Unalayee has been taking kids on outdoor adventures since 1949. Located in Northern California’s Trinity Alps, we are a non-profit, co-ed wilderness summer camp that provides meaningful outdoor experiences for children ages 10-17. Kids in our summer camp programs learn about themselves as they learn to live in the wilderness. Our program actively teaches campers confidence, compassion, community and conservation. The rugged terrain of the Trinity Alps provides a challenging and dramatic backdrop for wilderness adventure.
In base camp, there are a plethora of activities to choose from each day including: archery, crafts, swimming, boating, arts, rock-climbing, music, and much more. Each base-camp session also includes multi-day backpacking trips; the 15-day program includes two backcountry trips, one for 2-nights and another for 3-nights. The 10-day program includes one backcountry trip of two nights. Unalayee’s base camp program creates a supportive community where friendship and cooperation flourish. Working together, campers learn new skills, build self-confidence and develop self-sufficiency, all while exploring a spectacular wilderness setting.
Extended 11-day backpacking programs, leadership training, and family programs are also available.
Unalayee kids learn to be adventurous, independent and knowledgeable about and appreciative of the natural world within a safe, fun, creative environment. It's filled with natural beauty and loving counselors. Having the parents come to join the campers at the end of their stay offers a unique opportunity for new levels of bonding and evolving dynamics between parents and their kids. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
by Kimberly Gamble
Santa Cruz, CA
03/11/2012 - 12:21 pm
This camp offers a fantastic program for children and families. Kids 10 and older can go away to camp and learn about nature, hiking, canoeing, everthing!!! Unalayee also offers two "family" camping experiences with the same great staff. Try it, you'll love it.
by Gina rimson
03/09/2012 - 03:20 pm