A specialty summer camp develops a child’s specific interests and dreams, or improves their skills in one area. Pali Adventures is a unique specialty camp in that we offer not one, but 21 cutting-edge, exciting options! Specialty programs are run in the morning, so that in the afternoon campers can have their pick of ALL the fantastic electives we offer, and can try out the best of any other specialty or activity that interests them! Campers benefit from a well-rounded summer camp experience, far beyond what either a specialty camp or traditional camp could individually offer.
Our 21 specialties fall into 4 broad categories – Action, Performing, Creative, and Leadership. There is something for absolutely everyone – which specialty suits you best? No matter what you choose, Pali Adventures will deliver an epic summer camp experience!
Whether flashing through the sky on a 227-foot zip line, performing a stunt fall from a 28-foot high tower, racing mini-bikes on our custom-built tracks, flipping through the air from a trapeze or gracefully gliding across the cool waters of Big Bear Lake, Pali Adventures Action Camps will make your head spin and heart pound with nonstop excitement!
- Extreme Action Camp - Whether on water, land or high up in the sky, there is no shortage of extreme adventure at this camp!
- Flying Trapeze Camp and Aerial Arts Camp - Fly on the trapeze and learn other aerial arts such as lyra and aerial ribbon. Soar and swing through the sun-drenched skies!
- Fantasy LARP Camp Live Action Role Playing meets Dungeons and Dragons in this fantasy adventure!
- Girl Power Extreme Camp - This camp proves you can be fearless and feminine all at the same time! Heat up with extreme action sports, and then cool down with a relaxing spa treatment.
- Hollywood Stunt Camp - Let the Hollywood professionals teach you how to master those sweet stunt maneuvers you always see on the silver screen!
- Motorsports Camp - Leave the others in the dust as you race ATVs, mini-bikes, go-karts and more across Pali’s customized tracks!
- Secret Agent Camp - Through paintball, high ropes courses and nighttime laser tag, learn what it takes to become a covert agent!
- Watersports Camp - Stay cool while waterskiing, gliding, tubing, wakeboarding and more at breathtaking Big Bear Lake!
Tap into and nurture your inner artist! Using art, food, film, fashion design, movie makeup and even science as your artistic mediums, foster infinite expression and imagination!
- Culinary Camp - Let your taste buds and our culinary professionals guide you as you learn how to prepare delicious dishes from all over the globe!
- Fashion Design Camp - Kick-start your career in fashion design as you learn how to create clothing lines: from fabric selection to runway modeling!
- Fine Arts Camp - Explore 5 different art mediums and bring home your artistic creations!
- Film Camp - Prepare yourself for your red carpet premier as you learn how to write, direct and produce a film!
- Movie Make-up Camp - Transform your follow campers into icons of glamour or ghoulish monsters under the tutelage of professional Hollywood make-up artists!
- Wacky Science Camp - You’ll experiment with chemical reactions, explore the science behind explosions, and learn some of the basics of physics and states of matter—all while having an absolute blast!
Lights, camera, action! Pali Adventures offers a glimpse into the real worlds of professional acting, dancing, music, DJ-ing, magic and broadcast journalism through its Performing Camps. Perfect your craft through practice and, of course, performance! Grace the eyes and ears of your fellow campers with your newfound skills!
- Acting Camp - Hone your acting skills to become your generation’s next famous actor or actress!
- Broadcast Journalism Camp - Report, write, direct and produce the stories of the day at Pali’s very own news station, KPAL!
- Dance Camp - Get into the groove! Choreograph and perform your very own jazz, ballet, hip-hop and free form moves!
- DJ Camp - Scratch, beat match and bring the Pali house down with your live DJ set at our weekly dance!
- Magic Camp - Get ready to entertain and amaze your friends and family as you learn how to perform magic tricks!
- Rockstar Camp - Savor rock stardom by songwriting, playing, singing and performing your newest hits or favorite songs!
Transition from camper to counselor and learn what it takes to be a strong, effective leader at Pali and beyond! Pali Adventures’ Counselor in Training and Leadership Camp helps our fifteen and sixteen-year-old campers to cultivate crucial life and leadership skills through a wide range of activities, workshops and training, all with one common denominator — fun!