Northern California Overnight Camp Guide (2022) - 510 Families

Northern California Overnight Camp Guide (2022)

Ready to pack up your giant duffel bag? Scroll down to learn about Summer 2022 Sleepaway Camps for Bay Area families. Make sure to check all the camps’ websites for current information. Find East Bay Day Camps and Online Summer Camps to round out your summer plans. Please note that all camps with logos are paid sponsors.

Best Sleepaway Camps in California

Sleepaway Camp activities: Stand-up paddleboarding
Campers doing paddlesports | Photo: Avid4 Adventure

Sleepaway Camps in California

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Avid4 Adventure Overnight Expedition Camps

Avid4 expedition campers sleep in tents every night and adventure every day, choosing to focus on a paddlesport or multi-sport (biking, rock climbing, paddlesports, and hiking) experience for the week. Campers explore their spectacular surroundings and log lots of practice in outdoor sports learning skills in gear management, cooking outdoors, problem solving, and teamwork. Available for rising 5th - 9th graders.

Location: Sierra & Tahoe Region

Grade Entering: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Price: $1,435 - $1,625 sibling, early bird and multi-program discounts available
Camp Duration: 6 days, Sunday through Friday
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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Wilderness Immersion & Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.)

Back to Earth offers a skill-building, ceremony-based backpacking program for teens 13+. Participants learn how to backpack, connect deeply to the natural world, and make meaningful personal connections. A life-changing experience. Programs in Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas.

Location: Sierra & Tahoe Region, Other, Transportation provided from (510) or (925)

Grade Entering: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: $225 per day; cost varies with length of trip. Tuition assistance is available.
Camp Duration: 7 day and 10 day trips
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

Discount:

Save 10% on fees until April 15

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Black Oak Wilderness School

Black Oak Wilderness School overnight camps teach students independence, teamwork, leadership, and encourages empathy and respect. Students learn knife safety and carving, survival skills, archery, fire making, farming, and tons of other fun activities. Drop off on Monday morning, pick up Friday afternoon.

Location: Marin & Northern Cal

Grade Entering: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Price: $1600 per week with scholarships available to historically marginalized communities
Camp Duration: 5 days 4 nights
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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Bay Area Jewish Camp Collective

Whether your child likes sports, performing arts, nature, or gardening, the Bay Area Jewish Camp Collective has the perfect fit with Camp Ramah Galim (Ramah NorCal), Eden Village West, JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, URJ Camp Newman, Camp Tawonga, and Camp Be’chol Lashon.

Location: South Bay & Santa Cruz, Marin & Northern Cal, Sierra & Tahoe Region, Other

Grade Entering: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: Please inquire with individual camps regarding session pricing. Grants and scholarships to help make camp more accessible can be found on the Camp Collective site and by contacting the camp directly..
Camp Duration: Varies by individual camp (3 nights to 8 weeks)
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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Oakland Feather River Family Camp

A family getaway unlike any other! Fill your days however you choose–from hiking and swimming to arts and crafts, and disco bingo. Programs promote growth, relaxation, safety, and fun for all ages. Delicious meals and tent/cabin lodging included. No youth camp this year.

Location: Sierra & Tahoe Region

Grade Entering: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: Prices depend on the age and number of campers and length of stay. Financial assistance available. Discount for Oakland residents on 5+ night stays.
Camp Duration: Select your week and your preferred 3-6 night session
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

Discount:

20% discount for new campers (use new camper registration form and specify 510families)

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Mountain Meadow Ranch Summer Camp

A co-ed, traditional sleepaway camp for kids age 7 to 16, uniquely located on a 900-acre ranch in the Sierras north of Lake Tahoe. Limited enrollment allows for a more personal camp experience that brings all of the camp family together. Travel options are available to make your trip easier. Family-owned and operated since 1956.

Location: Sierra & Tahoe Region

Grade Entering: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: $4,200 for 2 Week, $8,000 for 4 Week
Camp Duration: Two- and Four-Week
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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Echo Lake Youth Camp

Echo Lake Camp, overlooking South Lake Tahoe, offers youth a fun-filled week of traditional activities such as hiking, campfires, s’mores, swimming, lake trips, group games, and more in a High Sierra environment. Bus Transportation from Berkeley is provided.

Location: Sierra & Tahoe Region, Transportation provided from (510) or (925)

Grade Entering: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Price: $720 per 6-day for residents | $864 per week for non-residents (pro-rated for shortened July Fourth week)
Camp Duration: 6-day sessions offered for 8 weeks
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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Maccabi Sports Camp

Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight Jewish sports camp located just outside of San Francisco in Atherton, California. They welcome campers entering grades 3-11 from around the United States, Canada, and the world.

Location: South Bay & Santa Cruz

Grade Entering: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Price: Please see the website for pricing, as it varies depending on the sessions selected. Multi-session, multi-sibling, and early registration discounts available.
Camp Duration: 1-3 weeks depending on the session you choose
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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Camp Augusta

Discover the magic of Augusta! Campers explore 80 acres of pristine Sierra Nevada forest while discovering over 150 activities. Campers benefit from a 1:2 staff to camper ratio. Each day is unique, unforgettable, and filled with wish, wonder, and surprise.

Location: Sierra & Tahoe Region

Grade Entering: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Price: 1 Week: $1975, 2 Weeks: $3895
Camp Duration: 1 and 2 Week Sessions
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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Cazadero Music Camp

Cazadero Music Camp provides a nurturing, inspirational environment for young musicians ages 10-18. For more than 60 years, Cazadero has offered a dynamic program that strikes a thoughtful balance between in-depth music education and carefree summer camp fun in the redwoods.

