Camp Menzies Life

About Camp

Camp Menzies is a beautiful mountain site with 175 acres of tall sugar pines, lakes and a meadow. It is located at 5,000 feet elevation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just outside Arnold, in Calaveras County. This camp features six living units, separate swimming and canoeing areas, hiking trails, crafts and nature centers, and open-air dining. Camp Menzies serves approximately 140 girls, ages 7-17, during 4-8 day sessions. Staff and campers sleep under the stars, on wooden platforms with canvas tent covers or in sleeping cabins. An American Camp Association Accredited Camp, this camp consistently maintains high standards for the health and safety of its campers.

Camp Life

At Camp Menzies, campers live in units with girls their own age who have registered for the same program. Each unit (girls and staff together) plans their own schedule of activities for the session. Most activities will relate to the program for which a camper has registered. There's also plenty of time to enjoy other fun activities such as cookouts, making crafts, songs, games, stargazing, hikes and making new friends. Special all-camp events like campfires, theme meals, carnivals, talent shows, "Olympic" celebrations or other all-camp programs that bring everyone together will be held throughout the session.

Daily Life

The daily schedule will vary according to what activities are planned for each day. Most days begin with the traditional ringing of the camp bell around 7:00 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Lunch is served at midday, and dinner is at 6 p.m. Healthy snacks are also served. Program activities occur in the morning, afternoon, and early evening. "Lights out" for campers varies according to age, but is usually between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.


For more information, please contact our Camp Director at (916) 452-9181 or (800) 322-4475
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