Shaffers High Sierra Summer Camps are located in the Tahoe National Forest on Highway 49 on the bank of the North Yuba River. The scenic venue is host to many children, who are challenged to try something new, experience a different sport, or do something that they never thought they would do. This is the energy that surrounds the staff and campers at Shaffers High Sierra Summer Camps.
The camp was founded in 2000 by the Shaffer family who had been on the search for the perfect location for a coed camp that focused on outdoor wilderness activities. The camp received accreditation its second year in existence and has since been very popular with a pristine international reputation.
This ACA accredited overnight summer camp designed for children between the ages of 8 to 17 years, offers camp sessions from one to seven weeks. The Shaffers High Sierra Summer Camps programs place emphasis on noncompetitive team-based wilderness activities. The focus of being noncompetitive is important because the staff at Shafer’s want the children to gain skills, but also want them to have fun without being under pressure.
The curriculum at Shaffers High Sierra Summer Camps offers a variety. Children participate in a ropes course, mountain boarding, Whitewater rafting, windsurfing, rock climbing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, archery, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts, performing arts and more.
The staff at Shaffers is professional, well trained, and qualified. All staff members undergo background checks as a part of the hiring process. The staff to camper ratio is approximately 1 to 6 but varies according to the activity. As far as the camper ratio, this is a coed camp and normally the ratio of 50/50. Campers actually get to experience true camp life as accommodations include cabins and tipis. Campers are grouped by age as well as gender, however usually older kids are assigned to cabins. Facilities include a bathhouse with toilets, and private showers for campers.
If your child has special needs as in needing daily medication, simply let the camp know. Shaffers High Sierra Summer Camps now offers “Bunk Notes” and “Bunk Replies” which is an email system allowing campers to communicate with family back at home. The staff at Shaffers High Sierra Summer Camps have done everything possible to ensure a child a wonderful summer camp experience as well as putting the parents minds at ease. Between the activities, the bonding of new friendships, and the experience of the wilderness, it’s not likely your child will become homesick, but if they should, at least they can contact you.
If Shaffers High Sierra Summer Camps sound like an experience your child would enjoy, visit the Web site today for information on registration, sessions, and costs. To the first time camper Shaffers High Sierra Summer Camps offers a free video and “Camp” magazine, so that your child can decide if camp is the right experience for him or her.