Shaffer's High Sierra Summer Camp

"This was our son's first sleep away camp and it was by far the best camp. He was so excited when we picked him up; he showed us the places he had gone rock climbing and led us on a hike. He had so much self confidence, respect, and patience. Shaffer's High Sierra Camp is magical." - Cecilia W., Palo Alto, 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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