A sharp smell of fresh cut grass, distant laughter and “ker-splash!” at the pool. Ripping open a letter that sings of home, softly talking while playing cards or painstakingly making sure each thread of a friendship bracelet is “just right”- these small moments are the glue that bind a summer at camp. Since 1934, Camp El Tesoro‘s overnight camp has inspired youth in all moments, quiet and loud – to DO and BE!
The wide range of activities and programs create opportunities that show each camper they can achieve whatever they set their minds to. Hiking through wooded terrain to Mt. Loma, singing songs with friends around the campfire and zip lining on the challenge course are more than just fun activities; they are moments for campers to learn and thrive. Camp offers exciting times, but the moments in-between solidify the friendships and the personal growth that keep our campers coming back each year.
El Tesoro’s overnight camp has inspired boys & girls to let their curiosity be their guide – to nature, their world and what they can accomplish! Age appropriate activities develop confidence in our campers while they build new skills and make new friends in the outdoors. The wide range of activities from horseback riding and archery to crafts, swimming and drama create opportunities that show each camper they can achieve whatever they set their minds to.
Specialty Session Details
Archery Specialty Session
Campers will hone their archery skills by participating in challenges to improve their aim, marksmanship and accuracy using recurve and longbows while also enjoying additional camp activities. Grades 1-10, limit 20 campers
Aquatic Specialty Session
Campers will focus their week’s activities at the pool perfecting strokes, turns and more. Traditional camp activities will round out the experience.Grades 1-10, limit 30 campers
Challenge Course Specialty Session
Climbing, rappelling, belaying and leadership skills will be the focus as campers spend the majority of the day at low and high challenge course elements.Grades 4-10, limit 30 campers **must be 8 years or older.
Equestrian Specialty Session
Campers spend the week intensely focused on equestrian studies, learning everything from anatomy to grooming to riding styles while still enjoying camp activities that create life-long bonds. Grades 4-10, limit 40 campers
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As we get older we are told that there isn’t any magic in the world. That it doesn’t really exist. But I don’t think that’s true. Camp is magic. The things we do, the friends we make, the buildings and being close to nature – it’s special here. It makes me happy, and that’s magic.
My daughters have attended Camp El Tesoro 5 and 8 consecutive years, respectively. Every year they count the days until camp. And when I pick them up they are energized with tales of new friendships and adventure. What a wonderful program. Bravo.
I used to get homesick my first few years at camp. It never stopped me from having fun, though. Now, when I’m at home, I get camp sick. I miss being at El Tesoro when I’m not here.