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

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A Typical Day at Feather River Camp


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 and activities led by OFRC recreation staff and guest Artists-In-Residence based on the theme of the week.

Each morning we also offer our Tot Lot Program for potty-trained 2 – 5 year olds, while 6 – 14 year olds meet up with our energetic and caring Recreation Staff and have their own fun and age-appropriate programming, such as Archery, Basketball, Nature Hikes, Field Games, Kickball and more!


Afternoons are family time. Many families like to put on their swimsuits and go for a dip in the swimming hole or go tubing down Spanish Creek. Others grab their book and enjoy some reading at their tent. Others nap, finish their art projects, go on a hike or head into town to explore the local area.

The options are endless! From horseback rides to massages, ping-pong to ice cream from the camp store, the day is yours to spend how you will!


Nighttime programming and 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!

Special activities based on the week’s theme (such as night sky telescope observation, dances or musical performances) often occur in the evening, as well.


Each week of OFRC Family Camp has a special theme. In addition to regular programming provided by our Program & Recreation Staff, we bring in guest artists, performers and instructors to lead special activities. Discover what we can offer!

DatesThemeTheme Description
Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29Science, Space & Sky WeekCome explore the amazing geological features, wildlife, towering trees and an amazing night sky of the Sierra with our Camp Naturalist, Astronomer-in-Residence and Geologist-in-Residence! Ecological activities for campers of all ages available.

From science experiments to guided morning hikes along the creek to incredible evening stargazing through telescopes, this week is out of this world!

Saturday, June 29 – Saturday, July 6

Celebrate the 4th with your family all week long! Enjoy all the traditional activities of camp (including: ping pong tournaments, arts and crafts, swimming, storytelling and songs around the campfire), as well as 4th of July themed activities.

On Independence Day, we’ll have face painting, bike decorating, and a Feather River Camp parade followed by our OFRC Olympics with events like traditional sack races, water balloon toss, and a watermelon seed spitting contest. We’ll top off the day with our famous Feather River Barbecue Feast!

Also during 4th of July week: Dog Week!

Bring your best friend to camp with you! Over the 4th of July holiday, leave the city and enjoy camp with your dog. There will be an additional fee of $20 per dog, per night. Only a limited number of dogs are allowed on site at once, so register today! A separate information packet and additional forms will be provided for those bringing dogs. Dogs must be well behaved and have their shots up to date. Please see registration policies for more Dog Week information.

Saturday, July 6 – Saturday, July 13Folk & International Dance WeekJoin renowned and popular 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 thrilled that LaVelle – along with her cousin and accompanying drummer Lorraine – are returning this week to teach African Congo Dance. Enjoy Congolese Dance and Drum classes throughout the week! 2019 is LaVelle’s 11th 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!

Folk Dancing starts on the evening of Saturday, July 6 and Congolese Dance & Drum classes start on the morning of Sunday, July 7. This week culminates in a Congolese Dance & Drum performance at the Camper Talent Show (on Thursday, July 11, 2019) and the annual Moonlight Folk Dance Festival (Friday, July 12, 2019).

Children and adults who have never danced but would love to learn are very welcome!

Saturday, July 13 – Saturday, July 20Music for the Whole Family WeekCalling all musicians and music lovers! Led again by our Grammy Award winning Artist-in-Residence, Alexa Weber-Morales, this week is perfect for those who love playing or listening to live music!

In the morning, learn a new instrument during the complementary small group lessons and workshops taught by Alexa, and other Guest Artists and Instructors Amy Molinelli and Brian Moran. Beginners will feel at home learning a new instrument with other novices, and intermediate or advanced players will have many opportunities to contribute and join in on impromptu jam sessions. Yes, we have music activities for kids too!

Nightly performances and shows round out this music-filled week. Whether you just want to enjoy the sound of music playing in the distance during traditional camp activities or learn a new instrument, this is your opportunity. Bring your instruments if you have any!

Saturday, July 20 – Friday, July 26Storytelling & Bike Week(PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY ON THE NIGHTS OF 7/21 & 7/22)

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!

Please review our registration instructions and updated policies below before filling out our registration form.

2019 Oakland Resident Rates

Age Group4 Nights or Less5 Nights or More
Adult (18+)$96/Night$86/Night
Teen (13-17)$88/Night$78/Night
School-Age Child (6-12)$82/Night$72/Night
Pre-School Child (2-5)$65/Night$55/Night
InfantNo ChargeNo Charge

2019 Non-Oakland Resident Rates

Age GroupNightly Rate
Adult (18+)$96/Night
Teen (13-17)$88/Night
School-Age Child (6-12)$82/Night
Pre-School Child (2-5)$65/Night
InfantNo Charge

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!


Thanks to the support of many generous individual donors, supporters and funders, we are able to provide a select number of Camp Scholarships (“Camperships”) each summer to families who cannot afford the full cost of camp due to financial barriers or circumstantial hardships. Camperships are largely determined by gross household income.


