Rent Camp Nawakwa

Summer Camp 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.

We are planning great new things for our 2014 summer season, keep checking us out or 'Like' us on Facebook to see those updates
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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.

Payment Options:

Cash, check or money order made payable to: Camp Fire Inland Southern California (please do not mail cash) or by credit card through Paypal - If paying by credit card, please include a copy of your receipt along with your completed registration packet.
For additional information and availability of dates please contact the Camp Fire Office.

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


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 CIT application, please CLICK HERE
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Send your CIT application to the Camp Fire office:
Attention: CIT Application
9037 Arrow Route Suite #140
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.