At Bear Valley YMCA Camp, we believe every child should have the opportunity to experience the wonder and fun of a High Sierra Adventure in a safe and caring environment. Located near Emigrant Gap in a part of the Sierra with rich gold mining history, Bear Valley has been helping kids reach their potential with rewarding and life-changing experiences, friendships, and memories for more than 80 years.
At camp, safety is our number one priority. All camp leaders are certified with CPR/First Aid. Camp staff encourage children to develop confidence by challenging them to try new things and aim for their highest potential.
Bear Valley offers youth an exciting and safe community to explore the outdoors, learn gold mining skills of early California settlers, build self-esteem, make lasting friendships and most importantly, have FUN! At camp, youth experience an outdoor group living experience with social, educational and recreational programs that are guaranteed to provide a great summer with memories that will last a lifetime.