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Welcome to Camp Unalayee, place of friends,
where adventures and friendships last a lifetime at the best wilderness summer camp for kids.

Backpacking at our summer camp in the wildernessUnalayee has been taking kids on outdoor adventures since 1949. Located in Northern California’s Trinity Alps, we are a non-profit, co-ed wilderness summer camp that provides meaningful outdoor experiences for children ages 10-17. Whether boating, backpacking, making crafts or learning leadership skills, campers learn how to safely enjoy a remarkably beautiful wilderness setting.

As a non-profit, Unalayee takes great pride in welcoming children from all walks of life. Unalayee provides assistance to many of its campers, allowing kids from all income levels to have a wilderness summer camp experience. Our program actively teaches campers confidence, compassion, community and conservation.

As a wilderness summer camp, Unalayee is proud to have introduced thousands of kids to backcountry living while maintaining an impeccable safety record. Kids in our summer camp programs learn about themselves as they learn to live in the wilderness. The rugged terrain of the Trinity Alps provides a challenging and dramatic backdrop for wilderness adventure.

Use the menus above to learn more about our wilderness summer camp programs for kids. Information about costs and schedules for the coming season is available under Rates & Dates. You can also access our application forms and other logistical information.

If you want to support Unalayee’s mission of providing wilderness summer camp programs for kids from all walks of life, please use the Donate button. No Child Left Inside!

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“Never while anything is left of me shall this… camp be forgotten. It has fairly grown into me, not merely as memory pictures, but as part and parcel of mind and body alike.”

John Muir

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