Camp Wasiu II, founded in 1988, is a beautiful, high-mountain overnight camp located in the Tahoe National Forest near Sierra City, California. At Camp Wasiu II, campers live in platform tents in units of 8-24 girls and 2-4 staff. Facilities include a beautiful swimming pool, large dining hall/recreation area, health building, and bathroom buildings (with flushing toilets and hot showers).
Camp Wasiu II is a 45-acre property with incredible hiking trails, premiere stargazing, and a pristine lake within walking distance. The Pacific Crest Trail is easily accessible from camp and there are nearly 100 lakes in the area.
At Camp Wasiu II, girls will have the opportunity to:
Swim in the pool
Canoe at Packer Lake
Scramble on the low ropes challenge course
Cruise the lake on a Stand-up Paddleboard (grades 4+)
Hike in the picturesque forests surrounding camp
Work towards badges, patches, or Journey Awards
Roast s'mores over a campfire
Have a cookout
Do arts & crafts
Hit a bullseye at archery (grades 2+)
Sleep in a tent
Learn and sing fun camp songs
Activities are geared to the age level of the camper and are contingent upon the weather. All activities are led by trained, qualified, and caring staff members who come from all around the world. Each camper will receive a “Badge Documentation” sheet that lists any badge requirements that were completed at camp. Campers are also responsible for daily unit and all-camp kapers.
Typical Daily Schedule
A typical day at camp begins at 7 a.m., perhaps with a “Polar Bear Plunge” (early morning optional swim). Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. Campers enjoy a variety of morning program activities starting at 9 a.m. Some options could include arts & crafts, swimming, and archery. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m., followed by a short rest time. Afternoon activities resume at about 2 p.m. Some options could include a creek hike, sports/games, and teambuilding challenges. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. In the evening, campers participate in unit or all-camp activities, which may include night science activities, a campfire program, a pirate hunt, or a talent show. Lights-out is generally between 8:30 – 11:00 p.m., depending on the age of the campers.