2018 Family Camp Theme Weeks & Dates
|Sunday, June 24 – Sunday, July 1||Science, Space & Sky Week||The summer sky in the Sierras are full of wonder! Days are spent enjoying camp activities or just relaxing, while in the evening, campers are invited to share incredible views of the night sky with our Astronomer-In-Residence and 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. Her activities are for all ages, 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!
|Sunday, July 1 – Sunday, July 8||Celebration, Family Fun and the 4th & Dog Lovers’ Week||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.
On the Fourth of July, 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 OFRC barbecue feast!
Also during 4th of July week: Dog Lovers’ Week! Bring your best friend to camp with you! Over the 4th of July holiday, leave the city and enjoy camp with your dog.
A separate information packet and additional forms will be provided for those bringing dogs. There will be an added fee of $20 per dog, per night. Dogs must be well behaved and have their shots up to date. Register early, because a limited number of four legged friends will be allowed during this week.
|Sunday, July 8 – Sunday, July 15||Music for the Whole Family Week||Calling all musicians and music lovers! Come enjoy the shows, classes and activities and – if you so desire – share your enthusiasm and talent during our open mic and performance opportunities!
Led again by Alexa Weber Morales, a Grammy Award winner in 2014! Whether you just want to have fun, learn a new song or have a chance to play or learn basic and intermediate instrument-playing – like guitar, ukulele, and percussion – 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.
|Sunday, July 15 – Sunday, July 22||Folk Dance Week||Join renowned and popular folk dance instructors Ginny Lee & LaVelle Kenny in bringing international, folk & African 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 and her cousin Lorraine are returning this week to teach African Congo Dance. Enjoy Congolese Dance and Drum classes throughout the week! 2017 is LaVelle’s 9th year teaching and bringing African culture to OFRC and you don’t want to miss the energy and rhythm from the drumming and dance lessons this week. It’s all in the spirit of the Congo!
Children and adults who have never danced but would love to learn are very welcome! This week culminates in the annual Moonlight Dance Festival.
|Saturday, July 21 – Friday, July 27||Story Telling & Bike Week||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.
Also during Story Telling Week: Bike Week!
Some of the most beautiful rides in the United States, begin right from camp! OFRC is in the heart of the next big thing in Northern California biking: the Mt. Hough/South Park Trail Project. This massive project will ultimately surround camp with 60 miles of new and upgraded singletrack. Add in the beautiful alpine road riding and you have a new prime riding destination!
Come check out the brand new trails built for mountain and road bikes with camp as your home base! You will absolutely love it!
Half of our tents and cabins have electricity. There is an electricity surcharge of $5.00/night for each Tent/Cabin with Electricity.
While Oakland Feather River Camp imposes no minimum stay, we strongly recommend coming for at least 4 nights. Trust us: when you leave, you’ll wish you could stay a few days longer!
All rates are subject to approval by the City of Oakland.