Support Throughout.

CAMP LOCATION: We operate throughout the Yosemite backcountry. All youth trips meet in Tuolumne meadows which is approx. a 3.5-4 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay area. All trips end in Yosemite Valley proper.

CAMP FACILITIES: We teach respect for yourself, others, and the environment through a Yosemite backpacking adventure. Participants camp and sleep under the stars or in tents. We move locations and hike daily. We learn about nature and challenge ourselves to become better contributors in this world!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our outdoor summer camps, also known as the Yosemite High Country Adventure youth backpacking trips, are our specialty. Our weekly programs are six days/ five nights in length and average between 25-35 backpacking miles. These trips usually begin in the Yosemite High Country and conclude in Yosemite Valley proper. On all trips we conduct some side hikes (without backpacks) to famous sites and peaks (such as Half Dome, Clouds Rest, El Capitan, Mount Hoffman, and Red Peak).

These day trips average another 6 to 10 miles. Every other week we offer a different trail. So if you would like to choose a two-week adventure (13 days/ 12 nights) by combining two sessions; your child will be guaranteed to see different terrain each week. Additionally, by choosing the two-week option, your child will have a layover day in either Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley proper where the participants will partake in more sightseeing opportunities. During this layover day, participants will also have a chance to re-supply, wash-up, and eat some fresh food at a local eatery.

Throughout the adventure, participants will be guided along some of the most famous trails and to the top of some of the most famous passes and peaks within Yosemite National Park. Our experienced leaders have an extensive knowledge of the Yosemite backcountry. In addition to taking our participants to many of the famous locations, our leaders will also guide participants to lesser known areas that we have found over the years such as off-the-trail high alpine lakes (where fish are plentiful), backcountry waterfalls, alpine meadows, spectacular vistas, watering holes, cliff jumping areas, and natural waterslides.

On most trips, we backpack every day but one (a lay over day and location is usually agreed upon by the team) and we are on the trail for an average of 4-5 hours. Most of our trips go from a higher elevation to a lower elevation and throughout the experience we take our time, take in the views, and break at awesome watering holes. Yet, viewing the Yosemite backcountry is only one of the many outcomes that occur on these trips.

Our primary mission is to use the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach participants the necessary skills and attitudes for living successful lives. We also strive to foster an appreciation for the wilderness, nature, and the world around us. In addition to unique individual backgrounds and certifications, our leaders are all trained in Adventure Based Programming. Through Adventure Based Programming, participants will be challenged to improve their sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. Participants will participate in daily goal setting, group activities and debriefing (usually mixed in with marshmallows around the campfire.) This is all done within an environment of fun and support.

All participants will also learn basic backpacking skills, wilderness ethics, wilderness appreciation and engage in Leave No Trace principals. Along with creating lasting memories, it is our goal that participants will finish this adventure with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world, and the environment around them.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We develop Yosemite Guides! We have the only Junior Guide program in Yosemite. Open to youth ages 16-18 with a passion for the outdoors and helping others. 2-4 week sessions.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We are a non-profit! We offer scholarships on a sliding schedule. Please complete our Scholarship Application located on our Forms page.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Lasting Adventures, Inc, is also a leading Guide service within Yosemite National Park. In so doing, we have evolved into the experts in custom family adventures in the Yosemite backcountry. Contact us to schedule a custom Yosemite family adventure that is sure to create memories to last a lifetime!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Lasting Adventures has been recognized as the one Yosemite Guide Service that guides the most people into the Yosemite backcountry.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Weekly Sunday-Friday June-August. See our schedule online!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking for a Chinese speaking guide to join our team in 2015! 

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Lasting Adventures Inc

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International Family Camps in California

Some of our California Family Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each California Family Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Family Programs for International Campers.


The Road Less Traveled
California Location(s)

Visit Our The Road Less Traveled Website
info[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com
2331 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60614

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Colorado, Florida, California, Louisiana (New Orleans), Alaska, Hawaii, Norway, Africa (Tanzania), India, Belize, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Guatemala, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Italy, Taiwan

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
See listed above - primary address

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our The Road Less Traveled Video

CAMPER AGES: 11-17 (approximately)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Two-four week long community service, wilderness adventure, and language/cultural immersion programs.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing educational travel experience - an extraordinary opportunity to join with others, explore humanity, and build deep relationships and an appreciation for our world’s vast adventurous scenery. RLT offers domestic and international community service, language, and multi-sport adventure travel programs all over the world. We engage in the service of presence and active listening. We support young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community, and understand the world in a new way. We encourage involvement, cultivate leadership and sensitivity, develop personal initiative and communal participation skills, and inspire a sense of social activism and environmentalism.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Scuba Diving, White-water Rafting, Rock-climbing, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Zip-lining, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Farming, Teaching English, Cooking Classes, Yoga Classes, Music Classes, Art Classes, Cultural Immersion, Community Service

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in the heart of Chicago, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our trips are run in a multitude of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Michigan, several weeks before trips are scheduled to depart.

CAMP FACILITIES: Facilities and accommodations vary from trip to trip.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Road Less Traveled as an organization was founded by Jim and Donna Stein in 1991, and has been successfully running safe, exciting, life-changing trips for teens ever since. Both Jim and Donna are still the current directors, and are integrally involved in every single aspect of the company. In the summer, they are on call 24/7, available both to parents as well as to our leaders in the field.

We are an ACA accredited organization with an impeccable track record. We believe in the process of accreditation. It allows us to compare our standards to other professionals in the industry. Our accreditation allows us to follow specific standards related to leader screening including use of application forms, reference checks, personal interviews, work history review, and background checks.

Many years ago, we were the first company serving young adults to require that all leaders have a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) medical certification. WFR training is far more advanced than standard first aid or wilderness first aid. In addition to this certification, we carry extensive first aid kits on all of our programs that include antibiotics and epinephrine. Contents, protocols, and standing orders are reviewed and updated every year by our Medical Director who is an MD.

Since our inception, RLT has been on the cutting edge of technological advances in communication. We began carrying Iridium satellite phones on all of our programs as soon as they were available. Today we continue to carry the latest in emergency communication systems. According to geographic location, programs are equipped with satellite phones, ground-to-air radios, and/or cellular phones providing the possibility of 24-hour access to medical help in case of emergency.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer many need-based scholarships and financial aid packages. Visit Geography of Hope's website to learn more: This Website Link

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer custom trips as well as family programs in the winter, spring, and at the end of the summer. Please contact us at 773-342-5200 with any questions.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Flights, travel arrangements, and other trip-specific information is available on our website.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit our Program Chart to see all trips, dates, and prices: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Trip Leader/Co-Leader

Travel domestically and/or internationally with a group of high-school and/or middle-school students, monitoring and facilitating community service, language/cultural immersion, and/or wilderness adventure trips

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum of 21 years of age
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree or in the process of completing a degree. Equivalent experience working with teenagers in related field will be considered if not currently enrolled in school
• Experience Previous program leader experience working with and or teaching young people age ranging in age between 12-19. Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics, teaching or facilitating groups, supervision of meal planning, food preparation and cooking, managing logistics. Ability to teach program specific skills, environmental awareness, and related scientific, cultural, and historical knowledge pertaining to the regions through which you will travel and their relationship to each other.
• Strong Physical Condition
• Current CPR for the professional rescuer
• Current Wilderness First Responder, WEMT or EMT certification
• Current Red Cross lifeguard or Swiftwater rescue certifications preferred but not mandatory
• Current unrestricted valid drivers license with no major convictions during the previous three year period; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, hit and run, homicide or assault with a motor vehicle, drag racing, operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, license suspended or revoked within the previous three year period for accidents and or moving violations. Driving record should reflect no more than three moving violations and/or chargeable accidents during the previous three years

• For Adventure Programs: Knowledge of three or more wilderness travel methods. Whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, international trekking, biking, backpacking, technical rock or ice climbing and mountaineering. Mandatory requirements for adventure trips include: the ability to lead groups of students on backpacking trips of three to eight days, ability to comfortably lead through remote wilderness areas. This includes, but is not limited to, backpacking preparations, backcountry travel, route finding, campsite selection, equipment maintenance, Leave No Trace camping techniques in desert and alpine terrain and proper protocol in dense bear country.

All leaders must possess the ability to make prudent decisions in adverse conditions. International Service Learning and Language Immersion Programs: Leaders and must be highly proficient or fluent in the spoken language of the program country (Spanish, etc.) and have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, and Snorkeling

• International Service learning and Language Exposure Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, Snorkeling 

• Service Learning Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, experience managing multiple responsibilities, construction experience preferred. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Hiking, PADI Scuba certified
• Ability and experience supervising co-instructors and participants
• Valid Passport
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
• Ability to communicate and work with teenagers and co-instructors, and provide necessary instruction
• Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities, and co-instructors
• Ability to observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self -control
• Ability to follow written procedures as outlined in the leader-training manual
• Ability to support program philosophy and implement procedures
• Ability to work long hours
• Ability and experience in facilitating groups

Specific Responsibilities/Job Description
1. Plan, coordinate and execute daily activities and trip logistics 
2. Monitor co-instructor and participant assignments for the day 
3. Monitor groups and supervise co-instructors' responsibilities 
4. Act as a positive role model for participants 
5. Responsible for the relationships with general public, people of the land, and subcontractors 
6. Monitor ongoing safety and provide education for co-instructor and participants 
7. Supervise the health and safety of the participants and environment 
8. Together with co-instructor and participant, plan and execute the evening program 
9. Identify and address inappropriate behavior with participant or with other co-instructor, for actions that put health and safety of a participant at risk 
10. Together with co-instructor, plan and implement evening program as needed
11. Management of financials and accounting including monitoring of expenditures, record keeping, advances, bookkeeping and end of trip summary of information 
12. Management of gear, vehicles, inventory, storage, documentation and end of trip summary information 
13. Evaluate co-instructor and perform reviews and summer end evaluations 
14. Evaluate program and current season and make suggestions for following season

Dates of Employment
June through August seasonally - recommend early application.

