Chicks hatching

As another Idyllwild summer begins, a Steller’s Jay feeds four babies nearly ready to take flight and leave the nest ...

Why everyone should visit Idyllwild

Just like the desert Cahilla Indians centuries ago, San Jacinto mountains’ summer residents and visitors are slowly making their way from the desert’s three-digit...

Chipmunks displace chickadees

In Mountain Center, a couple of rodents, a.k.a. chipmunks, are taking over the bird nest box. They are making themselves at home, leaving the chickadees homeless ...

Learn about Idyllwild’s History at the Idyllwild Area Historical Museum

The Museum of the award-winning Idyllwild Area Historical Society is located in a charming cabin at 54470 North Circle Drive, and the quaintness of the surroundings encourages you to step right in.

How Idyllwild got its name

By John Robinson Legends often become so ingrained in the public mind that they become accepted as truth. Such is the case with the often...

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.

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...

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

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