A summer camp that's more than just tons of fun

Welcome to Mountain Meadow Ranch

We are a traditional family owned-and-operated California summer camp located north of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Uniquely located on a spacious 900 acre ranch, our summer camp is co-ed and for kids ages 7 to 16.


For 58 summers we have had an outstanding reputation of providing fun activities while building personal growth and self-confidence in a family-like setting.


Take a tour of our summer camp and learn about our philosophy and the variety of activities we provide. As you explore our web site, you will soon discover why Mountain Meadow Ranch is one of the finest California summer camps in North America.


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Join us for our annual Fall Reunions! RSVP Today – New families welcome, too!

Meet up with your friends & share good times, memories and pizza with us at one of the locations below this fall! We would love to see you. Parents, friends and potential Mountain Meadow campers are all invited…and pizza is on us. RSVP today at fun@mountainmeadow.com or call us at 530-257-4419.

In Southern California:
Saturday, October 18, 5:30pm
Buca di Beppo (at The Promenade in Santa Monica)
1442 2nd Street

In the San Francisco Bay Area:
Saturday, November 8th, 5:30pm
Skipolini’s Pizza – Walnut Creek
1535 Giammona Drive


Get your snow gear on and join us for WINTERFEST 2014

Sunday Dec 28 – Sat Jan 3

mountain meadow sled

Join us for a celebration of the New Year at Winterfest 2014/15. If you’ve been a camper with us during our summer sessions, have you ever wonder what the ranch looks like in winter? Snowy and frozen, perfect for snowboarding & sledding, ice skating on the lagoon, snow forts & snowball fights and so much more. This is an exciting time when we shift gears and do activities a little different from summer - anything snow and ice related that you can imagine, we do it; some years we have even been snowed in! There's plenty of hot chocolate & apple cider next to a huge fire in the dining hall fireplace, along with cookie bakes and homemade pizza. We will also spend a day at one of the Tahoe area ski slopes, and of course the highlight of the week - an exciting New Year's Eve celebration. Enroll online today to save your spot in this very special session. Please call or email us if you have any questions.

 Schedule a visit with one of our camp directors over Skype!

Our directors are available to meet & visit with you via Skype. Our Program Director, Charles Smith, is available Mon-Fri at 2:30 PST. Owner/Director Jody Ellena is available by appointment and would also be happy to speak with you. We’re also flexible to meet with you at your convenience. Please contact us at fun@mountainmeadow.com to schedule a time.