Remuneration
Salary is commensurate with experience/certifications/qualifications. Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. We also offer pro-deals on outdoor equipment from a variety of well-known manufacturers.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Jim Stein-Director
2331 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
employment[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com

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California Family Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some California Family Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Skylake Yosemite Camp
Wishon, California

Visit Our Skylake Yosemite Camp Website
559 642-3720
jeff[AT]skylake.com
office[AT]skylake.com
37976 Road 222 Box 25
Wishon, California 93669

Find the Best Family Camp in Wishon, California

CAMPER AGES: 7-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Skylake Yosemite Camp is a west coast camp in an east coast tradition. Located on Bass Lake in a pine forest close to Yosemite. 70 years of tradition with full range of program, great food, small rustic cabins, and caring carefully chosen college counselors. Charter bus service provided from San Francisco and Los Angeles areas.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Skylake is located in the Sierra National Forest equal distance, approximately a four drive, from Los Angeles and San Francisco. The camp has a large private dock on Bass Lake and access to the entire national forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: Skylake's secret to success is its small cabin groups. "Boys' camp" and "Girl's Camp" each with their own 16 rustic cabins is where the Skylake spirit is born. The 6500 square foot lodge, dining hall and lakeside porch is a center of activity. Tennis courts, sand volleyball, climbing wall, campfire circle, private docks on Bass Lake all provide a complete camp experience.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: *Skylake staff are all college students with First Aid and CPR certifications.
*Skylake is family owned and operated with the same director since 1995.
*Skylake is a proud founding member of the Western Association of Independent camps and of the American Camp Association.
*Skylake is celebrating its 71st season in 2015
*Skylake is a camp that provides significant "space" to its campers to allow the best opportunity for personal growth

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers that have completed the 9th grade are eligible to apply for the Skylake "Camper In Leadership Training Program." Successful completion of this program may lead to invitation to return for the CILT II summer.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Skylake operates a Family Camp for a number of weeks prior to the children' camp sessions and again in the fall after children' camp concludes.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Skylake sessions run a minimum of two weeks. Sessions normally commence in the middle of June and conclude in the middle of August

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Epona Farms' Spring Break and Summer Day Camps
Galt, California

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916-320-4042
Catriona Watson
eponafarms[AT]gmail.com
10910 Boessow Road
Galt, California 95621

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CAMPER AGES: 7-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Epona Farms’ Spring Break Camps will be held on the following dates to accommodate families from Stockton to Sacramento: March, 16-20, 23-27 and March, 30-April 3, 2015. All camps run Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm. Extra care hours by arrangement.

Participants interact with ponies, horses, dogs and cats! Other farm animals include our pot bellied pig, rabbits, chickens and a tame rooster called Rocky! Epona Farms has lots of gentle, well-trained horses and ponies to suit all ages and abilities. Campers ride and care for their "own" pony or horse during the week and always ride in a safe environment. Indoor recreation/lunch room and full bathroom.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Horses/Equestrian, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located midway between Sacramento and Stockton, ca., only one quarter mile east of Highway 99 and close to downtown Galt. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and information on our other equestrian programs.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a covered arena and attached 14 stall barn. A grassy picnic area is situated outside our spacious recreation room with full kitchen, bathrooms and showers.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Catriona Watson, our chief instructor, holds British Horse Society Certification and has been holding camps in the Sacramento area for almost 20 years. Camp councilors are specially trained to work with children. Our primary focus is on safety around and on the horses. We teach a 'whole horse' approach and include body language communication techniques to enhance the connection between horse and rider.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We occasionally have scholarships available for special needs or single parent families. Please contact us for details ad availability.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Special discounts for multiple family members or groups.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Epona Farms offers horseback riding lessons year round for all ages from three years old and up. Both English and Western styes are taught and students attend and win at a variety of horse shows throughout the year: Western, English Hunter/Jumper, County and State Fairs.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Spring Camp dates: March, 16-20, 23-27 and March, 30-April 3, 2015.
All camps run Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm.
Cost for each week of camp is $300.
Summer Camp dates to be announced. Keep an eye on our website.

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MusiCampLA
Los Angeles, CA

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(323) 786-3510
ashleejyoung[AT]gmail.com
hello[AT]musicampla.org
2106 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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CAMPER AGES: 5-13

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Monday through Friday, 9am to 2pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: MusiCampLA is being held at the Lyric-Hyperion Theater and Cafe in Silverlake, CA. It is right near Los Feliz, Atwater Village and Hollywood.

CAMP FACILITIES: The camp is being held in a real theater with a green room and everything!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Welcome to MusiCamp Los Angeles! We are excited to provide your children with the opportunity to continue their musical studies over the summer months—or begin them for the first time while having fun with new friends!

A Week at MusiCamp LA:

After initial meet-and-greet music games on the first day, we begin with musical physical activities. That means using the entire body to make rhythm!

Based on your child's interests, we break out into smaller groups to focus on learning parts for the recital on the last day. That includes piano, keyboards, percussion instruments, and singing!

Other break-out sessions including writing music, music history, and various topics (listed at the far right).

Following lunch, that will be provided by the Lyric-Hyperion Cafe, we enjoy a group rehearsal to show what we have learned that day and through the week!

After rehearsal your child will enjoy guest artists who demonstrate singing, violin, guitar and ukele!

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): On the Friday of the end of each session, we will be having a final concert that family and friends are welcome to attend!

OTHER CAMP INFO: MusiCampLA was designed by award winning pianists Ashlee Young and Bobby Apperson. Together they have 50 years of musical experience! To see their bios and resumes, visit MusiCampLA.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1: June 16-20

Session 2: July 14-18

Session 3: August 4-8

All sessions are $499 per camper. The fee includes lunch every day, a personalized T-shirt and water bottle.

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Marine Landing Day Camp
Long Beach, California

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marinelandingcamp[AT]girlscoutsla.org
5865 East Appian Way
Long Beach, California 90803

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
4551 Glencoe Avenue, Suite 140
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

CAMPER AGES: Programs available for girls in grades 1-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Weekdays, Daily: 9am-4pm; Extended hours available: 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Marine Landing is located in Long Beach on beautiful Naples Island. Marine Landing offers girls the opportunity to develop their boating skills, kayak, canoe, swim, and have fun in the sand at two beaches. Girls will meet new friends, play games, make crafts and sing songs. Girl Scout badge work, or other skill building programming, will be included in each week's activities. Our Program Aide Leadership Experience is available for girls entering 9th thru 12th grades.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the beautiful Naples Island in Long Beach, California and within the calm waters of Los Alamitos Bay. Please visit our website for camp photos and property specifics.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our waterfront property consists of a large recreation boat house, activity areas, and a private beach.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camperships are available for Girl Scout members.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Weekend Family and Troop Camp Programs are offered throughout the year. Our Marine Landing Outdoor Adventure Days offer many activities including kayaking, canoeing, and swimming. No day at camp would be complete without games, songs and crafts, too!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Marine Landing camp programs run June through August. For specific dates and program details please refer to our Camp Guide at This Website Link.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you are a Waterfront Certified Lifeguard, enjoy various boating activities, playing in the surf and sun, and have a desire to empower our next generation of young women, you might be a future Marine Landing Counselor. Interested applicants can send their cover letter and resume to marinelandingcamp[AT]girlscoutsla.org.

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Amplify Sleep Away Camp For Girls
Ojai, California

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805-861-8128
girlsrocksb[AT]gmail.com
10820 Reeves Road
Ojai, California 93023

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CAMPER AGES: 10-17 year s old

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: What is Amplify Sleep Away Camp?

Amplify Sleep Away Camp is a unique overnight summer program (offered for four weeks during the summer) where girls 10-17 years old choose a creative arts track and learn amazing skills while working together, taking fun and creative workshops and developing self-esteem tools.

What are the different tracks to choose from?

Amplify Sleep Away Camp offers three different tracks:

The Music Track: Learn an instrument (vocals, guitar, bass, drums, or keys), form a band, write an original song, and perform to a sold out crowd of friends and family)
The Photography and Film Making Track: Girls learn extensive photography and film making skills. Highlights include filming and directing a music video and learning photo editing Each student will have an opportunity to have their piece published online and to start building a professional portfolio.

The Journalism Track: Learn the ins and outs of journalism. Each student will have an opportunity to have their piece published online and to start building a professional portfolio.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Technology, and more.

Amplify Sleep Away Camp For Girls  is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Ojai California offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Technology, Music/Band, Swimming and more. Amplify Sleep Away Camp For Girls  is a top Family Camp for ages: 10-17 year s old.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located 90 miles North of Los Angeles, CA on 200 beautiful acres of wilderness.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have two state of the art dormitories, an outdoor pool, all air conditioned facilities, recreation/dining hall, amphitheater, movie theater, and can accommodate all special meal needs ( dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian.)

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Music LESSONS

Campers choose one instrument to focus on for the week out of vocals, drums, guitar, bass, keys, or DJ. All instruction takes place in small group lessons and is led by experienced and enthusiastic female musicians. Private lessons are available for the girls to sign up for every evening.

BAND PRACTICE

The bands have band practice every day. During band practice, band members work together to write a song and practice playing as an ensemble. Band coaches help bands with the writing process, facilitate the rehearsals, and answer questions as necessary. Band counselors help guide campers and smooth out any bumps along the way.

WORKSHOPS

Throughout the week, workshops are held on a variety of interesting, helpful, and awesome topics! Some workshops include: Ropes Course, Music History, Zine and Comic-Making, Screen Printing, DJ-ing, Performance Anxiety, Beatboxing, DIY Recording, Button-Making, Video-Making, Songwriting, Self-Defense, Alternative Instruments, and more.
Meals

Food, glorious food! All meals are delicious and included. Breakfast is typically served between 7:00–8:00 am; lunch is around 12:00 pm; and dinner is usually around 6:00 pm. This is subject to change, so please keep your ears perked throughout the day for announcements to make sure you don’t miss a meal. We offer both vegan and omnivore options and healthy snacks are available throughout the day.

LUNCHTIME PERFORMANCES

Every day a different band plays a live set for the girls and then sticks around to take questions. In our end of program survey this was a major highlight for the girls. They learned about different genres of music and had a fun time listening to the bands and getting to engage in meaningful discussions with the visiting artists.

FINAL SHOWCASE

At the end of the camp week, each band performs its original songs at the Final Showcase concert for friends, families, and fans. The showcase begins Saturday at 11:00 am sharp at the amphitheater. Make sure to arrive with plenty of time to park by the dorms so our staff can lead you down to the show. If you’re able, we would love if camper families joined us for an optional picnic lunch (bring your own lunches, please!) and final sendoff after the show.

THE FACILITY

Girls Rock SB is very lucky to be hosting Amplify Sleep Away Camp at such an exquisite facility. Set in the mountains of Ojai, California, Ojai Valley High School boasts one of the best views in Ventura County. The girls will have private, air-conditioned residence halls, a private pool, a movie theatre for evening films, and delicious meals provided ( vegan, vegetarian , lactose free, we offer it all) . Dormitories are supervised by dorm "parents." Campers will typically share a dorm room with one other girl. We utilize two different dormitories and separate the girls by age. 10-12 year old's in one dorm and 13-17 year old's in another.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Are you a high school senior looking to fulfill your community service hours? Every summer we choose a handful of high school students to intern with us. If this is something you are interested in please contact us.

We’re so excited to launch an intern program this year! This is a special opportunity for older, experienced teen musicians to get more involved behind the scenes at camp, develop leadership skills, and transition into becoming a GRSB volunteer or organizer in the future.