To make a reservation, please complete and return your registration form along with a minimum 50% deposit of your total stay. Please note that your reservation will not be finalized and your housing officially assigned until your deposit has been received.

Please make sure to review our updated Registration Policies below before filling out your registration form.

Your balance due date is dependent on your arrival date (see chart below). If you pay with a credit card during registration, your balance will automatically be charged on your balance due date.

Please make sure to print clearly and to fill out the registration form in its entirety. Incomplete or illegibly registrations are subject to a processing delay.

Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your preferred dates and location. However, Camps in Common reserves the right to make the final tent/cabin assignments based on availability.

Upon processing your registration, we will email or mail you back a reservation confirmation with your tent/cabin assignment and balance due.


Payment may be made through the following methods:

  • by check or money order (please do not mail cash). Checks should be made out to “Camps In Common”, NOT Oakland Feather River Camp.
  • by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) on registration form or over the phone

Registration forms and payments may be mailed or faxed to our Oakland office:

P.O. Box 11061
Oakland , CA 94611

Phone: 510-336-2267

Fax: 510-601-1595

Registrations may also be emailed as attachments to:


  • Arrival Date
  • Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, June 30
  • Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 26
  • Balance Due Date
  • May 15, 2019
  • June 1, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: If your family pays your deposit by credit card, your balance will automatically be charged on your balance due date unless directed otherwise.

If registering after the balance due date, payment in full is due to finalize your registration.


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing.
  • Campers requesting full refunds prior to 60 days before their balance due date will receive a full refund, minus a 5% or $75 cancellation fee whichever is greater.
  • Campers requesting full refunds 30-60 days prior to their balance due date will receive their full amount, minus 10% of the total reservation or a $75 cancellation fee, whichever is higher.
  • Due to the short camp season, we are not able to refund camper registration costs with less than 30 days prior to their balance due date.
  • If your initial payment was made on a credit card, an additional 3% will be charged on any cancellations.

Reservation Change Policy
All reservation change requests must be made in writing. Reservation changes resulting in a reduction of costs are subject the fees listed below. There are no reservation change fees when additional days or people are added to a reservation.

Changes include, but are not limited to:

  • shortening the camp visit,
  • removing guests from registration,
  • changing arrival or departure dates,
  • or anything requiring an adjustment to any aspect of reservation.

All changes to reservations are subject to the following fees:

  • Changes made 60 days before arrival date will incur a $25 administrative fee.
  • Changes made between 30 and 60 days prior to arrival date will incur a $25 administrative fee + charge of 10% of any refund.
  • Due to the short camp season, changes in reservations resulting in reduction of cost made within 30 days of the arrival date are non-refundable.
  • If your initial payment was made on a credit card, an additional 3% will be charged on any cancellations.

If a person from the party can’t come, someone in the same age group may take their place. If in a different age group, the higher rate will apply and the difference must be paid.

No refunds due to leaving camp early or leaving late for any reason, including due to acts of nature, except in the case of an official evacuation.

Late Payment Charge: If payment is not received by payment due date or if mailed payment is postmarked after due date, a late payment fee of $25.00 will be added to your balance. You will not be able to check into your tent or cabins until payment is provided.

Tent/Cabin Reservation Limit: Campers may only reserve as many tents or cabins as are in their party. For example, a registration with only one adult may only reserve one tent.

Discount Restrictions

  • Discounts must be applied at time of registration and cannot be utilized after submitting your registration or after payments have been made.
  • New Camper Discounts are only available to camper families who have never been to OFRC before or who have not attended in the last 5 years.
  • New Camper Discounts are not available during Early Bird Registration and may not be combined with camp scholarships. Camperships may not be combined with New Camper discounts.
  • Electricity surcharges and dog registration fees are not eligible for Early Bird and New Camper Discounts.

Dog Registration Policies

  • The fee for dogs is $20 per dog per night.
  • There is a maximum of 2 dogs per a family and a limit of 15 dogs on site at a time.
  • The first night dogs are allowed on site during Summer Family Camp is the night of Saturday, June 29, 2019. The last night dogs are allowed on site is the night of Friday, July 5, 2019. Dogs are not allowed on site the night of Saturday, July 6, 2019.
  • Dogs must be licensed, trained, well-behaved, up to date on their vaccines and shots, spayed or neutered and be in good health to attend Dog Week. Dogs not meeting these requirements will be required to leave the site. No refunds will be given to families whose dogs are required to stay off site.
  • We request that all campers bringing a service dog to camp let us know in advance of arrival on their registration form. A service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Tasks performed can include, among other things, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving dropped items, alerting a person to a sound, or reminding a person to take medication. While Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA. These support animals provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and sometimes help with depression, anxiety, and certain phobias, but do not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities. Even though some states have laws defining therapy animals, these animals are not limited to working with people with disabilities and therefore are not covered by federal laws protecting the use of service animals.
  • A complete list of OFRC Dog Policies for when your dog is at camp is available upon request from the camp office.

For more information on Theme Weeks, please call Camps in Common at 510-336-2267.

Call for more information on Post Season Rental Opportunities.