Shaffer's High Sierra Camp

Outside the Bay Area

Parent Reviews

Parents, Sign in to post a review on this page. is wonderful. My 11 year old went for a week last summer and is counting the minutes until he can return.

Archived Q&A and Reviews

April 2016

RE: Summer camp for 12-yr old with cabin camping

I would highly recommend Shaffer's High Sierra! It sounds like a perfect fit for your son. They have the activities that you are looking for, it's just up near Tahoe, and you couldn't ask for a better run camp. I've looked at all the sleepaway camps around for my kids (and have one son who goes to a great camp in Southern CA, Jameson Ranch Camp) and this is one of the best. It was hard to sort through all of the marketing talk that all seem to say the same thing, but once I spoke with the director's and now know what a truly excellent camp gives my kids I'm so happy to have found them. Camp Mom

Dec 2008

Re: Outdoorsy camp for athletic 13-year-old
Try Schaeffer's High Sierra Camp just north of Lake Tahoe with all the activities you mentioned. Great counselors and one, two and three week options. Joan