A limited number of intern positions are available to high school seniors. Interns will have the option of forming an “Intern Band,” rehearsing during the camp week, and performing at the showcase. They do not receive instrument instruction but they may be asked to assist instructors and workshop facilitators. They will be required to be part of our general support crew and roadie crew during camp week. Interns do not pay tuition.

Learn more here This Website Link

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is $999 per camper for each week of camp. Limited financial aid is available to those in need. Any Girls Rock SB tuition above and beyond $325 is considered a donation.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We also have a day camp called Girls Rock SB located in Santa Barbara, CA. You can find more information on day camp here This Website Link

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
WHEN AND WHERE: Enrollment is NOW OPEN. Register at: This Website Link

Session 1
Monday, July 4–Saturday, July 9
Ojai Valley School
10820 Reeves Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Showcase: Saturday, July 9 at the campus; begins at 11:00am. Bring a picnic and enjoy a picnic lunch with your camper before leaving. Girls Rock SB Camp Phone 805-861-8128

Session 2
Monday, July 11–Saturday, July 16
Ojai Valley School
10820 Reeves Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Showcase: Saturday, July 16 at the campus; begins at 11:00am. Bring a picnic and enjoy a picnic lunch with your camper before leaving. Girls Rock SB Camp Phone 805-861-8128

Session 3
Monday, July 18–Saturday, July 23
Ojai Valley School
10820 Reeves Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Showcase: Saturday, July 23 at the campus; begins at 11:00am. Bring a picnic and enjoy a picnic lunch with your camper before leaving. Girls Rock SB Camp Phone 805-861-8128

Session 4
Monday, July 25–Saturday, July 30
Ojai Valley School
10820 Reeves Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Showcase: Saturday, July 30 at the campus; begins at 11:00am. Bring a picnic and enjoy a picnic lunch with your camper before leaving. Girls Rock SB Camp Phone 805-861-8128

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Camp JCA Shalom
California Location(s)

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818.889.5500
info[AT]campjcashalom.com
34342 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, California 90265

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp is operated off-site in West Hills, Ca, with daily trips to overnight site in Malibu

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CAMPER AGES: overnight - entering 2nd - 12th. Day camp entering 1st - 8th

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We are able to accommodate the needs of many special needs campers. Please email info[AT]campjcashalom.com or call 818.889.5500 to discuss

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Outdoor Adventures, Climbing Wall, Horseback Riding, Zip-Line , Rappelling, Ropes Course, Beach Trips, Pioneer Living & Indian Crafts, Sea Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Maccabiah Games, Concerts, Campfires, Overnights, Animal Education, Beach Trips, Israel Days, Archery, Israeli Dance, Digital Photography, Organic Gardening, Drama Productions, Martial Arts / Krav Maga, Ceramics, Ping-Pong, & Hiking.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 minutes from Los Angeles, in Malibu California. We are approximately 6 miles from the ocean in the beautiful Malibu mountains

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located on 220 acres in the Malibu mountains. It is a nice rustic-type camp , with refurbished boys' side cabins as of 2014 and the girls' side on schedule for refurbishment within the next couple of years. We have an outdoor pool, basketball courts, ping pong tables, gaga court, sports field, ropes course (upper and lower elements) hiking trails, indoor dining hall, conference center, an area for outdoor camping and adventures and more. We have an organic garden, and animal center - with 26 horses, goats, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, a cow and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer two week sessions for children entering grades 2-8, three-week sessions for children entering grades 5-8, special one-week mini-camps for children entering grades 2-6, and a variety of programs for teens entering grades 9-12.
The heart of Camp JCA Shalom is our friendly and loving staff. Staff are carefully selected for their skills and sensitivity in working with children. Our staff comes from all over the world: Los Angeles, the Bay Area, the Southwest, the East Coast, Canada and Israel.

All staff are required to participate in an orientation and training program prior to the campers’ arrival.

Low camper-to-staff ratios ensure that each camper receives attention and guidance throughout his/her stay. In addition, we have talented staff who run our arts & crafts, ropes course, dance, music, aquatics, Judaica, nature, and other specialty programs.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS:
TASC : Teen Age Service Camp
(entering 10th -11th grades)

TASC is geared toward developing leadership, through a group-oriented community project implemented by the campers, and through special programs. Throughout the session, TASCers experience pride and fulfillment as they enrich the Camp JCA Shalom campus. In addition, TASCers get to experience the best components of the general camp program along with a special out-of-camp overnight trip. For over 45 years, the TASC program has been one of our most popular teen programs.

TASC : California Kibbutz -
(entering 11th grades)

TASC Kibbutz is a new program created just for entering 11th graders. This program is an immersive three week program designed to be the ultimate Jewish camping and leadership experience. In TASC Kibbutz, we transport ourselves back a hundred years ago to feel what it was like for some of the pioneers who made their way to Israel. The "Kibbutzniks" will have to "create their own world" at camp. They will build their own living area, cook many of their own meals, and even help work the farm at camp! By creating a kibbutz at JCA, the Kibbutzniks will come together as a tightly knit community, grow closer to the land; learn about sustainability and organic farming; and gain knowledge of kibbutz life in Israel- all while having fun at camp! While the Kibbutzniks will spend the majority of time creating their kibbutz, they will still be connected to camp, spending sometime every day with the rest of the camp community, and still participating in many of camps offerings such as horseback riding and the ropes course. At the end of the program, the Kibbutzniks will leave with a sense of accomplishment, a set of friends for life, and a true finale of their last camp experience before becoming a Counselor-In-Training (CIT).

CIT: Counselor-In-Training
(entering grade 12)

These future leaders have a lasting effect on both the spirit and welfare of Camp JCA Shalom. Workshops in Jewish programming, child development and leadership training, along with observation, individual supervision and actual work with younger campers, helps the CIT explore the functioning and philosophy of camp, and develop his/her leadership abilities. This is an enriching and exciting experience as well as an important step towards future staff positions at camp. By the end of the summer, the CITs have the opportunity to become junior counselors during Session 3, and will receive a small stipend. Personal Interview required.

All Teen Leadership Programs:

- Require an additional application and interview prior to acceptance.
- Have a minimum and maximum number of participants.
- Have opportunities to gain community service hours.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarship and financial aid is available through a couple of resources. contact camp for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Year-round programs include family camp weekends, weekend holiday camps, and a week long winter camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We hold fall and spring weekend camps and a week long winter camp. We have family weekends, Jewish holiday day-long programs. We work with synagogues, schools and organizations throughout the west customizing their school, nature and leadership programs. we serve as a community convener for collaborative programs in the Los Angeles area Jewish community.

OTHER CAMP INFO: For 60 years, Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp for All Seasons,” providing thousands of campers and counselors with the adventures, friendships, and memories that last a lifetime.

Located on the Shalom Institute's gorgeous Malibu campus, only 5 miles from the Pacific ocean and 45 minutes from Los Angeles, Camp JCA Shalom offers expansive facilities that include an Olympic-size swimming pool, two outdoor amphitheaters, conference center, retreat house, archery and sports fields, ropes course, climbing wall, two waterfalls, nature center, the Marla Bennett Israel Discovery Center and Garden, miles of hiking trails, and so much more. Camp JCA Shalom's vision of Tikkun Olam (creating a better World) is fulfilled through a positive Jewish living experience. In our warm and supportive community environment, campers are able to live, learn, and play in a group setting that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.

Campers participate in a variety of dynamic programs and activities that develop a wealth of new skills and interests. From our youngest campers, to our counselors-in-training, Camp JCA Shalom promises a fun-filled adventure that will have you coming back year after year. We invite you to come and enjoy the beauty of nature, the feeling of community, the comfort of friends, the joy of learning, and the experience of a lifetime!

Shalom Institute & Camp JCA Shalom promote and maintain a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of all programs and services.

Camp JCA Shalom is an independent non-profit organization,

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit This Website Link.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Applicants for camp counselor, specialists, admin and support should contact info[AT]campjcashalom.com

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Roy's Magic Camp
Livermore, California

Visit Our Roy's Magic Camp Website
(925) 455-0600
Roy[AT]MagicCamp.org
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th St.
Livermore, California 94550

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1576 De Leon Way
Livermore, CA 94550

CAMPER AGES: 7-12 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Mon-Friday. 9 am - 3 pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We welcome kids with special needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more. Roy's Magic Camp Is A Unique Performance Summer Day Camp For Children Ages 7-12.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: In today’s world, presentation skills and the ability to be comfortable standing before an audience can be a key to success.

We teach core life skills through magic, storytelling, acting, juggling, puppets and variety arts performance, including stage movement, voice and scripting. Roy's Magic Camp has operated in the greater Bay Area for fifteen years.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: At age 13 your young magician can come back to camp as an Apprentice and learn basic leadership skills.

At age 14 your child can come back as a C.I.T. (Counselor in Training).

At age 15 your camper may attend camp as a full Counselor and actually assist in leading and teaching some of our classes.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): On the last day of camp, campers will put on a show for family and friends.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Sessions I, II and III are conducted at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore, CA. Please go to their website for more information at This Website Link.

Session IV is located at the Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Dr, Moraga, CA. This was originally an authentic Spanish style mansion. Today the property is owned by the City of Moraga and operated through the Moraga Parks and Recreation Department. Here is a link to their site: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session I - one week camp - Livermore, CA
June 16-20 - Tuition $395

Session II - one week camp - Livermore, CA
June 23-27 - Tuition $395

Session III - two week camp - Livermore, CA
June 16-27 - Tuition is $675

Session Iv - one week camp - Moraga, CA
July 21-25 - Tuition $395

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Shaffer's High Sierra Camp, Inc.
Sattley, CA

Visit Our Shaffer's High Sierra Camp, Inc. Website
(866) 597-6617
LisaAndScott[AT]HighSierraCamp.com
38782 State Highway 49
Sattley, CA 96124

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MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2016-17 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 8 to 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Backpacking/Outdoor Living Skills, Leadership

CAMP LOCATION: The camp is located in California's splendid Tahoe National Forest, 1-1/4 hours north of Lake Tahoe, on the peaceful headwaters of the North Yuba River and adjacent to the Lakes Basin Recreation Area with dozens of pristine mountain lakes and miles and miles of hiking, biking, and horseback trails. Please visit This Website Link or call us at (866) 597-6617 for more information.

CAMP FACILITIES: The facility is rustic, in keeping with its wilderness adventure program. Participants sleep in cabins and large traditional tipis. There is a bathhouse with private showers and flush toilets. In addition, there is an administrative building with the camp's office and health center, recreation hall, dining hall, bike shop, arts & crafts hut, pool, volleyball court, archery range, challenge ropes course, horseshoe pit, disc golf course, and a camp fire area including a stage.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The camp's focus is on helping children 8 to 17 take another step toward becoming happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults.

