Why Canyon Creek Is The Best Overnight Summer Camp in California


As sleepaway camps in California continue to gain popularity, the title of “Best Camp in California” is always a debate. Canyon Creek’s great range of activities, coupled with its fantastic staff and facilities, have enabled Canyon Creek of the top California Summer Camps on the west coast.  Here are the top reasons Canyon Creek has been set apart from the rest of its competitors:


Its short commute from the Los Angeles area makes Canyon Creek an easy trip, but still far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city. With two convenient drop-off locations, campers have the option of making the ride to camp on busses with hundreds of other ecstatic campers.  Upon arrival, the picturesque 81-acre property provides an oasis for campers and staff to unplug and appreciate their surroundings.  Just a short ride away from the property is the beautiful Castaic Lake, where campers go waterskiing, tubing, and wakeboarding. With a quick drive you'll agree that Canyon Creek is one of the top summer camps in Los Angeles area.

Arts and Crafts Center

Friendship bracelets are the quintessential glue that holds summer camp together- and there is no shortage of friendship bracelets at Canyon Creek!  The Arts and Crafts center proudly produces some of the most fashionable bracelets around each summer.  You can find a lot more than lanyard string and yarn at the Arts and Crafts Center- campers also enjoy painting, sculpting, sketching, and designing.  No summer would be complete without a visit to the amazing Arts and Crafts Center at Canyon Creek!


Nobody goes hungry at our California summer camp where there seems to be endless dining options.  A professional chef cooks three nutritious and well-rounded meals a day, while keeping kid-friendly food choices in mind.  The menu offers numerous choices at each meal to make sure that even the most selective eaters are happy and satisfied.  From traditional barbeque-style lunches to gourmet Italian-themed dinners, meal time is a favorite time of the day for campers and staff alike.  And with fruit, salad, and even organic options available, parents agree with their campers on this one- the food at Canyon Creek gets a big two thumbs up!

Ropes Course

Adventurous campers can find their home away from home at Canyon Creek’s expansive ropes course.  The ropes course has a wide range of activities that give campers the thrill of a lifetime.  The multiple high ropes elements, zip line, and the always-popular rock wall allow campers to challenge themselves and build their self-confidence.  Canyon Creek’s ropes course is an adventure that is too great to miss! Have a look at our California summer camp photos.

NBA All Star Basketball Camp

While a game of pickup basketball might seem like just an average camp activity, training with professional NBA players is an experience that makes Canyon Creek truly stand out from its competitors.  Each summer, enrolled campers get to build skills, scrimmage, and hang out with some of the best players in basketball.  Championship winning Justin Holiday, who is currently playing for the Atlanta Hawks, was the most recent athlete to bring his great knowledge of the game and refined skills to the campers at Canyon Creek.  Shooting hoops with some of the best athletes in the sport is just one more reason that Canyon Creek is the best of the best when it comes to California summer camps!


Camp would just be an ordinary place without the people - and the counselors are truly the people who make Canyon Creek stand out.  Canyon Creek counselors are in a league of their own- they’re compassion, enthusiasm, positivity, commitment, and kindness make them the ultimate role models.  Counselors work around the clock to make sure that EVERY camper has the experience of a lifetime at camp.  Ask any camper- Canyon Creek counselors are some of the best around!

Sports Facilities

No matter what California summer camp activities favorite sport your looking for ours has high-quality athletic facilities to suit your needs.  With grassy green fields, sand volleyball courts, and even a hockey court, every athlete can find their place at Canyon Creek.  The sports facilities offer campers a place to build skills, work on their teamwork skills, and even learn some unique new games that are sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces.  Only at Canyon Creek can you hit a homerun at the “Field of Dreams,” score a few touchdowns on the football field, and get that game-winning goal on the soccer field- all before lunch time!

The Unbeatable Camp Feel

While trying new activities and learning new skills is a great piece of camp, nothing beats the laid-back, positive feel at Los Angeles summer camps. Camp is a place where every individual gets to be proud to show their true colors- and to have a blast while doing so.  Canyon Creek’s supportive, cooperative environment makes every camper excited to be part of the CCSC family.  Camp spirit radiates from each and every staff member and camper all summer long- and many say that the camp spirit even outlasts the summer season.  Camp is so much more than just a few weeks away from home- it is an experience that has the ability to shape and support campers of all ages.  While we love everything about Canyon Creek, what really makes it the best camp out there is the lasting confidence, friendships, and excitement that each camper takes home with them at the end of the summer. 

Canyon Creek is part of the top overnight summer camps in California for kids ages 7-16.  To find out more about the activities, location, facilities, staff, and food that make Canyon Creek a camp like no other, visit