Camp Life at AstroCamp Summer Adventure Camp

In the Pine Forests of the California San Jacinto Mountains

AstroCamp at Idyllwild is located in the pine forests of the San Jacinto Mountains of California. Our state-of-the-art facilities are ideal for exploring physical sciences, the natural world, and outer space. Our daily camp life at AstroCamp summer adventure camp is filled with fun outdoor summer activities that help campers build communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills that will last them a lifetime.

Returning campers tell us AstroCamp is where they found their true self, discovered their passions, and made lasting friendships.

Our campers are housed in comfortable dorms with bunk beds and meals are served buffet-style in our lodge dining hall.

summer camp packing list

Get Packed Up For Camp!

In order to prepare for camp, we suggest packing the items on our summer Camp Packing List.

All items should be packed into NO MORE THAN TWO (2) DUFFEL BAGS.
Please make sure all luggage has visible tags with the camper’s name, address, and telephone number legibly written in ink.

camp dining

“This Is The Best Food Ever! Better Than At Home!”

While this is not something every parent wants to hear, it is music to our Food Service crew’s ears. Our experienced chefs work hard every day to provide three balanced, nutritious and tasty meals to the campers. Of course, our camp dining is designed around what children like to eat.

Meals are served in our lodge-style Dining Hall. Buffet style serving allows AstroCamp to serve a wider variety of foods to meet the appetites of every camper. We are also very attentive to the special dietary needs of our campers especially those with food allergies. Are you vegetarian, vegan or gluten free? We can accommodate most special needs.

AstroCamp Cabins

Home Away From Home

At the end of an adventurous and enriching day at AstroCamp, your child will come back to our cozy and welcoming camp cabins.

Camp cabins are used to clean up, share their favorite experiences with their bunkmates, and get some good old-fashioned shuteye in preparation for the next action-packed day. At AstroCamp, your child’s needs are an essential aspect of our camper cabins. Details are thought out by our vast experience of doing this for 40 plus years.

health & safety

At AstroCamp, the health and safety of our campers is our TOP priority.

AstroCamp undergoes an extensive American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation process every five years.
The accreditation requires we adhere to more than 250 standards ranging from safety to program design.

  • All of our staff are trained in first aid, CPR and water safety. They are drilled on safety procedures and are trained in what to do in the event of an emergency.
  • Our onsite nurse tends to camper needs twenty-four hours a day, ensuring medications are taken on time and all the campers' health needs are met.
  • A camper health form must be filled out with a current physical and a doctor’s signature.
  • Please note any allergies on the health form.
  • We can accommodate most speical diets. Please note special dietary needs on the camper health form.

camper communication

Telephone calls to or from the campers are NOT allowed due to their busy schedules and our camp belief of camper independence. If you have any concerns about your child, our staff is available to help you. Please call camp between 8:00am and 5:00pm at (951) 659-6062. Calls after 5:00pm or on the weekends may be answered by a camp administrator or an answering machine. Prior to camp, you will be emailed a number to call should you need to reach someone any time of day for an emergency.

AstroCamp housing


At AstroCamp, we believe meeting new people is an essential part of the camp experience–a belief that is reflected in AstroCamp housing policies. We encourage you and your camper to think of camp as an opportunity to meet as many new friends as possible.

Summer camp is a great way to develop life skills, especially friend-making skills.

what to bring to camp

Wondering what to bring to camp? We have provided a printable packing list. Everything on the list has a function. We suggest checking off or counting the exact number of items on this list. Please keep this form at home to ensure that all the items are accounted for upon your camper’s return from camp.PLEASE MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS WELL LABELED WITH YOUR CAMPERS NAME.

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