Camp Krem Yosemite is located in Central California just an hour from the entrance of Yosemite National Park and two hours away from the Sierra National Forest. The Fresno Yosemite International Airport is just one hour south of us. We sit atop a mountain with incredible views of the landscape around us.
Before the CZU Fires in 2020, we were located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California. 60 miles South of San Francisco, just under an hour’s drive from the San Jose International Airport and approximately 30 minutes drive from Santa Cruz. Our property is nestled in the redwoods, approximately six miles from Big Basin Redwoods State Park. We hope to restore Camp Krem Boulder Creek in the coming years, but we are so grateful for Camp Krem Yosemite!
We happily serve individuals with an extremely wide range of developmental and intellectual disabilities, including campers with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Williams Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Fragile-X, Tourette Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, vision and hearing impairment etc.
We welcome children aged five years and older, and adults of any age. There is no upper age limit.
Camp Krem offers both a residential summer camp and a year-round respite program. During the summer months, we offer Main Camp (traditional camp programs) and we are hoping to restore our Outdoor Adventure Camp (for more independent and adventurous campers, with sleeping in tipis or under the stars, and an active adventure program), and Travel Camp programs in the coming year. Click here to see our summer programs and schedule. In addition, we offer a one-, two- or three-day weekend trips twice a month. Click here to see our year-round programs and schedule.
Yes, Open House will be held in May for families to visit camp, take a tour, speak with the Camp Director and staff. We can also set up another time if needed. Please do not wait until Open House to apply or the session could possibly be filled.
Camp Krem has 10 cabins each with bunk beds, usually 6-7 campers in each cabin. Cabins are all close in range to other buildings. Many cabins are newly reconstructed. All cabins have electricity and most cabins have a bathroom and shower inside. Two of our cabins offer ADA bathroom accessibility as well as our Bathroom Block available to everyone.
Our staff members are selected from the very best applicants based on their experience, maturity, character and commitment to persons with disabilities. Background checks, First Aid / CPR certification and attendance in our intensive training program are part of the highly selective hiring process. Counselors are 18+, most are college or grad students focused on careers in Special Education, Recreation, Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, medicine, social work and other human service occupations. We have a full staff of camp professionals who support our team of Counselors. Besides the many Counselors, there are also administrative staff members, several directors, program specialists, travel coordinator-consultant, kitchen staff, administrative staff, Counselors-in-Training, Registered Nurses, and other medical professionals. Volunteers also assist on certain sessions. Our Camp Krem Counselors and staff are extremely creative and plan fun, exciting and challenging programs that increase independence, confidence and daily living skills.
Yes! If your camper qualifies for Out of Home Respite Care, Camp Krem is vendorized with the Regional Center system as a provider of OHR. The Regional Centers should cover almost all of the camper enrollment fee, however there is a small ‘parent share of cost’ due to additional services in our programming (arts, swimming, animals, sports, etc.).
Yes. We want our programs to be accessible to all individuals with disabilities, regardless of their financial status. We actively fundraise to support our Campership Fund, which provides financial assistance to those who need it. Click here for more information about applying for a Campership.
Who We Are
Camping Unlimited was established in 1957 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides fulfilling camping, recreational, educational and respite services to children and adults with developmental disabilities around the year.
At Camp Krem, we nurture independence and self-confidence, encourage responsibility, develop a sense of worth and respect for others, and build lifelong relationships through a warm and friendly atmosphere of planned permissiveness.