Formerly Camp Sugar Bowl
DONNER SUMMIT IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR SUMMERTIME FUN!
Have a Blast • Learn New Skills • Make New Friends • Increase Resilience • Swim in an Alpine Lake • Discover Flow States • Have PEAK Experiences
Give your kids the opportunity of a lifetime, participating in adventures from rock climbing, mountain biking, swimming to learning about the natural history of the area and more, with the professional instructors of Peter Mayfield’s Gateway Mountain Center.
This year we will be running camps for three weeks:
Week 1: 7/12-7/26
Week 2: 7/19-7/23
Week 3 7/26-7/30
Pre-registration is open now. Click here to pre-register. Pre-registrants will receive a coupon code valid for $25 off each registration.
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2021 SUMMER CAMP UPDATE
We are getting excited about summer camp! We are particularly attuned to the fact that our youth need the restoring gift that nature and challenge brings, especially after enduring “stay at home” orders this spring.
In order to ease your concerns, due the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we have changed our refund policy so that you can receive a full refund up until two weeks from the start of camp! We hope that you find these changes encouraging.
Currently we are making preparations to run our camps with the best “COVID-Compliant” practices recommended by the ACA (American Camps Association) and the ACN (Association of Camp Nurses). We will also have a Medical Director onsite to help with screenings, emergencies, and enacting all of the “covid compliant” guidelines.
As with everything COVID-19 related, our ability to run camps is dependent on state restrictions being eased and our ability to run a safe camp in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines. Safety, have no doubt, is our primary concern.
YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN WILL ENJOY EXPLORING SPECTACULAR DONNER SUMMIT: MOUNTAIN MEADOWS, GRANITE OUTCROPS, ALPINE LAKES AND FORESTS, ALL WHILE BEING GUIDED BY TOP ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATORS. ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE EASY HIKING, ROCK CLIMBING, WATER PLAY (LIFEGUARD SUPERVISED), COUPLED WITH NATURE ART, STORYTELLING, ACTIVE GAMES AND YOGA. GIVE YOUR CHILD THE CHANCE TO PUSH THEIR OWN PHYSICAL SKILLS WHILE LEARNING ABOUT THE NATURAL WONDER OF DONNER SUMMIT.
ADVENTURES IN NATURE
CAMPERS IN THIS LIVELY GROUP ARE INTRODUCED TO MORE THRILLING ADVENTURES AND CHALLENGING NEW EXPERIENCES. EACH DAY WILL BE A MIX OF CLIMBING, KAYAKING, SWIMMING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, OR WHITE WATER RAFTING, ROUNDED OUT WITH ART, GAMES AND EXPLORATIONS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY, GEOLOGY AND HUMAN HISTORY OF DONNER SUMMIT. GIVE YOUR KIDS AN EXTRA SPECIAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE “SLEEP AWAY CAMP” OPTION DURING THE SECOND AND THIRD WEEKS.
YOUR KIDS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BOUNDARIES ALL WEEK WHILE HAVING FUN! ACTIVITIES INCLUDE HIKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING, SWIMMING, AND WHITEWATER RAFTING OR INFLATABLE KAYAKING. THE WEEK IS ROUNDED OUT WITH LEARNING ABOUT THE STUNNING NATURAL HISTORY, GEOLOGY, AND HUMAN HISTORY OF THE SUMMIT. GIVE YOUR KIDS AN EXTRA SPECIAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE ‘SLEEP AWAY CAMP’ OPTION DURING THE SECOND AND THIRD WEEKS.
SLEEP AWAY CAMPS – WEEKS 2 & 3 ONLY
DURING THE SECOND AND THIRD CAMP SESSIONS, A ‘SLEEP-AWAY’ OPTION IS OFFERED FOR KIDS AGE 7 AND OLDER. IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD FRIENDSHIPS, SELF-RELIANCE AND TO GET SOME EXPERIENCE STAYING AWAY FROM HOME. WHEN THE DAY CAMP ENDS, THE OVERNIGHTERS WILL STAY WITH THE COUNSELORS AT A LODGE ON DONNER SUMMIT. THERE THEY WILL DO AN ACTIVITY EACH EVENING, INCLUDING NIGHT WALKS, YOGA, GAMES AND CRAFTS. ALL FOOD IS PROVIDED FROM SUNDAY NIGHT DINNER THROUGH LUNCH ON FRIDAY.
CAMP SPACE IS LIMITED.
Pre-registration is open now. Click here to pre-register.
Pre-registrants will receive a coupon code valid for $25 off each registration.
GATEWAY MOUNTAIN CENTER OPERATES UNDER A SPECIAL USE PERMIT ISSUED BY THE TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST.