About Mountain Camp Woodside

Mountain Camp Woodside is a co-ed summer camp that offers both a sleep-away Resident Camp (for grades 2nd – 10th) and a Day Camp (for grades K – 10th) program and is nestled in the heart of beautiful Portola Valley, California on the 63-acre campus of the Woodside Priory School.

Mountain Camp Woodside’s minimal technology, non-competitive program is designed to build confidence and independence, encourage friendships and healthy lifestyle choices and other 21st century skills. We offer activities like mountain biking, arts & crafts, soccer, swimming, archery and outdoor survival. In today’s hectic, high-tech world, we believe a back-to-basics approach to outdoor recreation and plain ol’ fashion “fun” is critical to building a child’s positive self-image.

A quality summer camp experience will provide education, challenge, achievement and acceptance. Mountain Camp Woodside’s unique atmosphere allows children to learn in a fun and safe environment that encourages independence while nurturing lasting friendships. From campfire songs and skits to the first time away from home, the camp experience can have a profound impact on a child’s development.

Mountain Camp Woodside is accredited by the American Camp Association and is a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps. We are dedicated to meeting the highest standards in the camp industry. Our camp programs inspire campers to try new activities, build independence, make friends and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Our Program

The program at Mountain Camp Woodside is developed and structured around the following three core areas:

Building Community

We teach that communities are formed on respect, trust, and acceptance. Cooperation and teamwork are promoted above a highly competitive program.

Healthy Lifestyle

A balance of new experiences, outdoor exercise, creative arts, and sense of independence exists in a safe environment surrounded by supportive role models.

Positive Self-Image

Activities are designed to build confidence by rewarding effort and enthusiasm over proficiency. Campers’ sense of achievement is developed through setting and pursuing their individual goals.