Wading into the fun at Sonoma County summer camps

Camp Wa-Tam counselors-in-training splash the "dry CIT" as she enters the water on Tuesday while swimming at the Spring Lake lagoon. (JOHN BURGESS/The Press Democrat)


The season of summer camps has arrived, with countless choices for anxious parents and sundry activities for newly unbridled kids. Some are headed to the same places that hosted their parents years ago. Others are signed up for a new brand of camp, whether focused on computer coding or instilling kindness in the next generation.

In the gallery above, campers and Camp Wa-Tam counselors enjoy fun around Spring Lake and Howarth Park in Santa Rosa.

For an online guide to hundreds of summer camps offered throughout Sonoma County and the North Coast, go to