Special Events

backpacking at summer camp

Out of Camp Trips

During our two week sessions campers have the opportunity to go on an out of camp trip in the Plumas National Forest with his or her group. Depending on the age of the camper, the campout may be as close as across our lake, or far enough in the wilderness that campers backpack there. With trained staff to supervise, campers experience the outdoors up close. For many campers our out of camp trips open up a whole new world.

hiking the summit during summer campAll Day Hikes

The Sierra Buttes and Mount Elwell are two of the peaks that campers have the opportunity to hike during our two week sessions. After a short drive, campers hike a few miles to the top of a peak. When they reach the top campers eat lunch and take in the view. On some hikes, snow can be found at the summits year round. Campers love to play in the snow, especially after a day of hiking.


summer sleepaway camp dances


Each two week session we host an all camp dance. Each dance has its own theme. The focus of our camp dances is for campers to have fun in a no pressure environment.

Special Events

Over the course of the summer, Walton's holds a number of large-scale Special Events. They include our 4th of July Carnival, Track Meet, Song Contests, Water Carnivals, Scavenger Hunts, Beach Games Day and Circuit Relay Day.

birthday party at summer campOther Events

Just to make sure no two days at Walton's are the same, a number of smaller Special Events occur during each session. These include: Wrestling Tournaments, Dinner Socials, Movie Night, the Tour de Grizz boat race and our final campfire Talent Show.