At a glance
5 to 15 years of age
About our camp
Mountain Camp Woodside, situated in Portola Valley, California, offers two main programs: a day Camp and an overnight Resident Camp. They believe in a back-to-basics approach and provide a tech-free, natural environment where campers can reconnect with nature and focus on developing strong relationships.
Pursuing the highest standards in camp operation since its foundation in 1976, Mountain Camp Woodside is an active member of the Western Association of Independent Camps and holds accreditation by the American Camp Association.
Fresh fruit, vegetables and salad bar are offered daily to complement the main servings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Chef and his professional staff prepare gluten-free options and are ready for most dietary requirements that campers may have.
Boys and girls are welcome to enjoy the camp for one week, 3 and more weeks, as well as for the entire three months of the summer.
Camp programs & activities
Traditional summer camp activities include: sports and games, swimming, biking archery, fencing, drama, dance, rock band, arts & crafts, science, movie making, nature, outdoor survival, LARPing (Live Action Role Play), etc. Wacky Wednesdays offer rotating activities such as cooking, spa, rock climbing, rockets, and more. With required prior registration, lessons in horseback riding are also available.