2024 Tween Camp
Full activity and excitement is what awaits you during our Tween Camp. This is the ideal camp for energetic campers ready to have fun! There is no doubt you will find old friends from previous years, but you will also have the opportunity to make new friends as you enjoy this summer camp ultimate adventure together. Remaining on-site for the entire week, campers enjoy virtually every activity we have to offer. (This Base Camp includes: Challenge Course, Archery, Gymnastics, Sports, Nature Center, Indian Camp, Swimming, Arts and Crafts, and more!)
7/14/2024 2:00 PM - 7/19/2024 9:00 AM
Ages 12 - 14
This session has openings
Registration will end on 7/14/2024 at 5:00 PM.
Make your mark at camp! State certified instructors and state of the art equipment are used to teach basic and intermediate archery skills. Of course, you can feel comfortable knowing that Camp Wawona always puts an emphasis on range safety. Find your anchor, judge the wind, and release. *Pathfinders can earn their honor.
Bring creativity to life in Camp Wawona’s Art class! Nothing beats painting ceramics, tie dying T-shirts, or creating masterpieces from items from the forest! This activity is not just about cutting and pasting, it is about teaching campers to “see” the world in a new way. So choose Art, because you can make just about anything! What are you going to make?
Bring your “A Game”! Camp Wawona’a basketball program is made up of drills, scrimmages and games. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced player, our experienced instructors ensure you will have the time of your life. Designed to bring out the best in participants, this activity will also teach players about self-esteem, teamwork, and the value of hard work. With an encouraging, fun and safe environment you’ll be doing lay ups and three pointers in no time! Sign up now and shoot some hoops!
Challenge Course
Enjoy Yosemite from above. Take a first class seat on our newly expanded Zip Line while enjoying the best view of Wawona Dome. And don't forget to enjoy our other elements as well--the Giant Swing, the Pamper Pole, the Rock Wall, and lots of other team building activities. This activity fills up fast! *Campers are outfitted with ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) approved certified safety helmets, harnesses and rope. **Our challenge course complies with ACCT safety standards ***Our Challenge Course Director holds level one certification through ACCT, and our staff are well-trained--they literally know the ropes!
This activity explores all the elements of drama. Whether you want to write, perform, or just listen to stories, skits, and poetry, there is sure to be a drama activity that you will love. Throughout the week we will share, write, and perform stories, play improvisation games, and have a blast of fun while experiencing the creativity of drama. At the end of the week, your class will be given the opportunity to share something you have created with the whole camp during our evening program. This class is designed to allow you to spread your wings at your own pace in a positive, caring environment. Join us as we explore the freedom of imagination!
Flag Football
Score touchdowns and pull flags at Camp Wawona's newest activity!
Join us in an outdoor treasure hunt in which you’ll use GPS units to find hidden treasures called geocaches. Hone your navigation and orienteering skills under the guidance of our experienced staff as you take turns hiding geocaches for your friends to find. In the process, you will get to know the Wawona area like the back of your hand. If exploring the wilderness of Yosemite in search of hidden treasures sounds appealing, geocaching is for you!
Whether you are an absolute beginner or a more advanced player, take this opportunity to learn and improve your skills on guitar. Encouraging staff will provide significant exposure to new techniques, styles and musicianship skills all in a friendly, creative, curriculum-based environment. You’ll be all tuned up for next summer! * Students do not need to know how to read music to attend this camp. ** If you have your own guitar, we encourage you to bring it so you can increase your skill using the instrument you are comfortable with.
Experience the thrill of tumbling, acrobatics, balance and flexibility. Whether a beginner or an advanced gymnast, our focus is to develop our campers as gymnasts and as people. Camp Wawona’s experienced instructors share a passion for college acrobatics and understand the importance of trust and teamwork. At Camp Wawona, we combine great gymnastics training and fun recreation for the ultimate gymnastic summer camp experience. So, what are you waiting for? Flip out!
Jr. Chef
Come taste a unique culinary experience with fresh themes and exciting new programs. Camp Wawona offers a cooking class that encourages discovery and creativity all in a safe environment. Our staff of highly qualified instructors and chefs carry out our mission to provide an interactive learning experience that gives campers the opportunity to develop a life-long love for the culinary arts. Jr Chef is a great opportunity to sharpen life-skills and stir-up creativity! Parents will love the benefits as their "young chef" grows with confidence and knowledge as they create these scrumptious recipes at home for them! So what are you waiting for? Allow Camp Wawona to take the fear, mystery and the unknown out of cooking.
