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Summer with Camp Stevens

Ages 8-18

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Registration is Now Open!

Adventure Group time Counselor and group Hiking to the farm

Whether at Counselor Training, on a wilderness trip, or during one of our legendary Adventure Sessions, summer with Camp Stevens is about laughing harder, singing louder and doing more than you ever thought possible. Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Small group challenges and adventures: The adventures that your group goes on together will never be recreated. As you have fun and make friends, you’ll also learn more about yourself, and probably impress yourself along the way.
  • A staff that’s equal parts goofy and kind. Our staff is here because of you. They want to make your week at summer camp both fun and fulfilling, and they’ll work hard to make sure it happens. They’re also trained to pay attention to the little things, so if something’s not right, they can help fix it.
  • A lot of time outdoors: When you’re not exploring with your group, cooking over a campfire, building rock sculptures, counting shooting stars, scaling the climbing wall, or doing tie-dye, you might be snacking on raspberries in the orchard, drawing with sidewalk chalk, or climbing the treehouse.
  • Delicious meals that happen to be healthy, and that can be customized for a variety of dietary needs (You’re gluten free? No problem!) Our campers’ favorite meals are macaroni and cheese, homemade pizza, and – of course! – pancakes.

Offering a 1:4 program staff to camper ratio, our program is camper-focused, eco-friendly, safe, affordable, and fun. It all adds up to one unforgettable summer. But don't just take our word for it: 100% of 2014's parent survey respondents said they would recommend Camp Stevens to a friend.

Smoothies during freetime

Register online now for this summer!
You can also view our 2016 brochure or download a form to register by mail .

 

2016 Summer Dates

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On which adventure will you join us?

Counselor Training  (Ages 16+) -- June 19 - June 28
Adventure Session 1 (Ages 8-15) -- July 3 - July 9
Adventure Session 2 (Ages 8-15) -- July 10 - July 16
Adventure Session 3 (Ages 8-15) -- July 17 - July 23
Adventure Session 4 (Ages 8-15) -- July 24 - July 30
Adventure Session 5 (Ages 8-15) -- July 31 - August 6  NEW!

Epic: A 10-Day Adventure (Ages 13-16) -- July 13 - July 23
International Odyssey  (Ages 11-16) -- August 7 - August 13

Sea Kayaking I (Ages 12-17) -- June 19 - June 24
Sea Kayaking II  (Ages 12-17) -- June 26 - July 1
Rock Climbing  (Ages 12-17) -- July 10 - July 15
Backpacking Basics (Ages 12-17) -- July 24 - July 29
Ten-Day Trek  (Ages 13-18) -- July 31 - August 9

See details about each option below!

 

 

Adventure Sessions

Ages 8-15

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A lot of camps just focus on entertaining campers with a jam-packed schedule that shuttles them from one activity to the next. We think that kids deserve more than that: They deserve experiences that are fun AND meaningful. Our program is specifically designed to achieve that balance: Early in the week, your camper’s small group will focus on getting to know one another through silly games and challenging teambuilding activities. Our staff is trained to allow the group’s personality and interests help determine activities later in the week. As activities build on one another and challenges increase – so does the fun.

Small group sunset Swimming during freetime

It’s a model we call Adventure, and we believe it so much, we named our summer camp sessions Adventure Sessions.

2016 Adventure Session Dates:
Online registration will open February 1. Plan to register early, as we expect all sessions to sell out.

  • Adventure Session 1 (Ages 8-15): July 3 - July 9
  • Adventure Session 2 (Ages 8-15): July 10 - July 16
  • Adventure Session 3 (Ages 8-15): July 17 - July 23
  • Adventure Session 4 (Ages 8-15): July 24 - July 30
  • Adventure Session 5 (Ages 8-15): July 31 - August 5 -- New for 2016!

Pricing:
Camp Stevens offers three-tiered pricing. Pay the price that works best for your family. Every camper gets the same great summer camp experience, regardless of price paid. Additional financial assistance may be available through camperships.

  • Price A: $650
  • Price B: $600
  • Price C: $550

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Epic: A 10-Day Adventure

Ages 13-16

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Epic: A 10-Day Adventure
July 13-23, 2016

You asked, we're answering: We've introducing a new, longer session! This is the perfect chance for seasoned campers, ages 13-16, to experience a whole new kind of adventure. The goal of this program is to offer older, experienced campers an even richer and deeper time at summer camp.

We are so excited about this new program!

  • Space is extremely limited: Register early! -- Available February 1
  • This session will run parallel to Adventure Sessions 2 and 3.
  • Bus transportation home from camp is available.
  • Pricing includes dedicated staff, all program, meals, and a t-shirt. There are discounts available for families sending more than one camper, and camperships available.
  • As with all of our sessions, Epic has three pricing options; please pay what works best for your family:
    • Price A: $1050
    • Price B: $1000
    • Price C: $950

Register for Epic: A 10-Day Adventure starting February 1, or contact the office with any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 760/765.0028.

 

International Odyssey

August 7-13

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International Odyssey (Ages 11-16)
August 7-13, 2016

Ropes Course at Camp Stevens International Odyssey

Campers ages 11-16 are invited to join us for a week International Odyssey -- summer camp kicked up a notch.

Together with campers from Japan, and exclusively for older campers, this final week of summer camp is our most popular session, taking the traditional fun of a Camp Stevens Adventure Session -- think overnights, feeding chickens, face painting, hiking, teambuilding games, baking cookies, swimming, garden exploration, archery, lawn games, crafts and delicious food -- to a whole new level.

During the week, you will probably have a chance to do the Ropes Course, and Tuesday is "Japan Day," which features a tea ceremony, calligraphy, origami, kendo demonstrations, delicious traditional food and much more.

International Odyssey is a beloved Camp Stevens tradition, going back over 35 years, and we invite you to be a part of it.

Pricing: As with all of our sessions, International Odyssey has three pricing options; pay what works best for your family. There are also discounts available for families sending more than one camper, or campers attending more than one session, as well as camperships available.

  • Price A: $650
  • Price B: $600
  • Price C: $550

Special Opportunity!
Part of the cultural exchange experience for our Japanese campers includes staying with an American family for 2 days after their summer camp session. Open up your home as a homestay, and you can save $50 off a summer camp registration! Contact our office (760.765.0028 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for more information and to volunteer.

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Counselor Training

June 19-28

Counselor Training (Ages 16+)
June 19-28, 2016

Community Gathering

Counselor Training (CT) is an intensive 10-day training session for individuals interested in developing leadership skills or becoming counselors at Camp Stevens. Through large group lessons, hands-on practice, and several rounds of feedback, attendees learn about program development, working with peers, group development, human relations, positive forms of communication, conflict resolution, effective listening, and much more.

Over ten days, Counselors-in-Training form a cohesive and supportive community of peers and develop amazing friendships. You'll learn and practice new leadership skills with teens and young adults from around the world. We encourage attendees from all walks of life to join our summer community! Prior Camp Stevens attendance or experience is not necessary. Applicants should be eager to work with youth in the outdoors and excited to learn new skills.

Arts & CraftsSpecial Notes: All participants must be at least 16 years old and have completed 10th grade. Admission requires an application and interview. If you have completed Counselor Training, or worked at Camp Stevens in the past and are interested in counseling this summer, please complete this Availability Form for Returning Counselors.

Pricing: As with all Camp Stevens summer programs, we offer three pricing options for this training opportunity.
Price A:
$300  |  Price B: $250 |  Price C: $200

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