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Camp Carmel Valley

The Camp began in 1925 by Mrs. Douglas because she felt while boys had plenty of opportunities to explore Mother Nature, it was important that girls gain the life skills and the wonder of outdoor activities including horseback riding, swimming, archery, and camping. This beautiful 115-acre ranch surrounded by rolling hills and forest has been the perfect place to camp ever since and now offers an experience for the young and old, girls and boys, families and singles – a camp for everyone. 

The owners purchased the property and are committed to keeping Mrs. Douglas’ legacy.

Favorites

  • A place where time stands still – disconnect from the world and connect with Mother Nature
  • Strolling among the tree canopied trails
  • A gourmet meal with a beautiful view from the terrace with new and old friends
DAVID JAMISON

David Jamison
Camp Director

Camp has been calling me since I was a young lad born and raised in Northern Ireland. I came to California in 2013 to work as a summer camp counselor and never left; now I am the Camp Director at Camp Carmel Valley and I intend to use my background skills in the camping industry and program specialist such as challenge course and ropes instructor as well as a family camp director to help our guests discover the magic and wonder of the outdoors.

I love to explore and have backpacked through Europe, did volunteer work in Namibia and The Gambia, and lived in Australia for a year in my camper van traveling the country’s entire east coast. It is this love of travel and the outdoors that led me to California and finding my true passion in Camp.

DAVID JAMISON

David Jamison
Camp Director

Camp has been calling me since I was a young lad born and raised in Northern Ireland. I came to California in 2013 to work as a summer camp counselor and never left; now I am the Camp Director at Camp Carmel Valley and I intend to use my background skills in the camping industry and program specialist such as challenge course and ropes instructor as well as a family camp director to help our guests discover the magic and wonder of the outdoors.

I love to explore and have backpacked through Europe, did volunteer work in Namibia and The Gambia, and lived in Australia for a year in my camper van traveling the country’s entire east coast. It is this love of travel and the outdoors that led me to California and finding my true passion in Camp.

A Perfect Weekend Escape for the Family

The Camp at Carmel Valley is a great place to unplug and focus on spending time together. The food is wonderful, the staff is all amazingly friendly, and there is plenty to do to keep busy and have fun together! There are also a lot of places to sit and relax while the kids play if you feel like being more chill than active. 100% recommend!

Kacey S

Contact us

Call 831-659-2761 for more information or book online

Contact us

Call 831-659-2761 for more information or book online

a good night sleepA Good Night’s Sleep

At Camp Carmel Valley, you have your choice of where to dream depending on your needs: Rustic Cabins to more private Houses with all the creature comforts, and bunk-house accommodations if you’re looking for something between the two! Camp sessions include 3 gourmet meals a day including all your favorite comfort foods with a California twist.

Rustic Cabins

Just a short walk down a scenic trail lie three distinct cabin villages. Each cabin sleeps four in Queen and Twin beds, with bench seating and easily accessible luxurious spa-like bathhouses. Although the bathhouses do have electricity and hot water, the cabins stay true to the authentic camping experience, with no electricity or plumbing, but with a comfortable night’s sleep.

All meals are included, starting with dinner on arrival day and ending with brunch on departure day. Click here for our sample menu.

Houses

If rustic cabins aren’t for you, you can also choose to stay in one of our cozy houses, fully-furnished with kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces.

Archer’s House

  • 4 bedroom (1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 3 Twin Beds)
  • 2 Baths
  • Accommodates 7

Director’s House

  • 2 bedroom (1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twin Beds)
  • 2 Baths
  • Accommodates 5

Bunk House

Cozy rooms for 2, sharing a bathroom with one other room.

  • 4 bedrooms (Each with 2 Twin Beds)
  • 2 Shared Baths
  • Electricity, heat and WiFi, summer camp inspired decor
  • Accommodates 2 people per room total of 8 for the entire Bunk House
a good night sleep

A Good Night’s Sleep

At Camp Carmel Valley, you have your choice of where to dream depending on your needs: Rustic Cabins to more private Houses with all the creature comforts, and bunk-house accommodations if you’re looking for something between the two!

Camp sessions include 3 gourmet meals a day including all your favorite comfort foods with a California twist. 

Rustic Cabins Just a short walk down a scenic trail lie three distinct cabin villages. Each cabin sleeps four in Queen and Twin beds, with bench seating and easily accessible luxurious spa-like bathhouses. Although the bathhouses do have electricity and hot water, the cabins stay true to the authentic camping experience, with no electricity or plumbing, but with a comfortable night’s sleep.

All meals are included, starting with dinner on arrival day and ending with brunch on departure day.
Rustic Cabins
Archer's House ARCHER’S HOUSE 4 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 3 Twin Beds)
2 Bathrooms
Accommodates 7
If rustic cabins aren’t for you, you can also choose to stay in one of our cozy houses, fully-furnished with kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces. Houses
Director's House DIRECTOR'S HOUSE 2 Bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twin Beds)
2 Bathrooms
Accommodates 5
If rustic cabins aren’t for you, you can also choose to stay in one of our cozy houses, fully-furnished with kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces. Houses
Bunk House BUNK HOUSE 2 rooms, sharing a bathroom with one other room.
4 bedrooms (Each with 2 Twin Beds)
2 Shared Bathrooms
Electricity, heat and Wi-Fi, camp inspired décor
Accommodates 2 people per room total of 8 for the entire Bunk House
If rustic cabins aren’t for you, you can also choose to stay in one of our cozy houses, fully-furnished with kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces. Houses
gather

Gather

Whether planning a small, intimate gathering or a large celebration, Camp Carmel Valley can accommodate any size group, with any size imagination. With both indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, groups from 5 to 120 can find their perfect corporate retreat, family reunion or inspirational refuge at The Camp.

