​​Christian Berets

Special Needs Camps And Programs

Conference and Retreat Center




Camp Activities

Each Camp is designed to match the abilities of our guests in a safe environment, and to provide a camping experience that allows them to discover and enjoy new things within the scope of their abilities and interests.

We promote physical wellness, foster social interaction, and teach wholesome values. Our guests enjoy building friendships with our caring Staff and other campers. Together, they experience indoor and outdoor activities that encourage and engage them.

Group activities include archery, ping-pong, basketball, horseshoes, water games, whiffleball, foosball, volleyball, frisbee toss, shuffle board, hiking, and more! 

Adaptive activities focus on the individual's unique abilities and skill sets.

Taking nature hikes, enjoying fun picnics, roasting marshmallows, and singing around the campfire are long-standing favorites.

Other activities include puppets, role playing with costumes, skits, crafts, drawing, painting, chalk talks, camp visits by forest rangers and fire trucks, hot air balloon rides, fun photo ops sitting on Harleys, and more!

Camp Weather

​ ​​​​​​​​Registration Begins January 2018

June 11-15  Session 1: High Functioning  $800
June 18 - 22    Session 2: High Need  $950
  Wheelchair Transportation Provided

June 25 -June 29- Session 3: High Need and High Functioning  $950      

High Need camps will offer close to 1-1 camper-counselor ratio, more nursing (RN, LVN, CNA) staff present, & more adapted-activities

July  2 - 6  Break

July  9 – 13  Session 4:  High Function  $800    

July 16 – 20   Session 5: High Function  $800 

High Function camps will offer more physically demanding activities and higher camper-counselor ratio, and medical staff to distribute medications and attend to any emergencies. Campers will be expected to care for most of their personal hygiene. 

July 23 – 27  Session 6: Youth Week
(ages 6-19)      

Prices for Camp will be discounted by $100 if registration is completed by April 1, 2017 

Scholarships available by request during  Registration.  

Although the registration process is long, future camps that you register for will only need updates.  

Paper applications will be accepted.  Call the office at 209-524-7993 if you need one.

Please Note:  Payment for camp is not required for registration, however, camp spots will be held for only those with paid registration and 100% complete profile.

Testimonial from a Camper's family...

Hello all camp counselors, nurses, and cooks,

This is a sincere thank-you to all the staff that made my brother, Greg Lewis, week at camp the highlight of his summer! He was so     pleased when I suggested a second week of camp and so Greg Lewis will be returning for the final session of camp (July 27-31). I           know that your job is not an easy one and I am quite certain there are probably hours when you wish you were elsewhere! Please       know how much the special needs population needs a timeout like camp to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the summer with   other special needs adults. Please know how much family members like me appreciate all your hard work and effort. Greg has spent    many summers at camp, but this summer when he greeted me at the bus his smile was wider and Greg seemed happier than I       have ever witnessed before. This note is a shout out of thanks for making my brother feel appreciated and loved throughout his 
week at camp. Greg can hardly wait to return the last week in July. Again, thank you for everything you all do in helping this 
special population feels valued and loved. The photo album to remember summer camp 2015 is awesome!!! Thank you to all!!!    

Cynthia Lewis​

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We host exciting Summer Camps for people with special needs at our Christian Beret Camps & Conference & Retreat Center, situated on 46 acres of wilderness in the Sierras, and located in Mi Wuk Village about 15 miles east of the 49er Gold Rush town of Sonora.

Every week is carefully designed to meet the specific needs of persons with disabilities.