California Summer Camp

Meeting New Friends At Camp

It is the final stretch before the camp season officially starts, and it’s the perfect time to start preparing both physically and mentally for camp.  The physical preparation is pretty standard: get your packing started, fill out your camp forms, and so on. However, preparing mentally means coming up with a camp game plan and…

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Why Canyon Creek

Sleepaway camps in California have been popular for decades. Therefore, there has been decades of debate as to which one is the best. While Canyon Creek has an amazing range of activities, its fine facilities, location and fantastic staff have enabled Canyon Creek to be considered one of the top California Summer camps on the…

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Benefits of Summer Camp

Sleepaway camp is a wonderful, growth-filled experience. Parents, however, may underestimate the benefits of residential camp and what it will do for their child. “Some parents think their money is better spent elsewhere, particularly if they themselves did not attend sleepaway camp as a youngster,” says Nick Coffing, Camp Director for a California Summer Camp. Every family…

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: How Camp Transforms

You can spot them from a mile away- the shy, overwhelmed camper slowly emerging from the busload of cheerfully shouting kids. This new camper creeps out of the masses and quietly moves to the outskirts of the excitement.  The reserved camper, like a caterpillar, has no idea of what they can and will become with…

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Camp Through the Eyes of Staff

When it comes to camp, it’s all about the kids and the joy that they experience during their summer away, but have you ever wondered what camp is like from the other side?  What is it like to be an adult working in the land of children? Speaking as a pro, it’s difficult to put…

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Why Summer Camp Is Worth Every Penny

It’s the beginning of the year and a time that typically inspires introspection. Is it a good time for a career change? Should we have another child? Is it time to up-size or downsize the homestead? And yes, is summer camp worth the cost? While we cannot help you decide if you should relocate or…

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Why Parents Should Send Their Kids To Camp

Choosing a camp for your child is a very important decision, and it’s one that we don’t take lightly at Canyon Creek. Parents browse hundreds of camp websites, carefully selecting camps that appeal to their child’s interests. All of this work can often leave the parent (and camper!) unsure of which camp to choose. This…

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25 Things We Will Miss About Summer

As the leaves begin to change colors and the weather gets a little chillier, we can’t help but think of summer and all of the amazing things we miss already. We thought what better way to help us get through these winter months than to think of 25 things we will miss about Summer Seventeen.…

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Getting Ready for Camp

Summer break is just around the corner and campers are counting down the days until they head off to camp.  Before any camper can saddle up for a trail ride or head out to the ropes course, a whole lot of steps have to be taken on the homefront to ensure that they are thoroughly…

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