We promote positive youth development through a program that includes many of the summer camp classics, such as arts & crafts, archery, camp fire, dance, drama, games, swimming, etc., plus exhilarating wilderness adventure activities, such as rock climbing, mountain biking, mountain boarding, horseback trail rides, hikes, backpacking, etc.

We also offer three specialized program tracks in which kids who love rock climbing, mountain biking or outdoor living skills (backpacking) can really focus on those activities.

In fact, our program has so many fun activities kids can't do them all in a single week! After a day of team building fun and games designed so kids get to meet and know others, kids sign up for activities every other day. They are not locked into a block schedule. Rather, they can sign up for the activities they really enjoy, or to be with friends. After all, when people think of camp, they think of fun and friends.

And our camp is so confident that your child will have fun, it offers a money-back guarantee. If your child doesn't have fun, we'll refund your money. No questions asked. (See the web site for details.) We don't know of another camp that backs its program with such a promise.

But fun isn't even the best part of camp. While kids come to camp the first time for all the great activities, they return for the magic. They simply feel exhilarated and nourished from their experience. This springs from our focus on youth development, with activities designed to help kids:

* build self-esteem and self-worth by contributing to their community,

* develop self-confidence by trying new activities in a criticism-free zone and acquiring new or improved skills such as in rock climbing, dance, paddle boarding, drama, or mountain biking,

* increase independence by successfully living away from home and making decisions for themselves such as what activities to pursue and even designing their own activity period,

* gain in understanding of others who come from different regions of the world (children and staff have come from virtually every continent on earth, including Antarctica where one of our staff member help build the research station),

* nurture an enduring sense of adventure, unafraid to try new things, springing from all the opportunities at camp, the encouragement and the lack of criticism by both peers and adults, and

* enhance an appreciation of nature by unplugging from electronics and living in a beautiful living, breathing forest.

When you mix all these positive developmental attributes with fun and friends in a beautiful mountain setting, you get all the ingredients for magic.

We think this contributed to Outside Magazine naming Shaffer's High Sierra Camp as one of its five favorite camps in the entire country. And with a money-back guarantee, you can't go wrong.

Don't settle for just a fun time when your child can have a life-changing experience. It's one of the best gifts you can give your child.

Watch our video (This Website Link) and then give us a call. We'd love to talk to you!

P.S. With room for just 70 campers at any one time, sessions fill. Don't be left out. Call today!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
The camp offers sessions from one-week all the way up to eight weeks long.

Please see our web site for all your options, dates, and tuition choices:

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River Way Ranch Camp
Sanger, CA

Visit Our River Way Ranch Camp Website
800-821-2801, 559-787-2551
Inquiry[AT]RiverWayRanchCamp.com
River Way Ranch Camp
6450 Elwood Road
Sanger, CA

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7 to 16 years old

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Traditional Overnight Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Computers, Technology, Adventure, Travel, and more. Paintball, Wakeboarding/Waterskiing, Unique Evening Programs Such As Counselor Hunt, Ropes Challenge Course, Film Making, Laser Tag, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Archery, Riflery & So Much More.

CAMP LOCATION: Located in the beautiful foothills of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, River Way Ranch Camp attracts children from all over the world. Children choose from over 75 activities. In addition to regular camp activities, we offer classes in water-skiing, waverunners, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, mini-bikes and go-karts. Overnight trips to the Sequoia's are also favorites.

CAMP FACILITIES: River Way Ranch Camp operates as a resort 9 months out of the year when camp is not in session. Campers stay in air-conditioned cabins, and sleep 8 to a room, with two counselors. Cabins are complete with a private bathroom and shower, closest and sink area. River Way Ranch Camp is a beautiful facility, complete with stables, basketball and tennis courts, three pools, an on-site lake, and a high and low ropes course facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: River Way campers are divided into divisions. The Buckaroos (ages 7-9) have two counselors with each cabin group at all times. They receive a challenging diversified schedule, teaching them many new skills. Beginning at age 10, Rancheros and Seniors have free choices of activity. Transportation is available by charter bus from Southern and Northern California, as well as airport transportation from Fresno International Airport (FAT).

For more information, please visit our web site at This Website Link or call 1 (800) 821-2801 for a brochure and video.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers in Action Program (CIA) and Counselor in Training Program (CIT) available for campers ages 14 years of age and older.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Wonder Valley Family Camp, where everyone is a kid again! Join us for Family Camp August 17 - August 22, 2014.

For more information about our Family Camp, please visit, This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For dates and rates, please view our website at, This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Please contact our HR Director, Jason Rich, at Jason[AT]RiverWayRanchCamp.com for more information on employment opportunities. 

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URJ Camp Newman
Santa Rosa, California

Visit Our URJ Camp Newman Website
(415) 392-7080
campnewman[AT]urj.org
4088 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, California 95404

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
711 Grand Avenue, Suite 280
San Rafael, CA 94901

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our URJ Camp Newman Video

CAMPER AGES: Grade 3-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: URJ Camp Newman offers fun, immersive Jewish experiences that empower people of all ages to better themselves, their communities and the world. Since 1947, the URJ Camp Newman community has impacted the lives of over 100,000 children, teens, and adults.

Year after year, our campers return to renew the strong bonds of friendship they build here. Our hope is to provide each and every camper with a meaningful and memorable experience.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Gaga, Ultimate Frisbee, Archery

CAMP LOCATION: Situated in the Santa Rosa hills, about an hour north of San Francisco, CA, Camp Newman provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable camp experience. With over 500 acres of land, great sports and arts facilities, a pool, an amphitheater, a sustainable farm and more, there are plentiful indoor and outdoor space for campers to learn, live and explore all summer. Miles away from the city glare, the star gazing is spectacular. And all campus buildings are within a few minutes’ walk of each other, creating an environment that is both safe and accessible for children of all ages.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live with their counselors in one of several villages grouped by age and gender. Our facilities also include multiple indoor and outdoor program spaces (including a 700-person Amphitheater), a sustainable farm, a vineyard, four outdoor plazas, athletic facilities and fields, an alpine climbing tower, a low ropes course and a 400-feet zip line, overnight space, hiking trails, multiple arts facilities - and a pool and waterslide.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At URJ Camp Newman, we’re building a foundation for a vibrant and joyful Jewish life. Rooted in Jewish values and guided by our experienced staff, we offer fun, immersive summer sessions that give your child the opportunity to develop community, teamwork, self-esteem, and individual skill.

Activities include athletics, outdoor adventure sports, music, art, dance, leadership training, and social action. Campers celebrate their best selves, form lifelong friendships, and find a community where they belong.

There are so many amazing things to do: Conquering the Alpine Tower as a team. Seeing the final point scored in Ultimate Frisbee. Dancing together on Shabbat. Singing arm-in-arm every night before bed. Hiking to the Star that overlooks camp. Making more friends in a week than they could all year.

We believe that these transformative experiences inspire kids to bring camp home to their daily lives, applying what they learn here to better themselves, their communities and the world.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a phenomenal group of teens applying for spaces in these eight-week programs. Spaces fill quickly on a first come, first served basis, and require an intensive application process. Apply as early as possible! Info: 415.392.7080 or CampNewman[AT]urj.org.

Avodah
11th Grade

Avodah is a multifaceted, service-based program in which campers play an integral role in camp’s day-to-day operations. Avodahniks develop a strong work ethic and serve as Jewish role models at camp. Beyond daily activities, campers work diligently on a significant camp improvement project and march as a team in both the annual Pride Parade and AIDS Walk in San Francisco.

Counselor in Training (CIT)
12th Grade

Our highly-selective and popular CIT program trains our future staff and camp leadership, offering young adults a valuable personal and professional growth opportunity. Leadership workshops and Judaic programs are combined with practical hands-on training with children of all ages.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A lot has been written about the incredible power of Jewish Camp. A summer at Newman is an amazing experience, one that has lifelong benefits for the child, and meaningful reverberations that positively impact families, congregations & communities. To read more about the power of camp, click here.

In difficult financial times, some families choose to forgo camp. But they shouldn’t! No one should have to miss the powerful and transformative power of camp because of the state of the economy or personal finances. Our hope is that everyone who wants to attend camp, can do so.

Thankfully, there are lots of resources available. For more info, visit: This Website Link

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Fun Festival & Open House in April

Join us for a special day of fun camp activities for the whole family! You’ll visit OKY, our sustainable farm, get a tour of camp, do arts & crafts, meet our friends at PJ Library, and much more. All ages welcome – and all friends invited!

More info: This Website Link

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We present events every month in communities near you!
URJ Camp Newman takes the magic of camp, translates it into a year-round experience, and brings it you!

We connect children, youth and adults to an expansive menu of fun, immersive Jewish experiences in Santa Rosa and in your community, all year long. Along with our local synagogue youth groups and NFTY, we present everything from family fun days to high school parties to middle school outings.

Join us every month!
- January: West Coast Party, NFTY SoCal WinterKallah, NFTY SW Social Action Weekend, NFTY SW JYG Grade Social Action Weekend
- February: West Coast Party Jr., NFTY Convention, Purim.
- March: NFTY-CWR Spring Conclave, NFTY SoCal Leadership Kallah
- April: Family Fun Festival & Open House, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Overnight, NFTY SoCal SpringKallah, NFTY SW Spring Kallah & Elections
- May: NFTY-CWR Gesher Kallah
- June-August: Summer Camp & J.Adventures
- September: Fall Camp, New Year’s on the Bay
- October: NFTY-CWR Fallinter, NFTY SoCal FallKallah
- November: NFTY SoCal Social Justice Kallah

For more info on our year-round events, click here: This Website Link

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our camp programs are rooted in the Jewish principles of:

Tikkun Olam - bettering our world
Tikkun Middot - bettering ourselves
Gimilute Chasadim – acts of loving kindness
Betzelem Elohim - all humans are created in a divine image
Talmud Torah - love of learning for learning’s sake
Ahavat Israel - love of Israel

These timeless, universal values form the backbone of every program we plan, anchoring each event in our Jewish tradition. It’s just one way we make Judaism relevant, accessible and meaningful today.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For all job opportunities, visit This Website Link

Please contact Mikey Latner, Assistant Camp Director, at mlatner[AT]urj.org with any questions.

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Ken Chertow Wrestling
California Location(s)

Visit Our Ken Chertow Wrestling Website
814-466-3466
camps[AT]kenchertow.com
1450 S Atherton St
State College, Pennsylvania 16801

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 120
Boalsburg, PA 16827

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: All ages and skill levels

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. We will condcut camp in Allentown, PA July 27-August 8

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wrestling, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Please visit the website for complete information on ALL locations.

Pennsylvania: The Ramada Inn Convention Center is centrally located in State College, PA. It is just 15 minutes from I-80 and easily accessible from the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg areas.

CAMP FACILITIES: Please visit the website for complete information on ALL locations.

