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Three girls on horseback smiling during an activity at Mammoth Summer Camp.

Adventure, Friendship & Big Mountain Fun

Summer Camps at Mammoth Mountain are an experience of a lifetime. From expert guides and instructors to the best camp facilities in the region, Mammoth Summer Camps are the perfect place for anyone to have big time summer fun, develop a love for the mountains, and challenge themselves in a healthy, supportive environment. 

Mammoth Mountain Summer Camps offer something for everyone, from single-day programs to weekend and week-long adventures. With family options as well, everyone can join in the fun.

Week-Long Sleep Away Camps

Week-Long Sleep Away Camps

Our Sleep Away Camps begin on Sundays and pack a schedule full of fun until pickup on Friday. All Sleep Away Camps stay at Camp High Sierra and use the historic recreational lodge and campground as their basecamp as they embark on adventures in the Eastern Sierra.


During the week, all campers have fun with traditional camp games and team building activities, and have opportunities to bike, ride horses, climb, paddle board, swim, hike, play at the Adventure Center, and ride the Scenic Gondola to the Eleven53 Interpretive Center.  

At night, campers stay in our canvas tent cabins at Camp High Sierra and get to cook around campfires, stargaze, night hike, play games, and roast s'mores, all while hanging out and building awesome friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Adventure Camp

For campers who want a bit of everything, our Adventure Camp offers it all. Beginners and experienced athletes alike will enjoy a full range of camp and mountain activities in the majestic Eastern Sierra. 

Mountain Bike Camp

With a focus on big fun, all skill levels will boost their mountain biking chops – we've even taught many campers how to ride bikes. Campers will bike every day, learning to ride, and rip, the premier mountain bike park in the country with friends and trained counselors. 

Groups are assigned based on skill level, where everyone has a chance to master the right skills at the right pace, while maximizing fun.  

Horseback Camp

Explore the Eastern Sierra the same way settlers did – on horseback. Learn to ride or improve the skills you already have. Campers will take a horsemanship course at one of our local pack outfitters, and will put their knowledge into action on several iconic trail rides in the area. 

Campers will spend most of their active time at the pack station or on the trail with new friends, counselors, and trained wranglers. 

Camp Options
Weekend Blast

Weekend Blast

The perfect intro to our full Week-Long Sleep Away Camps, our Weekend Blast is a Friday–Sunday overnight camp. Offering the same type of fun as the longer camps, we jam-pack the weekend with games, activities and adventures for campers who want to test the waters of an overnight camp or simply don't have the time for a longer stay. 

The Weekend Blast Camp accepts younger campers looking to start their camp careers before they're ready for a full week.  


Week-Long Day Camp

Week-Long Day Camp

Explore the mountains with your camp crew during 5 days of adventure with Mammoth's Week-Long Day Camps. Shred the bike park, hike the scenic trails of the Eastern Sierra, see the sights from horseback on an iconic ride, paddle board and swim in the crystal lakes, and brave new heights on the ropes course and climbing wall at the Adventure Center. 

Arriving at 9AM each morning, campers get these experiences and more. After a full day, parent pick-up is at 4PM so you can hear tales of the day's adventures. Camps sessions run Monday–Friday. 


Adventure Camp

Each day, campers set out from Eagle Lodge on a new adventure, exploring tons of what Mammoth Mountain and the Eastern Sierra have to offer. They'll make friends, grow, and gain confidence as they learn new skills and hone those they already have. 

Mountain Bike Camp

Campers learn techniques and have fun with trained counselors in the Mammoth Bike Park, ripping the trails of the premier bike park in the country. Each day, they'll meet at the Mountain Center in The Village to start the day's fun. All skill levels are welcome, as campers are grouped by ability so that they will learn and grow at an appropriate pace. We've taught kids who had never ridden bikes before, so don't hesitate to give it a go. 

Camp Options
Single Day Camps

Single Day Camps

Explore the Adventure Center at Main Lodge with our friendly counselors, enjoy lunch, and hop on a Scenic Gondola ride at Eleven53 in the afternoon. 

