California Family Camps – Where the Whole Family Gets the Summer Camp Experience
New friends, unforgettable activities, fun camp counselors — there’s no doubt kids love the summer camp experience. But wouldn’t it be great if your entire family could have the same exciting summer experience? Try out a family camp!
Family camps are typically all-inclusive, multi-day camp experiences with activities for grown ups and children of all ages.
Pricing includes lodging, meals, and a full schedule of activities. That means no planning, no hunting for kid-friendly restaurants, and no researching and booking different activities for everybody. It can’t get any easier!
We rounded up California family camps from Yosemite all the way down to San Diego. Check them out!
Family Camps in California
Skylake Family Camp
Skylake’s Family Camp is a no-hassle, fun family “glamping” experience. Skylake provides each family its own rustic bunk house, buffet style meals, private dock on Bass Lake, and plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy. The dining hall, lakeside porch, and recreation room provide the social center for family camp.
May 27-30, 2022
June 2-5, 2022
August 25-28, 2022
September 2-5, 2022
Children (ages 5-12): $195
Toddlers (ages 4 and under): Free
37976 Road 222
Wishon, CA 93669
Montecito Sequoia Family Camp
Montecito Sequoia Lodge is an all-inclusive Summer Family Camp located in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Packages include meals, lodging, a variety of activities, and about six hours of quality child care. Activities include land sports, water activities, and a horseback riding program.
Dates: June 12 – August 18, 2022 (week-long camps)
Cost: Rates are based on the type of lodging, the week you select, and the number of people per room. Starting at $1,980.
Montecito Sequioia Lodge
63410 Generals Highway
Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
YMCA Sequoia Lake – Family Camps Tulequoia & Sequoia
All-inclusive vacation includes lodging and meals. Morning day camp offered for kids, while grown-ups get to choose their own fun. Activities include archery, climbing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tween time, and family night.
Tulequoia Dates: June 17 – August 5, 2022
Sequoia Dates: July 3 – August 6, 2022
Cost: Pricing varies by lodging. Sessions start at $1,188.
49716 Hwy 180
Miramonte, CA 93641
Family Vacation Center – UC Santa Barbara
All-inclusive week-long beachside family camp on the campus of UC Santa Barbara. There’s engaging activities for all ages and a nursery that takes babies as young as two-months-old. Grown ups can enjoy massages, wine tastings, and classes. Accommodations, meals, pool and beach, and the recreation center are all included. Guests do not have to be a UCSB / UC graduate to attend.
Dates: June 19 – August 18, 2022
$1290 – Adults (13+)
$1175 – Children (ages 4-12)
$950 – Children (ages 1-3)
$570 – Under 1 year
YMCA Glendale – Camp Fox at Catalina Island
Family campers of all ages stay together and choose their activities during this two-night stay on Catalina Island. Activities include ocean swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, tide pooling, aquariums, ropes course, and more.
Dates: September 3-5, 2022 (Labor Day weekend)
YMCA Santa Monica – Camp Big Bear Family Camp
Family campers spend the weekend enjoying lakefront activities including boating, paddle boarding, and swimming. There’s also arts and crafts, nightly events, and campfires.
Dates: September 2-5, 2022 (Labor Day Weekend)
Cost: $155-160 for non-members, free for children 2 and under.
1332 6th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Camp Stevens Family Camp
Rooted in the Episcopal Church, Camp Stevens’ Family Camp offers private room or lodge, food, and activities such as archery, climbing wall, garden tour or project, hikes, swimming, and family games. Harvest Weekend in October and Thanksgiving Weekend Family Camp also offered.
Dates: May 28-30, 2022 (Memorial Day weekend)
Cost: Rates vary, starting at $560
1108 Banner Road (Hwy 78)
Julian, CA 92036
Roar & Snore – San Diego Safari Park
Campers of all ages can spend the night at Safari Park and hear lions roar in the morning. All sleepovers include activities, up-close animal encounters, guided walks, campfire program, dinner, snack, and breakfast.
Cost: $149 and up per person, plus admission.
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
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