Pennsylvania: We train, eat, and sleep all at the Ramada Inn Convention Center Hotel. It provides an ideal learning experience and air conditioned wrestling area.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: USA Olympian - Ken Chertow

OLYMPIC AND ALL-AMERICAN COMPETITOR
•3x Academic All American
•3x NCAA All American
•2x Junior National Champion and OW
•2x Junior World Champion
•Olympic Festival Champion
•Midlands Champion & OW
Owner and Coach of the Gold Medal Training Camp system for 20+ years. Our campers have won 500+ State Championships in the last decade.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: GROUP DISCOUNTS: We offer substantial group discounts and enable coaches and group leaders to attend camp at no charge. We allow all the wrestlers in the community to combine for the group total.See below for details.

FUNDRAISING: Raise funds for camp with Reaching Our Goal. It’s quick, easy, and profitable, with no risk to you. Click here for more information!

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Father/Son Camp Options

Parents, you are welcome to attend either the Kids Training Camp or the Future Champions Camp with your son. This is a unique opportunity to learn and bond together in a world class wrestling environment that also stresses fun, fitness, and fundamentals. We encourage you to attend sessions, take notes, video tape the instructional presentations, and/or assist your son. We offer a variety of housing and meal options to meet the needs and budget of your family. We look forward to providing you and your child with a memorable learning experience.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Bar 717 Ranch-Camp Trinity
Hayfork, California

Visit Our Bar 717 Ranch-Camp Trinity Website
(530) 628-5992
camptrinity[AT]bar717.com
17197 Hyampom Road
Hayfork, California 96041

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CAMPER AGES: 8-16 for Camp, 0-99 for Family Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Resident, Family Camp, Facility rental.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: The Bar 717 Ranch is located in Northern California, 80 miles west of Redding, CA on 450 acres surrounded by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Camp property consists of mountains and meadows, rivers and ponds for swimming and fishing, creeks for exploring, and miles of trails to discover on foot or on horseback.

CAMP FACILITIES: 24 cabins, indoor guest rooms and a outdoor covered eating area shaded by grand old oak trees. Miles of private river frontage, huge green pastures, and endless miles of wilderness to explore.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Today at the Bar 717 Ranch, the pioneer traditions of cooperation, resourcefulness, and respect for the land are the foundation for wholesome summers filled with fun and friendship, rewarding new experiences, and deep connection with nature. For more information, visit This Website Link.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
1st Session- June 19-July 2
2nd Session- July 3-16
3rd Session- July 17- 30
4th Session- July 31- August 6
Family Camp #1 - August 7-14
Family Camp #2 - August 14-21

TUITION: (Transportation costs not included)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Session (two weeks) $2990.00

4th Session (1 week) $1545.00.
Please ask about our other multiple session discounts.
Family Camp Adult ����$1145.00
Child 2-5 ���$495.00
Child 12-17�� $825.00
Child 6-11 ���$660.00

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Backyard Bunch
Long Beach, California

Visit Our Backyard Bunch Website
562 421-2725
astruiksma[AT]campfirelb.org
7070 E Carson St
Long Beach, California 90808

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CAMPER AGES: 5-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Camp Fire

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Ropes Course, Rock Climbing Wall, Cooking Over An Open Campfire, Culinary Instruction, Field Trips (optional), Outdoor Education, & Arts & Crafts.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the corner of Carson and Los Coyotes Diag. We are roughly a mile West of the 606 Freeway.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a 5 acre tree lined property in the middle of the city. It is equipped with an outdoor amphitheater, archery range, low and high ropes course, 17 fire rings, indoor meeting lodge, etc.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Backyard Bunch is a 9 week summer long day camp that runs June 22-August 21 in summer 2015. We offer different age and activity based camps.Please visit our Program Options page on our website for more details.

Day Camp provides a fun filled summer with a wide variety of supervised activities. The program focuses on teaching campers new skills and social development. Backyard Bunch is a unique place where kids of many ages make new friends, explore new and old interests, develop character and build a sense of belonging.

Each session is one week providing an array of indoor and outdoor activities and experiences based on a weekly theme. Our 5 acre facility provides your child a nature based camp experience in the middle of the city.

For over 25 years we have been a proud member of the American Camp Association closely following hundreds of standards for health and safety, and self submitting to accreditation visits.

All of our staff must attend intensive pre-camp training sessions that include: policies and procedures, health and safety, camp activities, appropriate staff and camper interactions, and a variety of other essential skills. Sections of the trainings also provide instruction on how to deal with situations that may occur at camp.

Beyond summer camp, most of our staff work with kids year round within the Long Beach Unified School District After School Programs. They work with kids from a variety of socioeconomic and special needs backgrounds. All of our staff are required to be at least 18 years of age.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a camp scholarship. Visit our website for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2015 Dates and Themes

#1 June 22 - 26: Eww That's Gross, $145 - $195

#2 June 29 - July 3: Imagine That, $145 - $195

#3 July 6 - 10: CF Book of World Record, $145 - $195

#4 July 13-17: Challenge Accepted, $145 - $195

#5 July 20-24: As Seen on TV, $145 - $195

#6 July 27 - 3: The Great History Mystery, $145 - $195

#7 Aug. 3-7: TRAVEL WEEK, $195

#8 Aug. 10 - 14: Camp VS. Food, $145 - $195

#9 Aug.17-21: That's Splashtastic $145 - $195

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Working as a summer camp staff member provides you the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children. Camp allows staff to grow in leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem solving, in a fun environment. Being a counselor will likely be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you ever encounter.

If you are interested in becoming part of our fantastic summer staff team, please visit our website for application information.

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American Dance Training Camps
California Location(s)

Visit Our American Dance Training Camps Website
866-383-ADTC (2382)
info[AT]danceadtc.com
Stratton Mountain School
One World Cup Circle
Stratton Mountain, Vermont 05155

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
California
Colorado
Illinois
New Jersey
North Carolina
Maryland
Wisconsin
Vermont

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 14922
San Francisco, CA 
94114

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: American Dance Training Camp (ADTC) is the ULTIMATE overnight dance camp for girls ages 8 - 17 in the beautiful mountains of Stratton, VT. Spend a week or two (or more) learning the latest jazz, hip hop & contemporary dance moves with celebrity choreographers. No dance experience necessary - absolute beginners through advanced performers are welcome.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our VT dance camp home is the Stratton Mountain School, a beautiful, fully accredited boarding academy located a quarter mile from the base of Stratton Mountain Resort.

CAMP FACILITIES: Completed in 1999, the Stratton Mountain School's state-of-the-art campus is within walking distance of Stratton's charming resort base area. SMS is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is also a certified member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). A brand new performing arts building was completed in 2014.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our top-notch dance choreographers bring the freshest dance combinations to our dance camps! They hail from the best dance studios, schools and performance groups.

ADTC choreographers have the most impressive dance resumes: they are Radio City Rockettes; Broadway & MTV performers; celebrities from your favorite dance TV shows; and collegiate dance team competitors.

No matter what level dancer you are, we’ve got fun & challenging dance classes that’ll fit you just right.

You’ll take four dance classes daily and at week’s end you get to show off your new moves in a big Friday night performance for family, friends and fellow campers.

In addition to core dance classes in contemporary, hip hop & jazz (styles of jazz vary and may include lyrical, modern or Broadway), you’ll choose between ballet, tap or world dance for your core elective dance class.

And we believe girls in our perfectionist culture need to get out and have more authentic fun! At ADTC you can enjoy awesome activities & extras like horseback riding, kayaking, paintball, trampolines, swimming, hiking, rock wall climbing, alpine slides, water rides, and so much more!

Join us this summer for your chance to take dance classes with the best choreographers in the world!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a Counselor-In-Training program for girls ages 16 & 17 (application required; 2 week minimum commitment).

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer need-based scholarships for up to 1/2 off tuition (application required).

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer discounted "family vacation packages" in Stratton's village for parents looking to stay at Stratton's resort while their daughter attends ADTC.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer hometown camps & custom choreography for school groups and dance studios.
Dance Choreography, at: This Website Link
Hometown Camps, at: This Website Link

We also have a large digital video library of choreography, at:
This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For dates & rates, visit: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For job inquiries, visit: This Website Link.

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Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps Website
310-302-0035
hedillin[AT]aol.com
Info[AT]BroadwayGym.com
5433 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, California 90066

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: Kinder Camp 3.5-5 Years, Youth Camp 5-12 years, Special Education Camp Ages 5+

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: 9am-3pm, Kinder Camp (3.5-5 years): 9am-12:30pm, Before & Aftercare 8am-9am & 3pm-5:30pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics is paired with a variety of sports, arts, drama, field trips, and an exciting array of activities to captivate all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. Before and after care is available and can be arranged at registration.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Education Summer Camps Available

1st Step Camp - Ages: 5-10 Years
Jr/Sr Camp - Ages: 11 & Up

Special Needs Sign-up Procedures: Please call Ose at (310) 450-0035 x32

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Youth, Kinder, Team & Special Education Camps Available.

CAMP LOCATION: This Website Link

DIRECTIONS FROM SANTA MONICA: Travel Southeast on LINCOLN BLVD. Turn LEFT on W. JEFFERSON BLVD. Turn LEFT onto BEETHOVEN STREET.

HIGHWAY DIRECTIONS- Travel Southeast on LINCOLN BLVD. Turn LEFT onto OLYMPIC BLVD. Take I-10 E towards LOS ANGELES. Take I-405 S. to the 90 E. (Marina Freeway) Turn LEFT on CENTINELA. Turn RIGHT on JEFFERSON BLVD. Turn RIGHT on BEETHOVEN.

CAMP FACILITIES: MODERN FACILITY: Broadway Gymnastic School is a stateof-the-art gymnastics and children’s fitness facility offering all equipment used in the Olympics as well as trampolines, mini tramp, tumble trak, creative obstacle courses and the zip-line (a favorite among our campers). We also have an activity room, lunch room, arts & crafts room, dance studio and free wi-fi.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics is paired with a variety of sports, arts, drama, field trips, and an exciting array of activities captivates all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. Before and after care is available and can be arranged at registration.

ACTIVITIES/TRIPS: Gymnastics is the foundation of our 2015 fitness day camp activities. Ball sports, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, music and dance round out the curriculum. We are also known for our educational field trips: Kid Concepts, Whale Watching, Sky Zone, Aquarium of the Pacific, California Science Center and Adventureplex.

Dance, music, art and science activities are scheduled throughout the summer. Campers get the chance to try new activities, discover new talents and gain confidence in themselves. Other special themed days include Bring- A-Friend Day, Karaoke, bounce houses, zip-lining, plus Water Days filled with water balloon activities and swimming adventures. At the end of each week BGS will host a Friday Night Traffic Jam Party from 3-3:30pm!

