The incredible beauty of the Inland Empire is a wonderful backdrop for your children’s summer fun, whether they go off to sleepaway camp or they indulge their inner artists for a week. Here’s our guide to a variety of summer camps in the IE.
Big Bear Sports Ranch Summer Camp
2080 Irwin Ranch Road
Big Bear City, CA 92314
Big Bear Sports Ranch Summer Camp is an overnight summer camp designed for your little sports fanatic. Children 7 to 17 will be able to try their hand at a variety of sports including tennis, golf, wakeboarding, soccer and volleyball.
Idyllwild Summer Arts Program
52500 Temecula Rd Idyllwild, California 92549-0038
(951) 659-2171 x2365
The Idyllwild Summer Arts Program is a summer conservatory program that will introduce your child to the world of visual and performing arts. The camp welcomes ages that range from 5 to 18 years old. Kids will also be able to experience the classic summer camp experience with campfires, hikes, swimming and game nights. It is the perfect place for your developing young artist.
4H Summer Camp
250 N. Highway 138 (P.O. Box 3372)
Crestline, CA 92325
This week-long overnight camp takes place in Camp Seely in Crestline and is geared to children 8 to 18. It’s affordable and located at a beautiful forest site — kids sleep in cabins just like in the movies. Campers have a variety of activities to choose from including swimming, crafts, science days, and performing arts. Parents can be chaperones for the week at no extra charge.
Pali Overnight Adventures Specialty Camps
PO Box 2237 30778 Highway 18
Running Springs CA, 92382 USA
Pali Overnight Adventures Camp offers 16 specialized camps under one roof. From Acting Academy and Rock Star Camp to Secret Agent and Culinary Academy, your child will find a camp tailor-made to their interests. Programs are one and two weeks and include 3 individual electives from 50+ activities like: Archery, Riflery, Skateboarding, EuroBungee, ATV’s, Dune Buggies or Karaoke to name a few.
Diabetic Youth Services Camp
Camp Conrad-Chinnock 4700 Jenks Lake Road
East Angelus Oaks CA 92305
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Diabetic Youth Services Camp is held at Camp Conrad-Chinnock in the San Bernardino Mountains. The camp offers recreational, social, and educational opportunities for youth and families with Type 1 diabetes. Campers are taught diabetes self-management skills in a fun, interactive, and safe environment but also participate in fun and unique summer camp activities.
Crazzy’s Wasewagan Camp and Retreat
42121 Seven Oaks Road
Angelus Oaks CA 92305
This overnight summer camp located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains is geared to children 5 to 16. Traditional camp activities like horseback riding, hiking, crafts and campfire stories are combined with trips to go white water rafting or surfing. But make sure your child is ready for sleepaway camp — no refunds for homesickness.
Claremont McKenna College Nike Tennis Camp
606 E. Sixth
St Claremont California 91711
Young tennis lovers will love this unique day camp located on the campus of Claremont McKenna College. The camp is geared towards players of all abilities, from tournament to those who have just recently picked up their first rackets. Campers will learn how to improve their skills and will be led by some of the best tennis players in the area.
600 Playground Drive
Crestline, CA 92325
Camp Paivika is a special needs overnight camp program for kids and adults with mild to severe developmental and physical disabilities, such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and epilepsy. The camp features many fun activities and programs which include horseback riding, adaptive sports, swimming, cookouts and campfires, arts and crafts, and nature hikes, as well as fine arts in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
Inland Empire Horse Camp
15389 Carpenter Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
This affordable equestrian day camp gives children the opportunity to learn how to ride. Campers will also learn all aspects of horse care such as feeding, grooming, bathing and problem-solving. Camp is open for kids with any level of riding skill, but they must be six or older to participate.
The Gluck Summer Camps of the Arts
UC Riverside University of California
Riverside 900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
The Gluck Summer Camps of the Arts is a day camp located on the campus of UC Riverside and geared toward elementary, middle, and high school students. Students and faculty of the Departments of Art, Creative Writing, Dance, History of Art, Music, Theatre, the Sweeney Art Gallery, and UCR/California Museum of Photography will lead classes and workshops in visual and performing arts. It’s college art ahead of time!