Join us for a week of adventure in one of our many adventure programs designed specifically for teens. The teens become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group on trips that push beyond the borders of Camp Jones Gulch.  These programs allow teens to explore the natural environment, test their boundaries, and have fun! These sessions fill up quickly so register soon to reserve a space in this popular program. Sessions include:

Session      Camp Name Dates
1   Big Sur Explorers June 17 - 21
2 Surf Camp June 24 - 29
3 White Water Rafting A             July 1 - 6
4 Y-Bike Touring July 8 - 13
5 White Water Rafting B July 15 - 20
6 Lake Tahoe Adventure July 22 - 27
  Yosemite Rock Climbing July 22 - 27
7 Super Camp July 29 - Aug 3









Join us as we travel to Big Sur Pfeiffer State Park, a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. Explore the tide pools of Partington Cove and marine ecosystems one day, and be deep in the mountain trails the next. Campers will hike along the river up to Pfeiffer Falls, discover unique swimming holes, and explore the beautiful gorge deep in the Big Sur backwoods.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 5 days, 4 nights: $660
Dates: June 17 - 21




Surf Campers will travel with YMCA Lifeguards and Staff to Surf School Santa Cruz and spend each day catching waves at beautiful beaches on the shores of Northern California. Learn the skills you need to paddle, pop-up, and balance by day and enjoy group bonding, team-building, and fun each evening. The group will enjoy nutritious meals and stay in supervised rooms at Surf School Santa Cruz's facility. Participants must be able to swim.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $860
Dates: June 24 - 29




In a high adrenaline adventure, thrill seeking teens rally inflatable rafts down the Middle Fork and South Fork of the American River. Experience impressive rapids down miles of crystal clear water. Between rafting we will go on a hike in James Marshall Park, learn camping and teamwork skills, and enjoy access to a beautiful swimming pool and natural river swimming hole. Swimming proficiency is recommended but not mandatory.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $895
Dates White Water Rafting A: July 1 - 6
White Water Rafting B: July 15 - 20




Is your camper a cycle enthusiast? This is the camp for them. Participants will spend a day building skills for cycle touring and then set off on a cycle adventure beginning at camp, travelling on back-roads to the coast, down Highway 1, and into Big Basin State Park. Our experienced and certified cycling staff will lead campers, complete with visits to a lighthouse, hostel stay, and trail ride to a beautiful backcountry campsite. If your camper loves to ride, this camp is highly recommended to teach safe riding techniques in our bike-friendly Bay Area. Participants must know how to ride a bike.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $760
Dates: July 8 - 13




Campers will spend four nights camping near the majestic waters of Lake Tahoe. On each day of the week, a new adventure awaits: whether enjoying a guided kayaking excursion on the lake, taking in the beautiful forests nearby on a day hike, or boosting up the adrenaline on a sweet mountain bike ride. When not out adventuring, campers and staff will cook meals together, swim in the lake, and bond as a group.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $790
Dates: July 22 - 27




Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Camp Jones Gulch is teaming up with Yosemite Mountaineering School to bring you a trip to remember. Participants will start at our ropes course and climbing tower before joining the professional climbing instructors on the cliffs of Yosemite National Park. You will climb, explore, and camp at California's national treasure.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $840
Dates: July 22 - 27




Super Camp includes a busy schedule of high adrenaline fun starting with a ropes course day for teens to develop friendships and team bonding. Enjoy Raging Waters for some daredevil water slides and fun in the sun; thrill seeking at Paramount's Great America in San Jose, and Santa Cruz for an afternoon exploring the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary followed by an evening of rides at the Boardwalk and a barbecue and overnight stay on the beach.

Grades Entering 7th - 11th
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $800
Dates: July 29 - Aug 3


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