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Barefoot California will take place June 25-30th at YMCA – Big Bear.

Tuition – Early Bird registration discount is $399 until April 20th! After April 20th, the cost per camper is $449.

Financial aid will be available and no kids will be turned away due to financial reasons. Please also take advantage of Pack Your Pal and Sibling Discounts. Tuition will increase $25 starting May 31st.




In July 2015, Barefoot California was born with one Jr/Sr High session hosted at Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center just south of Los Angeles. Nearly 100 campers and counselors came together for Barefoot’s first expansion to a different region of the country. Headquartered in TN, with overnight camp property in KY, Barefoot Republic Camp has worked with more than 7,000 campers and awarded over $1,100,000 in scholarships since its founding in 2000. Now, Barefoot has expanded its multicultural camp ministry to greater Los Angeles – one of the most diverse and culturally rich cities in the world. Barefoot California was hosted at Forest Home-Ojai Valley in 2016 & in 2017 we hosted at YMCA – Big Bear.

There are many ways to get involved in camp. To serve at camp as a volunteer, investigate the “Serve” tab above and start your online staff application. Committed to keeping camp available to all members of our community, we are fundraising $17,500 in scholarships this year; invest in the scholarship fund (be sure to specify “Barefoot California” as cause) and track our fundraising progressWatch our launch video to see more!

2015 Highlight Video
2016 Highlight Video
2017 Highlight Video


For direct questions or more information, contact CA Operations Director Steven Peters at