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

A Typical Day at Feather River Camp


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.


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!


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!


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

DatesThemeTheme Description
Sunday, June 24 – Sunday, July 1Science, 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!
Sunday, July 1 – Sunday, July 8Celebration, Family Fun and the 4th & Dog Lovers WeekCelebrate the 4th with your family all week long! Enjoy all the traditional activities of camp, as well as 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 watermelon eating. We’ll top off the day with our famous 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. 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. – THERE IS CURRENTLY A WAITING LIST FOR DOGS FOR SUMMER 2018.

Sunday, July 8 – Sunday, July 15Music 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!

Sunday, July 15 – Saturday, July 21Folk & International Dance WeekJoin 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! 2018 is LaVelle’s 10th 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 27Storytelling & Bike WeekLove a good tale? Enjoy a week with our award-winning and internationally recognized Storyteller-in-Residence, who has been sharing her stories at OFRC for over 25 years. Campers of all ages will be spellbound each evening as she shares her stories hear stories and songs that capture their minds and imaginations. 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!

One of our fastest growing themed weeks! Some of the most beautiful rides in Northern California begin right from camp with the Mt. Hough/South Park Trail System! Come check out the new single track trails built for mountain bikes and beautiful alpine roads for road bikes with camp as your home base. Activities for young and new bikers as well.

Come check out the amazing rides with camp as your home base! You will absolutely love it!

2018 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

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!

All rates are subject to approval by the City of Oakland.


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. Your deposit includes a $50 nonrefundable administrative fee. The balance of your fees is due June 1, 2018. If you pay with a credit card, your balance will automatically be charged on June 1, 2018.

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 with payment information or 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


Refunds must be requested in writing no less than 20 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. Due to the short camp season, refunds requested less than 20 days prior to your scheduled arrival date cannot be returned.

All cancellations are subject to a $50 non-refundable administration fee.

Cancellations received 20 days or more before scheduled arrival will be refunded, less the administration fee. Cancellations received less than 20 days prior to scheduled arrival date are not refundable. Cancellation/refund requests must be received in writing.

All changes to reservations are subject to a $25 administration fee.

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.

Reductions of people in your party, or length of visit, received less than 20 days prior to scheduled arrival date are not refundable. When additional days or people are added to the reservation, the fee will be waived.

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

Call for more information on Post Season Rental Opportunities.