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Sleepaway & Overnight Camps

Summer is a time for kids to relax and unwind, and create lasting memories. These overnight camps are great opportunities for kids to have a traditional sleepaway camp experience, make new friends, learn new skills, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Looking for a day camp? See our list of Summer Camps In Orange County

Overnight Summer Camps

Catalina Sea Camp

Toyon Bay and Fox Landing, Catalina Island
One Week Programs for ages 8-13
Three Week Programs for ages 12-17
Camps run June through August

Catalina Sea Camp is an overnight summer camp located on Catalina Island, just a short boat ride from Orange and Los Angeles Counties. The camp offers a memorable summer experience for kids and teenagers aged 8 to 17, with a focus on marine biology, ocean adventure, and coastal exploration. Camp activities include snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, beach games, and educational activities.

Catalina Island Camps

Howlands Landing, Catalina Island
One, Two, & Four Week Sessions for Ages 1st through 10th Grade
Camps Run June Through August

Campers at Howlands Landing will have an overnight summer camp experience that is hard to match. Located on beautiful Catalina Island, they’ll be surrounded by natural beauty and participate in a variety of activities like skin diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, arts and crafts, ropes courses, gardening, archery, and more. Kids will be unplugged from cell phones and social media to relax, enjoy, and get a full outdoor summer camp experience they’re not soon to forget.

Camp Scherman Summer Sleepaway Camps (For Girl Scouts)

San Jacinto Mountains, Mountain Center, CA
Weeklong Overnight Camps for Grades 2-12
Camps Run July 1 through August 9

Located a few hours from Orange County in Mountain Center, Camp Scherman is the designated camp destination for Orange County Girl Scouts. Campers here will gain independence as they take on new adventures and challenges, learn to collaborate with others, become self-reliant, and develop lifelong leadership skills, all while making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Camp activities include hiking the Cedar Springs Trail, playing games in the pool, kayaking on Promise Lake, or participating in Camp Scherman’s many timeless traditions.

Orange County Girl Scouts also offers day camps at program centers throughout OC. While overnight camps are for registered Girl Scouts only, the Day Camps are open to ALL girls in grades 1 though 12.

iD Tech Summer Camps

UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego
One and Two Week Programs for Ages 7-18
Camps Run June Through August

Overnight iD Tech Summer Camps offer a tech-driven collegiate experience that teaches campers a variety of real-world skills that can be applied to life, education, and careers. Campers will engage in hands on STEM activities, receive personalized instruction, learn all about the latest tech, gain resume-building skills, and make connections with peers. They’ll also participate in team-building activities, games, outdoor activities, sports, movie nights, and more.

Camp Hollywoodland

3200 Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Programs for Ages 6-17

Camp Hollywoodland is a girls only camp located in an urban forest environment near Griffith Park Observatory. The overnight camp offers a variety of camp activities and experiences and features campfires, a climbing wall, high ropes, archery, and more. Girls will learn about leadership and character development, connect with their peers, and have a memorable summer experience.

Griffith Park Boys Camp

4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Camps for Ages 6-17

This is the Boys alternative to the above Camp Hollywoodland, located in an urban forest environment near Griffith Park Observatory. The 10-acre facility provides an exciting overnight summer camp experience with sports, hiking, nature adventures, rock climbing, high ropes, archery, and more.

New York Film Academy Summer Camp

Los Angeles, Burbank
1, 2, 3, 4, & 6 Week Camp Programs for Ages 10-17
Camps Run June Through August

NYFA Summer Camps immerse campers in the spotlight of filmmaking. Campers can choose from a variety of summer programs. There are different camps for Kids and Teens. Specialties include filmmaking, acting, photography, 3D Animation, game design, screenwriting, and documentary making. Campers will experience behind the scenes life, explore the Universal Studios Backlot, participate in weekend activities and field trips, and enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities.

Idyllwild Arts

52500 Temecula Rd., Idyllwild, CA 92549
One, Two, & Four Week Programs for Ages 5 – 17
Overnight Options for Ages 10 and Up
Camp Runs In July

Idyllwild Arts is a 205 acre campus that offers summer camp options for both day and overnight campers located in the San Jacinto Mountains. Idyllwild Arts offers a variety of program options for kids and teens including art exploration, dance, fashion design. music, performing arts, film, creative writing, photography, and more.

Astro Camp

26800 Saunders Meadow Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549
One and Two Week Programs for Ages 8-17
Camps Run June through August

Located in the San Jacinto Mountains, Astro Camp offers an out of this world experience for summer campers. Summer programs include astronomy exploration, hands on experience in science labs, outdoor adventures, cooking, arts and crafts, magic, social parties, and more.

Pali Adventures

30778 Hwy 18, Running Springs, CA
Nine week-long sessions for Ages 8-16
Camps Run June Through August

Pali Adventures offers a one of a kind overnight summer camp experience for campers ages 8 to 16. Kids can build their own adventure at Pali to create their very own personalized experience. Campers can choose from a variety of specialties to learn and master their skills such as Cirque Du Pali, acting and performing arts, culinary skills, music, fashion, film, fine arts, extreme sports, trapeze, gymnastics, motorsports, science, and much more.

Amplify Sleep Away Camp

Ojai, CA
1, 2, & 4 Week Sessions for Grades 3 through 12
Camps Run June Through August

Amplify Sleep Away Camp offers 8 weeks of summer camp programs, with multiple lengths to choose from. The award winning summer camp is for girls to experience overnight campouts, beach days, field days, dancing, pool parties, guest performances, and more. Campers will gain lifelong skills, build friendships, and make lasting memories.

River Way Ranch Camp

Sanger, CA
One to Eight Week Programs for ages 7-16
Camp Runs June Through August

River Way Ranch Camp is a co-ed traditional summer camp offering a variety of exciting experiences for your camper. They also have a counselors in training program for ages 15-17. Located in Sanger, east of Fresno, the beautiful scenery is the perfect setting for activities like horseback riding, culinary arts, performing arts, ropes challenges, gymnastics, martial arts, water sports, and much more.

Skylake Yosemite Camp

37976 Road 222, Wishon, CA 93669
Two, Four, Six, & Eight Week Sessions
Camps Run June Through August

Skylake is a nature-based summer camp for boys and girls located on Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest, just 15 miles from Yosemite. They offer a variety of activities like archery, climbing, arts and crafts, sports, horseback riding, cooking, games, music, swimming, skiing, and much more. Campers will have a great time on adventures with friends creating lifelong memories.

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Heidi Deal
Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights. When she's not writing you can find her solo hiking and going on new adventures with her kids and pup.