Summer Camp for 6-16 year olds in the Sierras

Summer Camp for 6-16 year olds in the Sierras: Theme Day Adventures
Camp Woolman, where every day is an adventure! Make new friends, hike, play games, do arts, crafts, movie-making, singing, sports, and more. Our counselors are fun, friendly, and here to make sure you have a fantastic summer. Fun & affordable!

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Starting at USD $ 700 per Week

Details of Summer Camp for 6-16 year olds in the Sierras, Nevada City, California Summer Camps & Programs Details for Summer Camp for 6-16 year olds in the Sierras


Camper enjoy one and two week sessions full of games, backpacking adventures, evening programs, activities, hiking, swimming, biking, circus skills, arts, crafts, theme days, and so much more!

Typical Day

7:30 Wake up to the sound of singing
8:00 Eat a delicious breakfast, hear exciting news about the day
9:00 Cleanup and play time
9:30 Quiet reflection & singing around the campfire
10:00 Morning workshops - choose from many cool offerings
12:00 Lunch -- tasty!
1:00 Get rested up for...
2:00 Afternoon Activity! -- your choice of sports, games, arts, crafts, music, and much more.
3:30 Snack Time and Mail Call
4:00 Afternoon Activity 2 -- your choice again! Go swimming, tye-dye, play games... so many choices!
6:00 Dinner -- even more delicious!
7:00 Epic game of Capture the Flag
9:00 Sing some songs to close the day. Better get some rest for tomorrow!

Age range, type of group

Mini Camp (June 27-29) for 6-9 year olds

summer camp Session 1A (June 30 - July 6) for 9-14 year olds
Summer Camp Session 1B (July 7 - July 13) for 9-14 year olds
Summer Camp Session 2A (July 14 - July 20) for 9-14 year olds
Summer Camp Session 2B (July 21 - July 27) for 9-14 year olds
Summer Camp Session 3A (July 28 - Aug 3) for 9-14 year olds
Summer Camp Session 3B (Aug 4 - Aug 10) for 9-14 year olds

Teen Leadership Camp 1 (June 30 - July 13) for 15-16 year olds
Teen Leadership Camp 2 (July 14 - July 27 for 15-16 year olds
Teen Leadership Camp 3 (July 28 - August 10) for 15-16 year olds

Sleeping and meals

Summer Camp is residential, so room and board are included in everything. Campfires and backpacking trips occur regularly.


Starting price is $750/wk per camper, however we offer many discounts as listed below.

Discounts Offered

Early Bird Discount - Register by Feb 15th, 2013 and get $50 off.
Sibling Discount - Register two campers from the same family and get $50 off.
Multi-Week Discount - Register for more than one week and get $100 off.
Work Trades available for larger discounts.
Camperships available for lower income families. Must inquire and apply.

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Summer Camp for 6-16 year olds in the Sierras
Nevada City, California

Nearby Attractions & Services

Yuba River
6 miles
Nevada City Downtown
5 miles

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Matt Furman (View My Profile)
I grew up in Sonora, California, earned a BA in Child Psychology from UCDavis and an MS in Summer Camp Administration from Touro University of Nevada. As a child I spent multiple summers attending day camps in Marin County, residential Scout camps in Tuolumne and Adventure camps in the Yosemite area. For the last 8 years I have been working for Camp Augusta, a well-established and very intensive summer experience located about 7 miles from the Woolman School. For Augusta, I worked in nearly every department during my time, from counseling to leadership to registrations to marketing to administration to family networking and more.

What started as a summer job very quickly became a lifestyle and a career passion, fueled by the depth of philosophy explored in my community. I trained in Nonviolent Communication for many years, operated on a consensus structure in a flat hierarchy and worked pointedly to develop a compassionate, empathy-based approach to staff and camper management. It was also through these experiences that I learned to place tremendous value on high quality nutrition and the sourcing of local and organic foods in camper diets---in this making Woolman's system even more ideal. I believe very, very strongly in the importance of choice philosophy, the freedom of the exploratory spirit, and the need for radical acceptance of the unique beauty in each soul. My future work in this field is literally dedicated to the foundation of an inspired microcosm, in that it is the surest way to grow positive change in the world. In this sense, I see Camp Woolman as just cresting on its true potential to develop as a place of deeply reaching challenge to the heart, soul and spirit of anyone who touches it to shine its brightest. My excitement is beyond words to have this opportunity!

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Matt Furman
Summer Camp for 6-16 year olds in the Sierras
John Woolman School
Camp Woolman
Nevada City, California 95959

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