California Adventure Camps and Programs

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    Pali Adventures Dance

    So we think you can dance!

    Pali dancers of all levels are encouraged to let go and boogie on the dance floor. They learn various techniques, fun exercises and the moves made famous by their favorite performers.

    Campers flourish in a safe and supportive studio with individualized attention from experienced dance instructors.Plenty of room to come out of their shell at their own pace!

    After mastering the basics, campers perform their own original choreography to cheering crowds at the Pali Showcase!

    Mountain Camp Woodside

    Mountain Camp Woodside is a co-ed summer camp that offers both a sleep-away Resident Camp (for grades 2nd – 10th) and a Day Camp (for grades K-10th) program and is nestled in the heart of beautiful Portola Valley, California on the 63-acre campus of the Woodside Priory School.

    Mountain Camp Woodside’s minimal technology, non-competitive program is designed to build confidence and independence, encourage friendships and healthy lifestyle choices and other 21st century skills. We offer activities like mountain biking, arts & crafts, soccer, swimming, archery and outdoor survival. In today’s hectic, high-tech world, we...

    Pali Adventures Flying Trapeze/Cirque du Pali

    Pali Adventures is a one-of-a-kind overnight summer camp. Kids choose a morning specialty and all of their own afternoon activities to design a personalized adventure. We are one camp, but while campers are here they explore different interests. We are proud to offer 28 amazing specialties - from Motorsports to Flying Trapeze - and everything in between. Our campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things and gain lifelong friends in a safe and supportive environment. Send your child to the place where they will grow, feel successful and return home saying, "that was the best camp ever!"


    Pali Adventures Wacky Science

    Ice cream! Gummy worms! The ever-popular slime!

    In this specialty, campers have a lot of hands-on fun. They explore a variety of science-related activities. They learn how to combine everyday items to create amazing reactions, participate in awesome projects and conduct edible experiments.

    Basically, campers get to blow things up, blast off rockets, create crazy concoctions and build stink bombs!

    (All under the watchful eye of our attentive experts, of course.)

    Pali Adventures Broadcasting

    Tonight on KPAL News... and your camper has the exclusive. Your camper is first on the scene at Pali's very own nightly news station.

    Broadcasting campers break into on-screen journalism with Pali's own nightly news feature. Campers collaborate to produce, report and host each day's broadcast. Campers get practical hands-on experience as hard-hitting journalists, creative editors and on-air talent.

    Our professional studio means that campers file their own stories with professional video and sound equipment, anchor the broadcast from our green-screen studio desk and edit the results. This is the perfect opportunity to take a spin...

    Pali Adventures Fine Arts/Street Art

    Pali Adventures is a one-of-a-kind overnight summer camp. Kids choose a morning specialty and all of their own afternoon activities to design a personalized adventure. We are one camp, but while campers are here they explore different interests. We are proud to offer 22 amazing specialties - from Motorsports to Flying Trapeze - and everything in between. Our campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things and gain lifelong friends in a safe and supportive environment. Send your child to the place where they will grow, feel successful and return home saying, "that was the best camp ever!"

    YMCA of Orange County

    YMCA of Orange County Summer Camp offers a wide variety of outdoor activities led by trained and experienced leaders who guide youth in having an unforgettable adventure. Youth will receive the full camp experience starting with bus transportation up to camp, through a week of activities like archery and hiking, canoeing, campfires and more and back home again to share campfire memories and songs. Camp is a special time for youth to make new friends in a highly-socialized environment that allows them to get away from technology and reengage after the pandemic. The encouraging and nurturing environment teaches youth resilience to stress and shows kids...

    Pali Adventures Secret Agent

    Campers go undercover and become the next James Bond or Black Widow!

    Secret Agents are trained to expect the unexpected, and they love these unexpectedly awesome activities.

    Each day, campers have the time of their life as they work together to complete missions and earn their stripes. At the end of the week, they graduate as new secret agents and receive a custom dog tag.

    Pali Adventures Aviation

    It's time to wander into the great blue yonder!

    In Pali's aviation specialty, campers learn the basics of aviation with hands-on activities. Campers develop an understanding of aerodynamics then build and launch a rocket. They handle our quadrotor drones for a birdseye view of Pali.

    With our VR flight simulator, campers practice takeoffs and landings under different conditions. Campers exercise problem-solving and critical thinking skills all week. The capper of the week? A real flight above the beautiful San Bernardino mountains with a qualified pilot-instructor!

    Crazzy's Wasewagan Camp & Retreat

    Camp Wasewagan is a traditional-style summer camp nestled in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, bordering the Santa Ana River. We offer a wide variety of onsite activities including, but not limited to, archery, fencing, riflery, paintball, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking/canoeing, high ropes & traverse climbing! All campers with get to choose their own field trip(s) from the following: standup paddle board, biking around Big Bear Lake, a horseback trail ride, a trip to the alpine waterslides, roller sakting or glow bowling to create a unique and personalized camp experience. At Camp Wasewagan, we love seeing kids help each...

    Pali Adventures Extreme Action Camp

    Extreme Action campers indulge in the most heart-pounding, dirt-filled, high-speed action experiences available. Under the attentive supervision of our expertly trained staff, of course. Each morning packs in exhilarating and wild outdoor adventures. Action that encourages campers to reach new heights in self-esteem and confidence.

    Whether kicking up dust on an ATV or flying high on a zipline, our Extreme Action campers get a taste of the best Pali has to offer. Every day is different - but always full of extreme fun.

    Pali Adventures LARP

    Dungeons! Dragons! Heroes! Villains!

    Live Action Role Play at Pali is ideal for imaginative kids. Campers play the roles they want to play¿¿¿in exactly the way they want to play them. They use their imaginations, problem-solving and storytelling skills on a daily basis. Campers participate in interactive role-play that encourages them to be physically, socially and mentally active.

    The only limit to what they can achieve is their imagination!

    Pali Adventures Wacky Sports

    This is the perfect specialty for active campers who enjoy the sillier side of sports and just want to have a blast trying new things!

    Each day, campers will participate in a variety of active and enjoyable games and activities. All a little different from what campers might expect. They learn the fine art of stealing bases during slip 'n' slide baseball, challenge their balance with a log roll, become a hero when they capture the flag, and much more.

    Our Wacky Sports coaches inspire good sportsmanship, character building and creativity as campers revel in the fun of learning new skills, making new friends and having a...

    Farm Camp

    Established in 1952, Farm Camp is a traditional, coed, overnight camp for children ages 8 to 17. We are located less than 3 hours north of San Francisco on 500 acres of beautiful Sonoma County Redwoods, just 1 1/2 miles up from the Pacific Coast Ocean.

    Farm Camp is located at Plantation, which is a working farm located on 500 acres in the coastal hills of Northern California's Sonoma County. Farm Camp's emphasis is in nurturing self esteem and building responsibility in an atmosphere of shared fun in a relaxed and beautiful setting. Campers stay for 1,2, or 4 week sessions. They choose daily from a variety of activities such as hiking,...

    Pali Adventures Fashion

    Even if campers don't know a button from a bobby pin, they enjoy the whole journey of making an outfit. Campers learn from concept to design to the finished product. Campers use mood boards, sketches, patterns and more to design their own clothing lines and bring their visions to life. Then, Pali's fashionistas strut their stuff and debut their designs on the catwalk at the popular Pali Showcase!

    Pali Adventures Hollywood Stunts

    Hollywood Stunts is a thrilling exercise in overcoming fears!

    Campers learn how to do stunts from experienced instructors and discover what it's like to be a world-class action hero. Swords, combat, falls and choreography are part of the mix. Safety first! Experienced instructors provide personalized coaching and close supervision for all stunts.

    Behind the scenes, campers use professional grade props, mats and safety equipment.

    After five days of mastering stunt techniques, campers surprise their fellow campers with special stunt performances.

    Rock-N-Water Christian Camps

    Founded in 1989, Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people with the joy of God's Living Word, so that they might come to know Jesus and pass on God's love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.

    Our staff are highly committed Christians with excellent outdoor leadership skills. Your students' safety, spiritual growth, learning, and adventurous fun are our staff's goal.

    We savor the opportunity to be one of Jesus' tools in your students' lives. We take individual youth, families, and school or church...

    Pali Adventures Comedy

    Is your camper a Seinfeld or a Chapelle?

    A Leslie Jones or a Melissa McCarthy?

    Do they prefer Saturday Night Live or Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    At Pali, experienced instructors help your camper discover their voice. Then they develop their self-confidence and deliver their comedic vision.

    Each week is a unique exploration of improvisation, sketch and ensemble work and stand-up. Instructors help campers find their comedic point of view and prepare the right delivery.

    Campers use creative writing skills, critical thinking (it helps to think in tangents!) and comedic timing to "have 'em rollin' in the...

    Pali Adventures Motorsports

    Campers satisfy their need for speed as they navigate multiple adrenaline-pumping courses and blast to the finish line!

    Hearts pound as they learn trail-blazing techniques and high precision moves under the instruction and supervision of experienced riders.

    Riders who have mastered the necessary skills and safety requirements wrap up their week with the pure excitement of an off-road trail ride.

    River Way Ranch Camp

    River Way Ranch Camp is located in the foothills of the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. Family owned and operated, this award winning, accredited summer camp hosts campers ages 7-16 offering over 75 exciting activities including wakeboarding, waverunners, paintball, go-karts, ropes challenge course, horseback riding, gymnastics, martial arts, film production and editing, dance, and much more!

    Pali Adventures Movie Make Up

    Goblins, gashes and great works of art!

    In our movie makeup specialty, campers create glamorous characters and gruesome monsters! Using special techniques taught by professional makeup artists, campers learn the art of transforming each other into Hollywood-worthy characters, fairy princesses, wild animals, ghosts or zombies.

    At the end of the week, campers take on a challenge to create a completely original character of their choice.

    Pali Adventures Magic

    Entertain and amaze!

    A professional magician helps your camper build a foundation of skills for all types of magic. We can't reveal all our magician's secrets, but we can tell you that your camper will develop their own magician's persona and performance skills as they learn how to present new illusions, boost their confidence and wow friends and family.

    Pali Adventures Film/Acting

    Pali Adventures is a one-of-a-kind overnight summer camp. Kids choose a morning specialty and all of their own afternoon activities to design a personalized adventure. We are one camp, but while campers are here they explore different interests. We are proud to offer 28 amazing specialties - from Motorsports to Flying Trapeze - and everything in between. Our campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things and gain lifelong friends in a safe and supportive environment. Send your child to the place where they will grow, feel successful and return home saying, "that was the best camp ever!"

    Bar 717 Ranch / Camp Trinity

    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...

    Pali Adventures Pali Ninja Warrior/Parkour

    Pali Adventures is a one-of-a-kind overnight summer camp. Kids choose a morning specialty and all of their own afternoon activities to design a personalized adventure. We are one camp, but while campers are here they explore different interests. We are proud to offer 28 amazing specialties - from Motorsports to Flying Trapeze - and everything in between. Our campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things and gain lifelong friends in a safe and supportive environment. Send your child to the place where they will grow, feel successful and return home saying, "that was the best camp ever!"

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      About California Adventure Camps and Programs

      If your child likes participating in a wide variety of activities that span from everyday sports to thrilling, action packed extreme sports, then a summer adventure camp may be just the thing for them. Adventure camps vary from camp tSee More »