Location: Marin & Northern Cal, Transportation provided from (510) or (925)

Grade Entering: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: $915-$1,020 per week, depending on session. Scholarships and sibling discounts available!
Camp Duration: 6 days or 12 days
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

Discount:

Pay-in-Full Discount of $40 per week automatically applied. Expires 12/31/2021

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Camp Common Ground

Camp Common Ground teaches middle and high school youth social-emotional skills to build bridges with others from different races and class backgrounds. Youth also bring back leadership skills to make changes in their schools. Summer and school-year programming are available with this very special community.

Location: Marin & Northern Cal, Transportation provided from (510) or (925)

Grade Entering: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Price: Families pay what they can, anywhere from $50-$3000. 2 out of every 3 youth receive scholarships.
Camp Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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YMCA Camp Loma Mar

YMCA Camp Loma Mar offers summer camp for youth ages 7-17 in the beautiful Redwoods. Activities include archery, rock climbing, zip lining, swimming, slingshot paintball, frisbee golf, and much more! They also offer teen leadership programs for high school students.

Location: South Bay & Santa Cruz, Transportation provided from (510) or (925)

Grade Entering: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: $770 - YMCA members; $850 - Non-YMCA members
Camp Duration: Sunday - Saturday (7 days, 6 nights)
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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Amplify Sleep Away Camp by Girls Rock Santa Barbara

Amplify campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things, love TEAMWORK and co-creation, and gain lifelong friends and positive role models. A very low staff-to-camper ratio of 1:6 ensures unforgettable instruction, engagement, and mentoring. Campers choose a specialty, or TRACK, to focus on. Some campers mix it up between sessions. There’s no wrong way to AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE.

Location: Other

Grade Entering: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: $3,850 per 2-week session
Camp Duration: 2 week sessions - 8 weeks total
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

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American Dance Training Camps (ADTC)

The ULTIMATE overnight dance camp for girls ages 8-17 in the beautiful Sierra Mountains of North Lake Tahoe. Join their 20th summer of dance, adventure, new friends & fun. No prior dance experience is necessary!

Location: Sierra & Tahoe Region

Grade Entering: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: $1748 per week | Save $100 before 4/15. Multi-session, alumni & sibling discounts may also apply
Camp Duration: 1 week
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

Discount:

Save $50 with promo code 510FIFTY

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Camp Chrysalis

Camp Chrysalis, now in its 40th year, offers children, ages 9-17, rich experiences that combine recreation, learning, and personal growth. Held in 3 spectacular environments as a family of learners together: Big Sur redwoods, Mendocino coast (tide pools) and Sierra Nevada mountains.

Location: South Bay & Santa Cruz, Marin & Northern Cal, Sierra & Tahoe Region, Transportation provided from (510) or (925)

Grade Entering: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Price: Session cost vary based upon length. Sibling and multisession discounts.
Camp Duration: Session lengths vary
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

Discount:

New families save $200 off Big Sur session.

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Fly Your Kite Camp

Fly Your Kite Camp overnight programs combine practical life skills, nature immersion, and fun activities like laser tag, cooking, crafts, team sports, swimming, nature walks, science experiments, sewing, air ropes course, singing, acting, and so much more! There's also a talent show and memories to last a lifetime.

Location: Sierra & Tahoe Region

Grade Entering: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Price: $2000 per session | $200 early bird discount, $100 sibling discount
Camp Duration: 8 days each (ONE WEEK ONLY)
Camp Season (2022): {Camp Season (2021):40}

Discount:

Save $100 for 510families readers by emailing info@flyyourkitecamp.com and requesting it.

Sleepaway Camps in California

Other overnight summer camps that may or may not be running programs in 2022:

In years past, these folks have run wonderful overnight summer camp programs for kids.

Bar 717 Ranch
Camp BizSmart
Deer Crossing
Digital Media Academy Tech Camps
Echo Lake Youth Camp
Education Unlimited
Farm Camp
Camp Full Belly Farm
Frontier Ranch
Gaia Passages
Camp Gilboa
Girl Scout Camp
Gold Arrow Camp
Hidden Villa
iD Tech
Jam Camp West
Kennolyn Camps
Mountain Camp
NatureBridge
Outward Bound California
Point Reyes
Project Ember
Saint Andrew’s
Skylake Yosemite Camp
Two Rivers Soccer Camp
Camp Unalayee
Walton’s Grizzly Lodge
Camp Woolman
YMCA Camps
Young Actors’ Theatre Camp

Big thanks again to our overnight camp sponsors:

We work really hard to make sure that prices and descriptions are accurate but they can change; please check with the vendor for current rates and availability; and tell ‘em 510families sent ya!

Promotional consideration was paid by sponsored listings as indicated. Decisions were made by Heather and Whitney, founders of 510families.com, we apologize for any errors. If you’d like to be considered for future Camp Guides, please contact us at ads@510families.com for information.

[Photo of Felton area redwoods by Casey Horner via Unsplash]

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  1. Sierra Mountain Music Camp Choral and String Orchestra camp for campers age 4th grade- College. Daily music rehearsals with award-winning directors. Zipline, rock wall, arts and crafts, pool, 100-foot slip and slide, talent and skit night, soundboard education, and archery electives. Come enjoy a music-filled week in the mountains. June 19-25, 2022. http://www.sierramountainmusiccamp.org

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