Bear Valley Summer Day Camp

325 Creekside Drive Bear Valley
(209) 890-8040
Hours Open:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mid June – Mid August weekdays for 8 weeks. Check website for this year’s schedule.


Weekly: $225.00 | Daily: $60.00 | Camping & backpacking trips: $90.00 extra | Overnight rafting trips: $160.00 extra

At Bear Valley Summer Day Camp their mission is to provide opportunities for children to learn and grow in the High Sierra mountain playground. They utilize a values-based curriculum with outdoor activities and educational experiences to nurture a lifetime of healthy choices and self-confidence, while respecting and protecting the great outdoors. Camps are organized by week, with a different theme each week, so kids who want to attend multiple weeks get new experiences.

Besides recreational activities, campers enjoy social-emotional learning, and team building in eight weeks of camp for three different age groups:

  • Cub Camp (ages 4-6),
  • Grizzly Camp (ages 7-11)
  • Kodiak Camp (ages 12 and up)

Bear Valley Summer Day Camp Activities

  • One day at Bear Lake swimming, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding.
  • Tamarack Lodge one weekday for cooking, science experiments, geocaching, arts and crafts, and other activities specific to the weekly theme.
  • A unique hike off-site from Bear Valley, like Lake Alpine, Spicer Meadow, Utica Reservoir, or Calaveras Big Trees.
  • One day per week, Grizzlies and Kodiaks rock climb with Mountain Adventure Seminars,
  • Cubs climb every other week and get a special climbing event just for them midsummer!
  • Sprinkled throughout the week campers participate in a range of outdoor activities from disc golf, archery, soccer, basketball, tennis, scavenger hunts, and bike days.

Bear Valley Summer Day Camp Sample Schedule