For over 80 years Camp Zanika has provided children, grades 1-12, an opportunity to live beneath the trees, learn under the stars and experience the wonder of the great outdoors. CampZanika's forest setting on the shores of beautiful LakeWenatchee is ideal for kids to learn new skills, have fun, and make friends & memories that will last a lifetime.
Every week at 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.
Safety is our number one goal, all staff are CPR & First Aid trained, go through numerous background checks, and are required to attend staff training.
Camp Zanika is open to everyone, whether they are involved with Camp Fire USA or not
* CIT has optional weeks of July 13-19, July 20-26, July 27-August 2, August 3-9, August 10-16
"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
Bring a sibling or new friend to Zanika and get a $25 discount!
Receive a $25 discount if more than one child in a family attends camp OR receive a $25 discount by bringing a friend who is a first-time Zanika camper.
Utrek - Japanese Exchange Program
We are in search of 5 host families for our Japanese Utrek campers. Utrek campers come to camp Session 4, and then spend a week with their host family. This is great opportunity, and if you are interested please contact us
Camp Zanika continues to thrive and grow with help and insight from parents and guardians like you. Please take a few moments to anwer our Parent/Guardian Evaluation so that we can continue to offer quality programming and work twords our promise of providing youth the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice and discover who they are.
Campers, think of something you wanted to put on your evaluation after leaving? Here's your chance! Fill out the online Camper Evaluation here!
"Zanika is a wonderful place - to experience the natural world and a place to just be yourself. At home & at school you have all the pressures of fitting in and being "cool". At camp you can just be. There are plenty of "camps" where you can specialize in drama, chess, or various sports. At Camp Zanika you have time to just "be" - and a heck of a lot of fun doing it with other campers and counselors." - Ann M
Camp Zanika Lache relies on donations and volunteers in their communities and beyond. Without their help we would not be able to provide quality programs and a wonderful summer camp experience to kids of all ages from around Washington and beyond. Every little bit helps.
Camp Zanika Open House
Our annual open house is a great time to come visit camp, see our new summer staff, check out program areas, and have fun. Lunch BBQ costs $5 a person, and program areas will be open.
"Camp Zanika is the best!! The awesome staff, the trees, and the food makes this camp number 1. I love everything-especially the swimming, the canoe trips, and archery. I can't wait for this summer" - April D