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Camp Sugar Pine

Home to high adventure and beloved camp traditions!

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Arnold, CA 95223

Summer Phone Number: 209-795-1253
Member Services: 800-447-4475 or registration@gsnorcal.org (M–F, 9–5)

Hidden away in the enchanting forests of Calaveras County’s Sierra Foothills, Sugar Pine has been a magical getaway to generations of campers for over 75 years. From the camp's sparkling swimming pool and monumental adventure tower to the property's neighboring Alpine lakes and Mercer Caverns, Sugar Pine is the hub for high adventure activities with deep traditions that keep girls coming year after year.

Looking to contact your camper while she's away? Our mailing address and emergency contact phone numbers are different from the contact information listed above. Learn more about contacting your camper and find answers to our comment parent concerns in your camper packet.

Some of Sugar Pine's summer attractions include:

  • High & Low Ropes Courses
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Wilderness Skills
  • Boating
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Backcountry Tripping
  • Alpine Lakes Trips
  • Ceramics
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Creek Stomping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Teambuilding

Counselor-in-Training Program

In this first level of CIT training, girls establish the leadership and outdoor skills needed to be a camp counselor. Work with others to analyze what makes a good leader and participate in fun and challenging group games. Challenge yourself, then identify which traits you possess that can make you a positive leader. Participants will explore the basics of developing and delivering camp program and camp operations, learn techniques on how to work with younger children, and improve camp leadership skills.

  • Session Two: July 11 – 23
  • For participants entering grades 9 & up who have not completed any other levels of CIT and who are approved through GSNorCal’s CIT application process.

Learn behaviors to expect from campers and how to manage them and work as a team with staff. Spend time learning about various areas of camp operation, and learn how to be a supportive mentor to campers of all ages.

  • Session One: June 13 – July 2
  • For participants entering grades 10 & up who have completed CIT I at any GSNorCal Camp (including Tajar’s Treehouse) and who are approved through GSNorCal’s CITII application process.

Use your leadership and camp programming skills as you work directly with camp staff, spend time in unit stays, have fun at your favorite program areas, carry out an individual project, and learn more about camp management, too. Bridge the gap from camper to staff with this exciting session of internship adventures.

  • Session One: June 13 – July 2
  • For participants entering grades 11 & up who have completed CIT I & CIT II at any GSNorCal Camp (including Tajar’s Treehouse) and who are approved through GSNorCal’s CIT III application process.

CIT applicants must register for a waitlist spot under the Counselor-in-Training program in order to begin the application process.

Once you register, you will be automatically waitlisted and emailed a link to an application. Your registration will remain in "waitlisted" status until your application has been reviewed. You will be contacted by email with any follow-up questions or interview requirements.

  • CIT I - Application & Email Follow-Up
  • CIT II - Application & Phone Screening
  • CIT III - Application & Video Interview

Applications are reviewed and moved from the waitlist during the last week of each month. The revolving monthly deadline is the 20th of each month. If you complete your application by the 20th of the month, your application will be reviewed by the 1st of the following month (if the 1st falls on the weekend, the next business day).

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