Family Camp

Imagine a place where you get some well-deserved time for yourself while your children are being well-taken care of or where you can bond with your family, creating treasured memories. We offer optional activities for campers of every age and have guest Artists to spice up each weekly themes. Accommodations include rustic wooden cabins or wood-framed tent cabins, with or without electricity. Three fresh, sumptuous meals (including vegetarian options) are served daily.

Start with a morning yoga/stretch class or a quiet nature walk. After breakfast try arts and crafts, games, nature hikes, tubing on the creek and lots more! Each morning we also offer an Acorns program in the Tot-Lot for potty trained 2 – 5 year olds while 6 – 9 year olds meet up with our energetic and caring Seedlings staff and 10 - 11 year olds join the Sprouts team for some fun. Afternoons are family time. Swim, read, nap, finish your art project, take a field trip or go tubing down Spanish Creek. Nighttime activities include campfires (with s’mores, of course!), sensory hikes, ping-pong tournaments, lawn games, ice-cream socials, 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 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 29 - Sunday, July 6): 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 Week! (Sunday, July 6 - Sunday, July 13): 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 13 - Sunday, July 20): 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.

Summer Fun Week! (Sunday, July 20 - Thursday, July 24): Designed for families new to camping, or retuning families that don't have a full week, we've added a brand new week! It's only 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): Once again, award winning, international Story teller Diane Ferlatte will weave her 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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For more information on Theme Weeks, please call Camps in Common at 510.336.2267.