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Summer Camps

ADVENTURE.  FRIENDSHIP.  BIG MOUNTAIN FUN!

Simply put, Summer Camp at Mammoth Mountain is an experience of a lifetime.

Over the course of six fun-filled days, campers participate in a fantastic variety of mountain activities and excursions, including a day of hiking and rafting in Yosemite. We finish off the week with a horseback riding adventure through the mountains that culminates in an overnight campout under the stars.

Along the way, our campers make lifelong friends, learn new skills, discover the outdoors and their place in it, and perhaps most importantly, learn about themselves in a healthy, supportive environment. 

We utilize everything Mammoth Mountain has to offer as well as the surrounding Eastern Sierra to provide our campers with an unforgetable camp experience.  From expert guides and instructors, to the best camp facilities in the region, to our world-class safety team, Mammoth Kids Summer Camp is the perfect place for kids to have big time summer fun, learn, and grow.

 

Camp Details

Dates: (Two Sessions)

July 6-11, 2014

July 27-August 1, 2014

Ages Groups:    

8-12 years

13-16 years

Experience:

None. All levels of mountain experience welcome.

Lodging:

4 nights at Mammoth Mountain Inn/One night camping.*

Includes:

All lodging, food, activities, gear, and a camp t-shirt.

Price:

$1,299

 

*Campers will be housed in same-sex rooms at the Mammoth Mountain Inn and in tents during their overnight trip.  All campers receive 24-hour supervision from our highly qualified staff. A 7-to-1 camper to counselor ratio also ensures plenty of private attention for your child.

Book the adventure of a lifetime for your camper!

Spaces are limited - call 800.MAMMOTH (800.626.6684) to reserve a space today!

 

Parent Lodging Discounts

Spend camp-week in Mammoth yourself!  Enjoy six days relaxing and adventuring in the High Sierras, knowing that your camper is nearby and having the experience of a lifetime!  Whether you're into fly fishing, golf, mountain biking, or peaceful hikes and great meals, summer in Mammoth is a truly revitalizing experience.  We've built a number of special packages just for camp parents that include 20% off lodging and healthy discounts at our golf course, bike park, and more.

[Parent discount packages will be published shortly]

Activities and Excursions

Activities and Excursions

Mammoth summer camps offer a host of activites for kids of all ages. Enjoy the great outdoors and learn new skills by participating in any number of supervised activities, including:
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Horseback Riding 
  • Rock Climbing 
  • Fishing 
  • Camping 
  • Zip Line
  • And more!!

Mountain Biking

Bike Park - Discovery Zone

Along with expert instruction, our two beginner trails and a dedicated beginner chair lift make it easy for new bikers to enjoy the Bike Park. Our Pioneer Practice Loop is designed specifically to help new riders improve their riding regardless of skill level or experience.  

 

Mountain Horseback Adventure

Rock Creek Pack Station

After receiving expert riding instruction from professional cowboys, campers hit the trail for a true horseback adventure through the mountains with their guides. This unforgettable wilderness experience culminates in an overnight campout under the stars.  Check out Rock Creek Pack Station for more information.

 

Fly Fishing

Upper Owens River

Campers cast their lines into the crystal clear waters of the Owens River and learn how to fly fish from one of the best fishing guides in the Eastern Sierra.  Visit Mammoth Fly Fishing Adventures for more information on High Sierra fishing and Harry Blackburn.

 

Rock Climbing

Mammoth Adventure Center

Mammoth Mountain’s rock climbing wall introduces campers to climbing in a safe, “no fall” environment. They learn about climbing strategy, roping, and attempt progressively challenging routes up the rock face. 

 

 

Paddle Boarding

June Lake

The area surrounding Mammoth Lakes is blessed with some of the prettiest lakes and rivers in the Eastern Sierra, and June Lake is one of the most impressive in the region.  Campers mount their crafts and have a blast learning how to paddle board in clear blue mountain water. 

 

 

Swimming

Nothing beats swimming in mountain lakes and streams, and Mammoth campers have multiple opportunities during the week to cool off and play at our favorite mountain swimming holes. 

 

 

Camping

Following a day of mountain horseback riding, campers will set up camp, pitch tents, and sleep under the stars on an overnight camping adventure.  Food, fire, games, and ghost stories are all part of this traditional camping experience. 

 

 

Zip Lining

Mammoth Adventure Center

Our 306-foot long zip line extends over a small creek and the Pioneer Practice Loop, located on the back side of the Adventure Center.  Campers take the ride of their lives then come in for a soft landing as they sail nearly 25 feet in the air on this safe and exhilarating apparatus. 

 

 

Bungee Trampolining

Mammoth Adventure Center

Our EuroBungee is like flying without wings!  This amazing multi-station bungee trampoline safely allows campers to bounce nearly 25 feet in the air to flip and perform gravity defying stunts.

 

 

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Why Mammoth Kids Summer Camp?

Why Mammoth Kids Summer Camp?

Mammoth's Kids Summer camp is the best opportunity for kids to experience the incredible environment of the Sierra Nevada. With proximity to Yosemite and natural wonders of all sorts, complimented by world-class instructors and facilities, Mammoth Kids Summer is the perfect way for your child to enjoy summer in the Sierra! 


