Shaffer's High Sierra Summer Camp

"This was our teenage son's second year at Shaffer's, and he wouldn't consider going anywhere else. He increased his stay to 3 weeks this year, from 2 the previous year. The entire staff, particularly the counselors, have made our son feel welcome, safe and secure. Despite an injury the first week of camp, which the Shaffers handled as if he was their own child, he made the decision to remain at camp, as he was having too much fun to leave. They made sure he had activities to enjoy despite his injury. Exceptional people and exceptional experience!" - Harry S., Mill Valley, CA
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Shaffer's High Sierra Summer Camps

 

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Recommended by the Los Angeles Times!Recommended by Outside Magazine!

Learn why Outside Magazine named Shaffer's High Sierra Summer Camp as one of its 5 favorite camps in the U.S., and why the Los Angeles Times recommended the camp as one of 14 adventure travel destinations (and only one of two camps)!

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First Time Camper?

Never been to camp?  Or have a spouse who's never been to camp?

For people who've never been to summer camp, it's easy to look at camp as simply a vacation for your child -- something akin to an amusement park with lots of fun things to do, but you get to sleep over. 

But camp can be so much more than just a vacation.  It can be life-changing in the way it helps kids and youth build life skills.  Watch this short video of best-selling author and child psychologist Madeline Levine discussing the true value of camp.

 

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