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About Camp Winthers

For 60 years, Camp Winthers has provided outdoor science education and theme-based camp experiences of exceptional quality and depth for kids throughout the Greater Sacramento Area.

Situated 90 miles east of Sacramento adjacent to the Tahoe National Forest, Camp Winthers is the ideal mountain laboratory for the study of nature and so much more. A sampling from this summer’s schedule includes programs in Art, Music, Video and Computer Technology, Outdoor Adventure and Dance.

The San Juan Education Foundation is pleased to actively support Camp Winthers. Camp Winthers supports hands on learing opportunities for students in the San Juan Unified School District particularly in the areas of science, technology, and visual and performing arts in an atmosphere of adventure and fun.

Why Camp Matters

Connects Kids with Nature: Magical things happen when children and nature get together. For many kids, an outstanding summer camp experience can be one of the most impactful experiences of their life.

Minimizes Summer Learning Loss: All young people experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. A robust, hands-on learning opportunity like Camp Winthers goes a long way to minimize this loss.

Camp Keeps Kids Active: Most children – particularly those at high risk of obesity – gain weight more rapidly when they are out of schools during summer break. The action-packed schedule at Camp Winthers is filled with hiking, swimming, boating and other fitness-oriented outdoor activities.

Makes the Kind of Memories that Last a Lifetime! At Camp Winthers, kids make lifelong friends, learn from fantastic role models, and have more fun than anyone can imagine.

How You Can Help

Camp Winthers relies heavily on donations from the community to continually upgrade our facilities and enhance our program offerings. Thank you for considering how you can help:

With your help, we can help even more kids make mountain memories! Your donation to Camp Winthers through the San Juan Education is tax-deductible. SJEF is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. The San Juan Education Foundation's tax ID number is 94-3160088.

Questions about Camp should be directed to (916) 971-7577.