Family Camp

Discover Oakland Feather River Camp – a vacation destination for families, children and adults seeking relaxation, recreation, fun and friendship since 1924!

Mornings offer activities led by recreation staff and guest Artists-in-Residence. Start with a morning yoga/stretch class or a quiet nature walk. After breakfast try arts & crafts, group games, archery, horseback riding, tie-dye, a hike, or other special programs.

Each morning we also offer an Acorns program in the Tot-Lot for 2 – 5 year olds while 6 – 9 year olds meet up with our energetic and caring Sprouts staff, and the Seedlings, aged 10 – 11 have their own fun program.

Afternoons are family time. Swim, read, nap, finish your art project, take a field trip or go tubing down Spanish Creek.

We also have weekly car-caravans to great local spots for added fun! Nighttime activities include campfires (with s'mores, of course!), sensory hikes, ping-pong tournaments, lawn games, ice-cream socials, disco bingo, scavenger hunts, talent shows, music, dances, and more!!

   
   
Family Camp Theme Weeks

Theme Weeks are special weeks of family camp which feature the talents of guest artists, performers and teachers in addition to the usual staff and activities. Hear a storyteller share the tales of the moon; learn a folk dance that originated in Oakland (yes, there is one). Whether you are 6 or 86, you do not have to be a child to enjoy a good story or an adult to learn a new dance.

Science/Space & Sky Week! (Sunday, June 15 to Sunday, June 22): Welcome to the summer solstice here in the Sierras. Days are spent enjoying camp activities or just relaxing. Campers are invited to share incredible views of the night sky with our newest guide to the galaxies, Vivian White, from Oakland's Chabot Science Center. Vivian will share her state-of-the-art telescopes for some awesome stargazing, and will also lead fun stuff like rocket making or planet walks during the days. … so, if you ever wanted to learn the constellations, or simply deepen your appreciation of a star-studded sky, this is the week for you!

Celebration!! Family Fun and the 4th! (Sunday, June 29 - Sunday, July 6): Celebrate the 4th with your family all week long. We'll host a variety of activities for all ages: ping pong tournaments, arts and crafts, night tag, softball, storytelling and songs around the campfire. Activities build all week until the Fourth of July when we'll have face painting, bike decorating, and a Feather River Camp parade followed by traditional sack races, water balloon toss, and watermelon eating. We'll top off the day with our famous barbeque feast.

Music for the Whole Family Week! (Sunday, July 6 - Sunday, July 13): All musicians and music lovers are welcome to share your enthusiasm and talent. This winter, one of Feather River's own Music Week regulars, Alexa Weber Morales, was awarded a Grammy! Whether you just want to have fun, learn a new song or have a chance to play or learn basic and intermediate guitar, this is your opportunity. Bring your instruments! Beginners will feel at home learning, and intermediate or advanced players will have many opportunities to contribute and join in impromptu jam sessions.

Folk Dance Week! (Sunday, July 13 - Sunday, July 20): Join renowned and popular folk dance instructor Ginny Lee in bringing folk dances to life for all ages. Ginny's enthusiastic personality and positive energy means that anyone who tries can learn. She teaches a morning class so campers can feel more comfortable during the evening dance. There are the traditional Camp dances, such as Amos Moses, Popcorn, Virginia Reel, country-western line dances, plus a varied and fun line-up of international folk dances. We are also proud that LaVelle Kenney returns this week to teach African Congo Dance. Children and adults who have never danced but would love to learn are very welcome! This week culminates in the annual Moonlight Dance Festival.

Summer Fun Family Camp Week! (Sunday, July 20 - Thursday, July 24): We've added a brand new week by camper request! It's just 4 nights, but still jam-packed with all the summer fun you can handle! Enjoy all of the traditional activities of camp, such as eating s'mores around the campfire, sing-alongs, floating along Spanish Creek, arts and crafts, horseback riding and more!

Old Fashioned Family Camp Week (Monday, August 4 to Sunday, August 10): Award-winning, international storyteller Diane Ferlatte has been coming to camp for more than 25 years to share her stories each evening to charm, entertain and enthrall us! Diane captures the minds and imaginations of campers of every age and weaves her stories and songs to an enthusiastic cross-generation audience. Don't be surprised if Diane challenges you to a game of jacks or jump rope, or hopscotch in the afternoons. If you don't know how to play, Diane will happily instruct you.

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For more information on Theme Weeks, please call Camps in Common at 510.336.2267.