Aj Ypekanbe, pronounced “Aj” as in badge, “Ype” as in ya pay, “kanbe” as in can be. Aj Ypekanbe, a Maidu Indian phrase meaning serve all (the Maidu Indians were the native American peoples who called the area known to us as Mountain Meadow Ranch their home for 1000’s of years). This Aj Ypekanbe is the targeted core ideal of the Mountain Meadow Ranch California summer camp family. Along with all of the fun and adventure for kids at Mountain Meadow Ranch, we desire to see all who come our summer camp grow as people, become more aware of their responsibilities as people and become better equipped for success throughout their lives. From the kids moment of arrival all of the camp family work together to implement this philosophy. The Aj Ypekanbe commitment is supported by six character traits, which are the base anchor points that our efforts hinge upon.