Sunshine shimmering down from the trees, the smell of fresh air and campfire smoke, food on the grill, and the sound of laughter and joyful screams all bring back nostalgic memories of days spent at summer camp as a kid! Back before technology ruled the world and screens were a top priority, you could spend all day outside with friends, playing games in the sand or kayaking around the lake. Camp Richardson is the perfect Lake Tahoe vacation destination to bring back the good old days and help you relive those memories and have new adventures with your own family! When you book your Lake Tahoe vacation at Camp Richardson, you’ll be able to relive those summer experiences that we all crave.

Read on to see our summer adventure guide, helping you to plan a memorable stay at Camp Richardson!


Camp Richardson has scenic Best of Tahoe trails that go on for 6 miles for you and your family to enjoy! Rent bikes for the whole family allowing you to cruise the trails without having to worry about pumping up tires or hauling the bikes yourself.

Kayaking/Stand Up Paddleboarding

Spend some peaceful time on the water with one of our kayaks or stand up paddleboards. You’ll be able to relax and be one with nature as you paddle around Lake Tahoe enjoying the stunning views. If you’re with your children, they’ll be able to experience the Tahoe waters first-hand while making a core memory that they’ll look back on fondly when they’re older.


Pack up some food and a hammock and take a hike along some of the best hiking trails in Tahoe! Throughout Camp Rich, you’ll find incredible hiking trails where you can become one with nature while stepping away from your phone and taking time for yourself or time with your partner or family.


Looking for another way to spend the day on the water? Camp Richardson Marina has boat rentals available! Spend hours with your friends and family relaxing on our Rum Runner Cruise or go fast across the water with a Tahoe boat ride to Emerald Bay.

Go to the Beach

Reminiscing about long, lazy beach days? Looking to get some sun? Camp Rich has the best Tahoe beaches to relive those summer memories! Head to one of our clean and sandy beaches to lay out a towel or chair and catch some rays.

Have a Campfire

Nothing says summer camp like a campfire. Roast marshmallows, cook hotdogs and bring a guitar to strum along while you watch the logs crackle. Campfires are one of our favorite summer memories, so it’s a must-have on your Camp Rich summer adventure list!


Hammocking is so peaceful and a great way to spend a few hours of your day! Find a spot between two trees and set up your hammock. Bring a book or journal while you sway and you’ll be sure to find the mental peace and mindfulness that you’ve been missing.

Jet Skiing

Make more memories on the water with our jet ski rentals! You can zoom around crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, laughing and enjoying the summer air. This would be the perfect opportunity to get the family together and enjoy a fun water activity!


Camp Richardson is the place for stargazing! Once the campfire starts to die down, take a look up at the stars and see how many you can count. Point out constellations to your loved ones or find some new ones that you haven’t seen before!

Card & Board Games

Gather your family around a picnic table and start playing one of your favorite games! This is a great way to spend time together, talk and enjoy a little relaxed competition while spending time outside.


Put on your favorite swimsuit and hop in the water! Swimming is a great way for you to enjoy the summer weather while catching a tan. Plus, it can be a great way to workout and be active during the day.

Have an Ice Cream Cone

After a long day in the sun what’s better than an ice cream cone to cool you off? Complete your day with award-winning ice cream from our old-fashioned Ice Cream Parlor located right at Camp Richardson!

These are just a few of the ways that you can plan the perfect summer adventure at Camp Richardson! If you’re bringing your family, try to remember the ways that you spent your summers at camp and do some of the activities that you loved back in the day with your own children now. We love that all of these activities can be done without a screen and can take you back to the days where you didn’t have a care in the world other than what you were going to have for lunch after hanging out at the beach.

Book your stay at Camp Richardson now to have an unforgettable summer adventure with your loved ones while building on the memories that your children will have as they grow up!

Questions about lodging or things to do in Lake Tahoe? Let’s talk!