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: Your child’s day will begin with gymnastics. Our training emphasizes the educational as well as the physical benefits of gymnastics such as concentration, self-discipline, psychological and emotional development, social adjustment and artistic expression. Positive feedback is constantly given so the camper not only develops good physical functioning of the body, but also gains self-confidence, self-respect, grace and poise. A customized curriculum has been designed for campers with special needs.

STAFF: The staff is headed by Broadway Gymnastic School Owners and Directors, Michael & Mary Cates and Facilities Manager & Camp Supervisor J.T. Moyé. Camp programs designed by the Cates are applauded by parents for the educational benefits, safety standards and enjoyment their children receive during the program. J.T. has been an integral part of the Camp program for many years, he has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Connecticut and has had an accomplished career in the Theatre on Broadway.

Camp staff have backgrounds in child development, physical education, psychology and recreation as well as gymnastics. All staff are first aid & USAG certified. Broadway’s first rate staff & our commitment to our students makes certain all campers get the most out of each day!

COMPETITIVE TRAINING: An innovative summer training program has been designed for our pre-competitive and competitive gymnasts. World-class coaches train boys and girls for all levels of competition. Videotaping, dance and gymnastic related outings are planned for enrichment and cross training. We welcome competitive gymnasts who are vacationing in Los Angeles to join us.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We created our Coach in Training (CIT) program for children ages 10-15 years as a way to transition older campers. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics paired with other sports as well as art, drama, fieldtrips, and swimming ensures children will get the most out of each day. Camp begins at 9am and is filled with an exciting array of activities to captivate all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. We offer flexible scheduling as well as before (8am-9am) and aftercare (3pm-5:30pm) for youth campers.

Youth Camp
Ages: 5-12
Hours: 9am-3pm

Kinder Camp
Ages 3½-5
Hours: 9am-12:30pm

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have been "helping children grow" since 1979. There is a place for everyone at BGS, whether your child wants to learn a new sport, stay in shape, has special needs or hopes to become an Olympic competitor. Known for our safe and nurturing environment, our instructors are caring professionals trained to encourage your child to have fun while participating in our motivating gymnastic program.

Our 29,000 sq. ft. facility offers you dynamic gymnastic classes, spectacular birthday parties, memorable camps and much more all year long. As educators in special education and gymnastics for over 30 years, our personal care and involvement will ensure that your child receives a positive and productive experience.

Health and fitness is the gift of life and Broadway Gymnastic School welcomes you to enjoy our facility and the sport of gymnastics. All our programs are educationally based and we offer a wide variety of physical education services. Please contact our office for more information. Our staff will be happy to assist you. Thank you for choosing the best gym for children in LA! (KNBC News)

OTHER CAMP INFO: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Download Registration form/Session Dates/ Fees: This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:

COACH IN TRAINING PROGRAM
We created our Coach in Training (CIT) program for children ages 10-15 years as a way to transition older campers. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

For employment info please visit: This Website Link.

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Growing Goddess Camp
California Location(s)

Visit Our Growing Goddess Camp Website
(502)396-6408
lena[AT]earthpatheducation.com
96 Rocky Cove Rd.
Candler, North Carolina 28715

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Sebastopol, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
10 Weaver Smith Dr. Candler, NC 28715

CAMPER AGES: 11-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Growing Goddess is a Nature Based Rites of Passage Camp (ages 11-14) that celebrates the sacred time when a girl is becoming a woman. Through nature connection, supportive sisterhood, ritual, play and mentorship our true gifts emerge.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Swimming, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Camping • Hiking • Arts & Crafts • Wild Edibles • Body-Awareness • Wilderness Safety • Song Sharing • Self-Care Medicine-Making • Fire Skills • Build A Moon Lodge • Council Circles

CAMP LOCATION: 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC. Sacred Mountain Sanctuary is nestled on hundreds of acres of pristine mountain land, surrounded by Pisgah National Forest. The property encompasses 2 mountain coves and neighbors a 3600ft elevated mountain bald with breathtaking views of Mount Pisgah and the surrounding areas. The coves are abundant with pristine water and important native plant species. Much of the property is blessed with a century-old mixed deciduous forest, making it an important species repository of the Southern Appalachian biome. - See more at: This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: Spring water, beautiful camp spots, tents provided, outdoor kitchen

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our Vision
At Earth Path Education we encourage the experience of being at home in nature and within oneself. We empower girls, boys, young women and men, adults and elders to claim the path to earth connection that is within each of us. We begin to see how bio-mimicry, being like the stream, being like the deer, can help us to live harmoniously, reducing stress and enhancing the ease of our existence. Through learning Earth skills, nature awareness, and ancestral wisdom we remember our place in an interconnected web; we remember who we are.

When we commune with our unity; we naturally develop compassionate communication skills with all beings. These skills aid us throughout life by allowing us to feel how our thoughts, words, and actions affect the whole of our community, the whole of life. We then begin to understand how we want to show up for ourselves, our communities, and our world.

With an understanding of our inter-connectedness to Earth and each other, we grow the roots to support a life of balanced giving and recieving. We naturally develop the inner wisdom that allows each of us to live our lives with confidence in ourselves and our visions, integrity within our relationships and actions, and humble gratitude for all that we experience everyday.

We help grow a culture of listening to mother earth as our wisest mentor.

Our Approach
Nature Awareness:
Through focusing on nature awareness we encourage our students to experience what is happening around them, awakening curiosity and inspiration. When students are empowered to root in processes like making fire, foraging wild foods, making rope, and learning bird songs; they begin to feel capable of relaxing and deepening in the wilderness. We believe that learning skills of how to source our human lives from the abundant life around us grows respect; respect for the plants that heal our wounds, the sticks that give us warmth, and the creek that cools us. We develop a deepening gratitude to the elements that offer us life.

Regenerative Presence:
We use a variety of tools to inspire a regenerative presence on the planet. At Earth Path Education, we believe that the concept of regeneration is the key to a harmonious future here on Earth. We believe that as humans we can do more than not harm, we can actually feed all of creation with our beauty, our rituals, our songs, and our deep listening.

Village Building:
We hold necessary the role of the village in our Wilderness Rites of Passage ceremonies. It is the village that sends the initaites into their journeys, and the village that catches the initaites and witnesses the transformations. The rites of passage is also a key part to the health of the village, pumping all members with health, inspirations and vitality, bringing to the village the vision seeds that are to sprout us into a more harmonious way of relating.

Ceremonial Arts:
At Earth Path Education we are committed to the beauty way. We make earth offerings, and leave equsitie altars in the forest. We sings and dance, at each spring, we feed the fire with our stories and we compost our grief and our burdens, so that life can grow corn with it to feed the people. We pray for our lives, we pray for the earth. Our dreams bring us messages, and as we tune into our rhythms, and synch up with the rythms of the land. The earth starts to dream up through us, clarifying our purpose, calling us forward, and illuminating our gifts. Our ceremonies are an art of listening, to that wisdom which has been held in the earth and is just waiting to be danced up through us.

Permaculture:
Permaculture creates systems that provide for Human needs and the Earth’ s needs through mutually beneficial relationships. The health of our human community is linked to our local bioregion, which in turn is linked to the wellbeing of all ecosystems. We instill the ethics of Elemental Linking and Holistic Thinking. As every element becomes an integral part of the whole system, the whole community becomes more dynamic, harmonious, and energy efficient. These enhanced relationships reduce maintenance and stress, while increasing yields and happiness. These permaculture principles apply to our ecological relationship and our social relationships.

Play:
We instill the idea that work and play can be one in the same. We inspire youth and adults to follow the things that they are truly passionate about. We help guide each other to feel confident in achieving our dreams, and manifesting a life that we are happy to be living each day. We believe that the most harmonious accomplishments come from a people who love what they were doing, feeling that their calling, is a place where ones passion is meeting the thrist of the world and bringing sweet water to the driest of places. We support our participants in finding this inspiration, passion, and motivation within themselves and taking action on their calling.

Meet Our Instructors
We offer instruction from connected, knowledgeable Ecologists, Naturalists, Primitive Skills Enthusiasts, and Crafts Teachers, and other Earth-loving individuals. We invite special Guest Teachers and Inspirational Elders to join us throughout our programs. Please check out our instructor bios. All of our instructors will share with your children and teens the wisdom they have been so committed to incorporating into their lives and the world. The great thing is we will learn as much if not more from them!

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CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Moon Mystics for ages 15-18
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CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Contact lena[AT]earthpatheducation.com for financial need scholarship information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Families are invited to our send off ceremonies, and welcome home celebrations. The first and last day of our sessions.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: This Website Link for year round program opportunities

OTHER CAMP INFO: Growing Goddess is much more than your average camp. Here at Earth Path Education, we are truly passionate about supporting youth as they grow and mature. We think of these young women as a part of our family, and strive to support them in all aspects of their lives. We provide a safe space for these girls to freely share their joys and their sorrows. We thrive together through honoring our sisterhood. As we see the benefits of connecting together within a supportive network, all competitive energy melts away. With the guidance of mentors and a close connection to the earth, a culture is created that marks this powerful transition with intentional ceremony.

The Rites of Passage allows each young woman to connect to her inner guidance. This clarity inspires self-confidence, empowered decision-making, compassionate communication, and goal motivation. We come together to find the beauty inherent in each of us, so we fully believe in ourselves and each other. We sing, we dance, we celebrate! We learn about who we are and how we want to show up for our communities, this earth and our lives.

We learn about how to care for our amazing bodies, and discuss how to maintain a positive body-image. We learn about the traditional Moon Lodge, a sacred space established to honor a woman’s moontime. Through implementing these ceremonial practices, we learn how we can create space to deeply explore the blessings of being a woman.

We experience ourselves through ceremony and through play! We learn ancestral crafts, games, stories, and songs as we root into our bio-region! As we camp and hike our amazing landscapes, we explore the ways in which we can sustain ourselves through our understanding of the natural world. We learn a variety of earth skills including how to make fire, wild edibles, permaculture, plant medicines, and much more.

We call upon elders in our community to share their wisdom; we bring in strong role models to teach a variety of skills, crafts, and classes. Together we form a web that nourishes the fertile soil that feeds our growth and expansion throughout life. This quest is a powerful and fun-filled experience for all, helping to create the beautiful, heart-centered women of our future!

- See more at: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 22-26, 2015: 5 day overnight Rites of Passage Camp
$650 if paid by March 15th
$675 if paid by June 21st
$1,000 for two sessions: June and July, 2015 (10 days)

July 6-10, 2015: 5 day overnight Rites of Passage Camp
$650 if paid by March 15th
$675 if paid by June 21st
$1,000 for two sessions: June and July, 2015 (10 days)

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Kennolyn Camps
Soquel, California

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(831) 479-6714
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8205 Glen Haven Rd.
Soquel, California 95073

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CAMPER AGES: 1st through 9th graders

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, and more. Fencing, Ropes Courses, Climbing, Trapeze, Archery, & Riflery.

