Parks and Recreation Youth Summer Camps

Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the majority of summer programming indefinitely. This includes camps, lessons, leagues and tournaments. For more information, click here. We appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult time.

The following programming is still being offered during Summer 2020:

Staff continue to work on producing programming alternatives, such as virtual summer camps, scavenger hunts and modified activities. Stay tuned for announcements throughout the summer! And check out our Mammoth Parks N. Rec Facebook page for some great ’quarantivity’ ideas!

Below are brief descriptions of our summer camp offerings. Space is limited in our camps and many filled up quickly so be sure to register early  to reserve your spot. We offer a variety of programs for all age groups, so come out and find your niche, or try out something new!

Our youth summer camps age groups are as follows: 

  • MiNi 4-5 year old
  • Children 6-10 year old
  • Youth 11-14 year old

NEW! PreRegistration will be held Monday, May 4, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. PST and remain open for 24 hours. During this time each child is eligible to register for one summer product. Remaining summer products will be available on a first-come first-served basis the first Monday, May 11 at 8:00 am PST.

NOTE: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Summer Youth Pre-Registration has been tentatively rescheduled to open Monday, May 4 at 8:00am PST for 24 hours. 2020 Summer Registration (remaining summer products and adult summer products) has been rescheduled to open Monday, May 11 at 8:00am PST. Thank you for your understanding.

2020 Camps and Programs Annual Calendar

Wave Rave Skate Camps

Details: Designed for beginner to intermediate skaters mini through youth, this 3 day camp will have you ready to shred in no time! Excellent cross-training for snowboarding and top recommended camp for active kids. 

Wilderness Camp

Details: Enjoy the Mammoth outdoors in this 4-day camp for mini through youth that includes day hikes, outdoor games, bouldering, cave exploring, survival shelters, and an overnight campout complete with a robust dinner and campfire activities. 

Mammoth Adventure Camp

Details: The ultimate Mammoth camp for mini through youth! Enjoy beach volleyball, kayaking, street hockey, Frisbee golf, mini golf, mini ramps, bbq’s, swimming, mountain biking, overnight campout, and more during this 5 day camp. 

Youth Climbing Camp

Details: Got ropes? Hosted by Ground Up Climbing Guides this youth camp is perfect for the aspiring climber mini through youth, who wants to have fun, climb safely, and learn valuable climbing techniques. Instruction and all climbing gear are provided for this awesome 2 day camp. 

Youtheatre Drama Camp

Details: Youtheatre is a fun drama camp offered for 5-11 yr. olds and 12-17 year olds. This 2 week camp is a summer favorite! Each age group will practice and put on a play as the camp finale. The 2019 presentations included "Lion King" and "Mamma Mia." Come and put on a show and have a blast! 

School’s Out Camp 

Details: Come join us in our fun and exciting School’s Out Camp! This 5 day camp is all encompassing with swimming, exploring, games, and a final night camp out! This camp is for child through youth age groups and is a great opportunity to come get the "ya yas" out after a year in school! 

Mountain Bike Camp

Details: Let’s hit the trails together in our new Mountain Bike Camp! For the youth age groups, this 5 day camp will be sure to spark your sense of adventure while teaching you how to explore on a mountain bike safely. We will hit the trails around Mammoth and Crowley, and finish up the week camping overnight as a group. 

Girl Power Camp

Details: We are excited for you to join us for this all new camp! Girl Power Camp is designed to help young girls ages 9-14 embrace who they are as individuals and as girls! The week will include rollerblading, biking, hiking, arts and crafts, a sleepover, and more! 

Aquatics Camp

Improve your swim strokes with the Whitmore Pool Staff and enjoy learning new techniques in the shadows of the Eastern Sierra. Whitmore Staff will teach participants water safety, basic rescuing skills, kayaking, plant and wildlife identification and other aquatic fun-facts in a fun and safe environment. Campers will also get to explore and swim in the local aquatic areas such as the Mammoth Lakes Basin, Convict Lake, June Lake, Hot Creek, the Owens River and the Whitmore Pool. 

UK Soccer Camp

Details: This fun, challenging and skill-filled camp will perfect your soccer skills and expose you to new techniques. This 5 day British themed camp is offered in full and half day sessions and is available for ages 4-14.

Challenger Sports Soccer Camp

Details: We’ve teamed up with Challenger Sports to bring you another fun summer of soccer camps. Learn new skills, make new friends and get tips from the pros in this week long session. With options for ages 3-14, half-day and full-day, and all ability levels, you can customize your experience and level of engagement in the sport. Both British and Brazilian themed camps available.

Lego Camp

Details: Kids will love to explore and create with our massive collections of LEGO®. While they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they will also explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. Kids are already naturally gifted creators who get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors resulting in amazing and fun creations. In addition, they learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful and the impact long lasting. Jedi or Minecraft engineering themes. 

Tony Colasardo Scholarship Fund

The Tony Colasardo Scholarship Fund provides access to the Town of Mammoth Lakes recreation programs for all children, regardless of economic situation. We offer full and partial registration scholarships for those in need. We invite you to complete our confidential scholarship application which is available online and at the Town Administration offices (above Giovanni’s restaurant in the Minaret Village Shopping Center). Scholarship awards are limited, based upon need, available funds and number of qualifying applicants. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. Please allow at least one week for the review and processing of your application. Once a decision has been made, the Parks & Recreation office will contact you via phone. For questions, please contact the Recreation Office at (760) 965-3699. Please follow the link below to fill out our online scholarship application.


Detailed information including day by day camp itineraries, pricing, and registration, will be available in February 2020 via our online registration portal: Mammoth Parks and Rec Summer Camp Registration.  

2020 Camps and Programs Annual Calendar

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Cancellation Policy

All activities are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Activities are closed when maximum enrollment is met. The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program or activity due to inclement weather or low enrollment. A full refund will be made if the Parks and Recreation Department cancels a program. A $40 service fee will be imposed for all returned checks and could result in refusal of future participation. All cancellations received more than two weeks prior to the start of the program will receive a refund, less a 10% processing fee. Participant cancellations received with less than one week’s notice prior to the start of the program are non-refundable. Please allow 1-2 weeks for any refunds.