Summer Camp for the Whole Family
Skylake's family camp is a no-hassle, fun family "glamping" experience! Skylake provides each family its own rustic but comfortable bunk house, fabulous buffet style meals, a gorgeous private dock on Bass Lake, and plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy. The large dining hall, lakeside porch, and recreation room provide the social center for family camp. Everyone even gets a free horseback ride included. Leave the cooking, activity planning and housing up to us...come and enjoy an easy family vacation that you and your family will never forget.
2020 Family Camp Schedule
Weekend A (Memorial Day Weekend): Friday May 22 - Monday May 25
Weekend B: Thursday May 28 - Sunday June 31
Weekend C: Thursday Aug 20 - Sunday Aug 23
Weekend D (Alumni Weekend): Thursday Aug 27 - Sunday Aug 30
Weekend E (Labor Day Weekend): Friday Sept 4 - Monday Sept 7
2020 Family Camp Rates (per person)
Weekend Rates: 3 Nights and 8 Meals
(Minimum cabin charge is for 2 adults & 1 child)
Children (6-12): $195.00
Toddlers (5 & Under): Free
Q & A
Here are answers to commonly asked questions about our Family Camp.
What is the Space Availability?
Skylake accommodates approximately 32 families with a maximum of 135 guests for a family camp. The number varies, but anywhere from 75% to 100% of our guests return each year. Weekends B and C offer the best opportunity for new families.
How soon can I reserve a cabin?
All guests from the previous summer have a deadline of December 1st to retain their particular cabin and particular weekend. Only after December 1st does enrollment open for new families.
Why are there no scheduled family camps between the middle of June and the middle of August?
Skylake is a traditional summer camp for children only during the summer months.
Do you offer childcare?
Unfortunately we do not. However, families are usually very quick to form co-op arrangements of caring for each other's toddlers. In addition, you will quickly realize that Skylake is like an old neighborhood and the kids just go out and play.
What activities do you offer?
During Family Camp there are two types of activities offered at Skylake. There are activities that are supervised by the camp counselors and there are activities that are available for families to experience without staff supervision. Parents are always required to supervise children. Skylake counselors are in charge of the craft shop every morning leading activities such as tie die, horseback riding and evening campfire. Skylake often provides the rock wall though is not guaranteed and will depend on staffing each summer. There are also a balance of activities available for families to experience on their own such as canoes, kayaks, volleyball, archery, tennis, lodge games and horseshoes at no charge and all the equipment is provided. Not all of the activities that are available during children’s camper are available during family camp.
What is the meal schedule?
Breakfast: 8:00 to 8:45
Lunch: 12:00 to 1:00
Dinner: 6:00 to 6:45
No meals on arrival day, all three meals days two and three, breakfast and lunch on closing day.
The bunkhouses are rustic, how rustic?
We use the term bunkhouse so as to not confuse guests. There are no gingham curtains. The bunkhouses contain four sets of bunk beds. There is no electricity or toilets in the bunkhouses. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and a flashlight.
Ok, there are no bathrooms in the bunkhouses, where are the shower houses and what are they like?
There are four shower houses on the property. The cabins are clustered around the shower houses and no cabin is more than 35 yards from a shower house. The shower houses all have modern showers, toilets, and sinks.
What else do I need to bring?
The day time temperatures are normally very warm. Dress is very casual with shorts and t-shirts being essential. Nights can get cool, so long pants and jackets are advisable. You will need your toiletry items, swim suit, towels, flashlight, and a big smile. If you plan on riding horses you will need closed-toe shoes and long pants. Skylake provides all sports equipment and lifejackets.
Is the food any good?
Skylake takes enormous pride in its food. We BBQ a lot of items, everything is fresh and there is a huge salad/vegetable buffet table for almost every lunch and dinner. Our dinner entrees include salmon, steaks, chicken, ribs along with different pastas. Lunches are traditional burgers, pizza, Mexican buffet, and sandwiches. Breakfasts include everything from both hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit and juice, eggs, bacon, potatoes and bagels. You won't be hungry and we doubt you will be disappointed. Skylake proudly produces its homemade ice creams and Italian ices.
Skylake is a non smoking facility and we cannot accommodate pets.
It all sounds good, how do I learn more and sign up?
Space is very limited so the only way to know if there are any bunkhouses left is to speak with someone in the office. The easiest and best way is to call the office at (559) 642-3720. You can also fill out this contact form and we will reply shortly.