Mountain Camp Woodside Overview

Portola Valley, CA

American Summer Camps

Mountain Camp Woodside Overview

At a Glance

Location: Portola Valley, CA
Fly Into: San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Gender: Co-ed
Length: Day/Overnight
Ages: 7 - 15

Camp Highlights

  • Only 35 minutes from SFO
  • Camp experience designed for a 1st time camper
  • Large variety of camp activities to choose from
  • Horseback riding lessons are available
  • Experienced, mature staff with on-site camp nurse


Mountain Camp Woodside is a traditional sleep-away Resident Camp (for grades 2nd – 10th) and is nestled in the heart of beautiful Portola Valley, California on the 63-acre campus of the Woodside Priory School.

Mountain Camp Woodside’s minimal technology, non-competitive program is designed to build confidence and independence, encourage friendships and healthy lifestyle choices. We offer activities like mountain biking, arts & crafts, soccer, swimming, archery and outdoor survival. In today’s hectic, high-tech world, we believe a back-to-basics approach to outdoor recreation and plain ol’ fashion “fun” is critical to building a child’s positive self-image.

A quality summer camp experience will provide education, challenge, achievement and acceptance. Mountain Camp Woodside’s unique atmosphere allows children to learn in a fun and safe environment that encourages independence while nurturing lasting friendships. From campfire songs and skits to the first time away from home, the camp experience can have a profound impact on a child’s development.

Mountain Camp Woodside has been accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and is an active member of the Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC).

How We Accommodate International Campers

Mountain Camp Woodside has hosted a number of international campers over the years. Our camp location and set-up makes us ideal for first time campers.