Summer Camp & Wilderness Trips

Our Commitment to Summer

While we believe that summer camp is a life-changing experience, we realize that it can often be out of reach due to financial burdens. That is why Camp Stevens offers a tiered pricing structure, allowing families to choose the price which best meets their budget.  Price A represents the cost of the program, while Prices B and C provide a discount.

Additional discounts are available if a family sends more than one camper this summer, or if one camper attends more than one session.  Families that offer to host a Japanese student after the International Odyssey session will receive a $50 discount on their registration.

Camperships – or, camp scholarships – are available to families experiencing additional financial hardship. The Camperships are provided thanks to individual donors, foundation grants, and church fundraising.  Families are requested to contribute a minimum of $100 towards their camper’s tuition; the campership will cover the remaining amount. To apply, donate, or learn more about this program, please click here.

Summer Camp

Dive into the pool, sleep under the stars, take a shot at archery, or aim for the top of the climbing wall; every moment at Camp Stevens summer camp is designed to give campers fun and eye-opening experiences, with new friends, kind staff, and delicious food.

Counselor Training (CT) | June 18 – 27  |  A $350. B $300. C $250.

Ages 16+:  Counselor Training (CT) is an intensive 10-day training session for individuals interested in developing leadership skills or becoming counselors at Camp Stevens. Through large group lessons, hands-on practice, and several rounds of feedback, attendees learn about program development, working with peers, group development, human relations, positive forms of communication, conflict resolution, effective listening, and much more.Over ten days, Counselors-in-Training form a cohesive and supportive community of peers and develop amazing friendships. You’ll learn and practice new leadership skills with teens and young adults from around the world. We encourage attendees from all walks of life to join our summer community! Prior Camp Stevens attendance or experience is not necessary. Applicants should be eager to work with youth in the outdoors and excited to learn new skills.  Register Now!

Mini Camp | Weds July 5 – Sat July 8 | A $350. B $325. C $300.

NEW! Ages 7 – 12:  Designed for younger campers here for the first time or for parents concerned about homesickness, our Mini Camp session packs the fun of Camp Stevens into a shorter session. This session will only be open to campers who have recently completed Second through Fifth grade, and will run tandem with the second half of Session One. Register Now!

Adventure Sessions | A $695. B $645. C $595.

Ages 8 – 16:  Campers deserve experiences that are fun AND meaningful; our program is specifically designed to achieve that balance! Early in the week, each small group will focus on getting to know one another through silly games and challenging team building activities. Our staff is trained to allow the group’s personality and interests help determine activities later in the week. As activities build on one another and challenges increase – so does the fun. It’s a model we call Adventure, and we believe it so much, we named our summer camp sessions Adventure Sessions. Register Now!

Session One | July 2 – 8
Session Two | July 9 – 15
Session Three | July 16 – 22
Session Four | July 23 – 29
Session Five | July 30 – August 5

International Odyssey | August 6 – 12 | A $695. B $645. C $595.

Ages 11 – 16:  Often referred to as “Japan Camp,” this session invites students from the Rikkyo School in Japan to join our older campers in this 35+ year old tradition.  Together with campers from Japan, and exclusively for older campers, this final week of summer camp is our most popular session, taking the traditional fun of a Camp Stevens Adventure Session — think overnights, feeding chickens, face painting, hiking, team building games, baking cookies, swimming, garden exploration, archery, lawn games, crafts and delicious food — to a whole new level. During the week, you will probably have a chance to do the Ropes Course, and Tuesday is “Japan Day,” which features a tea ceremony, calligraphy, origami, kendo demonstrations, delicious traditional food and much more. Register Now!

Consider hosting a Japanese student at the end of International Odyssey! To show our gratitude, you’ll receive $50 off your summer registration.  Learn more here…

Wilderness Trips

You have no idea how much you’re capable of until you’ve been on a Wilderness Trip!  These excursions are an exciting offsite part programs for teens; no experience is necessary! Experienced, caring, and qualified trip leaders take adventurers to some of California’s most beautiful natural places. The programs are designed to go beyond just guiding campers to actually teaching them real outdoor sport skills — and it’s all done with the Camp Stevens commitment to a warm and inclusive community. You’ll make friends, develop outdoor skills and self-confidence, and gain the memories of a lifetime.

Sea Kayaking |  A $730. B $680. C $630.

Ages 13 – 18:  Cliff jump, snorkel, camp under the stars, and experience parts of Catalina Island only reachable by boa – this trip has adventure written all over it! The 6-day program takes campers kayaking down the eastern shore of Catalina, one of the most beautiful islands in California. Traveling with a partner in a tandem kayak, campers will explore sea caves, fish-filled reefs, warm sandy beaches and inland hiking trails, all while learning to work together navigating the calm, protected coast. Each night the group will camp under the stars in private beach-side locations only accessible by boat. This trip is so popular, we run it twice a summer! Register Now!

Trip 1 | July 2 – 7
Trip 2 | July 9 – 14

EPIC Hybrid Adventure | July 19 – 29 | A $1100. B $1050. C $1000.

NEW! Ages 13 – 16:  EPIC is now a Hybrid Adventure! This ten day program combines the wonder of our Adventure Sessions with the adventure of our Wilderness Trips.  Designed for teens who are excited about wilderness trips but aren’t ready for the full-on rustic experience, EPIC campers will divide their time between Program Activities at Camp Stevens and Mini-Excursions to hike and camp out nearby for a taste of the wild. You’ll experience the climbing wall and challenge courses at camp, and maybe take your new skills off site! Register Now!

Ten-Day Adventure | August 2 – 12 | A $700. B $650.  C $600.

REVAMPED! Ages 13 – 18:  Are you ready for a challenge? We’ve revamped this favorite wilderness trip to combine the experiences of rock climbing and backpacking, sleeping under the stars, hiking and camping using the “Leave No Trace” philosophies, and the spirit of community gatherings. Starting at Camp Stevens, you’ll experience the Ropes Course and 40-foot climbing wall. Then travel to a more rustic location to set up base camp and take short day hikes on most days, moving camp a few times during the week. You’ll learn the best ways to pack and carry gear, read a map and compass, use and maintain equipment, and cook in the out-of-doors – all while developing great friendships and having fun. You’ll spend days rock climbing and exploring forests, meadows, lakes, and streams while creating amazing friendships and lifelong memories. There will be opportunities to climb peaks, swim and fish in the lakes, keep a journal, explore streams, cook meals, stargaze, and create amazing memories. This is a rustic experience: no tents, no bathrooms, no parents, no regrets. Register Now!