Northern California Summer Camps
Northern California summer camps – Deer Crossing Camp. The camp is located on Loon Lake in California, near Lake Tahoe. 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. All campers hike in to camp, so 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. We teach everyone that safety is always the #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 break from electronics and get outdoors. All of our camp counselors love what they do- and it shows. Above all, we really know how to have fun!
We are the best of the best in California sleep away camps. We are not just a summer camp! Your kids will learn survival skills, rock climbing and much more. This is 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 happy to provide any information you might not see here on our website.
If you are looking for more than just a day camp for the summer, then you have come to the right place. We look forward to seeing you at Deer Crossing summer camp California!