What will my camper be doing?
Your camper will be participating in different adventure activities and traditional camp games, based on the camp program for which you enroll. Mostly, we will be mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, and playing at the Adventure Center at Mammoth Mountain. Please email DGebhart@MammothResorts.com for more details.
Do you provide gear and equipment for my camper?
We will provide the necessary gear for the camp activities that we will be doing. You will be responsible for packing all personal items. Please see our packing list for more details.
What do I need to bring?
For a list of items to bring to camp (and what you should leave at home), please see our packing lists.
What is the difference between the Week-Long Sleep Away Camp and the Week-Long Day Camp?
Residential camp is an overnight camp experience from Sunday–Friday. The Week-Long Day Camp is a daily drop-off program from 9AM–4PM Monday–Friday.
Can I bring my own mountain bike?
We provide mountain bike rentals and safety gear for our campers. If you would like to bring your own mountain bike or gear, you are welcome to do so. We do require that all campers wear a full face helmet, and knee and elbow pads.
Where will my camper be sleeping during overnight camps?
Campers stay at Camp High Sierra in our private summer camp tent site. We sleep in spacious canvas, walled tents that fit up to 10 comfortably.
Can I call my camper during the week?
You are welcome to speak with your child during the week, however, we generally advise against this as it usually causes homesickness that can have an overall detrimental effect on your camper's week with us.
Can my camper bring a cell phone?
We allow cell phones for photographic uses only. All cell phones must be on airplane mode and may not be used for anything other than photo and video purposes. We confiscate cell phones being used inappropriately for safety reasons. Please contact DGebhart@MammothResorts.com for more information.
Will my camper be able to sleep in the same tent as their friend or sibling?
We try to accommodate friends and family as much as possible. Just let us know as early as you can so we can make necessary arrangements.
My camper has never spent the night away before. What do I need to know?
Often times your camper spending their first night away from home is more difficult for the parents than it is for your camper. We have a highly trained camp staff that excels at making your camper feel comfortable and welcome at camp.
We are committed to providing your camper with a safe, fun, and educational week. Please read over our webpage for an overview of of the program, and please do not hesitate to reach out to camp director Doug Gebhart with any further questions or concerns.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, of course! We offer a 10% referral discount to friends and siblings. If you bring 5, your camp stay is FREE.
My camper has medical needs and/or dietary restrictions. Do you make accommodations for special needs?
Yes – for medications, our health staff member will keep the medicine in a secure, locked location and administer it when needed. Please send your camper with enough supply for the duration of camp.
Our camp cook can accommodate most dietary restrictions. Please contact us early to discuss and we can plan meals for your camper.
What meals can my camper expect?
We will provide all meals during your camper's scheduled stay. Most meals are served by our camp cook, who prepares wholesome meals consisting of a protein, vegetable, and a carbohydrate. A typical day may include pancakes, fruit, and bacon for breakfast; a hamburger, fries, and salad for lunch; and tacos for dinner.
Meals not served by our camp cook will be served at one of our mountain dining venues: Broadway Marketplace, The Lunchbox, or Yodler Restaurant.
Who will be watching my camper?
Mammoth Summer Camp is directed by the same team that runs Mammoth's Ski & Snowboard School – one of the most successful youth programs in the country. Mentoring young people, coaching athletes of all abilities, and introducing beginners to the exhilaration of mountain activities is what our staff does every day of the year. Depending on the activity, we have 4:1 to 6:1 camper/staff ratio during the day, and 8:1 at night.
Where will my camper be and how will they get there?
Our daytime camp activities take place all over the Eastern Sierra. We will mostly be at Camp High Sierra or in the Mammoth Lakes vicinity. Campers are transported to their activities via our camp van or camp SUV (with a fully and appropriately licensed driver), town trolley, bus, or by walking or biking.
Does my camper need to bring money?
We do offer opportunities for your camper to buy snacks or souvenirs. We usually find that $20 is plenty. We are not responsible for lost money.
Please contact Camp Director Doug Gebhart at DGebhart@MammothResorts.com for further information and with all other inquiries.