Summer Camp

Point Reyes Summer Camp 2021

This summer, due to the ongoing pandemic, we will not be able to provide overnight camp at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center as in the past. Instead, we will offer a number of small-group backpacking trips as an alternative. Distanced outdoor experiences are the safest way to gather, and during camp participants will practice new skills, build confidence, and learn about the natural history of the Point Reyes peninsula while immersed in the natural beauty of the Seashore.

After meeting at Bear Valley, backpacking groups will spend 4 days and 3 nights hiking and camping in the Point Reyes National Seashore, visiting Coast Camp, Glen Camp, and Wildcat Camp for one night each.

The total distance traveled during the session will be approximately 20 miles with a maximum of 7.5 miles hiked during the most challenging day. Groups will be limited to 12 participants and will be required to follow COVID-safe practices throughout the trip.

Two different 12-person groups will be available per session, one for youth entering grades 7-9, and another for youth entering grades 9-12. These groups will remain separate during camp. Participants may borrow backpacking equipment from PRNSA or bring their own. The price for camp is $975 per participant. Need-based scholarships are available. Apply by creating an account through Ultracamp and selecting the 2021 scholarship application.

For questions, email

A boy wearing a backpacking backpack

Backpacking Sessions Dates:

  • June 21-24, 2021 entering grades 7-9
  • June 21-24, 2021 entering grades 9-12
  • July 12-15, 2021 entering grades 7-9
  • July 12-15, 2021 entering grades 9-12
  • August 2-5, 2021 entering grades 7-9
  • August 2-5, 2021 entering grades 9-12

Refunds, Cancellations & Transfers

A $50 processing fee is charged for all cancellations and/or switching between sessions. Full refunds are issued for cancellations received more than 8 weeks prior to the first day of the session in which your child is registered, and for cancellations received between 4 to 8 weeks prior to the start date, a 50% refund is offered. No refund will be issued for any reason if a cancellation is received less than 4 weeks prior to the start date or if a child is sent home due to ill health or behavioral issues. If you would like to cancel your child’s registration, please call 415-663-1200 x 304 or email