Shady Creek Summer Camp 2020

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COVID-19 Notice: Nevada County is currently permitting day camps to operate as part of stage 3 of reopening. Shady Creek will be following best practices as recommended by Nevada County and state guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Details of our operating guidelines will be provided in the camper information packets.


Goals and Outcomes

At Shady Creek Summer Camp, campers will adventure, connect, and cultivate.

Explore in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Hands-on camp activities are packed with creative play.
Be curious and brave when trying new things.

Socialize within camper community.
Discover empathy for Shady Creek’s habitats and wildlife.
Camp activities and events provide learning opportunities as well as fun.

Campers practice independence with time spent away from home.
Empowered by camp community to be advocates and stewards.
Confidence in identity remains long after summer is over.

Why Choose Shady Creek Summer Camp:

  • Our program is accredited by the California Outdoor School Association (COSA), and we are an institutional member of the Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE)
  • Administrative staff have multiple seasons of experience with summer camp
  • Scholarships available to applicants with financial need
  • Affordable camp tuition made possible through the use of passionate volunteer staff who care about kids
  • Staff recruited from the Shady Creek Leadership Team, an alumni group focused on building leadership skills and community service projects
  • Resident camp operates with a 1:4 staff-camper ratio, and our small camper population means strong camp community
  • Will be able to accommodate special diets and food allergies
  • Onsite health specialist ready to care for the health and wellness needs of campers
  • Camp activities designed using an educational framework
  • Will appeal to kids who are athletes, visual and performing artists, outdoor enthusiasts, science fans, animal lovers . . .

Summer Camp 2020 Dates and Prices:

Day Camp
Session 1: July 7th – 10th
Session 2: July 21st – 24th
Session 3: July 27th – 30th
Session 4: August 3rd – 6th

Campers: entering 1st- entering 8th graders

Contact us:

Shannon Cueva, Site Director

Bethany Thomas, Summer Camp Coordinator

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