Camp Gilboa offers a truly unique and vibrant Jewish camping experience for youth ages 8 to 17. Our overnight summer camp, on 40 acres of pine forest near the shores of Bluff Lake, is just a short drive from downtown Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains. At Camp Gilboa, campers engage in spirited activities and team-building adventures that expand minds and enrich souls. Join the fun!


Since 1936, Camp Gilboa has provided summer and winter camps, creative leadership training and year-round programming. By nurturing a love of Israel and Jewish tradition, our youth strive for a better world - grounded in the values of social and economic justice, peaceful coexistence, environmental stewardship and mutual respect. Campers experience a kibbutz-style, cooperative living environment that cultivates self-reliance and community awareness.

Kids summer experiences can be found in our blog...

Summer camp advantures began at our beautiful, completely renovated campsite and can be found in our blog. Meeting challenges together with laughter and song, they swim, hike, play sports and games, create art, music, poetry and dance - all within view of Bluff Lake! And there's nothing sweeter than celebrating Shabbat by serene waters that hold dozens of our happy kayakers all week long.