AstroCamp California Summer Program

Location: Idyllwild, California
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Creating Unique Opportunities For Self-Discovery

AstroCamp summer camp is a Guided Discoveries program that is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children through unique opportunities for discovery.  From ages 8-17, campers are able to explore the wonders of the night sky, broaden their knowledge of the physical sciences, experience thrilling mountain adventures, and develop as individuals in a supportive camp community.

Visit AstroCamp Site


acre facility surrounded by pine, oak, and manzanita


years of unique summer camp experiences


campers served since 1979

One Week.

One-Week Sessions

Ages 8-13

Campers will learn, grow, and have fun participating in AstroCamp’s most popular core science labs and outdoor adventure activities as well as choose their own adventure from our unique staff-created electives.

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Two Week.

Two-Week Sessions

Ages 12-17

Our two-week program is filled with summer camp activities uniquely tailored around your camper and their interests. Prior to arrival, each camper chooses from more than 40 science, mountain adventure, and traditional camp activities to design their own schedule. With the guidance and encouragement of our team, they will explore the outer limits of their comfort zones through our summer science camp hands-on activities, learn new skills, tap into their hidden talents, and gain leadership experience.

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Geek Week Specialty Session

Ages 10-17

Campers joining Geek Week will have the opportunity to dive deeper into some of the most popular creative-based activities at AstroCamp. Join our epic week-long journey of specialized hands-on activities, passionate instructors, and one-of-a-kind electives.

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Stories of Discovery

Year after year, campers return to the AstroCamp summer program and share their stories of how their experience at camp made a positive difference in their lives.

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.

17-year-old camper

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. 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. 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 an AstroCamper and will forever hold this special place close to my heart.

16-year-old 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.

14-year-old camper

Learn about the benefits of the camp experience


Our Impact

In a challenging year, AstroCamp succeeded in serving:


summer campers


specialized activities


counselors and instructors

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Support Our Mission

Join us in making a difference. Your donation will help a child to gain self confidence, foster their sense of wonder, and discover their true self.