CAMP LOCATION: Kennolyn Camps is located 80 miles South of San Francisco, CA and just 15 minutes outside of Santa Cruz, CA on 300 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

CAMP FACILITIES: Please see our website for more information.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Kennolyn Camps is located in the redwoods of Santa Cruz, bordering Nisene Marks State Park. The resident camp is held at the Stone Creek Village property and is designed to represent an old western town complete with a lumber company, a train depot, a mayor's office, and a lodge. Activities include a ropes course, BMX And mountain biking, climbing wall, surfing, trapeze, archery, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, volleyball, board diving, fencing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, vaulting, riflery, scrapbooking, journaling, martial arts, silk painting, skin diving, swimming, water polo, and more. Campers live in cabins with adult counselors to supervise. For two week sessions there are trips to the beach to complete the well rounded program.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Kennolyn Camps has a three year leadership program. CILT (camper in leadership training) is year one, CIT (counselor in training) for year two, and lastly JC (junior counselor) is year three. Please see our website for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A limited number of camperships are available through the Max and Marion Caldwell Foundation. Please see our website for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Kennolyn Camps hosts a Spring and a Fall family camp that offers comfortable lodging, great community, and lots of activities for the whole family. See our website for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Kennolyn Camps offers a Spring camp (both resident camp and day camp) as well events on Easter weekend and Halloween weekend. Please see our website for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Chinese Language & Culture Summer Camp
California Location(s)

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(866) with-SLG
(866) 948-4754 (Toll Free in N. America)
(408) 360-9958 (Local or International)
info[AT]sinolanguage.org
5706 Cahalan Ave #23634
San Jose, California 95153

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Beijing, China

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CAMPER AGES: 8 to 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, Adventure, Travel, and more. Language Learning. Chinese Learning.

CAMP FACILITIES: Sino Language is pleased to have the The Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University be our host campus for our Chinese Language & Culture Immersion summer camp in Beijing (LCB). The School was founded in 1953. With the fine school spirit and high teaching quality, the school enjoys a high reputation in the society as well as international influence. It is a prime or a �key� high school of Beijing municipality, and one of the first model schools of Beijing Education Commission.

The School is not only pride of being highly respected in teaching, but also emphasis enough on students� well-rounded development. A large variety of extracurricular activities are arranged after school, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, swimming, Chinese martial arts, hip-hop dance, I-go, guitar, sketching, etc. A number of student groups are organized, such as Theatrical Society, Literature Society, Chinese Studies Society, orchestra as well as some studies groups of research interests.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO:
1. Ages 8 to 18 1/2 years of age upon departure; applicants younger than 12 are recommended to have one parent accompanied or pay a children supplement

2. Ready to adjust to the different values, lifestyle and attitudes of a foreign country

3. Willing to learn Chinese language

4. In good health and have excellent character references You are not required to speak Chinese to enter the program. However, to maximize the camp experience, it is important that you are interested in foreign cultures. Students are expected to embrace local Chinese culture while also be willing to exemplify positive attributes of the society and life of your own country.

5000 years of history has made China one of the world's most ancient civilizations. Its mystery, majesty and traditions have made it extremely diverse and magnificent. Its unparalleled growth over the past three decades has also made it a rising power and influential country in the world. Because of these facts, understanding China is essential to embrace the future in an ever globalized world, and learning Chinese is a necessity to stay competitive for young people.

Unique program provides worldwide students age 8 to 18 to learn Chinese language in China, experience the rich culture and explore the country. Intensive Mandarin courses (all levels) combined with colorful activities, eye-opening traveling, full accommodation with meals and air transfer inside of China offers participants a summer full with fun, excitement and learning. More than 200 children and teens from more than 20 countries across the globe take part in this program each summer, creating a fun and diversified environment.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Parents or relatives are welcome to join anyone of SLG programs.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: 2014 Session Dates & Cultural Trips
Chinese Language Summer Camp in Beijing
6/16-7/06: 3 weeks, Terracotta Warriors
7/07-7/27: 3 weeks, Inner Mongolia
7/28-8/17: 3 weeks, Mount Tai & Confucius hometown

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
LCB141 (6/16-7/06, 2014) 3 weeks
Language skills improvement and Chinese culture understanding are equally weighted in this program. The tour towards the end of the session adds greater understanding to China's history by visiting to the magnificent sites of Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an.

LCB142 (7/07-7/27, 2014) 3 weeks
Language skills improvement and Chinese culture understanding are equally weighted in this program. The end-of-program tour offers a chance to enjoy the peculiar natural beauty, brilliant culture, and the nomadic lifestyle of Mongolians. Horse and camel riding add great fun to grassland experience.

LCB143 (7/28-8/17, 2014)3 weeks
Language skills improvement and Chinese culture understanding are equally weighted in this program. Experience the significance historical and cultural mountain - Mt. Tai, one of the "Five Great Mountains" of China. Camp participants will also visit the hometown of Confucius and learn more about the Confucianism.

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Camp Pendola
Camptonville, California

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Winter: 530-389-2780
Summer: 530-288-3263
Registrar: 916-733-0123
Info[AT]pendola.org
PO Box
Camptonville, California 95922

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
28000 Rollins Lake Road
Colfax, CA 95713

CAMPER AGES: Grades 1-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Roman Catholic.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Pendola is owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento. Celebrating 55 years in 2015, Pendola is a traditional summer camp that celebrates it's Catholic identity. Week long sessions, living in rustic screened in cabins, fosters stewardship of all God's creation while living in a small group christian community. Special High School programs encourage campers to learn, develop and practice leadership skills both in camp and at home.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 2 hours northeast of Sacramento, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Tahoe National Forest.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 12 rustic cabins, 1/3 acre natural pond, modern kitchen/dining room, activity building with small group rooms and a game room, Chapel, archery range, shower houses, arts and crafts area, outdoor games, 1/2 court basketball court, 2 campfire areas.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Pendola is an ACA accredited camp. Serving an average of 65 campers each week. sessions range in size from 40 - 96. All of campers spend at least one night sleeping out under the stars. Except for our very youngest campers (Grades 1 and 2), campers hike to remote camp sites, most on Tahoe National Forest Service land, play, prepare dinner and breakfast the following morning, and sleep out under the stars.

Camp staff are college age young adults who are hired for the season. All staff are certified in CPR/AED and First Aid. About 1/2 of the staff have basic certification in Wilderness First Aid. And 90% of the staff are certified lifeguards.

The camp director has been in their current position for 8 1/2 years with over 15 years of experience in administrative camping positions.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LIT Program for 9th and 10th graders. With an expanded option for 10th graders.

High School Volunteer Program allows for a more flexible leadership training fro those who are unable to commit to multiple consecutive weeks. !0th, 11th and 12th graders.

CIT Program for 11th and 12th is a 4 week program over 2 summers that focuses on skills to be a camp counselor.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited financial aid is available. See our web site for application and information

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Faily Camp is available Labor Day weekend of each year

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Rock-N-Water Christian Camps
Lotus, California

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800-738-0555
fun[AT]rocknwater.com
6580 State Highway 49
Lotus, California 95651

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. 1-5 Day overnight adventure camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Rock-N-Water Christian Camps provides outdoor adventure camps in California to church youth groups, families, and individuals looking to further their relationship with our savior Jesus Christ through fun and challenging adventures in the outdoors.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. White Water Rafting, Outdoor Rock Climbing, Canyoneering, Backpacking

CAMP LOCATION: Located an hour east of Sacramento and an hour West of Lake Tahoe in beautiful Northern California

CAMP FACILITIES: We keep a rustic environment to help youth receive an outdoor experience. We have flushing toilets and hot showers, but we'll spend most of our time playing in the great outdoors.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Providing high quality Christian Camps in California to youth groups, families, college groups, and individuals looking to further their relationship with our savior Jesus Christ through fun and challenging adventures in the outdoors. Our camps include whitewater rafting and rock climbing, backpacking, team building, and snowshoeing winter camps. We also offer Christ centered California living history field trips for 3rd and 4th grade students in their study of California history and American history.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We also offer family camps, men's/women's camps, marriage retreats, parent teen retreats, and leadership training events. Please visit: This Website Link

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round camps are available, visit our website for details of what trips are available during what times.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Year round camps are available, visit our website for details of what trips are available during what times.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
At Rock-N-Water our passion is to impact young people with the joy of God’s Living Word, so that they might come to know Jesus and pass on God’s love with excitement.

Our staff come to Rock-N-Water with the purpose of providing superb outdoor Christian youth ministry adventures in California where they can build friendships with youth and help infect them with the love of Jesus Christ. While working towards this goal they often have a great time, grow closer to God, grow as Christians, develop life time friendships, grow muscles, and discover tans. But to them these other things are just a byproduct of their passion to be used by God in the lives of others. If you have a passion to be used by God, along with a passion for adventures in the outdoors, then Rock-N-Water may be a good place for you.

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Wilderness Augusta
Nevada City, California

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530.265.3702
david[AT]campaugusta.org
office[AT]campaugusta.org
17530 Lake Vera Rd
Nevada City, California 95959

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CAMPER AGES: 12-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Wilderness Augusta trips are intentionally designed and facilitated outdoor adventures for children to make powerful, life-serving choices for themselves and others through challenging expeditions and in a skills-based learning environment.

Our curriculum and itineraries focus on character development and outdoor leadership through environmental stewardship and awareness and outdoor living skills. We focus on a unique, intentional design of “success counseling” that allows counselors to address diverse learning styles, feelings and needs.

We utilize powerful tools with campers such as: Challenge By Choice, Full Value Contract, 100% Responsibility, Compassionate communication and many other opportunities for the benefit of camper growth in mind, body and spirit. - See more at: This Website Link

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION:
Situated one hour northeast of Sacramento in Nevada County’s lush pine forest, Camp Augusta gives you the feeling of comfort. Our 65-foot waterfall, Lake Vera, rustic beauty and blue sky will create an atmosphere of peace and relaxation. Dedicated staff provide everything necessary for your best experience. Camp Augusta covers 80 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills, just outside the town of Nevada City. Each year, thousands of children, youth and family members enjoy Camp Augusta's rustic setting in the wooded lands of Lake Vera's western shores. Camp Augusta's four core programs are uniquely designed for summer youth campers, wilderness trips, elementary school children, and family groups.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our lodge, rebuilt in 2000, is a 1,400 square foot log structure. It features a great fireplace, a 1,000 square foot open-air deck, and a feeling of rustic nostalgia that will make your wedding, conference, seminar, retreat, or picnic unforgettable.

Facilities also include: amphitheater, 18 open-air cabins (holds 120 people), yurt, 2 modern cabins, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor dining area, 3 campfire rings, large activity field, lake, Rock Creek, waterfalls, and 80 acres.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Wilderness Trips (1 and 2 weeks)

We have a variety of incredible trips planned that offer a bit of a different twist on the typical Camp Augusta experience (if, indeed, anything at Camp Augusta can be considered ‘typical’!).

