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At Mountain Meadow Ranch you will...


Our small culture (camp family) makes it easy for everyone to feel included and genuinely bonded to one another. Making friends is easy when you are in a culture that celebrates uniqueness and authenticity. Come to connect.  



We believe a connection to nature is crucial for all children and our program provides the opportunity to fall in love with the great outdoors. The nature surrounding the ranch beckons exploration and adventure. Come to explore.



Vast is the opportunity to grow at Mountain Meadow Ranch. The means to our growth is an ancient Maidu word, Aj Yepekanbe, meaning “serve-all”. This is the very heart of MMR and the guiding principle of all that we do. Come to grow.



In today's techno-saturated, high-pressure world we all need a chance to take a step back and really rest. Time for just the quiet, for the sounds of nature and time to process. As we unplug from technology, we find joy. We plug back into life authentic. Come to unplug.




Mountain Meadow Ranch is a co-ed, sleepaway summer camp for ages 7 to 16, uniquely located on a spacious 900 acre ranch in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe.  We offer a traditional camp program, where our philosophy of Servant Leadership fosters character development and camp community bonding through the many activities we provide. Family-owned and operated since 1956, a true legacy of camping excellence. 

Latest News

Thanks for a great summer!

August 12, 2021

We had another amazing summer at Mountain Meadow Ranch It was so good to have everyone back at the ranch laughing, playing and exploring We unfortunately had to cancel


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August 6, 2021

Dear MMR Families,

At MMR, our main goal is to provide our campers with an exceptional camp experience where they connect, explore,


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  • Jack LOVED his counselors and said everyone was super nice. He was never home sick because everyone was so kind. He hasn't stopped talking about how kind everyone was. - Joyce Family
  • 2018 Session D was excellent!  I had a lot of fun bonding with my cabinmates. I feel like we all became better friends and enjoyed doing so. - Gatdula Family
  • I have tears in my eyes as I write this, we feel he has regained some self esteem, had a blast, was not afraid to be himself, wore his dog costume, made new friends, and wants to be there for a month - Evans Family
  • First letter home said, "Start saving your money, next year I'm going to camp for a month!" - Harris Family
  • Ben blooms when he is at camp, and it is wonderful to see. It is his favorite part of the year. Thank you for giving the kids such a supportive, adventurous and memorable experience. - Elbling Family
  • It was her first sleep-away camp experience, and she came back with a better sense of who she is and more confident in embracing new experiences. - Gore Family
  • He returned tired, connected, confident, happy and peaceful. From the sounds of it he formed authentic intimate relationships with campers, counselors and staff. - Geldert Family
  • You really help Sofia believe in people, the planet, herself and take away any fear of not knowing what's next. Your camp truly builds the fabric of a great person. Thank you! - Vaca Family
  • The setting of the camp is beautiful and I feel totally comfortable leaving my kids in their care. I feel like its a family atmosphere and that every staff member cares about my kids. - Woo Family
  • [She] had a wonderful time. It seemed like there were so many opportunities to just be a kid and have good old fashioned fun. You have created a magical place for that. - Viadro Family

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