California Family Camps – Where the Whole Family Enjoys the Summer Camp Experience!



Updated for Summer 2024

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 usually 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
Family Camp is open to GSOC members and non-members. Participate in activities for all ages including hiking, crafts, games, 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: August 30 – September 2, 2024



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 9 – August 17, 2024 (six-night camps)



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.


  • May 24-27, 2024 (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • May 30 – June 2, 2024
  • August 15-18, 2024
  • August 22-25, 2024



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.


  • May 24-27, 2024 (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • August 30 – September 2, 2024 (Labor Day Weekend)



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.


  • May 10-12, 2024 (Mother’s Day)
  • May 25-27, 2024 (Memorial Day)
  • August 8-11, 2024 (Summer)
  • October 11-13, 2023 (Harvest Weekend)
  • November 29 – December 1, 2024 (Gratitude)



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. The price includes all boat transportation, lodging, meals, and activities. Activities include swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, rock climbing, and more.

Dates: August 31 – September 2, 2024 (Labor Day weekend)





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



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 14 – August 2, 2024
Sequoia Dates: June 16 – August 3, 2024



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 1 month old.

Kids can enjoy games, field trips, and classes. Teens can participate in surf lessons, games, crafts, and more. 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 23 – August 15, 2024





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