Outdoor Cooking at Camp

Outdoor cooking is an exciting activity at Mountain Camp which gives campers the opportunity to prepare, cook and eat their own food. It is a popular activity which is offered for each age group at Outdoors sign-ups, runs for one and a half hours and attracts... Read More

The Ropes Course

Attention first year, and returning campers alike! Our Ropes Course was given a facelift in the months prior to the Summer 2016 session. This brief blog will highlight a few of the most exciting changes our campers will find down at Ropes this year. Our Zipline,... Read More

Age Group Songs

Singing and chanting is one of the aspects of camp that make it such a unique place and keeps it so different from school and everyday life. Rarely do you eat every meal with 300 other people, and spend more of it standing up, chanting, dancing... Read More


Evening Program is one of the highlights of Mountain Camp.  Every night between 7pm and 8:30pm, the whole camp comes together for an activity: Beach Party, Clue Night, Sock Hop, or one of the other classics.  Each summer, our Evening Program Coordinators work tirelessly to plan... Read More

The Polar Bear Swim

With every Thursday at Mountain Camp comes the opportunity to participate in one of our oldest traditions, the Polar Bear Swim.   Those brave enough to wake up early and submerge themselves in Ice House Lake are instructed to place a towel at the end of their... Read More

The CIT Program

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is a co-ed, 2-week program for campers entering 10th-12th grades. It runs during our 2 week sessions: Session 3, 4, and 5, and offers a specialized program that seeks to develop leadership and interpersonal skills that are essential to working with children... Read More

Water Carnival

What a glorious day!  The Mountain Camp Water Carnival happens during our two-week sessions (Sessions 3, 4, and 5), and occasionally on the Saturday between one-week sessions when we have enough campers.  It is a mixture of creativity, competition, and all around silly fun. We start... Read More

Mountain Camp “Overnights”

The Overnight is one of the highlights of our two-week program. Every camper in Sessions 3, 4 and 5 has the opportunity to go on an overnight, and we do our best to offer it to campers who combine 2 or more one-week sessions as well.... Read More

Fishing at Camp

When campers choose to go fishing at Mountain Camp not only do they catch fish, but they also get to eat them! After sign-ups campers head down to the lake, throw on some PFDs, and jump on the pontoon boat. Ben Fisher, the fishing guru of Ice... Read More

Taking the Bus to Camp

One of the best things about Mountain Camp is our remote location, on Ice House Lake, in the Eldorado National Forest.  We’re about 3-4 hours from the Bay Area and many parents delight in coming all the way up the mountain with their campers for check-in... Read More