Summer Camps in California
summer camps in California – Deer Crossing Wilderness Camp offers the best in overnight California camp experience. Deer Crossing offers general sessions—for one-, two-, or four-week stays—for campers ages 8–17, as well as three leadership programs—CIT, LIT, and WGIT—for campers ages 14–17. A great summer camp experience means that you get a good match between a camper’s needs and what a camp has to offer. Deer Crossing was created by Jim Wiltens and is now run by one of his first campers, Doug Fischer. Deer Crossing Wilderness Camp is a summer camp designed to bring out the best qualities in young people with Mother Nature’s help. Jim served as the Camp Director for 40 years from its founding in 1983 to 2022. Doug started as a camper and LIT, then worked as an instructor, Assistant Director, Co-Director, and took over as Director in Fall 2022. He loves seeing campers light up when they tell him about getting to the top of a rock wall, turtle swimming in a kayak, or righting a sailboat after a practice capsize.