There’s something to be said about getting back to nature. When the frenzy of the school year is over, and the summer months come around, wouldn’t you rather your child be out in the wide opened spaces than in front of a television set? A great alternative is summer camp. A great suggestion for choices in summer camps is Mountain Camp which is a coed camp in Northern California.
Located east of Sacramento in the El Dorado National Forest, and on the shore of Ice House Lake lies Mountain Camp in all its beauty and wonder. This is the perfect summer solution waiting to offer children an unforgettable adventure. According to Mountain Camp, its philosophy is to make every child feel like a winner by focusing on positive self-image in a safe and fun environment. Campers are taught to place importance on building community, leading a healthy lifestyle, and in having a positive self-image.
The majority of the activities at Mountain Camp are outdoor activities. The goal is to get the children to learn about life through life long outdoor skills and adventures. The activities at Mountain Camp are extensive. Children have the opportunity to learn many life sports, and participate in incredible outdoor activities. Some of the activities offered are; the ropes course, archery, slingshots, outdoor living skills, Science and discovery, mountain scooters, wind surfing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, row boats, beach games, dock activities, campfires and more.
There are also some lodge activities at Mountain Camp, which include arts and crafts, sports and games, gymnastics, guitar, fort building, fencing, disc golf, self-defense, Karate, and more. It is simply a matter of what interest your child, and peaks his or her natural skills.
The daily schedule of campers is organized and routine with days beginning at 7:30 AM and ending at 10:00 PM, the official lights out time. Within a day at camp, there are three structured activity periods, three meal periods, and also free time throughout the day.
One of the great things about getting your children to Mountain Camp is the bus service that is provided. There are three pick up locations within the Bay Area including Palo Alto, Emeryville, and Larkspur. The schedule and costs is provided in advance, and reservations are required. If you prefer bringing your kids to camp, that is fine, but the bus service is offered as a convenience to parents.
Mountain Camp offers 1 and 2 week sessions. Parents booking in advance can take advantage of discounts. The Web site provides a list of necessities campers will need along with the required forms to admit campers. There is also a link to a video available for viewing from the Web site that provides information about Mountain Camp. Visit the Web site today for costs, sessions and dates for 2007.