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July 25-29, 2016
August 1-5, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm Daily
Ages 4-6 years
Your young children will enjoy exploring spectacular Donner Summit…mountain meadows, granite outcrops, alpine lakes and forests, all while being guided by top environmental educators. Adventure activities include: easy hiking, rock climbing, water play (lifeguard supervised), coupled with nature art, storytelling, active games and yoga. Give your child the chance to push their own physical skills while learning about the natural wonder of Donner Summit.
Adventure in Nature
Ages 7-9 years
Donner Summit is the perfect location for exciting mountain adventures! Our week combines spectacular hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking (must have or rent a mountain bike), swimming, and whitewater rafting. Camp Sugar Bowl balances adventure with learning. The week is rounded out with art, games and science explorations of the stunning natural history, geology, and human history of the Summit. Give your kids an extra special experience with the 'Sleep Away Camp' option during the second week (below)!
Ages 10-12 years
Got adventurous kids? This camp gives them a chance to try a variety of adventurous outdoor activities. We subscribe to challenge by choice philosophy. We give kids the opportunity to push their physical and mental boundaries all week while having fun! Activities include spectacular hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking (must have a mountain bike or rent one), stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and whitewater rafting or inflatable kayaking. The week is rounded out with learning about the stunning natural history, geology, and human history of the Summit. Give your kids an extra special experience with the 'Sleep Away Camp' option during the second week (below)!
Mountain Bike Camp
Ages 10-15 years
Mountain bike camp is for campers who are comfortable riding a bike on dirt.
Participants must have their own mountain bike or rent one prior to camp. Campers don’t
need to know how to ride single track. If the participant is not already a competent
beginner biker he/she should sign up for the ½ day bike adventure through the adventure
camps. This camp will also teach mountain bike repair and maintenance skills including
how to change a flat tire, cleaning your chain and more. Campers will be grouped by
ability and pushed to improve current skills as well as learning new skills.
Adventure, Leadership, and Stewardship
Ages 13-15 years
This camp will have an adventure focus, a leadership focus, and a stewardship focus each day. Here, campers learn to become a thoughtful citizen of the world while having fun, challenging adventures. They will do everything from swimming in alpine lakes, to rock climbing, to kayaking, to learning wilderness survival skills and using them on an overnight backpacking adventure. The leadership portion will focus on communication, teaching skills, goal setting, becoming role models, and problem solving. Stewardship themed activities include, a conservation project, studying and employing Leave no Trace practices, teaching younger kids, and learning about sustainability and personal stewardship. Give your kids an extra special experience with the 'Sleep Away Camp' option during the second week (below)!
Sleep Away Camp
Ages 7 - 15
Cost: $525 plus regular day camp fees
During week two of camp we are offering a sleep away option for all kids 7 and older. Check-in is on Sunday afternoon; where campers will say goodbye to the parents for the week. It is a great opportunity to build friendships, self-reliance and to get some experience staying away from home. When the day camp ends the overnighters will stay with our counselors. They will sleep and play after day camp at the Clair Tappaan Lodge on Donner Summit. There they will do an activity each evening (including things like night walks, yoga, games and crafts). All food is provided from Sunday night dinner through lunch on Friday.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations made up to two weeks prior receive 50% refund; cancellations made fewer than two weeks prior to trip receive no refund.
We are generous with credit toward rescheduling.
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