Summer Camp

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We have three Summer Programs to choose from: Main Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp and Travel Camp.

Camp Krem is vendored with the Regional Center system as an Out of Home Respite provider. If you qualify for OHR services, contact your Case Manager regarding Camp Krem events.

Main Camp

Main Camp offers a traditional camp program with small groups of campers sharing a cabin with their counselors. Campers sleep in bunk beds in our rustic cabins.

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Outdoor Adventure Camp

Outdoor Adventure Camp is camping at its finest and is great for the adventurous and independent camper. Campers sleep in Tipis on camping cots or sleeping mats.

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Travel Camp

Travel Camp offers the experience of camp life on the road, taking campers to some of the most beautiful and inspiring places California has to offer.

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Main Camp

Main Camp offers a traditional camp program with small groups of campers sharing a cabin with their counselors.

Campers sleep in bunk beds in our rustic cabins. Bathrooms, showers, the health center and all activities are all within a very short walk.

General supervision ratio is three campers to one counselor with one-to-one supervision available as required at extra cost. Most meals are served family-style in our dining hall.
Campers are free to choose activities that interest them from a selection of the following:

  • Music Therapy

  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Talent Shows

  • Dance

  • Drama

  • Games

  • Campfires

  • Gardening

  • Animal Care

  • Nature Study

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Sleeping outdoors under the stars

Outdoor Adventure Camp

Outdoor Adventure Camp is camping at its finest and is great for the adventurous camper!

In addition to the fabulous adventure activities offered, this program has several focus areas:

  1. Building Independence: We place a strong emphasis on helping our OAC campers learn to be self-sufficient. This includes daily practice of independent living skills; learning how to make appropriate food choices, planning and executing a meal (food preparation and clean up), caring for one’s belongings, as well as self-care.
  2. Teamwork and Building Relationships: OAC also focuses on building friendship and working together as a team, both through its day-to-day camp life and during the specialized activities.

Campers gain experience with these important skills in a structured, caring and supportive environment. OAC offers a great opportunity for campers to bond with their peers while participating in a wide variety of appropriate challenges and adventures!

In Outdoor Adventure Camp, campers sleep in amazing tipis on camping cots or sleeping mats. Located just a short walk from Main Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp is nestled in the redwoods with opportunities to explore the great outdoors through uniquely crafted expeditions.

Campers in Outdoor Adventure Camp get to enjoy the 80+ acres of Camp Krem that is rarely seen by any other camper. This camp is jam-packed full of adventures, which may include:

  • Hiking

  • Exploring

  • Backpacking

  • Rock Climbing

  • Archery

  • Campfires (complete with sing-a-longs and marshmallow roasting)

  • Sea Kayaking

  • Nature Appreciation and Education

  • Beach Days

One of the many highlights of Outdoor Adventure Camp is having the option of coming to Main Camp to participate in the extra special activities. OAC campers get the best of both worlds — they frequently join Main Camp for things like pool time, Talent Shows and opening and closing campfire ceremonies.

Participation Criteria:

In order to attend OAC, campers must:

  • Listen to and follow directions well
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in community settings
  • Have no tendencies to wander, or recent history of elopement
  • Be physically capable of sleeping outdoors (in tipis, cots, or on sleeping mats)
  • Be completely, or mostly, independent with personal hygiene and toileting needs, with little to  no assistance required (i.e. independent or only requiring verbal prompts or reminders)
  • Be able to participate in physical activities such as sea kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing etc. (Please note: Some OAC sessions are more strenuous than others – please refer to the individual session details to find out the activity level of each)

Travel Camp

Travel Camp offers the experience of camp life on the road, taking campers to some of the most beautiful and inspiring places California has to offer.

Campers will visit places further afield to see and learn interesting new things. Visiting regional, state and national parks are high on the list and will not disappoint.

Travel Campers spend the first night of camp at Main Camp and then hit the road for a session of sightseeing and adventure, traveling to some of the most beautiful places in California and beyond. Travel Campers sleep under the stars (weather permitting) on sleeping mats. Travel Camp is a cooperative team environment in which the campers enjoy pitching in with cooking, clean up, vehicle packing, etc. and enjoy the thrill of camping with a group of friends.

Participation Criteria:

In order to go on Travel Camp, campers must:

  • Be aged 14 and up
  • Listen to and follow directions well
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in community settings
  • Have no tendencies to wander, or recent history of elopement
  • Be physically capable of sleeping outdoors on sleeping mats
  • Be completely, or mostly, independent with personal hygiene and toileting needs, with little to  no assistance required (i.e. independent or only requiring verbal prompts or reminders)

Take a look at our Summer Camp Stories

“Our daughter Sarah had another wonderful and exciting 10 days at Camp Krem this summer. Her counselors were very professional, friendly & helpful. Sarah enjoyed all the camp activities – swimming, arts & crafts, dances & campfires. We look forward to 2014 summer at Camp Krem. We want to thank Camp Krem for a great session!”
– Gary and Carol B. (Parents)

“I read about your origins on the website and for the first time last summer, my 15 year old daughter attended Camp Krem and loved it. She’ll be back this summer! Organizations that highlight the “abilities” of those with disabilities is where our family and daughter find the most joy.”
– Madeline F. (Parent 2013)

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