- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Traditional Camp
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Call: (781) 507-3871
Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills near the wild and scenic Yuba River and Tahoe National Forest, Wombat Camp is a place where every day is an adventure! Campers 9-14 come here to backpack, make new friends, visit beautiful places, learn about nature, be their true selves, and have a blast.
Wombat Camp (ages 9-14): Where else can you join a band of superheroes, perform a song about purple lasagna (and get a standing ovation), tye-dye your socks, make new friends, learn about bugs, and jump in a beautiful river... all in the same day? Days at camp are full of fun, laughter, friends, food, and choices.
We do lots of things together – eating meals, playing whole-camp games, singing at the campfire, going to Mel's Pond. And there's also times when you get to decide what you want to do – which activity you want to sign up for, which game you want to play, or what you want to do during free time. Counselors are always hosting activities, making sure everyone has a good and safe time. But watch out! Your counselors might turn into pirates and hijak yer cabin mates and then you'd have to go rescue them!
Some kids come back year after year but each summer we have lots of new faces as well. Our counselors are fun, friendly, and here to make sure you have a fantastic time. Here you will spend your days playing games, singing, making art, being silly, learning about peace, nature, the garden, and so much more. In addition, campers enjoy delicious and healthy vegetarian food from our wonderful kitchen.
Wilderness Trips: Camp Woolman stands out from other camps because every single one of our campers get to go on overnight backpacking trips. These fun adventures are lead by our experienced staff, and campers often say it was the highlight of their time at camp.
These trips are great for people who are new to backpacking as well as seasoned hikers. Campers go to destinations such as the famous Pacific Crest Trail, The South Yuba River, Grouse Ridge, Desolation Wilderness, and the amazing Sierra Buttes. Campers experience sleeping under the stars, hiking through beautiful places, backcountry cooking, and learning about the ecosystems and history of our surrounding wilderness.
Cost and Session Information
Wombat Camp (Ages 9-14): Campers may sign up for multiple sessions. The cost is $810 for 1 week sessions and $1495 for two week sessions. We have many discounts available on our website, as well as financial aid applications.
Session 1 (two weeks): June 23 - July 6
Session 2: (one week): July 7 - July 13
Session 3: (one week): July 14 - July 20
Session 4: two weeks): July 21 - August 3
Teen Leadership Camp (Ages 15-16): $1550 for each session
Session 1 (Intermediate Backpacking): June 23 - July 6
Session 2 (Advanced Backpacking): July 7 - July 20
Session 3 (Beginner Backpacking): July 21 - August 3