Summer Camps 2016

Summer Fun


We provide engaging, exciting, and educational summer adventures for youth. 

“In the end we will only conserve what we love, we will only love what we understand, and we will only understand what we are taught.”
Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist


Donner Summit Rock Climbing Camp

Donner Summit Summer Rock Climbing Camp    Donner Summit Summer Rock Climbing Camp    Donner Summit Summer Rock Climbing Camp

This summer, enjoy the exhilarating adventure of rock climbing on the spectacular granite of Donner Pass. Learn the fundamentals of the climbing safety system – including the use of the rope, belaying, anchoring, and rappelling. Master techniques needed to conquer cracks, slabs, and steep faces. Wednesday, our climbing rest day, will be spent whitewater rafting!



Rock Climbing Camp for Youths Aged 10-18


Summer 2016 Program Dates:

Session One:  Sunday, June 26 - Friday, July 1, 2016

Session Two:  Sunday, July 31 - Friday, August 5, 2016.

Session Three:  Sunday, August - Friday, August 12, 2016.

New this year, Advanced level camp, East Side Sierra Happy Boulders, Buttermilks, Rock Creek, Clark Canyon.


View our 2016 Climbing Camps Flyer HERE.


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For More Information contact:

Greg Bernstein




* Proceeds support our Youth Leadership programs for teens.

Director Peter Mayfield has served as Chief Guide for the Yosemite Mountaineering School, competed in World Cup Climbing events and produced successful programs for thousands of youths over the last 25 years.

Peter Mayfield

Instructor Amy Ness boulders V7 and puts up Grade VI, 5.12 big wall routes in Patagonia. She works with youth as a guide, gymnastics coach and school teacher. Amy has a degree in International Studies.

Amy Ness

Instructor Steve Schneider has been one of the top American climbers of the last 30 years, with world-class climbing achievements in Patagonia, Asia, and the US; including free ascents on El Capitan, 5.14 redpoints, and World Cup competitions. Steve is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide. Most importantly, Steve is an enthusiastic, supportive coach who is fantastic with young people.

Steve Schneider





Climbing Camp girls on Donner Summit, CA.

Program offered in conjunction with Alpine Skills InternationalAlpine Skills International - ASI





Summer Camps at Sugar Bowl


Explore Nature Camps in partnership with Sugar Bowl!

Our day camp programs balance field science instruction, hiking, and reflection. We emphasize active learning that is cooperative, fun, and provocative. Destinations are chosen by our staff to illustrate themes and concepts and to provide a meaningful outdoor experience. Group safety; trail conditions, group cooperation and fitness levels are taken into account in determining a day’s activities. Days on the trail will include natural history learning activities and games, team building exercises, and journaling and reflection time. The core activities are rounded out with nature games, art, sensitizing and reflection activities, and journaling.


Explore Nature

Ages 4-6

Adventures in Nature

Ages 7-10

Mountain Adventure

Ages 11-14


2016 Summer Program Dates

Session One:   Monday July 25 - Friday, July 29, 2016

Session Two:   Monday August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2016


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