California Family Camps – Where the Whole Family Gets the Summer Camp Experience

 

Updated for Summer 2023

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

 

Girl Scouts of Orange County – Camp Scherman Family Camp
Participate in activities for all ages including hiking, crafts, games, evening campfire programs, archery, and canoeing. You can provide your own tent, RV/camper, or stay in a cabin. Prepare your own meals or sign up for their meal plan.

Dates: September 1-4, 2023

 

GIRL SCOUTS OC WEBSITE

Girl Scouts of OC Camp Scherman
32700 Morris Ranch Road
Mountain Center, CA 92561

 


 

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 11-August 19, 2023 (six-night camps)

 

MONTECITO FAMILY CAMP WEBSITE

Montecito Sequioia Lodge
63410 Generals Highway
Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633

 


 

Skylake Yosemite 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.

Dates:
May 26-29, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)
June 1-4, 2023
August 17-20, ,2023
August 24-27, 2023

 

SKYLAKE YOSEMITE CAMP WEBSITE

37976 Road 222
Wishon, CA 93669

 


 

YMCA Santa Monica – Family Camp at Camp Big Bear
Family campers spend the weekend enjoying lakefront activities including swimming, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, plus archery and arts and crafts.

Dates:
May 26-29, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)
September 1-4, 2023 (Labor Day Weekend)

 

YMCA SANTA MONICA WEBSITE

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.

Dates:
May 12-14, 2023 (Mother’s Day Weekend)
May 27-29, 2023 (Memorial Day weekend)
Harvest Weekend in October and Thanksgiving Weekend Family Camp also offered.

 

CAMP STEVENS WEBSITE

1108 Banner Road (Hwy 78)
Julian, CA 92036

 


 

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 swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, rock climbing, and more.

Dates: September 2-4, 2023 (Labor Day weekend)

 

CAMP FOX WEBSITE

 


 

Roar & Snore at 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 camp activities, after-hours look at wildlife, guided walks, dinner, breakfast and more.

Dates: Year-Round

Cost: $149 and up per person, plus admission.

 

SAFARI PARK WEBSITE

15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027

 


 

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 16 – August 4, 2023
Sequoia Dates: June 18 – August 5, 2023

 

YMCA SEQUOIA LAKE WEBSITE

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 25 – August 17, 2023

 

FAMILY VACATION CENTER – UCSB

 

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