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Barefoot California will take place July 10 – 15th 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.

Registration is NOW open!



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.

Watch our 2015 Barefoot California video here.

The second annual CA session took place in June 2016 at Forest Home : Ojai Valley (about 80 miles NW of LA). The week-long session served a diverse group of junior and senior high students from around southern California, creating an environment where campers build multicultural relationships through team-building activities, residential life and discipleship. Scholarships were available for campers in financial need. 

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!

For direct questions or more information, contact CA Program Coordinator Zania Kennedy at