Arrowbear 2020 Summer Update 

Dear Arrowbear Family, 

It is with heavy heart and after much consideration that we have made the very difficult decision to cancel our scheduled 2020 sessions. We understand this is heart breaking news for many of you. We feel completely heartbroken as well. 


This decision came after countless hours with our team reviewing guidelines from the CDC and American Camp Association in hopes of organizing a safe and clear path forward with our summer. Considering our particular facilities and large ensemble music programming, we are unable to comply with required distancing guidelines while at camp. Therefore, we cannot ensure the health and safety of our campers and staff during this time. 


We promise you this- we will offer a variety of ways for our community to connect virtually over the following months and will do everything possible to make Arrowbear 2021 the best summer ever!


Please continue to explore your passion for music and keep up with your practicing and studying. We cannot wait to hear you. We all know the people are what make camp such a special place. We care about you and will miss you greatly. 


On a brighter note, as we continue to learn about the situation and guidelines are hopefully eased, we would love to offer a few smaller and shorter chamber group options later in the summer. We will be sending a survey out to all 2020 families to see what sort of interest you may have.  


If you’ve already signed up for camp, you will be given a full refund of all fees and deposits. These will be processed in the next three weeks. Please contact us if you do not receive this. Information about applying your deposit towards 2021 sessions will be sent out shortly. 


Let’s all carry the spirit of Arrowbear with us. 

This is not goodbye.


Until we meet again, 

Larke- Camp Manager

Dennis- Camp Director 


      We are an intimate summer music camp located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. 

Founded in 1942, we serve families from Southern California and the surrounding areas.   

      Our programs include orchestra, band, choral, jazz and chamber music with campers ranging from ages eight to early college. 

      We blend the camaraderie of a traditional sleep away camp environment with inspiring musical instruction. 


2020 Summer Dates  

Jazz Improv Session: June 13-20

Choral Session: June 21-27

1st Intermediate Session: June 28-July 11

Advanced Session: July 12-25 

2nd Intermediate Session: July 26-August 8 

Elementary Session: August 9-13

Pre-Intermediate: August 9-15

P.O. Box 180 Running Springs, CA 92382