Family Camp

Horse at Family Camp

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. All paying guests receive a free horseback ride.  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. 

2021 Family Camp Schedule: 

Weekend A (Memorial Day Weekend): Friday May 28 - Monday May 31 (Waitlist
Weekend B: Thursday June 3 - Sunday June 6 (Waitlist)

Weekend D: Thursday August 26 - Sunday August 29 (Waitlist) 
Weekend E: (Labor Day Weekend): Friday September 3 - Monday September 6 (Waitlist) 

**To be placed on our waitlist, please either fill out the application below or email directly (include name, address, phone number and count for your cabin.) 

2021 Family Camp Rates (per person)

Weekend Rates: 3 Nights and 8 Meals
(Minimum cabin charge is for 2 adults & 1 child)
Adults/Teens: $395.00
Children (5-12): $195.00
Toddlers (4 & Under): Free

*Deposit and cancellation details below in Q & A.

Family Camp Application - PDF

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 D 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 staff and there are activities that are available for families to experience without staff supervision. Parents are always required to supervise children. Skylake staff are in charge of the craft shop every morning leading activities such as tie die, leading horseback riding as well as 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 on days two and three.  Breakfast and lunch on closing day.

The bunkhouses are rustic, how rustic? 

We use the term bunkhouse here over cabin as to not confuse guests. Our bunkhouses are no frills and contain four sets of bunk beds and 8 small cubbies.  They have screen windows and no electricity or toilets inside 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 tiled showers, flushing toilets, and sinks.  Shower houses are cleaned and sanitized daily by our housekeeping staff. 

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.

How is the food? 

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.

Deposits, Payments, Cancelation Policy: 

There is a $300 deposit per cabin owed at time of booking. Balance is owed on March 1st for Weekends A and B.  Balance is owed on May 1st for Weekends D and E.  Cancelations outside of 60 days of arrival face a $100 cancelation charge.  Cancellations within 60 days of arrival are charged 50% of total booking.

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 or email You can also fill out the family camp application form and we will reply shortly.


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