Our Single Day Camps are perfect for families looking for a day of supervised fun for their campers. Morning, afternoon, and full-day sessions are available for ages 5–12. 

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Why Summer Camp in Mammoth?

Why Summer Camp in Mammoth?

Mammoth Summer Camps give the best opportunity for kids to experience the incredible environment of the High Sierra. With proximity to some of the great natural wonders of the western United States, complimented by world-class instructors and facilities, Mammoth Summer Camps are the perfect way for your child to enjoy a true mountain summer.

Our Facilities

From our world-class bike park with beginner lifts and terrain perfect for progression to the Adventure Center, Scenic Gondola, Via Ferrata course and hiking trails, Mammoth provides the best facilities, equipment and access to summer adventure on the West Coast. After a full day of exploring, campers head to Camp High Sierra to play games in the lodge, roast s'mores over the campfire, and roll out sleeping bags in sturdy canvas tents.

Our Staff

Mammoth Summer Camps are directed by an experienced and dedicated team committed to mentoring young people, coaching athletes of all abilities, and introducing beginners to the sheer awesomeness of mountain activities.

Our Commitment to Safety

Our #1 daily priority at Mammoth Mountain is safety. Our trained staff and structured programming reinforce our commitment to keeping your camper safe as they explore, learn, and grow in our program.

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Camp Activities

Camp Activities

Mammoth is a world-class outdoor recreation destination for a reason, and our campers get to experience it all. Check out the variety of activities available to your camper.

  • Mountain Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Water Sports

Mountain Biking

Our world-class lift-served bike park provides just the right amount of challenge, and all gear is included, from full-faced helmets, knee pads, gloves and top-of-the-line bikes from Trek. Whether mastering the terrain in our industry-leading Discovery Zone for beginner riders or challenging themselves on bigger trails and features, campers will find just the right balance of fun and skill-based learning from our seasoned instructors.

Mountain Horseback Adventure

After receiving expert riding instruction from professional cowboys, campers hit the trail for a true horseback adventure through the mountains with their guides.

Rock Climbing

Whether ascending the artificial climbing wall at the Adventure Center or climbing at one of the favorite local areas, campers will learn the rock climbing basics, including rope techniques with the safety of top rope routes and an experienced belayer to prevent falling. They will be challenged to push themselves beyond their perceived limits in a safe, fun, supportive teaching environment. The exhilaration of getting to the top of the wall is often a highlight of a camper's week. 

Via Ferrata

Campers challenge themselves on our newest adventure – the Via Ferrata. This network of climbing routes on the rugged cliffs of Mammoth Mountain includes steel cables, iron rungs, and a suspended bridge that are all fixed to the rock to assist climbers upwards as well as securely attach them to the rock for safety. With 6 different climbing routes that progress in difficulty, Via Ferrata is the perfect alpine activity for our campers. 


Campers cast their lines into the crystal clear waters of the Mammoth Lakes Basin and learn how to fish in some of the best fishing holes in the country.


Mammoth Lakes is home to hundreds of miles of stunning side and backcountry trails. Whether on bikes or on foot, Mammoth adventure campers will find themselves out on the trail daily.

Paddle Boarding or Kayaking

Campers have the opportunity to paddle board or kayak on the crystal clear waters of Lake Mary at Pokonobe Lodge. 


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. 

Zip Line, Climbing Wall, Ropes Course & Bungee Trampoline

Campers take the ride of their lives on our 306-foot long zip line, then come in for a soft landing as they sail nearly 25 feet in the air on this safe and exhilarating apparatus. Our multi-station bungee trampoline is also a big hit with campers, safely allowing kids of all ages to bounce nearly 25 feet in the air to flip and perform gravity defying stunts.

All activities are weather and conditions permitting. Heavy snow years may impact access to sightseeing and camping locations.

Full Activity List
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Doug Gebhart, Camp Director