2021 Dates & Rates


Click here for 2021 session availability by grade and here for Enrollment FAQs.


2 Week Sessions – Ages 7 to 14

Session #1June 27 – July 10, 2021 $4225
Session #2July 11 – July 24, 2021$4225
Session #3July 25 – August 7, 2021$4225
Session #4August 8 – August 21, 2021$4225

Two weeks is our most popular session length and is ideal for first-year campers ages 7 and up. During our two-week sessions, campers have the opportunity to participate in all of our activities at least once during scheduled program periods or free choice time. A one- or two-day trip to our Shaver Lake watersports outpost is included in the two-week stay for campers completing grades 4th through 9th. Add a second two-week session to become a “monther” and receive a $1,000 discount off the second session.

3 Week Sessions – Ages 10 to 14

Session #5June 20 – July 10, 2021 $5975
Session #6August 8 – August 28, 2021$5975

Our three-week program includes our regular two-week camp program plus one-week of our Shaver Watersports Specialty Camp.

Mini Camp (1 Week) – Ages 6 to 14

Mini CampAugust 22 – August 28, 2021$2225

Gold Arrow Camp’s Mini Camp includes one-week of traditional camp fun at GAC, including nightly campfires, all at our beautiful lakefront location on Huntington Lake. Mini Campers will try a variety of Gold Arrow Camp’s extensive activities, including sailing, kneeboarding (wakeboarding and water skiing for those campers who participate in early morning or free time activity periods), rock climbing, ropes course, archery, and riflery. Due to the short duration of the session, not all camp activities can be offered. Mini Camp is a great introduction to resident camp for first-year campers and a fun week of camp for experienced campers who can’t fit a two-week session into their summer.  Click here to learn more about Mini Camp.

Watersports Specialty Camp (1 Week) – Ages 10 to 14

Shaver Watersports June 2June 13 - June 19, 2021$2225
Shaver Watersports June 3June 20 - June 26, 2021$2225
Shaver Watersports AugustAugust 22 – August 28, 2021$2225

The Watersports Specialty Camp at our Shaver Island Outpost is offered as part of our three-week sessions (Sessions #5 & #6). The August Watersports Specialty Camp can be a stand-alone one-week session and is only available for returning Gold Arrow campers. Campers of all levels enjoy an action-packed week of waterskiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding. This camp is held on our island outpost in the middle of Shaver Lake, where campers sleep under the stars after spending fun days on the lake. Click here to learn more about the Watersports Specialty Camp.


GACpackingJune 13 - June 19, 2021$2225

GACpacking offers a week of backpacking, skill-building, and adventure for 7th-11th grade campers BEFORE our traditional summer sessions.

GACpacking provides an introduction to backpacking skills and life on the trail in a fun and compact one-week trip. Our GACpacking program is designed to serve as a bridge between the one-night backpacking experience offered as a regular part of our camp program and the Outdoor Leadership Course.

Upon completion of a GACpacking trip, participants will have the skills and confidence to safely and enjoyably backpack anywhere they choose.

Outdoor Leadership Course

Outdoor Leadership Course 1June 27 - July 10, 2021$3400
Outdoor Leadership Course 2July 11 – July 24, 2021$3400
Outdoor Leadership Course 3July 25 – August 7, 2021$3400

Outdoor Leadership CourseOur two-week program for older teens includes a seven-day backpacking trip through the Sierra. Participants will receive instruction in backcountry navigation and safety, outdoor cooking, “Leave No Trace” principles and ethics, and wildlife biology. Trip preparation includes training in Wilderness First Aid for all participants. A course completion document and evaluation of performance is included. Note: This course is for campers who have completed grades 9-11. Click here to learn more.

Junior Counselor

Junior Counselor 1 & 2June 27 – July 24, 2021$6800
Junior Counselor 2 & 3July 11 – August 7, 2021$6800

Junior Counselor ProgramOur Junior Counselor program is a four-week offering for teens who are completing 10th or 11th grade and includes leadership training, Red Cross certifications, and community service.  The number of participants is limited, and priority is given to those completing 11th grade.  Acceptance into the program is based on information collected from the application, personal recommendations, a personal interview, and demonstration of leadership ability in previous summers as a GAC camper.  Please click here to see more information.  *No discounts are available for this program.

Please click here to see Gold Arrow Camp’s tuition payment schedule and cancellation policy for the 2021 season.