Family Camp is an opportunity to connect with your loved ones on a spectacular mountain ranch filled with natural wonders and exciting new experiences.
Picture this… your whole family on a beautiful mountain ranch for a fun-filled week of horseback riding, pig slopping, egg gathering, art making, taffy pulling, square dancing, and kicking back on the beach next to our river. Leave your cell phone at home, it won’t work here anyway, and leave the cooking (and cleaning) to us while you and your kids enjoy meals prepared with food that is grown or raised on the Ranch.
Want to join us? See our Dates & Rates page for more information or enroll for Family Camp.
We have tons of summer camp activities for you to enjoy at the ranch, you can take a trail ride with your family, help press apples into cider, learn to weld in our metal shop, and so much more. Our experienced summer camp counselors lead a variety of activities each morning, including childcare activities for kids ages 2-7. You are welcome to participate in any activities offered, explore the ranch on your own, or just relax with your family and friends.
There are many wonderful benefits of living and camping on a remote mountain ranch, surrounded by forests, streams, blue skies, and bright sunshine… but cell phone coverage and lightning-fast internet are not among them! There is no cell phone service or guest wi-fi available here on the ranch, and we invite you to disconnect for your week at family camp.
Day Camp – Summer means lots of time in the great outdoors, making memories with friends old and new, learning and trying new things, and having a blast at camp! Day camp offers your child adventures, outdoor exploration, and the chance to make friends while developing new skills. Campers exercise their independence and decision-making skills while learning caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Family Camp – Family Camp weekends remove distractions and allow families the freedom to focus solely on one another. Families get to know each other outside of homework, after school activities, technology, and day to day business. Bring your family closer together through outdoor fun and teamwork. Enjoy cabin accommodations and a variety of activities in the heart of the redwoods – an ideal way to foster connections in a safe, beautiful and supportive environment. Families of all forms are welcome at the Y, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, step-families, single parents, LGBTQ+ families and more.
Overnight Camp – Overnight Camp is full of traditional outdoor activities like campfires, hikes, skits and the chance to sleep under the stars. Campers disconnect from technology and distractions of outside life, offering an unforgettable positive experience. Here at camp, our number one priority is providing a safe, positive camper experience. We believe that campers are most successful when given the opportunity to push themselves out of their comfort zones and discover in themselves resiliency, responsibility and confidence.
Family Camp at Yosemite is an all-inclusive camp where you can fish, hike, swim, take part in organized programs, or relax.
Camp is open to anyone who loves camping. Camp is near Yosemite National Park, east of Groveland, California. It’s a great experience the whole family will enjoy, so join us this summer and reserve your tent today!
Camp provides three meals a day to campers, along with a variety of activities. There are 65 wood-framed canvas tents, some with electricity and ADA access. Each tent cabin can sleep up to six people and has cots with mattresses. Private groups are welcome to rent out the entire camp before and after the summer season.
Family Camp at Yosemite 2022 Season
408 535-3500 11401 Cherry Lake Road, Groveland, CA 95321, (209) 962–7277
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For over 50 years, Montecito has welcomed guests to our Rustic Mountain Lodge & Camp for a classic American summer experience. The traditions of summer camp, with unfettered access to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, the Giant Sequoia National Monument, and the Sequoia National Forest, combine for a truly authentic American summer vacation.
Our busy summer season is dominated by our award-winning Summer Family Camp program, but we do offer Open-Bookings for Saturday-night only stays throughout the summer season for guests touring the parks, and Memorial Day and Labor Day Holiday Weekend Packages, for those wanting a taste of our Family Camp program without the longer-term stay.
For those guests who would prefer a quiet lodge room for a night or two while exploring the parks, we also recommend our sister property – Stony Creek Lodge B&B. Stony Creek Lodge is a small 12-room rustic mountain B&B lodge located 4-miles south of Montecito. It is open daily to lodging guests all summer long, closing for the season in early October (Click here for more information on Stony Creek Lodge B&B).
Summer Camp for the Whole Family
Skylake’s family camp is a no-hassle, fun family “glamping” experience! Skylake provides each family its own rustic but comfortable bunk house, fabulous buffet style meals, a gorgeous private dock on Bass Lake, and plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy. The large dining hall, lakeside porch, and recreation room provide the social center for family camp. All paying guests receive a free horseback ride. Leave the cooking, activity planning and housing up to us…come and enjoy an easy family vacation that you and your family will never forget.
2022 Family Camp Schedule:
Weekend A (Memorial Day Weekend): Friday May 27 – Monday May 30
Weekend B: Thursday June 2 – Sunday June 5
Weekend D: Thursday August 25 – Sunday August 28
Weekend E: (Labor Day Weekend): Friday September 2 – Monday September 5