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.
Category: Life in Idyllwild
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]