Welcome to Camp California!

Camp California’s Resident Camp is Europe’s first international, "American-style” summer camp.  Since our first summer in 2003, Camp California has hosted thousands of campers from over 40 different countries around the world.

We are located in the Adriatic Eco Resort of Pine Beach, in Pakostane, Croatia.  Just thirty minutes from Zadar, two hours from Split, and three hours from Zagreb, Camp California is easily accessible by car, plane, and bus from all over Europe and the world. 

Our one- and two-week sessions allow children from around the world to improve their English and communication skills through our “Living Language Program” and have the best summer of their life in a safe and fun environment.  Campers make friends around the world, learn new skills, and gain a better appreciation for diversity.  There is a focus on developing cohesive cabin groups and building a sense of cooperation to live and play together.  We always encourage involvement over competition while developing respect for others.

Here are just few of the great reasons to come to Camp California this summer:

  • Have your child spend a fun, safe, and educational one or two weeks on the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
  • Your child will greatly improve their English language ability by participating in Camp California’s “Living Language Program."  English is the spoken language at Camp California.
  • Give your child the opportunity to make friends from around the world.
  • Your child will learn many new activities in a structured and safe environment.
  • Campers are supervised by well-trained and experienced counselors with a ratio of one counselor for each five children.
  • A wide variety of activities makes for a great summer!

Our campers and staff come from all over the world. Most come from Europe: France, England, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, and we are extremely proud that more than 35 nationalities attend Camp California each summer, including many campers that come from as far as Russia, Israel, the Americas, Japan, and Korea.

The language spoken at camp is English, so a basic knowledge is a pre-requisite. If you are not sure your child speaks English well enough to attend the camp, your local Camp California office is happy to conduct a short interview to determine if they meet the minimum level necessary for a successful stay at camp.


Typical Day at Resident Camp
Time Activity Description


Good Morning

Wake up, get ready for the day 


Hollywood Bowl

Camp assembles as one group to begin the day



At each meal, campers sit with their cabin groups to eat together


Cabin Clean-Up



Activity period 1

Campers choose their activities each week - a list of activities can be found here


Activity period 2



Hollywood Bowl

A gathering to sing songs, make announcements, and present the winner of the “Golden Broom” to the cleanest cabin of the day   


Lunch, Cabin Hour

After lunch, time is spent in cabins relaxing, reading, and writing letters home 


Activity period 3



Activity period 4, Snack



Activity period 5



Cabin Time



Hollywood Bowl, Dinner

 All-camp gathering and announcement of the Evening Activity, followed by dinner


Evening Activity

Special all-camp activities such as Safari, Disco, Lip Sync, and more!


Cabin Time



Good Night