FAMILY CAMP AT FEATHER RIVER
Discover Oakland Feather River Camp – a vacation destination for families, children and adults seeking relaxation, recreation, fun and friendship since 1924!
2019 THEME WEEKS & DATES
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!
|Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29||Science, Space & Sky Week||Come 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||4th of July & Dog Week||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 13||Folk & International Dance Week||Join 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 20||Music for the Whole Family Week||Calling 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 26||Storytelling & 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!
BALANCE DUE DATES
- 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.
For more information on Theme Weeks, please call Camps in Common at 510-336-2267.
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