The perfect location... the best facilities
Skylake Yosemite Summer Camp is located in the Sierra National Forest just 15 miles from Yosemite National Park. View map and driving directions.
Transportation is available from San Francisco and Los Angeles
Charter buses are available on opening and closing days of camp from both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Sierra National Forest
The camp is located in the middle of the Sierra National Forest among thousands of acres. The mountains provide miles of horseback trails, mountain bike terrain along with day and overnight hiking opportunities.
Bass Lake is a beautiful five mile long alpine lake surrounded by Ponderosa Pines. Skylake has a very large private dock that is home to all of our lakefront activities and swimming. Skylake’s equipment at the lake includes kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, log rolling, and waterski boats.
Campers at Skylake are housed in 32 small cabins. Each cabin has four sets of bunk beds housing seven campers and one staff member. The girl’s side of camp has cabins named for trees such as Cedar, Lupine, White Pine and Joshua. The boy’s side of camp has cabins named for California Native American tribes such as Yokut, Miwok, Pomo, and Shasta.
The main lodge at Skylake is 6500 square feet. In addition to the large dining room, there is the recreation room, trading post, ceramics shop, and video room contained in the lodge. The lakeside porch running the entire length of the lodge building has a magnificent view down to Bass Lake and to the surrounding mountains.
There are four separate shower houses in camp: two on the boy’s side of camp and two on the girl’s side of camp. Each shower house has private showers, sinks, and toilets that exceed all ACA standards.
Located adjacent to the lodge is the Skylake health center. In addition to the nurses living quarters the health center contains a front examination room and two rooms for all campers that need to spend the night.
The wildly colorful paint job on the interior of the craft shop immediately alerts all visitors to the unfettered freedom provided the campers in exploring their artistic talents.
The stage, fire pit, and bench seating is the location of our nightly campfires where the magic of camp is truly felt. Songs, skits, and plays are the nightly fare.
The climbing wall, tennis courts, basketball court, sand volleyball courts, tetherball, ropes course, riding ring, ball field, and the great outdoors are the setting for active, fun and unforgettable days at summer camp.