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Summer at Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa

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


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

                  2014 SPECIALTY CAMP


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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To reserve your spot or for more information 

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.

Registration Eligibility:
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. 

Aloha Summer
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.

Survival Camp
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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Camp Deposit $200
Camper's First and Last Name
Camp Session
Camper's First and Last Name
Camp Session 5% Sibling Discount
Camper's First and Last Name

Summer Resident Camp Cancellation Policy
• A deposit of $200 per session must accompany each registration.
• The deposit is fully refundable until April 1st.
• Regardless of registration date, the deposit is non-refundable after April 1st.
• The balance of the camp fee is due by 30 days prior to the start of the session .
• Camp fees are non-refundable 30 days prior to the start of the session.
• Cancellations and session changes must be submitted in writing.
• Please allow 2-4 weeks for refunds to be processed.

Based upon availability we will gladly transfer your camper to another session at no extra charge.

Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa reserves the right to adjust programming or cancel sessions based on the number of campers registered.

Payments must be made by CASH or PAYPAL if paid 14 days or less prior to the start of the session. Personal checks returned for not sufficient funds are subject to a $25.00 fee.

Scholarships Available

If you live in Southern California or Southern Nevada you may be eligible to receive a scholarship for camp!
Proof of residency and income required; partial scholarships may be available to children from any city (All camperships are subject to availability). Scholarship applications must be received at the Camp Fire office by May 1st and accompanied by a camp program registration packet.
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 Mail or bring completed forms along with payment to:

Attention: Scholarship Application
 Camp Fire Inland Southern California
 9037 Arrow Route, Suite 140
 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Our Outdoor Programs

Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa is accredited by the American Camp Association®. The American Camp Association® (ACA) shares our camp’s commitment to the growth of youth through the camp experience. In 2004, an independent research firm completed the largest research study of camper outcomes ever conducted in the United States with over 3,000 families from 92 camps across the U.S. participating. Results confirmed that camp builds many of the skills necessary to prepare campers to assume roles as successful adults. Parents, campers, and camp staff independently reported growth in areas such as self-confidence, learning new skills, getting along with others, making friends, and making healthy decisions. Indeed, camp provides growth experiences for youth that can reap results through adulthood.

Using the specific outcomes identified for the outdoor program and understanding how they are an intentional part of the design of all outdoor programs is essential to helping Camp Fire achieve its mission.

This happens when both parents and campers understand the contribution the experience has made to their lives…and when boards, funders, volunteers, and staff understand how they have contributed to helping young people, as they grow to adults; acquire skills to be caring, confident youth and future leaders.

Where can a child:
• Be truly involved with life
• Model inclusiveness in a diverse group
• Feel in concert with the natural environment
• Have the freedom to be both contemplative and spontaneous
• Know the support of a caring adult
• Have a fresh start in life
• Have quality life experiences that are sustaining through the trying times
• Test ideas, compete and cooperate
• Balance mundane tasks with adventure
• Develop self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of belonging
• Share the successes and failures of individual and group decisions
• Openly express joy and sadness
• Become a participating citizen of the world