Drop off for campers on Monday is between 11am and 12:30pm. Pick up for campers on Saturday is between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. If using a GPS device and coming from the Bay Area, type in Ice House Lake and follow signs to Mountain Camp. If you’re driving to camp from the Tahoe area, there is a shortcut that you can use as long as the roads are clear – see below:
Directions from South Lake Tahoe:
- Head West towards Sacramento on Highway 50.
- After passing Strawberry Lodge on Highway 50, proceed 4 miles and turn right onto Wright’s Road.
- Follow Wright’s Road for 6 miles, then turn left – road name not posted but look out for a sign to Ice House Reservoir.
- Proceed for 6 miles and Mountain Camp is on the left, although the sign is hard to see from that direction.
- If you come to a “T” intersection you’ve gone half a block too far. Turn around and Mountain Camp will be on your right.
Directions from Sacramento:
- From Sacramento, head East on Hwy. 50 past Placerville and Pollock Pines
- 8 miles past the 2nd Pollock Pines exit (Sly Park Rd.) you will cross a bridge above the South Fork of the American River
- Immediately after you cross the bridge, turn left onto Ice House Road
- Drive .7 miles and follow the sharp curve in the road to the right (do not go straight)
- From this curve, proceed 8.5 miles on Ice House Road. At this point you will see Ice House Resort on the right
- Continue on Ice House Road for 1.5 miles and turn right immediately after the sign that reads: “Ice House C.G.” and “Mountain Camp”
- Continue 1.2 miles to a four-way intersection and take the left fork towards Wright’s Lake and Mountain Camp
- After 1.7 miles take a left at the intersection marked by a sign says “Wright’s Lake – 9 miles” and “Mountain Camp”
- This sign is the corner of the Mountain Camp property, the camp entrance is on the right 100 yards after turning left at this corner
To map your way to camp, click here.
Click here for a map to camp.
Airport transportation is offered from the Sacramento airport for campers flying to or from camp. Incoming flights should land in Sacramento between 8am-11am and outgoing flights should depart from Sacramento between 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please email [email protected] if you camper will be needing a shuttle either to or from the Sacramento airport.
Bus transportation is offered to and from camp with stops in Lafayette, Larkspur and Palo Alto. Bus transportation costs $100 each way and can be arranged by completing the transportation form in your camper’s account. Campers must wear a tight, well-fitted surgical, N95 or KN95 mask on the bus. Snacks are provided but please make sure your camper has a full water bottle and has eaten breakfast. Additionally, buses have bathrooms and seatbelts as well.
- Bus Times TO CAMP
- Departs Larkspur at 7:45am from Redwood High School East Parking Lot (395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939)
- Departs Palo Alto at 8:00am from Ellen Fletcher Middle School (655 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306)
- Departs Lafayette at 9:00am from Acalanes High School** (1200 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549)
- Bus Times FROM CAMP
- Arrives at Lafayette at 4:30pm to Acalanes High School (1200 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549)
- Arrives at Palo Alto at 5:00pm to Ellen Fletcher Middle School (655 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306)
- Arrives at Larkspur at 5:30pm to Redwood High School East Parking Lot (395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939)
While on the bus, campers must remain seated at all times with a seat belt on when the vehicle is in motion, keep their hands inside the vehicle, keep a low noise level as to show respect and not distract the bus driver and make sure that the exits are kept clear at all time. If the campers need anything or feel nauseous, they can call for our staff at any time, but should remain seated and let our staff come to them.