How do I register for camp? Registering for camp is as easy as 1-2-3
- Step 1. Create an account using our online portal.
- Step 2. Submit your $150 deposit (online or mail in)
- Step 3. Complete Health History and all forms in the Registration Portal
Is there financial aid available?
- Yes, get more information and apply here
What time does my child need to be at Camp?
- Campers will arrive in camp between 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday.
What time does my child need to be picked up? *NEW*
- Your child may be picked-up from Camp Pendola at 5:30 pm on FRIDAY. And parents are invited to join us for our closing camp fire at 4pm and then a BBQ picnic on the main lawn before leaving.
How do I know if my child is ready for an overnight camp experience?
- This and many more questions are answered at www.CampParents.org, an American Camp Association link. Camp Pendola is proud to be an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp. We adhere to over 300 standards in categories or health, safety, training, programing and transportation.
What should my child take to camp?
- Every camper needs a few days to adjust to camp life. Up beat letters from home can help.
Non-food packages and letters may be sent to:
Your Camper’s Name
P.O. Box 188
Camptonville, CA 95922
For Fed Ex or UPS delivery:
Your Camper's Name
17888 Mill Road
Camptonvile, CA 95922
- Some things that will ensure your child’s success at camp include:
- Helping your child prepare for camp by having them pack. Get the supplies together that they will need and begin packing a week or more ahead of time (Water bottle, items they won’t need prior to camp).
- Practice with them what they are going to wear each day and have them practice laying out their clothes each day for a week prior to camp.
- Teach your child how to straighten out their sleeping bag as it lays on the cot and how to use any other equipment they bring (flashlight, camera, etc.)
- Teach your child how to take a shower if they normally take a bath.
- Teach your child how to keep their clothes neat in the suitcase under their bunk.
- Take a look at a Typical Week together. Please remember this is a sample. Each week and cabin has its own unique schedule based on a variety of options.
- Problem solve with your children how to deal with problems he/she might encounter at camp. What if you loose your flashlight? What if you don’t like another cabin mate? What if you don’t feel well? Practice with your child through role playing some of these scenarios.
May my child call home?
- Campers do not have access to phones and cell phones do not get reliable reception and are not permitted. If a problem comes up, the Camp Director will call you. You may mail or e-mail your child at Camp.
How much does Camp cost? (Before April 15 campers are eligible for $25 early bird discount)
- 2020 Dates and Rates
- The fee for 2020 is $625 for the first child for 1 week. $600 for each child or week after the first
- The Canoe trip is $650.
- Back packing trip is $675.
- Mini-Week camps are $425.
- New camper Recruitment Bonus-bring a new friend to camp for the week and earn a $25 credit for you. New campers can not have attended camp in the past two year or be immediate family members.
- Camp fees do not cover the long term costs of operating Camp Pendola. If you would like to help keep Camp Pendola going in the future, please consider making a donation.
- Camperships and fee assistance programs are available.
- All of our staff is trained in First Aid and many of the staff are certified as basic Wilderness First Aiders. We have phone contact with the Downieville Medical Clinic.
- Lifeguards are provided at the pond, lake and river during swim times.
- An EMT is on call 24 hours a day.
- The fire department is 6 miles away and a life-flight helicopter can land on the main lawn in case of emergency.
- Counselors are also given radios to communicate with camp while they are on their camp-outs with the campers.
What are the ages of your counselors?
- Our counselors and program staff are at least 18 years old and have graduated from high school. Most counselors are college students.
Do your counselors go through a background check?
- All counselors are required to go through the live scan process and be fingerprinted and background checked.
- Year round and returning staff are on an automatic update reporting system via the live scan process.
- Returning and year round staff complete a voluntary disclosure statement annually
- Applicants and staff are checked against the National Sex Abuse Registry annually.
- International staff have background checks completed in their country of origin and complete the same screening process as our US staff.
What kind of training do your staff receive?
- All camp staff go through a pre-camp training program that provides training in child development, risk management, child abuse and bullying.
- Staff are trained in overnight camping skills based on the American Camp Association Outdoor Living Skills Progression. It includes shelters, water filtration and stove/fire safety.