CAMP SUGAR BOWL

CAMP SUGAR BOWL 2019

ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMP

 JULY 15-19; JULY 22-26; July 29-AUGUST 2; AUGUST 5-9

RESERVATIONS: SUGARBOWL.COM/KIDS-SUMMER-CAMPS

SUGAR BOWL IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR SUMMERTIME FUN!

Give your kids the opportunity of a lifetime, participating in adventures from rock climbing, mountain biking, swimming, learning about the natural history of the area and more, with the professional instructors of Peter Mayfield’s Gateway Mountain Center.

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EXPLORE NATURE
AGES 4-6

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
AGES 7-9

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.

MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE
AGES 10-12

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.

ADVENTURE, LEADERSHIP & STEWARDSHIP
AGES 13-15

THIS CAMP TEACHES YOUR KIDS TO BECOME A THOUGHTFUL CITIZEN OF THE WORLD WHILE HAVING FUN, CHALLENGING ADVENTURES. THE ADVENTURE PORTION INCLUDES ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, AND LEARNING WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS AND USING THEM ON AN OVERNIGHT BACKPACKING ADVENTURE. THE LEADERSHIP PORTION FOCUSES ON COMMUNICATION, TEACHING SKILLS, AND PROBLEM SOLVING. STEWARDSHIP THEMED ACTIVITIES INCLUDE STUDYING LEAVE-NO-TRACE PRACTICES, A CONSERVATION PROJECT, AND LEARNING ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY. GIVE YOUR KIDS AN EXTRA SPECIAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE ‘SLEEP AWAY CAMP’ OPTION DURING THE SECOND AND THIRD WEEKS (BELOW).

MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP
AGES 10-15

DONNER SUMMIT HAS SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN BIKING! YOUR KIDS WILL EXPLORE TRAILS WEAVING THROUGH THE FORESTS OF SUGAR BOWL AND ROYAL GORGE. THE FOCUS IS ON IMPROVING SKILLS, WHILE HAVING FUN. BIKE HANDLING, SINGLE TRACK TECHNIQUE, TRAIL ETIQUETTE, BIKE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WILL ALL BE COVERED. THE WEEK WILL INCLUDE SWIMMING, NATURE EXPLORATIONS, AND A ROCK-CLIMBING OUTING. PRIOR BIKE EXPERIENCE IS RECOMMENDED, PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE FULL SUSPENSION BIKE AND HELMET OR RENT ONE PRIOR TO CAMP.

SLEEP AWAY CAMPS – WEEKS 2 & 3 ONLY
AGES 7-15

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. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY. 

CALL (530) 426-6790 OR GO TO SUGARBOWL.COM/KIDS-SUMMER-CAMPS

GATEWAY MOUNTAIN CENTER OPERATES UNDER A SPECIAL USE PERMIT ISSUED BY THE TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST.