Northern California Summer Camps
Northern California summer camps – Deer Crossing Camp. Located on Loon Lake in California, near Lake Taho. We are a wilderness camp, so there is no road access. Ice House Road ends at Loon Lake’s main public campground. From there, Deer Crossing Camp is 2.5 miles (4 km) down lake. Campers hike in to camp. All gear, food and supplies are delivered by boat. Because we are completely off the grid, we generate our own electricity, pump our own water, and maintain our section of forest. In addition, Deer Crossing Camp is a co-ed overnight summer camp for youth ages 8-17.
How Do I Get To Camp?
We are located on Loon Lake in California near Lake Tahoe (as the crow flies). There is no road access into camp, so campers will hike in and all gear is transported by boat. Our camp was founded on the concept that ‘competence builds self-esteem’ and this is how we shape our daily routines and activities. Each and every camper is guided through the activities and safety is always our #1 priority.
What We Do
At Deer Crossing, our campers learn wilderness safety in addition to canoeing, map and compass, and much more. It is a well known fact that sleep away campers build lasting friendships, learn life-skills and build self-confidence. Not to mention kids get a much needed break from electronics and get outdoors. All of our camp counselors are professional, experienced, respectful and above all; they really love what they do. Above all, we really know how to have fun!
This is truly a camping experience your kids will never forget. Many of our return campers say this is their favorite part of the year. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about our camp. We are always happy to provide any information you might not see here on our website. We look forward to seeing you this summer!