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Bar 717 Ranch / Camp Trinity

  • Program Address:

    17197 Hyampom Rd
    Hayfork, CA 96041, U.S.A.

    Phone: 530-628-5992
    Fax: 530-628-9392
  • Winter Address:

    17197 Hyampom Rd
    Hayfork, CA 96041, U.S.A.

Directors: Kent Collard and Laura Higley

Camp Trinity on the Bar 717 Ranch is a residential summer camp for kids ages 8-16. Our mission is to provide an outdoor camp experience where children have daily opportunities to have fun, develop friendships, challenge themselves, learn new skills, gain a sense of community, and make their own choices. Campers choose freely from activities that range from horseback riding, animal care, gardening, crafting, ceramics, and woodworking to backpacking trips, campfires, singing, and much more.

For more than 90 years, the Bar 717 Ranch has welcomed children to 450 acres in the beautiful mountains of Trinity County in Northern California to experience nature, form deep friendships, and have big fun. At Camp, nature is our constant companion. By taking time to appreciate the beauty of the land, by swimming in rivers and climbing mountains, by growing gardens, raising our own food and making compost, we foster in campers a deep understanding and appreciation of the environment.

We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where every kid can create a magical camp experience based on their interests and passions. We believe that children thrive in an atmosphere where both individuality and community are nurtured with warm, seasoned leadership. Campers return home with a newfound sense of self-reliance and a deep connection to community.

We offer four one-week sessions of summer camp as well as one sessions of Family Camp. An average session of camp has 130 kids enrolled. Our campers and staff come from all over the country and around the world. Perhaps the best thing about camp is that it is a place where kids are free to be themselves to be accepted, included, and embraced by a community of supportive peers and adults. We believe in this vision deeply, and we work hard to create an inclusive and respectful environment. We believe that for all campers, the rich experiences, deep friendships, and time spent on the ranch will stay with them for a lifetime.

Camper Testimonials:

Every year when I return from camp I am able to move past all the little things holding me back. 717 reminds me of who I am and who I want to be.

I have made many camp friends that I know will be lifelong relationships, camp made me a more caring, appreciative person and improved everything about me through the wonderful accepting community. I felt truly comfortable and happy at camp.

  • Accreditation:
  • Directors:
    Kent Collard and Laura Higley
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  • Nearest city:
    Redding, CA
  • Season opens:
    June 16, 2024
  • Season closes:
    August 17, 2024


  • Western Horseback Riding
  • English Horseback Riding
  • River Swimming
  • Backpacking
  • Small Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Ceramics
  • Woodshop
  • Photography
  • Silkscreening
  • Gardening
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Archery
  • Blacksmithing
  • Singing
  • Overnights
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Nature Study

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