Through camping, youth from diverse backgrounds develop important skills such as socialization, self-reliance, problem solving and an appreciation of and commitment to the natural environment. They make their own decisions, have fun and are adventurous. Through a group living experience, youth learn more about themselves and others. Individuals become friends, and they learn understanding, acceptance and trust. A week at Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa can make a difference in a child's life, click HERE to read a letter from a parent.
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A relaxed, open atmosphere in a natural environment provides children with relief from the stress of daily experiences. Children can learn to be successful in a variety of activities at camp. Success builds a feeling of self-confidence and a desire to further develop newly acquired skills.
Camp Nawakwa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa is located in the beautiful Barton Flats Area of the San Bernardino Mountains. The private 14-acre site is in the middle of the National Forest, therefore, it offers much more than just what is contained within its boundaries. Nawakwa sits at an elevation of 6850’ at the northern foot of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Being accredited by the American Camp Association assures Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa attendees will receive the highest standards.
All Other Weeks
BOYS & GIRLS
8 - 14
June 22 - 27 Operation Kids Camp (brochure)
open to military families
July 7 - 11 Aloha Summer Camp
July 13 - 18 Pirate Camp NEW
July 20 - 25 Space & Adventure Camp NEW
July 27 - Aug 1 Splash Down Camp I
Aug 3 - 8 Splash Down Camp II
BOYS & GIRLS
8 - 14
July 27 - Aug 1 Survivor Camp I
Aug 3 - 8 Survivor Camp II NEW
Last summer Survival
Camp sold out, so this
summer we are offering
a second week
of Survival Camp.
|August 29th to September 1st|
Kick back and enjoy time with your loved ones, while Camp Nawakwa staff cook for you and entertain you!
Families will stay in one of our 12 beautiful cabins, each sleeping from 10 to 20 people, with easy access to showers and bathrooms. Activities include canoeing, climbing tower, archery, hiking, fishing, arts & crafts, swimming and much more!
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Operation Kids Camp June 22 to June 27 Cost $395
Operation Kids Camp develops 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication and social skills. Our goal is for each child to return home with a greater understanding of themselves, to be more confident and possess greater self reliance skills.
The Camp is open to boys & girls ages 8 to 14 years who have at least one family member serving in the military or who had served. All military branches eligible. Operation Kids Camp.
Grants are available through the "Our Military Kids" organization if you are in the Reserve, National Guard, or a Wounded Warrior you may be eligible to receive funding from this program. Contact the Our Military Kids for more information.
July 7 to 11 Cost $425
The perfect time to be at summer camp, escape from the hottest days of the year at the Camp in the sky. During this week our theme is good times, new friends and days packed with fun filled activities with an Aloha taste of the islands. Apart from all our regular activities, such as wall climbing, arts & crafts, swimming, we will having Laui dance night and an Hawaii based barbecue to name just a couple.
Pirate Camp NEW!
July 13 to July 18 Cost $425
Shiver me timbers and buried treasure maps, is all part of the adventure and fun of our Pirate filled themed week. All the regular fun of summer camp with activities but with eye patches and bandanas. Scavenger hunts, sailing around the lake, searching for buried treasure plus much more is all part of this special week at Camp Nawakwa.
Space & Adventure Camp NEW!
July 20 to July 25 Cost $425
To infinity and beyond! Come join us for a fun filled week at our Space and Adventure week. Be transported to a far away galaxy in the mountains, with super heroes and sci fi movie characters such as Luke Skywalker, Katniss, Spiderman, C3PO & R2D2, & Thor to name just a few. A week filled of outdoor summer activities with a taste of the fun and adventure of some your favorite Space & Adventure themes. Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Team Building, Fishing, Canoeing, Archery, Star Gazing & Evening Programs will be part of this week of camp, with of course the camp dance being totally out of this world.
Splash Down Camp
Session I July 27 to August 1 Cost $425
Session II August 3 to August 8 Cost $425
The perfect break from those long hot August days, come join us for 'Splash Down Camp'! Nearly all activities have a water based theme, spend your afternoons cooling off in the pool or take the opportunity to cruise around the lake or just simply sit off the dock with a fishing pole enjoying the friendship of fellow campers, while swapping fish stories. Our evening activities will also be water based such as the water balloon games. Apart from our "Splash Down Camp" activities, we also offer traditional camp activities, such as Arts & Crafts, Archery, Climbing Tower, campfire programs, plus much more.
Session I July 27 to August 1 Cost $485
Session II August 3 to August 8 Cost $485 NEW!
Have you have ever wondered what it would be like to live without the conveniences of our modern world? Come spend a week in the wild with us at Camp Fire, for our first ever Survival Camp! Campers will be learning fundamental survival skills and techniques such as tracking animals, building shelter, finding food and water, learning to use a map and compass. This course serves as a platform for those wanting to develop a deeper connection with the natural world. During the 5-day course, you will be able to investigate this territory with safe and experienced instructors. Come take the challenge!
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