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Category: Life in Idyllwild

Childhood summers at camp

I was lucky to attend camp in the Idyllwild area during the years from 1967 through 1972. Camp Roosevelt was nestled about seven miles from Idyllwild in Garner Valley located right next to the Hurkey Creek campground. I was 10 ½ when I began attending the camp, which had been in existence for over 30 years. It was then owned and managed by Dan Slater. It was a co-ed camp that my brother Steve and I attended during the 60’s counter-cultural revolution. We had hippies as counselors and no parents at the camp, and seldom on parents’ weekend. It was an overnight camp where you could stay from three to eight weeks.

Astronaut training

The Astrocamp experience

Astrocamp boasts one of the premier science and adventure programs in California. It’s residential science and summer camp programs are designed to totally immerse campers in new experiences and to help them gain new skills. Astrocamp is unique in having programs specializing in physics, astronomy, and space exploration. Its mission is to expose kids to […]

Idyllwild’s trails:  A menu of outdoor pleasures

Idyllwild’s trails: A menu of outdoor pleasures

The Idyllwild area has trails to meet every need.

Fond memories: A history of Idyllwild’s camps

Fond memories: A history of Idyllwild’s camps

First-time visitors to Idyllwild are likely not aware that our largest and longest-lived industry is organized camps …

The arts in Idyllwild

The arts in Idyllwild

As any visitor to Idyllwild can tell, while you make your way up the winding and scenic roads from the Inland Empire cities you will sense a feeling of elation and anticipation of the experiences your journey will bring. Nestled among the majestic pines of the San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild is renowned for being “one […]

Tranquility and good times abound

Tranquility and good times abound

When you think of Idyllwild visions of tranquility and a slow paced village comes to mind, so you may be surprised at how many camps are on “the Hill,” a subject that inspired this edition of the Idyllwild Guide. It always surprises me when I meet someone new when I’m off the hill and I […]

Apple trees in bloom

Apple trees in bloom

Deer in Mountain Center

Deer in Mountain Center

Bald eagle sighting

Bald eagle sighting

PHOTOS: The local Fauna

PHOTOS: The local Fauna

Several vigilant readers have submitted photos of the local wildlife enjoying the transition from winter to spring …

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