Camp Dates and Fees


DYF programs are available all throughout the year for kids, teens, and families.  Browse our schedule for dates and locations. Registration open now!

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DYF has several options to pay for camp including tiered pricing, payment plans, fundraise your fees and scholarship opportunities.  Be sure to read the scholarship information below.

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Camps for Kids

Bearskin Meadow Kids Camp

Dates June 28 – July 5, 2017
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest
Ages Ages 7-13
Duration 8 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,225
Actual Fee* $1,849
Transport (optional) $150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
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Bearskin Meadow Buddy Camp

Dates July 21 – July 26, 2017
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest
Ages Ages 7-13
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $925/camper; $1,850/pair
Actual Fee* $1,387/camper; $2,774/pair
Transport (optional) $150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
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Camp de los Ninos

Dates August 13-18, 2017
Location YMCA Camp Campbell
Boulder Creek, CA
Ages Ages 7-13
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,095
Actual Fee* $1,509
Transport (optional) $75 Round Trip Bus Transportation
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Surf Day in Pacifica

Dates September -Exact date TBD
Location Pacifica, CA
Ages Ages 6-17
Duration 1 days
Registration Deposit TBD
Partial Fee* $90 T1D Surfer, Buddy $75
Actual Fee*  $137 per participant
Transport (optional) None provided

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Camps for Teens

Bearskin Meadow Teen Camp

Dates July 8-17, 2017
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest
Ages Ages 14-17
Duration 10 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,425
Actual Fee* $2,189
Transport (optional) $150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
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Bearskin Meadow Buddy Camp

Dates July 21-26, 2017
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest
Ages Ages 14-15
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $925/camper; $1,850/pair
Actual Fee* $1,387/camper; $2,774/pair
Transport (optional) $150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
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Bearskin Meadow Leaders In Training I

Dates July 29-August 10, 2017
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest
Ages Ages 16-17
Duration 13 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,525
Actual Fee* $2,594
Transport Not Available.
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Bearskin Meadow Leaders In Training II

Dates June 23-July 5, 2017
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest
Ages Ages 17
Duration 13 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,025
Actual Fee* $2,594
Transport Not Available.
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Camp de los Ninos

Dates August 13-18, 2017
Location YMCA Camp Campbell
Boulder Creek, CA
Ages Ages 14-17
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,095
Actual Fee* $1,509
Transport (optional) $75 Round Trip Bus Transportation
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Surf Day in Pacifica

Dates September- Exact Date TBD
Location Pacifica, CA
Ages Ages 7-17
Duration 1 days
Registration Deposit TBD
Partial Fee* T1D $90, Buddy $75
Actual Fee*  $137 per participant
Transport (optional) None provided

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Tomales Bay Kayaking Adventure

Dates October 22, 2017
Location Tomales Bay, CA
Ages Ages 13-17
Duration 1 days
Registration Deposit Payment due in Full
Partial Fee* $95
Actual Fee* $95
Transport (optional) None provided

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Altitude 14,505 (Mt. Whitney)

Dates FRIDAY, JULY 21- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2*

*(Kings Canyon National Park Backcountry Permit pending until mid-March. Dates may be altered by one to two days on either end).

Location Mt. Whitney

Bearskin Meadow Camp
Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest

Ages Ages 15-17
Duration 13 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $2,000
Actual Fee* $2,500
Transport (optional) None provided

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Camps for Families

Bearskin Meadow Family Camp

Dates 2 Sessions Available:

Family Camp 1 – July 29-August 3, 2017

Family Camp 2 – August 5-10, 2017

Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest
Ages All Ages
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,350 for 1 guardian & 1 camper

$1,550 for 3 participants

$1,950 for 4 participants

+$400/each additional participant

Actual Fee* $2,718 for 1 guardian & T1D Camper

+ $1,359 each additional participant

Transport (optional) None Provided
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Family Weekend Retreats (Spring and Fall)

Dates Spring Retreat – March 10-12, 2017

Fall Retreat – October 27-29, 2017

Location Spring Retreat- Alliance Redwoods Conference Center, Occidental

Fall Retreat – Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda

Ages All Ages
Duration 3 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $400 for 1 guardian & 1 camper

+$100/each additional family member

Actual Fee* $776 for 1 guardian & 1 camper

+$388/each additional family member

Transport (optional) None Provided
Packing List (Pending)

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Campamento Familiar en Espanol

Dates February 10-12
Location Camp Arroyo, Livermore
Ages All Ages
Duration 3 days
Registration Deposit
Partial Fee* $25
Actual Fee* $25
Transport (optional) Bus/Van Transportation limited availability

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Scholarship Information

Partial Fee

You do not have to apply for this option – it is available to all families that need a reduced fee. Thanks to donations from individuals, corporations, community organizations and through fundraising events, DYF is happy to offer a subsidized fee.

Actual Fee

This fee represents all actual costs associated with operating the program, including insurance, utilities, full-time and seasonal personnel, staff training, food, program supplies, transportation, facilities and maintenance.  By choosing to pay the Actual Fee, DYF can help send more kids and families to camp.

Scholarship Request

Financial assistance is available to families who qualify, and enables those with hardships to pay as little as the deposit to attend any program. Click for more Scholarship Information!

Fundraise Your Camp Fee

You can also create a personal fundraising page atwww.firstgiving.com/dyf to raise the camp fee after you register for camp.

There is a $150 registration deposit required of all campers, please contact the office at (925) 680-4994 if you require special payment arrangements.

Refund Policy

DYF will refund $100 of the $150 deposit ($50 non-refundable) for cancellations received in writing or by phone 14 days prior to the start of the session. Thereafter, no portion of the deposit is refundable, unless it is for a documented medical reason.

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