Wilderness Summer Camps
wilderness summer camps – Deer Crossing High Sierra Summer Camp. We offer backpacking trips such as valley trip, mini-ascent trip, full ascent trip, canoe camping trip, rock climbing trip. Deer Crossing offers a wide variety of activities for campers, with an emphasis on building skills in outdoor activities. Class sizes are small so each class is taught to a high skill level and is highly personalized. Campers progress at their own rate from one level to the next. This is a wilderness camp. 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. Their gear—as well as food, supplies, and everything else needed at camp—are delivered by boat. Completely off the grid, we generate our own electricity, pump our own water, and maintain our section of forest. For camp business and emergencies, we use a satellite dish for Internet access and satellite phones. There is no cellphone service or landline phone. Campers should expect to leave behind all electronic equipment, make their own music, and dry their hair in the breeze. Because we are a boat ride plus 80-minute drive from the nearest town, mail is picked up and dropped off once a week, sometimes more often.