1. Our Backyard

Yosemite. Devil's Postpile. The Owens River. Rainbow Falls. The Lakes Basin.
Calling the backcountry surrounding Mammoth Mountain an embarrassment of riches is an understatment.  Our region is blessed with famous geological features, natural wonders, and scenic beauty, and our campers get the full experience.

 

2. Our Facilities

From our world-class Bike Park with beginner lifts and "progression" terrain to our summit learning center, rock climbing wall, zip lines, and Adventure Center, Mammoth provides its campers with the best equipment, service, and access to summer adventure on the west coast.  When campers aren't sleeping under the stars, they're resting their heads slopeside in the Mammoth Mountain Inn.

 

3. Our Staff

Mammoth Kids Summer Camp is directed by the same team that runs one of the most successful youth mountain programs in the country. Mentoring young people, coaching athletes of all abilities, and introducing beginners to the sheer awesomeness of mountain activities is what our staff does everyday of the year.

 

4. Our Commitment to Safety

On any given day during the winter, we have more seasoned professional safety experts on duty than many camps have people on their entire staff.  Our rigorous commitment to safety does not diminish during the summer season.  "Keeping Mammoth Kids Safe" is the name of a year-long awareness campaign we've been running this year, and it is our #1 daily priority at Mammoth Mountain.

 

5. Learning

In addition to expert sport and activity instruction, Mammoth campers learn about the mountains, wilderness and wildlife around them. Expert naturalists from Yosemite National Park and the US Forest Service teach campers about their mountain environment and how to become responsible outdoor enthusiasts.


MORE INFO

Scheduling

Tentative Schedule

Sunday
Arrive 5pm at Mammoth Mtn Inn
6pm Meet and Greet Dinner
Minaret Vista for evening hike
Games and hot chocolate & s’mores
around the fire at Yodler
10pm Lights out

Monday
6:30–7:30am Breakfast
8:15am Groups meet up for mountain biking
Noon Lunch at Reds Lake
1–4:30pm Mountain Biking
5pm Dinner
6:30pm Skateboarding at Volcom Bros Skatepark
7pm Evening talk with Yosemite Wildlife Expert
10pm Lights out

Tuesday
6–7:15am Breakfast
7:30am Groups meet. Yosemite educational sight seeing and hiking trip.
Curry Village, rafting half day on the Merced River (conditions permitting).

Dinner at the World Famous Whoa Nellie Deli
9pm Return to Mammoth Mtn Inn
10pm Lights out

Wednesday
6:00- 7:15am Breakfast
7:45am Groups meet up for a true Wilderness Horseback Riding Adventure.
Campers will have expert instruction and a trail ride through the mountains with Rock Creek Pack Station’s professional guides. They will camp out overnight and have a unforgettable wilderness experience. Check out www.rockcreekpackstation.com for more information.

Thursday
Noon Return from Rock Creek Horseback Riding Adventure
2pm Fishing the Upper Owens with guide Harry Blackburn.
6pm Dinner
8pm Talent show
10pm Lights out

Friday
6:30- 7:30am Breakfast
8:15am Groups meet up for a Gondola ride to the top of the mountain where they will geocache their way down to Devils Post Pile, Rainbow Falls. There, a US Forest Service Representative will deliver a lecture about the history of the area before they go for a swim at  Lower Falls and hike back to Mammoth.
Noon BBQ at Mammoth Mtn Inn (parents welcome to join)
1pm Rock climbing/zip line
3pm Meet outside Mammoth Mtn Inn for awards and camp wrap up.
4pm Parent pick-up. Camp ends

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

 

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What to Bring



Clothing

• Hiking shoes

• Skate shoes (if intending to skateboard)

• Sneakers or normal walking shoes

• Flip flops or house shoes

• Socks, two pairs for each day (just in case)

• Underwear for each day plus extras

• Two swim suits

• At least one pair of sturdy long pants

for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding

(mandatory for overnight camping)

• Shorts, dresses or jeans for casual,

non-active activities.

• T-shirts (short sleeve and long sleeve)

• Two sweaters/hoodies

• Water-proof warm jacket (it gets cold in the mountains at night so a jacket is essential, especially when camping)

• Rain poncho

• Pajamas

• One cap or sun hat

• One beanie or warm hat

• Sunglasses

Other

• Backpack for hiking

• Camera (optional)

• Bug Spray

• Sunscreen

• Toothbrush

• Toothpaste

• Towel for swimming

• Sleeping bag

(mandatory for overnight camping)

• Pillow (mandatory for overnight camping)

• Skateboard and helmet/other safety

equipment if intending to skate

• Fishing pole (optional, but if you want to use your own bring it along)

• Flashlight (optional)

• Mountain Bike safety equipment

(helmets will be supplied, but if you want to bring your own you can)

• Extra money if you want to buy souvenirs

• Drink bottles and canteens


Menu

Breakfast
Breakfast will be typically include eggs, bacon, potatoes, French toast or pancakes, fruit, pastries and cereal.

Lunch
Lunch will be Mammoth "Picnic Packs" specially designed to take out on the campers' adventures and featuring a choice of sandwich, salad, side, dessert and drink.  A variety of drinks, chips, fruit and snacks will also be available for kids to put into their packs.

Dinners
Dinner will vary nightly from a Mexican Menu to a healthy California Menu to Asian Cuisine, plus a night out at the World Famous Whoa Nelly Deli and a night of camp dinner under the stars.

Dessert will be served with each meal.