AstroCamp Life

What Sets Our Adventure Camp in California Apart Based on Testimonials

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We know AstroCamp is like no other summer camp. But it’s even better to see that our counselors, parents, and campers agree! Discover what makes us stand out from the people who make AstroCamp unforgettable.

The Staff Experience

One of the main reasons why AstroCamp is so special is because of our dedicated staff and counselors who come together to make a difference in the lives of our campers. 

“I started working for AstroCamp straight out of undergrad, and what I thought was going to be a one-time experience turned into the best five summers of my life.” – Natalie, Summer Counselor, Crew Lead, & Head Counselor

“I was a camper here for a total of six years, and after my first summer, I knew I wanted to work here one day, and it was the best decision I have made! I have made the most incredible relationships here, not only as a camper but as a staff member, and whether you are new to AstroCamp or have been here for years, you will be welcomed with open arms and have a new loving camp family. One of my favorite things about working here is the kind of relationship you can build with the kids who come here. “ – Piper, Summer Counselor

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AstroCamp Communication

We understand that sending your child off to summer camp for the first time can be daunting and nerve-wracking. That’s why we always ensure there’s clear communication between us and you, the parents, about what to expect and pack.

“My son Lance… this was his first experience going away from home and so we were both feeling a little nervous, but thanks to you and your amazing staff we both felt very comfortable. I appreciate all the pictures and the letters we were able to send back and forth while Lance was away. Also, thank you for all the pre-camp emails – they made everything from directions to packing very clear for us as a newcomer. We also loved the warm welcome we got from the staff when I dropped him off at camp. All your staff, from the parking lot to the check-in, were over and beyond friendly and helpful.” – Lexia, 3rd Year Parent

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A Welcoming Community

In a new environment, it’s hard to make friends! But at AstroCamp, campers come into a space with like-minded kids who love to geek out in all the same ways they do. We strive to create a welcoming space for our campers so they can be their whole selves.

“AstroCamp provides me a home away from home; it allows me to be my most authentic self, surrounded by campers I know and love. AstroCamp is a constant throughout my life – a place I can always hold on to and look forward to throughout the year… The powerful sense of family and community keeps me coming back, and each summer I get to see the same faces of campers and counselors as I have for many years past. I am so grateful to have spent my summers as an AstroCamper and will forever hold this special place close to my heart.” – Lucky, 7th Year Camper

“What I love about AstroCamp is it is a small camp of awesome nerds. It is really inclusive of kids from different backgrounds and different abilities and identities and is a nurturing and welcoming community where we all get to escape and detox from our phones. At AstroCamp I’ve learned a bunch of new things, including ASL, blacksmithing, Dungeons & Dragons, and photography.” – Jake, 4th Year Camper

“I kept coming back to AstroCamp because of the community building and the friendships I’ve made along the way. It’s one of the few places where I feel at home and I can be the person I want to be. AstroCamp is not a location, it’s the people who work tirelessly to make it all happen, and without the hardworking staff I don’t think I would have attended for almost a decade.” – Solomon, 9th Year Camper

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A Range of Activities

Our one-week and two-week programs give campers the unique opportunity to both explore science and space in our specialized labs and engage in mountain adventure activities. Ranging from rock climbing, mountain biking, archery, welding, LARPing, and robotics, we have something for everyone no matter their interest. 

“At camp, I have made some of my closest friends, explored some of my passions such as ceramics, ax-throwing, and geocaching, and created memories to cherish.” Lucky, 7th Year Camper

“My son attended this camp and enjoyed his time at AstroCamp thoroughly. We were very impressed with the structure of the activities and the well-organized electives.” – Nina, 1st Year Camper Parent

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Experience AstroCamp

Don’t just take everyone else’s word for it, see what makes us so special and enroll your child in a session next summer. We can’t wait to make it one of their best summers ever and have them experience new things while making new friends too!