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California Summer Camp for Kids and Teens.

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California Camp Directory & Parent Resource Guide

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Camps in California • California summer camps • California youth camps • California kids camps • California children's camps

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California overnight camps for kids and teens (resident camps). The classic camp experience with many program options.

California arts camps allow young artists and performers to specialize in dramatic arts, dance, music, visual arts, and literary arts.

California sports camps are great for young athletes who wish to develop their skills in one or more specific sports.

A California day camp is a great option for campers who aren’t quite ready to spend the night, or are too busy for overnight camp.

California religiously-affiliated, or faith-based camps include a wide selection of excellent Christian camps and  Jewish camps.

California trip and travel camps for teens. Small group travel adventures to interesting and exciting places, generally without a base camp.

Enhance your child’s love of learning while focusing on academics. California has many STEM camps, robotics camps and more.

Girl Scouts of California offers many camp options, including overnight camps, day camps and girls adventure camps.

Choose from a selection of overnight camps and day camps across California that are operated by the YMCA.

Adventure camps in California focus on outdoor activities like backpacking, climbing, rafting and wilderness immersion.

Find quality camp programs throughout California for your special child with a disability or serious illness.

Find out which California summer camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead

As a parent, you want the best opportunities for your child. We know that a quality California summer camp experience can have a profound, positive and lasting impact on a young person's life. Camp offers a unique opportunity to enhance a child’s development, and should be considered an essential part of a child’s education. 


Great camps thrive on nurturing kids’ natural abilities. Campers are encouraged to be curious, and education driven by curiosity is a truly transformational opportunity. Camp is a place where kids can “come of age”, benefiting from new experiences that serve as a catalyst for growth. It is a place where kids can feel safe being themselves and accepted for who they are. 

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How do you find the best California summer camp, or the camp that is most suitable for your child?

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” 

- John Muir, The Mountains of California


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