Mountain Boarding
Learn to conquer any terrain on Camp Wawona's Mountain Boards. A cross between a skateboard and snowboard, Camp Wawona's mountain boards are equipped with straps for your feet and a hand-held safety break to control the speed. Experienced instructors will teach you the basics (riding, carving, pushing, and stopping) in a progressive manner, building your skills and confidence. Before long you'll be maneuvering at different speeds over our more advanced terrain. Best part is, with a mountain board your terrain is limitless and you can ride all year long!
Where the wild things are… Discover the wonders of nature and animals with hands-on activities. Balance your time between learning about magnificent creatures and holding them. Have fun playing environmental games, making nature crafts to take home or just relaxing with a furry, scaly or hairy creature. Our staff are packed full of information and love to share the joys of nature and its inhabitants. Sign up now to satisfy your curiosity this summer!
At summer camp, every moment is a Kodak moment! Capture the perfect shot while mastering a digital SLR camera. Campers will explore landscape photography, portrait photography and photojournalism. Once you have learned the basics, your instructor will show you how to use the industry’s latest editing tools to put the finishing touches on your photos. At the end of the week, watch as your work goes on display in the camp slideshow! Already own a digital camera? Bring it to camp to discover what it can really do. The best part is you can take these skills home and teach your parents!
RC Cars
Ever wanted to be a Race Car Driver? You won’t fit in it but you will love to race your very own Remote Control Car. Come check out our brand new RC car track, complete with jumps, hills, bumps, and plenty of dirt! And while you're at it, you'll become a RC car mechanic! Well, you'll at least know how to change the battery... Zoom on over this summer and rev up your engines! Space is limited, so sign up fast! * RC Cars included * If you have your own – bring it on!
Camp Wawona’s new turf athletic field is the ideal place for any soccer enthusiast! Join our skilled instructors this summer and prepare to work hard, improve your skills and practice teamwork. Our mission is to provide athletes with the tools to improve and to enjoy soccer for life! Throughout the week, in training and in games, you will develop confidence in speed, kicking with power, corner kicks, dribbling, defending, attacking, goal keeping, ball control, passing! You'll even learn hydration strategies used by premiere league players. Offering a safe, healthy and fun learning environment for all ability levels, this activity will knock your cleats off!
Learning to swim without fins, webbed feet or gills can be a challenge. That’s why Camp Wawona offers a fun and innovative program that promotes physical development by setting and achieving personal goals. Swimming is a fun, social activity and an excellent form of exercise that develops aerobic endurance and superior coordination. It is also an important life skill. With sunny weather and glistening water, Camp Wawona is a great place to learn the basics and improve stroke techniques, starts, turns, and overall performance. So grab your swimsuit and towel and join our certified lifeguards as we follow the sounds of splashing and strokes to our Junior Olympic sized pool. Relax and enjoy the fun! *Pathfinders can earn their honor.
“Take 1 – Videography” Spend a week this summer learning about multimedia and video making. Friendly staff lead campers on a journey filled with artistic possibilities. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of cinematography, audio, lights, directing and effects. Once your camera stops rolling, our instructors are excited to share post production tips and tricks as well as picture and sound editing techniques. Create your own movies and take home a DVD portfolio of your work. Lights, camera, action! Hurry – this camp fills up fast!
No matter what level you are: beginner, intermediate or advanced, this activity is for you! Learn the basics and play some matches or work on your setting, hitting, serving, spiking, or libero skills from experienced instructors. Either way, you will have a blast of fun with friends while learning valuable skills!
3-Way Matching
CCC 3 way matching A camper receives $100 from their church or a private donor and we give $100 from our worthy camper expense account. The remaining balance is to be paid by the camper
$100.00 / per person
Bring 5 friends
If you bring five friends that have not been to camp Wawona in the last 3 years or have not been to Camp Wawona ever before - you can attend camp for free! *Your discount will be applied when all five of your friends have been registered for summer camp.
Early Bird Registration
Register by April 1st.
$20.00 / per person
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Membership Discount
I am not a member but attend a Central California SDA School
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