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Run for Fun  Overnight Camp

Summer 2021

Overnight Jones Gulch (not open in ’21)

Overnight Pinecrest

Session 1 – June 27 to July 2 (Boys 4th-7th grade open, Girls Full 2nd-4th grade cabin and 1 spot in 7th-8th grade cabin)

Session 2 – July 11 to July 16 (Boys Full, Girls Open in 2nd-7th grade cabins only)

Run for Fun Overnight Camps is a 5 night / 6 day adventure among giant redwood trees and beautiful mountains. Each day at camp is filled with laughter and fun. Whether campers are challenging themselves learning archery, going horseback riding, swimming, boating, playing capture the flag or roasting marshmallows, camp is sure to be a blast. Run for Fun Camps is a great place to come with friends and to make new ones. Kids leave camp exhausted, with a sense of life-long friendship and looking forward to returning the following summer.

Run for Fun Overnight Camps during the Pandemic

Run for Fun Camps has successfully navigated our 17-week Fall Afterschool Camps by following Santa Clara County Guidelines. This experience has given us a strong understanding of how we can safely serve youth during summer 2021. We are REQUIRING a negative COVID test within 7 days of check-in and a 9-day quarantine prior to check-in day, where campers should have limited interactions and all family members should wear face coverings whenever in public. Families should routinely administer pre-camp, at-home health screenings leading up to check-in day. (Feb. ’21 – Policy set based on County & Amer. Camping Association guidance, and will be updated and communicated as changes occur). Upon arrival at check-in our Administrative Staff will administer a health questionnaire and temperature check to each camper and staff upon entry. Campers will be in stable groups of 8 within their cabins and will be paired with one additional cabin during the week to create a cohort of 16 campers. The two cabin cohorts will combine for games, crafts, adventures and more. Meals will be served at outdoor picnic tables. Campers / Staff hand sanitize before and after all games. Equipment is thoroughly cleaned and each Coach has their own ball bag dedicated to their Campers.

Why Choose Run for Fun Overnight Camps?

Run for Fun Overnight Camps combines love for sports, nature and creativity. Our camp fosters great friendships built on play, imagination and collaboration. Our overnight camp offers children a safe place to try new activities and to challenge themselves! This summer we are implementing opportunities for campers to develop leadership skills. For example, Activity Area Mentorship involves older campers helping to facilitate games, along with learning inclusive and engaging behaviors during gameplay to involve younger campers.

Counselors are supportive, compassionate and invested in making Run for Fun Overnight Camps a meaningful experience for all! Staffers understand the importance of connecting the campers socially, and encourage them to be the best version of themselves.

In addition to our hand-picked staff, Dave, Andy and Nikki have a wealth of camp experience, and are able to bring those experiences to camp every day. Kids are drawn to what we offer because we believe, and are enthused about, the importance of bringing sports, nature and play into kids’ lives.

Overnight Jones Gulch

  • Registration is not open for Overnight JG at this time
  • Early Registration (Before March 1): $675
  • Normal Registration (Mar 1 – Apr 1): $695
  • Late Registration (after Apr 1): $725
  • Sibling Discount : $35

Overnight Camp Pinecrest

  • Early Registration (Before March 1): $855
  • Normal Registration (Mar 1 – Apr 1): $895
  • Late Registration (after Apr 1): $895
  • Sibling Discount : $35


Campers will be lodged in cabins by age group with easily accessible flush toilets, hot water and showers. Each cabin has 8-10 bunk beds. The counselors will also stay in the cabin, providing around-the-clock supervision for the campers. The cabins are a short walk to the dining hall and are centrally located in the camp where most of the activities take place.

Which Cabin will my child be in?

  • Junior Cabins: Ages 7-9
  • Middler Cabins: Ages 10-11
  • Senior Cabins: Ages 12-14

Activities and Amenities

  • Archery**– A must-try for campers. Learn proper technique, form and how to keep score. Archery is located in Main Camp and is always a camper favorite. We will have counselors accompany kids to this activity and assist them during class.
  • Horseback Riding**– Hop on, and enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature.  Horseback Riding will be a one-hour trail ride with lots of scenic views.  If you are an expert or are just trying out horseback riding for the first time, this activity is sure to deliver a great journey. This activity is not guaranteed for ’21 at Pinecrest. Dependent on County Madnates at time of camp.
  • Gaga Ball– Join campers and staff at the Jones Gulch and Pinecrest Gaga arena for a high paced and action packed game that will be sure to leave campers coming back for round after round.
  • Kayaking & PedalBoating**– Join your fellow camp friends for a paddle around the the beautiful Pinecrest Lake. Counselors will teach proper technique and lead fun games. Lifeguards will provide supervision and each participant will wear a lifejacket.
  • Sports, Sports & Sports– Camp favorites including Capture the Flag, Team Asteroids, Dr. Dodgeball, Soccer, Basketball and many more.
  • Crafts– Learn a different craft everyday! From Sand Art to friendship bracelets and everything in-between—if you have a big imagination, we can help you craft it! Summer 2019 will have an expanded craft table with plenty of options for creativity, including tie-dye & slime!


  • Street Hockey Tournaments
  • Home Run Derby
  • Drama
  • Swimming w/ lifeguards
  • Spirited games of water basketball*
  • Kickball
  • Dance
  • Scottish Rugby
  • Foosball Competitions
  • Ping Pong
  • Forts and Fairy Houses
  • Kick the Cone
  • Volleyball
  • Human Hungry Hippoes
  • Tie-dye
  • Talent Show
  • Cabin Skits
  • Cup Stacking Competitions
  • Campfires with songs and s’mores
  • The Famous Camp Reflection Box

* = Overnight Jones Gulch

** = Overnight Pinecrest


Nutritious meals will be served three times a day in the dining hall. Meals are a festive time where campers share the highlights of their day. Kids also partake in the longstanding tradition of singing during meals.

Counselors help serve the kids, as most the meals are buffet style. Campers and their counselors rotate to help clear the tables. Please inform us prior to April 1st of any FOOD ALLERGIES your child(ren) may have. We want to keep the kids safe and healthy; the dining hall staff will make accommodations accordingly.

To contact a camp director while at camp please call (650) 823-5167 or e-mail Dave at

In case of an emergency please call Jones Gulch directly at (650) 747-1200.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations will receive a 100% refund up until May 1st. May 2nd – June 1st will receive a 50% refund or 100% credit to summer 2022. June 2nd forward will receive a 50% refund, due to specific Overnight Camp planning.