The perfect place for your 4-12 year old to learn and play in the Sierra this summer! Our Summer Adventure Club combines outdoor learning with all the joys of summer recreation. At our day camp, kids will spend the morning taking on the Adventure Park, climbing, jumping, balancing, and more. After lunch, embark on an interactive activity to explore and learn about the natural world with games, skits, and song. The program is different every weekend, so be sure to check the schedule for a summary of activities!
Available every Saturday & Sunday, beginning July 1st, 2017.
Space is limited. Reservations are highly recommended!
Summer Adventure Club FAQ
Your child will be placed in small groups of about 5-8 children. Each group will be led by a counselor who is trained in CPR and First Aid. Bear Valley Staff will also be spread across the grounds, assisting with activities.
Unfortunately, no. Summer Adventure Club is for children only. You will drop off and pick up your child at the allotted times. Use the time for yourself! You deserve it!
Your child will be given a Bear Valley Summer Adventure Club shirt to wear during the camp. Make sure your child wears clothes you don't mind getting dirty! They will be actively exploring the outdoors. We will provide the rest!Additionally, make sure you bring any special medication that your child may need. Please let the reservation specialist know about any special needs when checking your child in.
You check your child in between 9 AM and 9:30 AM in the Summer Adventure Club (in the Commercial Center at the Bear Valley Lodge, next to Sky High Pizza & Pub).
Pick your child up at 3 PM at the same location you checked them in.
Yes! Our food and beverage team provides a sack lunch for each day camper. Please note any allergies or special circumstances upon check-in.
Summer Adventure Club Schedule
Learn in Color
What trees make up the Stanislaus National Forest? How can you identify them? Campers will explore the surrounding Bear Valley area with an experienced guide, and learn to identify trees and plant species. In the process, they will create a Leaf Book to take a piece of Bear Valley home with them. They'll finish the day in a special tie-dye workshop, where they can use abnormal tools to make one of a kind designs!
The Golden Days
What's summer for? Friends and fun! Campers will have the opportunity to experience all the Bear Valley Adventure Park has to offer, with a focus on team building. Then, they'll take a trip back in time to the California Gold Rush to learn about the settlers of Murphys and Arnold. As a team, they'll have the chance to pan for gold themselves.
The Native World
Bear Valley and its surrounding area are rich with history. Campers will explore the former stomping grounds of the Miwok Native American tribe, learning of their culture, hunting strategies, and connection to the land. They’ll be given the opportunity to create their own arrows, spend time on the Archery Range, and have Miwok mythology storytelling.
Water, water, and more water! We'll set out to Bear Lake to enjoy the freshly melted snow. Campers will learn about snowfall and how it relates to the local watershed and ecology. They'll be given the opportunity to use only what they can find to build a boat, and see which invention wins in a boat race!