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 16 to Sunday, June 23): Welcome to summer with a good old fashioned time of lyin’ in the hammock during the day and star gazing at night. Gerald McKeegan, volunteer with Oakland’s Chabot Science Center, will lead groups in star gazing through his mighty telescope each evening and lead fun stuff like rocket making or planet walks during the days. Feather River Camp offers an awesome night sky for stargazing … so if you ever wanted to learn the constellations, or simply deepen your appreciation of a star studded sky, this may be the week for you!
Celebration, Family Fun and the 4th! (Sunday, June 30 - Sunday, July 7): Celebrate your family all week long. We’ll host a variety of activities for all ages. It builds all week until the Fourth of July when we replace the acorns, seedlings and sprouts morning activities with face painting and a Feather River Camp parade followed by lawn games. Imagine joining the three-legged race or balloon toss with your son, daughter, friend, cousin, husband or wife! We'll wrap up the afternoon with a BBQ that will be the perfect ending to an amazing day!
Music for the Whole Family Camp! (Sunday, July 7 - Sunday, July 14): What a great week! All musicians and music lovers are welcome. Whether you just want to have fun, learn a new song or have a chance to play or learn basic and intermediate guitar, you will find the opportunity here. So bring your instruments! For those new to guitar, a limited number of guitars will be available at camp. Beginners will feel at home learning, and intermediate or advanced players will have many opportunities to contribute.
Folk Dance Week! (Sunday, July 14 - Sunday, July 21): Every village has its own style of dancing. We, up at Oakland Camp, have our own Feather River Village dances as well as others from around the world. We enjoy a comfortable blend of international folk dances, country-western line dances, and even the Macarena and Cha-Cha Slide! In the morning you can learn a few of the more intricate dances. In the evenings, dance under the stars for a special community experience of the Feather River Village.
Old Fashioned Family Camp Week (Tuesday, August 6 to Sunday, August 11): We will have professional storytellers who will weave their stories each evening to charm, entertain, and enthrall us. Then we will celebrate Saturday night with a community dance …so bring your dancin’ duds for a big ole last night of camp party!!
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