Backpacking Expedition at Grouse Ridge
Backpacking/Rock Climbing Expedition in Desolation Wilderness
Backcountry Wilderness Expedition in Hoover Wilderness
Split Session: Augusta Week + Backpacking at Grouse Ridge

Resident Camp (1 or 2 weeks):

Our program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8-16. Campers are placed in cabin groups according to age, gender, and parental requests. With a staff-to-camper ratio of 1:2, kids have full assistance in all aspects of camp life. Camp Augusta is a place where children learn to live together in a supportive atmosphere that promotes personal and social growth, increases self-confidence, and lasting memories and friendships. Our extensive activities offer something for just about any camper.

Mini Camp (3 days, 2 nights):

Intended as a first camp experience for the young child (ages 6 – 9), providing close supervision and an introduction to camping with lots of individual attention. A ratio of one staff member per two campers is maintained, and often better than that.

Communication, Independence, and Responsibility: Compassionate Leadership Empowerment (CIRCLE)

Mission: To inspire within teens aged 16-17 an appreciation for and understanding of the beautiful complexities of working intimately with children; to empower teens with focused leadership and communication skills that allow them to engage their world with independence, responsibility, and compassion.

- Wilderness Trips (1 and 2 weeks) We have a variety of incredible trips planned that offer a bit of a different twist on the typical Camp Augusta experience (if, indeed, anything at Camp Augusta can be considered ‘typical’!).

- Backpacking Expedition at Grouse Ridge - Backpacking/Rock Climbing Expedition in Desolation Wilderness

- Backcountry Wilderness Expedition in Hoover Wilderness - Split Session: Augusta Week + Backpacking at Grouse Ridge Resident Camp (1 or 2 weeks): Our program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8-16. Campers are placed in cabin groups according to age, gender, and parental requests. With a staff-to-camper ratio of 1:2, kids have full assistance in all aspects of camp life. Camp Augusta is a place where children learn to live together in a supportive atmosphere that promotes personal and social growth, increases self-confidence, and lasting memories and friendships.

Our extensive activities offer something for just about any camper. Mini Camp (3 days, 2 nights): Intended as a first camp experience for the young child (ages 6 – 9), providing close supervision and an introduction to camping with lots of individual attention.

A ratio of one staff member per two campers is maintained, and often better than that. Communication, Independence, and Responsibility: Compassionate Leadership Empowerment (CIRCLE). Mission: To inspire within teens aged 16-17 an appreciation for and understanding of the beautiful complexities of working intimately with children; to empower teens with focused leadership and communication skills that allow them to engage their world with independence, responsibility, and compassion

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Camp Augusta CIRCLE program combines months of pre-camp reflection and planning with an intense 3-week "on-the-ground" curriculum during July and August. This combination of introspection and action illustrates our vision of what is important to leadership, and how to achieve that. Focused reflections, logistical planning, extensive communication training, success counseling, and intimate interaction with children are just a few ways that we develop compassionate leaders.

The Camp Augusta CIRCLE program combines months of pre-camp reflection and planning with an intense 3-week "on-the-ground" curriculum during July and August. This combination of introspection and action illustrates our vision of what is important to leadership, and how to achieve that. Focused reflections, logistical planning, extensive communication training, success counseling, and intimate interaction with children are just a few ways that we develop compassionate leaders.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Augusta is about FUN with all of the activities you’d expect, but also so much more. In a small, tight, true community set in natural splendor, campers develop self-confidence, independence, social skills (emotional intelligence), creativity, activity skills, environmental awareness and appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills. Campers also learn what most modern children have forgotten -- how to simply play and be a kid without television, video games, cell/smart phones, the internet, canned games, or social pressure. Come enjoy some wish wonder and surprise with the Camp Augusta crew of 2014. Enjoy amazing food, family and friends, entertaining campfires and of course s’mores at our camp on the shores of Lake Vera in Nevada City, CA. See videos on our website. Prices are inclusive of everything -- food, lodging, and all activities.

OTHER CAMP INFO: See This Website Link for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
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Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp
California Location(s)

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888-762-2263
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5259 Lankershim Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91601

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
We have camps in various locations throughout the year lasting from 1-5 days. Dates and Rock Stars in attendance vary. Please visit our website for the latest info.

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CAMPER AGES: Any

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Experiences range from 1-5 days

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: You on Stage with Rock Stars! Jam, Rehearse, Write, Record and Perform with the World's Greatest Rock Stars! As a participant in a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp™ 4 Day Destination Camp, you'll be placed in a band with a Rock Star counselor, learn or perfect your knowledge of an instrument, write, record and perform an original song with your band, get schooled by Rock and Roll's greatest talents, and perform live on stage at a major venue in front of your family and friends! Most participants have some musical skills ranging from beginner, to intermediate to master. We will group you accordingly. We also offer a Young Rockers group for ages 12 -16. See our line-up of Rock Stars in our menu of upcoming camps on our website.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Travel, and more.

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Los Angeles California offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Music/Band, Travel and more. Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is a top Family Camp for ages: Any.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the heart of Hollywood near Universal Studios and many other attractions.

CAMP FACILITIES: Fully stocked with top of the line gear and instruments including Roland, Zildjian, DW, Remo, Fender, Gibson, Electro-Voice etc. The facility has been graced with the presence of Steve Tyler and other of similar caliber.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: As a participant in a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp™, you'll get the rock and roll royal treatment! You'll live the rock n' roll lifestyle day and night, learning or perfecting your knowledge of an instrument, practicing and jamming with your band, and learning the ins and outs of the music business - all in the company of some serious Rock Stars!

All musical levels are welcome from beginners to retirees.

When you book a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp™ Corporate Team-Building Program, your group will participate in a unique and cutting edge team building experience that engages them as they write and perform an original (well known) song about your company's product or service, values, goals and message. Your organization will be motivated and energized as they effortlessly gravitate away from problem-based thinking and move towards resolutions, success and an action-oriented mindset through the power of rock 'n' roll. The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp method delivers lasting results every time and is guaranteed to impact your company in the most memorable, innovative and creative way while having a ton of fun at the same time! These events can be held anywhere and be customized to your liking. No musical experience is required.

Here's a sneak peek at what to expect at a 4 Day Destination Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp™:
• Small group instruction with celebrity musicians
• Campers are placed in a band with a rock star counselor for the entire duration of the camp. We place you in a band based on all of the information your provide upon registration - i.e. skill level, musical preferences etc.
• You'll have the opportunity to learn from and jam with the other Rock Stars Counselors in the evenings during master classes and themed jam rooms.
• Write and record an original song with your band!
• Perform live on stage to a sold out audience at a major Rock Venue
• Special guest and counselor-led master class sessions in drums, bass, guitar, songwriting, etc.
• Daily meals with celebrity musicians and campers
• Rehearsal time at professional rehearsal studios (you'll play where the stars play!)
• Plenty of opportunities for photos and autographs as guest stars walk through the camp all week (so be sure to bring your camera and sharpies!)
• A link to your grand finale performance = you rockin' out live on stage at a concert venue

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our counselors have performed for huge crowds in worldwide arena tours and played on numerous gold records that you have played along with for years!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Payment plans are available - call our office to inquire.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): The camp is a perfect gift for the musicain in your life.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Check our website for the latest information.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We pride ourselves on a non-competitive and encouraging enviornment.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check our website for the latest information on Rock Stars in attendance and dates and locations of upcoming camps

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Catalina Island Camps
Altadena, California

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626-296-4040
tom[AT]catalinaislandcamps.com
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707 W Woodbury Rd
Suite F
Altadena, California 91001

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CAMPER AGES: entering 2nd through 11th grades

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Archery, Riflery, Water-Skiing, Tubing, Wakeboarding, Skin Diving, Ocean Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Ropes Course, Zipline, Climbing Wall, Gardening, Hiking, Arts & Crafts.

CAMP LOCATION: Catalina Island Camps is located at Howlands Landing on the West End of Santa Catalina Island. Campers meet our staff in San Pedro and travel to camp on the Catalina Express. We are a beach front camp in a protected cove on the mainland facing side of Catalina Island.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live in Chalets (wooden buildings with canvas window and door coverings). Up to 10 campers and 2 or 3 staff members live in each chalet. Bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers are located within 100 feet of each chalet. Meals are served outdoors in the dining area. Food is excellent with fresh fruit, salad bar and hot entrees at each meal. Vegetarian and vegan meals are also available.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: 2015 is Tom and Maria Horner's 22nd summer directing Catalina Island Camps. CIC is an American Camp Association Accredited camp. We believe campers should be unplugged from their busy schedules and given ample opportunities to connect with each other and positive role models and to discover new activities in the unique natural environment of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers in Leadership Training and Counselor in Training programs both available to campers entering 10th through 12th grade.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Jean-Michel Cousteau Family Camp annually in August. Please visit: This Website Link.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: School year environmental education programs with Catalina Environmental Leadership Program and the Crescenta Valley Outdoor School.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit This Website Link for complete information and dates and rates for 2015.

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Gymnastics World Spring Day Camps
Chatsworth, California

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818-775-9922
kelly[AT]gymnasticsworld.com
contactus[AT]gymnasticsworld.com
20914 Nordhoff Street
Suite 101
Chatsworth, California 91311

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CAMPER AGES: 3yrs(potty trained) - 14yrs

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Monday - Friday 9am-3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): ALL CHILDREN WELCOME!

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: 30 minute rotations on each olympic event plus zip line, trampoline, tumble trac, crafts, group games

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Gymnastics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are approximately 20 miles north of Los Angeles, 15 miles east of Simi Valley, 10 miles east of Burbank

CAMP FACILITIES: "State of the Art' facility - 14,000 soft of the most advanced and updated equipment and training tools int he state, featuring unground trampoline systems as long as 60 feet in length, also a 8ft deep foam pits… not to mention a clean facility!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Gymnastics World prides itself in providing a fun and safe environment where children are treated with respect and are educated in a positive manner and inspired to improve on their potentials and achieve greatness by small increments of success.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): If you want an unforgettable camp experience join GW's Summer Camp for an amazing time! Your child will have a blast learning gymnastics, doing arts & crafts, playing games, making new friends, and more!!!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: GW's has year around gymnastics classes Monday through Saturday for all levels and ages. We also offer birthday parties, field trips, girls scout events, parents night out and more.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Gymnastics, rock wall, zip line, dance, arts & crafts and much more!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
WEEKS availiable:

March 21st-25th & 28th
TIMES availiable:
9:00am-12:00pm $200 per week
9:00am-3:00pm $250 per week
Early drop off and late pick up available
Daily rates $50/$70 also available.

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