Camp Donner Summit

Adventure Camp – formerly Camp Sugar Bowl

Climbing Camp

Mountain Biking Camp

Experience all that Donner Summit has to offer with unparalleled, all-terrain adventures and a wide array of peak experiences with some of the Sierra’s top guides, naturalists, and educators. Immerse your child in the stunning majesty of real High Sierra mountain terrain.

Now in our 14th year, we have served over 20,000 youths of diverse backgrounds, in connecting more deeply to themselves, each other, and Nature.  With authentic relationships, social and emotional competencies, embodied peak experiences, and plain ol’ mountain fun – we transform the lives of youth.

Grit • Connection • PLAY • Deeper Sense-of-Self • Enviro-literacy • SEL • Peak Experiences

Tahoe-Truckee Locals’ Discount

As a long-term Tahoe-Truckee non-profit providing year round programming in Education, Field Science, Wellness, and Behavioral Health, we offer a $50 per camper discount to local Tahoe-Truckee youth enrolled in TTUSD, Creekside Charter, Forest Charter, and Golden Valley Waldorf School. Email sharon@sierraexperience.org to request the coupon code. Please include all camper names and schools.

COVID-19 Information

Gateway Mountain Center was one of the only organizations to successfully run summer camps for over 150 campers in 2020.  With the highest standards of precaution and best practices provided by federal, state and local authorities, we met and exceeded standards set by the Center for Disease Control and the American Camps Association, keeping our campers and staff COVID free.  Though we are hopeful conditions will improve for Summer 2021, we are experienced and ready to keep you and your family as safe as possible.

To see a detailed plan of our Covid Protocols follow this link.

Every camp offers White Water Rafting!

Except Adventure Camp 4-6 year olds

SUPPORTED RISK TAKING

We are life-long, professional Mountain Guides.  We take risk management seriously. We offer challenge by choice, support the fear / release cycle, and teach kids a mind/body approach to explore their “Uncomfortable” zone.

Learn More About Our Camps

Adventure Camp
Formerly Camp Sugar Bowl

A new adventure every day!

Climbing Camps

Beginner to advanced climbing coaching.

Mountain Biking Camps

Beginner to advanced, level up your skills & learn bicycle maintenance.

CAMP DONNER SUMMIT IS OPERATED UNDER PERMIT FROM THE TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST. USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER, EMPLOYER, AND LENDER. 

Cancellation Policy

Click here information about our cancellation policy. For more information please contact Sharon Schrage: sharon@sierraexperience.org / 530.426.2110