Celebrating 84 years of tradition, friendship, and fun! Enjoy rustic living, nightly campfires, and over 20 non-competitive water sports and traditional activities, in an electronics-free environment at a beautiful lakeside setting.
WHERE: Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest;
WHEN: Two week camps from June 25-August 19 (4 sessions available); Three week camps (2 sessions available) June 18–July 8 and August 6-26; Watersports Specialty Camps (2 1-week sessions available) June 18-24 and August 20-26; Mini Camp (1 1-week session only) August 20–26; Family Camp/Alumni Weekend (2 days) August 27–29. Please see website for full details.
AGES: Ages range according to camp session. Two week sessions, grades K-9; Three week sessions, grades 4-9; Specialty Camp (1 week), grades 4-9; Mini Camp (1 week), grades K-9. Family Camp also available.
ACTIVITIES: A structured program of water sports and traditional activities including arts & crafts, rock wall, climbing wall, canoeing, sailing, fishing, campfires, zip line, horseback riding, mountain biking, wakeboarding, hiking, archery, and much more. Campers are also able to choose their own activity during a free choice period most days.
COST: Rates start at $2,000 and go up depending on number of weeks.
Since 1933, children and adults have returned year after year because of the feeling of tradition, community, and belonging that they experience. Campers are encouraged to try new things, and build their skills with a result of improved confidence. ACA Accredited.
CONTACT: Visit www.goldarrowcamp.com or call 800-554-2267.
My story about Gold Arrow Camp
By Charlie Laursen, grade 5, Cascade Canyon School
Gold Arrow Camp is the BEST summer camp ever! The camp is a sleepover summer camp for boys and girls on Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Every day, each cabin has their own campfire and roasts marshmallows or makes popcorn on the fire! One of my favorite activities is mini motor boating, where your cabin drives mini boats all over Huntington Lake in a group. Some more of my favorite activities are: horse back riding, riflery and the giant 50-foot swing. Another really fun thing to do at camp is play with all the other kids in your cabin and the nice counselors that come from all over the world. Once I had a counselor from the UK, and he was called Toast (they get to make up their own names for the summer), and he was really funny. We also get to go to an incredible place called Shaver Island where Gold Arrow Camp has many water activities like kneeboarding, waterskiing, and wake boarding. We stay there overnight and sleep on the beach! Every day, all the cabins come together to the Big Campfire, which is a big outdoor stage where we have lots of skits, tell jokes, laugh and have fun. I always look forward to going back to Gold Arrow Camp each summer!