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Camp Zanika is a youth summer camp that provides children, grades 1-12, an opportunity to live beneath the trees, learn under the stars and experience the wonder of the great outdoors.  With Camp Zanika adventures happen everyday in a fun, safe environment, designed to build community and help youth develop a sense of who they are and what they can become. On the shores of beautiful Lake Wenatchee, Camp Zanika is the ideal location for kids to learn new skills, have fun, and make friends & memories that will last a lifetime.

Safety is our number one goal. As an American Camping Association (ACA) accredited camp we have meet over 300 industry standards. All staff are CPR & First Aid trained, go through numerous background checks, and are required to attend staff training.

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Mini Week: Imaginarium Extravaganza 

June 21 – June 24

Available spots Boys 39  Girls 34

Ages 6-12


Let your imagination take flight in this short week at Camp Zanika! Campers take their first adventure away from home with us and enjoy most of the same great activities as our campers in full-length explorer sessions. So join us as we embark on this adventure and let the extravaganza begin.

Session 1: Wacky Science

June 25 – July 1

Available spots Boys 26, Girls 22

Ages 6-17


Join us this week for some hands-on outdoor discoveries. Let your curiosities take control at our wacky science carnival, dig deep to find fossils in the forest, and use your wits to get ahead of others in our camp wide scavenger hunt. This week is wackier than ever, don’t miss it!

Counselor In Training: Wacky Science

June 25 – July 1

Available spots Boys Full, Girls Full

Ages 16-17


The CIT program gives teens a well-rounded experience developing skills in multiple areas. including hands-on experience in the operations of camp: planning and leading an All Camp Event. CITs get the chance to return to camp any additional session they would like and shadow a staff member, gaining hands-on experience.

Session 2: Holidays 

July 2 – July 8

Available spots Boys 32, Girls 7

Ages 6-17


Have yourself a very Zanika Christmas, let your heart be full. Join us for the week of Zanika holidays, they’ll be ghouls eating hotdogs, Parties and dancing. So grab your costumes, meet us on the dance floor. 

Leaders In Training: Two Week Leadership Program 

July 2 – July 15

Available spots Boys 2, Girls 2

Ages 14-15


In our two-week LIT program your teen will learn about themselves, and how to communicate and interact with others more effectively. LIT’s get to experience all the fun camp has to offer while gaining valuable life skills, and making friends that last a lifetime.

First Week: Holidays Second Week: Whodunnit?


Session 3: Whodunnit?

July 9 – July 15

Available spots Boys FULL, Girls FULL

Ages 6-17


It’s been quiet here at Camp Zanika since we found the culprit and solved the mysterious happenings. Will we again be able to solve the puzzles and the mystery of whodunnit? Or will their identities remain a secret? This week is full of fun activities from a dance party to ending our week with a carnival as campers work hard to solve the question of whodunnit. 

Session 3: Whodunnit-The Outback   


  July 9-July 15   

Available spots 8, Girls 7

Ages 13-15


Spend the week in a tent – going on backpacking adventures. While in the outback campers will learn how pack a backpack, cook using a backpacking stove, filter water, and some survival skills. You will be back in camp in time for Wednesday evening activities and regular camp activities. Campers will be in (regular) tents at camp.

This is co-ed group. Ages 13-15

Session 4: Color Splash Games 

July 16 – July 21

Available spots Boys 25, Girls 24

Ages 6-17


Are you ready for a fun colorful week? Work together to outwit the opponents in our scavenger hunt, battle it out in our annual color splash games. Who will prevail and come out on top? Let the games begin!

Session 5: Harry Potter

July 23 – July 29

Available spots Boys FULL, Girls FULL



This is a session you do not want to miss!  Leave your muggle past behind you. Gryffindor? Slytherin? Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw? Which Hogwarts house will you be placed in? Join us as we embrace the magical world of JK Rowling. This week campers will participate in the Triwizard tournament, make fun potions, attend the yule ball, and play quidditch! Tons of fun activities that will let your imagination run wild throughout the week.

Session 6: Renaissance 

July 30 – August 5

Available spots Boys FULL, Girls 1

Ages 6-17


Calling all kids, Hear hear ye come one come all to the mystic forest of Lake Wenatchee! Embark on an enchanted adventure through imagination and creativity. Solve mysterious riddles, live out fairy tales, and search the enchanted forest for dragons and other mythical creatures.

Extended Stay: Two week stay, including weekend

July 30 – August 12

Available spots Boys 1, Girls FULL

Ages 12-17


First Week: Renaissance Second Week: Pirates

Session 7: Pirates

August 6 – August 12

Available spots Boys FULL, Girls   FULL

Ages 6-17


Ahoy mateys! It’s that time of the year again for adventures on the High Seas of Lake Wenatchee. Pirates everywhere have been spotted on our shores, ready to run amuck among the landlubbers. This fun-filled week has lots of fun activities, such as finding the hidden treasure, walking the plank, camp-wide coin hunt, pirate crafts, and many more fun activities!

Session 8: Happy Fun Time

August 13 – August 18

Available spots Boys FULL,  Girls 7

Ages 6-17


This week will be your wildest adventure yet, enjoy a little bit of everything to wrap up the end of the summer season (please don’t bring any “nice” clothes to this session, clothes will be trashed) Spread your wings, test the waters, let your feelers feel, get ready, get set, go.


Every week at our youth summer camp is new and exciting no matter the camper’s age or program you register for. Our staff work with each cabin group to create a unique experience. At Camp Zanika campers may have the opportunity to do the following activities:

Archery ~ Tie Dye ~ Boating ~ Camp Fires ~ Ropes Course (5th grade & up) ~ Arts & Crafts ~ Fishing ~ Hiking ~ Swimming ~ Games ~ Rafting (fee) ~ Cookouts ~ Backpacking ~ Horseback Riding(fee) and so much more.

Add-On Activities

**Limited space available for Add-on Programs**

Horseback Riding $65 - Ages 7 & Up - Sessions: All
Ages 7 & up Sessions: All 45 minute trail ride with Icicle outfitters at Lake Wenatchee State Park.
Additional form required.
River Rafting $120 - Ages 11 & Up - Sessions: All
Ages 11 & Up Sessions: 1-8
A half day rafting trip on the Icicle River with Orion River Rafting
Additional form required.
Archery Camp $75 - Grades 5-8 - Sessions: 2 & 5 & 7
Grades 5-8 Sessions: 2, 5, & 7
Archery everyday! Campers spend extra time working on their archery skills.
Culinary Camp $99 - Grades 3-12 -Sessions: 1,6
Grades 3-7  Session: 6     Grades 8-12 Session: 1  ~  Learn some of the basics of cooking and test out fun recipes, in the Camp Zanika kitchen.


 “When I, as a nervous mom, approached counselors and advisors with my oh-so-many questions, they met me with honest and open answers. I felt at ease sending my 7 year old son there. He had so much fun, he asked to go back a second time that year!”

– Jayma M


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