Large groups staying in the cabins will receive bedding and towels at check-in.

Contact us for a more personalized experience, and we’d be happy to work with you to accommodate your wishes and needs.

Corporate Retreats

Break free from the office and immerse yourself in the beauty of the great outdoors at The Camp. Get a different perspective on the everyday meeting or conference and find inspiration in your natural surroundings, with plenty of space to learn, grow and develop. Day events and multi-day retreats are available, for executive strategy sessions, team building, and recharging.

Celebration Retreats

The expansive spaces and natural surroundings of The Camp provide an idyllic backdrop for any event. The Celebration Lawn is perfect for lively gatherings and casual conversation while taking in the beautiful rolling hills. For a fully customized experience, select your favorite licensed caterer or let us recommend one in our area. They will be given full access to our kitchen, with the menu of your choosing.

gatherGather

Whether planning a small, intimate gathering or a large celebration, Camp Carmel Valley can accommodate any size group, with any size imagination. With both indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, groups from 5 to 120 can find their perfect corporate retreat, family reunion or inspirational refuge at The Camp.

Large groups staying in the cabins will receive bedding and towels at check-in.

Contact us for a more personalized experience, and we’d be happy to work with you to accommodate your wishes and needs.

Corporate Retreats

Break free from the office and immerse yourself in the beauty of the great outdoors at The Camp. Get a different perspective on the everyday meeting or conference and find inspiration in your natural surroundings, with plenty of space to learn, grow and develop. Day events and multi-day retreats are available, for executive strategy sessions, team building, and recharging.

Celebration Retreats

The expansive spaces and natural surroundings of The Camp provide an idyllic backdrop for any event. The Celebration Lawn is perfect for lively gatherings and casual conversation while taking in the beautiful rolling hills. For a fully customized experience, select your favorite licensed caterer or let us recommend one in our area. They will be given full access to our kitchen, with the menu of your choosing.

make memories

Create Memories

Your camping experience would not be complete without a selection of activities available for both individual and group participation. All of the following activities are included in your camp stay:

  • Swimming (Pool open daily 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
  • Tennis
  • Pickle Ball
  • Hiking
  • Basketball
  • Board Games
  • Gardening
  • Yard Games – Cornhole, Spikeball, Giant Jenga, Jumbo Connect 4
  • Birdwatching
  • Yoga

At the Camp

Included in camp sessions, at no extra cost are our professionally-led activities, for those yearning to learn new things and seeking adventure in a more structured environment. Participants have the opportunity to mingle with other campers and experience an array of activities everyone can enjoy.

Staff led and partnered activities include:

  • Archery – Available on Friday and Saturday. Test your aim with authentic bows and arrows.
  • Hosted Campfires – Available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Swap stories around the fire, make s’mores, and enjoy the starry skies.
  • Tie Dye – Available on Saturday. Make a colorful tie-dyed shirt to wear and remember your time at Camp Carmel Valley.
  • Guided Hikes – Available on Friday and Saturday. Lace up your shoes and explore the 115-acre paradise that is Camp Carmel Valley.
  • Guided Yoga – Available on Saturday mornings. Stretch, lengthen and find inner peace with a professionally led yoga class.

Wild Root Fitness

Maintain your fitness regimen while staying at The Camp! Wild Roots Fitness offers classes every Saturday to help busy adults hit pause and take control of their health using rustic homestead techniques.

Saturday class schedule:

  • Bootcamp – 8:00-9:00 am (FREE to camp guests – use promo code GUEST21 when registering)
  • Introductory Blacksmithing Class – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • DIY Beauty Product Workshop – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
  • Mat Pilates – 4:00 to 5:00 pm

*Wild Roots classes are only for registered guests and come at an additional cost. Classes must be booked online, ahead of time. Book now >

For questions on Wild Roots Fitness, please contact wildrootsfit@gmail.com.

make memoriesCREATE MEMORIES

Your camping experience would not be complete without a selection of activities available for both individual and group participation. All of the following activities are included in your camp stay:
  • Swimming (Pool open daily 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
  • Tennis
  • Pickle Ball
  • Hiking
  • Basketball
  • Board Games
  • Gardening
  • Yard Games – Cornhole, Spikeball, Giant Jenga, Jumbo Connect 4
  • Birdwatching
  • Yoga

At the Camp

Included in camp sessions, at no extra cost are our professionally-led activities, for those yearning to learn new things and seeking adventure in a more structured environment. Participants have the opportunity to mingle with other campers and experience an array of activities everyone can enjoy.

Staff led and partnered activities include:

  • Archery – Available on Friday and Saturday. Test your aim with authentic bows and arrows.
  • Hosted Campfires – Available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Swap stories around the fire, make s’mores, and enjoy the starry skies.
  • Tie Dye – Available on Saturday. Make a colorful tie-dyed shirt to wear and remember your time at Camp Carmel Valley.
  • Guided Hikes – Available on Friday and Saturday. Lace up your shoes and explore the 115-acre paradise that is Camp Carmel Valley.
  • Guided Yoga – Available on Saturday mornings. Stretch, lengthen and find inner peace with a professionally led yoga class.

Wild Root Fitness

Maintain your fitness regimen while staying at The Camp! Wild Roots Fitness offers classes every Saturday to help busy adults hit pause and take control of their health using rustic homestead techniques.

Saturday class schedule:

  • Bootcamp – 8:00-9:00 am (FREE to camp guests – use promo code GUEST21 when registering)
  • Introductory Blacksmithing Class – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • DIY Beauty Product Workshop – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
  • Mat Pilates – 4:00 to 5:00 pm

*Wild Roots classes are only for registered guests and come at an additional cost. Classes must be booked online, ahead of time. Book now >

For questions on Wild Roots Fitness, please contact wildrootsfit@gmail.com.

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