Due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer 2020 Programming. We hope you stay safe and your family will join us for Summer 2021. 

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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.

Note: Up for a backpacking adventure? Check out our BOLD & GOLD Program!

Session      Camp Name
1   Rock Climbing Specialty
2 Surf Camp
3 White Water Rafting A            
4 Santa Cruz Mountains Adventure      
5 White Water Rafting B
6 Lake Tahoe Expedition
7 Super Camp
8 Yosemite Rock Climbing










Spend two days honing your climbing skills at our climbing wall and ropes course here at Camp Jones Gulch. The week culminates with a field trip to Castle Rock State Park for a day of climbing on real rocks with professional instructors. When not climbing, participants will have the opportunity to participate in some of our traditional overnight camp activities.

Grades: Entering 7 - 11th
2020 Fee; 5 days, 4 nights: $850

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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 - 12th (Age 17 Max)
2020 Fee; 6 days, 5 nights: $1,090

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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 - 12th (Age 17 Max)
2020 Fee: 6 days, 5 nights: $1120

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Santa Cruz Mountains Adventure 

In this all new program, campers will bond as a team at our low and high ropes course, bike to a beach camp-out in Half Moon Bay, and kayak on the ocean, all just a short distance from Camp Jones Gulch. If your camper is looking for a fun challenge and adventure close to home, look no further. Participants must know how to ride a bike.

Grades: Entering 9 - 12th (Age 17 Max)
2020 Fee; 6 days, 5 nights: $940

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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 8 - 12th (Age 17 Max)
2020 Fee; 6 days, 5 nights: $1,060

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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 7 - 11th
2020 Fee; 6 days, 5 nights: $995

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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 - 12th (Age 17 Max)
2020 Fee; 6 days, 5 nights: $1,010

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