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The Big Bear Sports Ranch

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Camp Location: Big Bear Sports Ranch, PO Box 767, Big Bear City, California, 92314, United States
Gender: Male and Female
Camp type:Day and Overnight
Session dates: Multiple
Cost (range): $650 - $1,000 a week
Contact Person: Bob Durkin - Director
Phone: 909-585-3133
Fax: 909-585-5295
Mailing Address:
Big Bear Sports Ranch
PO Box 767
Big Bear City, California, 92314
United States
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Camp's Description

The Big Bear Sports Ranch was founded in 1971 and is located in the beautiful Southern California San Bernardino Mountains. At 6,800 feet we offer a unique, clean, fresh air summer camp experience. We are only 8 miles from the Bear Mountain Resorts.

The Big Bear Sports Ranch is a pioneer in the concept of sports oriented camps. Our success is due to the fact that we have adapted to the changing sports interests of our campers. For 36 years, the BBSR has focused on providing children an experience that they will remember for a lifetime. It is our goal to provide a quality experience to the campers that helps build character while having the time of their life. Our motto “Just for the fun of it” is a true description of the experience the BBSR shares with campers.

The buildings and park-like grounds are meticulously maintained. Our deep well insures that we will always be the greenest spot in Big Bear. Located on 14 acres of land and 8 miles from the Snow Summit Ski Resort, the BBSR houses a fine selection of sports activities to its campers and visitors. 8 hard tennis courts, 2 red clay courts, an inline hockey arena, soccer field, golf driving range, volleyball courts, basketball courts and much more. The Ranch has 5 mountain style cabins and an additional main cabin utilized for dining and socializing. All cabins are 2 stories and carpeted with a fireplace. At full summer capacity the BBSR sleeps approx. 200 and in the off season the camp can house up to 110.

Our co-educational facility attracts athletes from around the world ranging in age from 7 to 16. All instructors are experts in their sport and were professionals or have spent years training to reach the upper levels of coaching. We take great pride in the quality of our staff.

During breaks from instructional sports, campers will enjoy special activities such as: alpine slide, wave running, tubing, boat excursions, biking, golf range, Frisbee golf, hiking, horseback riding, volleyball, arts & crafts, swimming, ropes course, wall climbing and inline skating. The Big Bear Sports Ranch is also available during the spring, fall, and winter seasons for retreats, meetings and lodging for groups of all interests.

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Unsafe & Unprofessional - Child Abuse March 22, 2009
Reviewer: Briansb from California
1 Star 12 of 27 people found this review helpful

If a parent reads this, I am not a parent of a child who attended this camp. I am the child who attended this camp. If you are considering sending your child to this camp, please take what I've written below into consideration when making your final decision. I went to this camp when I was younger. We were playing some sort of game out at the large field, and a counselor accidentally sprayed me with a hose and got me totally drenched. I - being young - got mad at this, instead of seeing it as an accident, and insulted the counselor. I later returned to my room, and moments later I was rushed by 4 male counselors (I was 11 or so at the time) who all grabbed me and picked me up. They carried me down the stairs and nearly knocked my head on the railing. All the while I am resisting and telling them to stop. During this they are mocking me, and telling me I'm going to be sent home for what I did (insult the counselor). Quite a few kids at the camp saw this entire thing transpire. They bring me to the pool, and are swinging me back and forth, and finally throw me in. I fell very close to the edge of the pool where there was concrete slab. They laugh and leave me in the pool. Kids were all looking at what happened, and I didn't know what to do. I was very young, and had no power over what happened. The counselors physically overpowered me. I'm suprised people hired as counselors would do that, I'm even more suprised that the camp director didn't do anything about it. All this happened I believe in 2000, or possibly 2001. I was around 11 or 12 at the time. The camp director seemed more concerned about my misbehavior than the counselors actions. This is all truth, and although I'm unsure about the exact dates, this has been something that has resurfaced in my life recently and I realized how much it really hurt me.
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