California Overnight Camps

Summer Resident Camps in California

Ready for overnight camp? California overnight, sleepaway or “resident” camps offer a classic camp experience, with many program options. Find the best California overnight camps right here.

Bass Lake, CA

Coed ages 8-16
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High above the stress and chatter of our plugged-in and fast-paced world, a different kind of a camp experience awaits your child: a Christian Adventure Camp where kids spend two weeks having the time of their lives, feeling perfectly at home away from home, and grow in character, skills, relationships, and faith.

Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp

Dardanelle, CA

Coed ages 8-16
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Camp Jack Hazard fosters personal growth through challenging and exhilarating programs and activities. CJH offers many of the traditional camp experiences including campfires, skits, songs, games, theme days and camp dances. In addition, CJH offers unique Challenge Course, Arts & Crafts, Adventure, Backpacking, and Nature programs.

Camp Jack Hazard

Nevada City, CA

Coed ages 9-17


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Campers come here to backpack, make new friends, visit beautiful places, learn about nature, be their true selves, and have a blast! Our counselors are fun, friendly, and here to make sure you have a fantastic time. Spend your days playing games, singing, making art, being silly, learning about peace, nature, the garden, and so much more! 

Camp Woolman

Soquel, CA

​Coed grades 1-11
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Our camps motivate children to embrace new experiences, develop a stronger sense of self and make their own critical choices within healthy boundaries. Northern California overnight camp and California day camp.

Kennolyn Camps

Big Bear Lake, CA

Coed ages 7-18
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We are a progressive summer camp creating vibrant Jewish life for children ages 7-18. Our unique participatory, youth-led model creates a lively, profound and empowering experience, where campers can be themselves, build community, and bring the change they want to see in the world.

Camp Gilboa

Glennville, CA

Coed ages 6-16
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Experience a child-focused, self-sustainable summer camp situated in the majestic southern Sierras. Our two-week program provides children ages six to sixteen with the opportunity to make lifelong friends, experience rustic ranch living, and connect with a community of positive people.

Jameson Ranch Camp

Petaluma, CA

Coed ages 7-17


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Just 1 hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge, our fun and engaging overnight camp program is where kids can hike, swim, boat, explore and play. Our camp is the perfect choice for Bay Area children wanting to attend a classic overnight summer camp.

Marin Ranch Camp

Susanville, CA

​Coed ages 7-16
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Mountain Meadow Ranch is a co-ed, sleep away summer camp with 61 summers of family owned and operated experience. Located on a spacious ranch north of Lake Tahoe, we offer a traditional camp program during the best weeks of summer.

Mountain Meadow Ranch Summer Camp

Boulder Creek, CA

Coed ages 5+
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In a supportive outdoor atmosphere of acceptance, fun & adventure, we welcome children of all developmental disabilities. Experience our enriching outdoor camp programs & activities firsthand! Northern California special needs camp, adventure camp, and teen travel camp.

Camp Krem

Hayfork, CA

Coed ages 8-16


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Founded in 1930, the Bar 717 Ranch offers children the opportunity to spend the summer on a beautiful mountain ranch. Campers choose freely from activities including horsemanship, backpacking, gardening, animal care, river swimming, arts/crafts, photography, music, archery, blacksmithing and ceramics. 

Bar 717 Ranch / Camp Trinity

Sacramento, CA



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This week-long residential summer camp helps children with HIV/AIDS and their families enjoy being around others without the social stigma and isolation associated with the disease. Adolescents learn they can change negative social patterns of behavior and break cycles of HIV infection. Program includes boating, swimming, art, dance and sports.

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Happycamp, CA

​Coed ages 9-17
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Loma Mar, CA

Coed ages 7-17


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Using age-appropriate activities and challenges, our trained and caring staff encourages campers to make new friends, try new things, take new risks, and learn new skills. Alongside traditional camp activities like hiking, crafts and sing-alongs, we teach values and skills that make a positive difference in campers’ lives.

YMCA Camp Loma Mar

Santa Monica, CA

​Coed ages 7-13
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Happy Trails is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing overnight summer camps and other year-round outdoor adventures for youth in the Southern California foster care system.

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