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Camp Fire USA Mt. San Antonio Council  Programs

Summer Camp at 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 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 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 Camping Association assures Camp Nawakwa attendees will receive the highest standards.
FOR: BOYS and GIRLS

AGES: 9 - 13

COST: $320 PER CHILD
2010 SESSION DATES:

SESSION 1: JULY 5 - 9

SESSION 2: JULY 12 - JULY 16

SESSION 3: JULY 19 - JULY 23

SESSION 4: JULY 26 - JULY 30

SESSION 5: AUGUST 2 - AUGUST 6
 ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
  • ARCHERY
  • ARTS & CRAFTS
  • CANOEING
  • COOKOUTS
  • DRAMA
  • NATURE LORE
  • SWIMMING
  • WALL CLIMBING

To download a Camp Nawakwa Registration Packet, please CLICK HERE (PDF). If you do not have adobe reader, you can download it for free from adobe.com. Click here to download adobe reader now.

ATTEND CAMP FOR FREE: If you live in the city of Rancho Cucamonga you may be eligible to attend camp for free!
  • Proof of residency and income required; partial camperships may be available to children from any city (All camperships are subject to availability).
  • To download a Campership Application Packet, please CLICK HERE (PDF).
Address subject to verification. Mail or bring completed forms along with payment to:

Camp Fire USA Mt. San Antonio Council
9037 Arrow Route, Suite 140
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

(if paying by credit card, please include a copy of your receipt along with your completed registration packet)

Minimum deposit of $160.00 is due with registration. Registration is not complete without payment. We are unable to hold space for anyone who has not paid a deposit. Remaining balance is due 30 days before start of program.

Earn Your Way to Camp:
There’s a great way to attend a week of camp for free or at a discount.

You can earn your way to Camp Nawakwa by selling Camp Fire candy. Contact Letty at Camp Fire USA Mt. San Antonio Council’s office for details on this amazing opportunity.

Payment options:
Cash, check or money order made payable to: Camp Fire USA (please do not mail cash)
Credit card (an 2.5% convenience fee will be charged to your total)

For additional information and availability of dates please contact the Camp Fire Office.

Our Outdoor Programs

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 USA 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
COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM (CIT)
The Counselor-in-Training program provides leadership training for youth ages 16 and older who have already learned the basics of good camping and are interested in camp counseling. This course gives youth an opportunity to learn the appropriate camping skills needed to become a qualified applicant for a camp-counseling job. Divided into individual focus areas, the CIT program teaches the philosophy of camping and fosters the knowledge, experience and self-confidence youth need to be counselors-in-training.

To download an employment application, please CLICK HERE (PDF).



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